Jeremy Koling

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IN THE BAG

DISTANCE

Destroyer

Star Destroyer

Maximum distance drives in any wind. Most reliable forehand/ backhand go-to distance driver in the game.
Colossus

Champion Colossus

Long, high speed flex drives. Especially good for low ceiling/ controlled forehand drives in the woods.
Wraith

Star Wraith

Controlled distance. A touch slower and slightly less stable than the Star Destroyer. The Wraith was the first disc that I ever threw over 400' with a forehand.
Firebird

Champion Firebird

Overhand shots, flick rollers, skips shots, spike hyzers, headwind killer. One of the most versatile discs ever made.
Roadrunner

Champion Roadrunner

Long distance rollers, trick shots.
Thunderbird

Champion Thunderbird

Flies with the control of a fairway driver, but has the long range capacity of a distance driver. Equally useful for backhand & forehand shots alike.

FAIRWAY

TeeBird

Star TeeBird

Great for the same reasons as the Thunderbird but more useful for shorter shots and shots that need to hold a slightly longer anhyzer line.
Leopard3

Champion Leopard3

In the bag for lower power drives that need to hold a long, straight line. Great for late turnovers.
Whippet

Star Whippet

(X mold) Warning: These are very overstable brand new. Very useful for straight headwind approaches. Flies like an overstable midrange.

MID-RANGE

Mako3

Star Mako3

This is the most important discs in my bag on short, technical shots. My go-to midrange for a multitude of different hyzer flip forehands angles.
Roc

Star Roc

Straight and very predictable. My pink Star Roc is the first disc I bought with merch at my very first PDGA event.

PUTT & APPROACH

Nova

XT Nova

No offense to McBeth, but the more I throw this, the less I'm impressed with the ridiculous shots he's thrown with it. Without a doubt THE straightest flying putter I have ever thrown.

PLAYER INFO

BIO

Division: Open

PDGA#: 33705

Rating: 1021

Career Wins: 70

Career Earnings: $174,357.24

Height: 6'6"

Wingspan: 80"

Dominant Hand: Right

Number of Aces: 60-70

Longest Measured Throw: 236m (774 ft)

Year Born: 1985

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Titles

'08 Amateur World champion, '09 Pro Rookie of the Year, '10 Big Dog Spirit award winner, '12 World's & USDGC distance champion, '14 Maple Hill Open champion, '15 Memorial champion, '15 & '16 World's Mixed Doubles champion (Paige Pierce), '16 Utah Open champion, '16 USDGC champion, 64 PDGA sanctioned wins

Q&A

Memorable Win:

Without question, the '16 USDGC is the biggest win thus far in my career. However, I have to say that the '15 Memorial is my most memorable win. I played some of the most consistent disc golf of my career that week. I carded only two bogies (missed two short par putts) and somehow stayed OB free for all 73 holes (72 + playoff). Also, you can't script a more dramatic finish. Two players tied atop the leaderboard going into the last hole on one of the most iconic holes at one of the most iconic courses at one of the biggest events of the year. Both Paul and I threw underwhelming drives which lead to the most exhilarating moment of my career. We both stepped up and canned our huge putts in front of a massive gallery which was followed by the camaraderie between Paul and I and then parking hole 1 at Fountain Hills to win in the playoff. It was an unforgettable moment in my life and I still get chills thinking back to the feeling I had when my putt hit the chains. It's always fun watching the reverse angle of that putt and seeing the reaction of the gallery the moment the disc fell in. It's definitely worth a watch, especially when you see the surprise on my face!

Advice:

Newer players - Experiment a variety of shots and be adaptive. Pay close attention to higher skilled players and what they do/ why they do it. Ask questions. Develop your own style and commit to it. There's no right way to get from point A to point B.
Advanced players - Be ambitious but also be patient. There is a learning curve in our sport and success takes time and commitment. Set different goals for yourself (daily, weekly, yearly, career, etc). With enough skill, stubbornness, and luck you will eventually leave your mark in this amazing sport.

Goals:

Short Term Goals (By the end of 2017) - Be ranked in the top 5, represent team USA at the President's Cup, top 10 in every major, win at least 3 big events on tour.
Long Term Goals - Successfully integrate my passion for graphic design into disc golf merchandise, make the cover of the PDGA magazine, HOF.

REVIEWS

Nova

No offense to Paul McBeth but the more I throw this disc the less I am impressed with the ridiculous shots he has thrown with the Nova. It is without a doubt THE straightest flying putter I have ever thrown.

Thunderbird

The Thunderbird is a disc that flies with the control of a fairway driver but has the long range capacity of a distance driver. Equally useful for backhand and forehand shots alike. Will definitely be a staple in my bag for years to come.

Whippet

(X mold) Warning: These are very overstable brand new. I got mine from Brian Schweberger who beat this thing in for years. Now it flies straight when thrown flat and hard and has a very predictable sharp finish at the end of it's flight. Very useful for straight headwind approaches. Flies like an overstable midrange.

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