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Team Dynamic Discs player Jake Newell's Discraft team page http://discraft.com/team_newell.html


Jake's PDGA Player Stats

http://pdga.com/tournament/playerstats.php?PDGANum=29989&year=2008

2007 Tournament Results

Open
Place Tournament Date(s) Total Prize
9 Dynamic Discs presents the Lewisville Open 30-Jun to 01-Jul-2007 215 $75
10 5th Glass Blown Open 25-Aug to 26-Aug-2007 212 $140
3 23rd Annual Frontier Open 08-Sep to 09-Sep-2007 205 $220
5 LSDiscs Mighty Shunga Open 22-Sep to 23-Sep-2007 204 $172
4 2nd Dynamic Discs Open 21-Oct-2007 102 $148
17 The Oklahoma Open - Pro/Adv 27-Oct to 28-Oct-2007 215
7 Dynamic Discs presents the Lewisville Open 2 10-Nov to 11-Nov-2007 201 $135 The Players Cup 16-Nov to 18-Nov-2007 200

Advanced
Place Tournament Date(s) Total Prize
1 3rd Monkey Island Open 31-Mar-2007 125
1 Dynamic Discs Safari 06-May-2007 90
1 Pratt Hot & Cold Classic 19-May-2007 96
4 Discraft Great Lakes Open 09-Jun to 10-Jun-2007 205
1 United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship 15-Jun to 17-Jun-2007 173

2008 Tournament Results

Open
Place Tournament Date(s) Total Prize
6 Dynamic Discs Winter Warmup 02-Feb-2008 99 $80
5 Kan-U-WyCo 09-Mar-2008 110 $52
18 4th Monkey Island Open 05-Apr-2008 128


HOT FINISHES: 2007 US Amateur National Champion
11th 2006 Am Worlds
4 Am wins in 200

MEMORABLE DISC GOLF MOMENT:
Winning the US Amatuer Disc Golf Championship. The BEST amateur tournament I've ever seen.


In The Disc Golf Bag: Drivers

Z Predator
(171 - 174) The best disc out there. Super fast and predictable in any wind. I carry two in the bag, one fairly new (for long hyzers and skip shots) and one beat in (to flip up and hold a straight line a little longer).
ESP Avenger SS
(173 - 174) This disc is perfect for both HUGE rollers and big turnover shots. I also use it for dead straight shots in tight fairways.
ESP Flash
(173 - 174)
Pure distance driver. This disc is super fast and is great for any tailwind drives. This disc has helped me add 20+ feet to my game.
Z Tracker
(174 gm) Great control disc, flies very straight and is easy to keep low. Great for tight fairways and for holes my midranges can't quite reach.
ESP Surge
(174 gm)
When I need distance, I call upon the Surge. This disc feels great in the hand and flies forever. I carry three in my bag, each one a little less beat in (and more stable) then the next.
ESP Pulse
(173 - 174)
When I need a little more stability than the Surge, but just as much distance, that's when I throw the Pulse. This disc is super fast and holds up well in most any wind.
In The Disc Golf Bag: Midrange

ESP Buzzz
(174 - 178) Unbelievable disc. Holds ANY line you put it on and flies forever. I throw this disc hyzer, anhyzer, and straight with great confidence. This disc does it all!
ESP Meteor
(178 gm) Longest midrange disc on the market. I use this disc when I need a little more distance than the Buzzz. Also great for long, yet controlled turnover shots.
ESP Wasp
(174 - 178) When I need something a little less straight and more stable than the Buzzz, the wasp is where it's at. Flies just as far as the ESP buzz but with a predictable finish left every time.
D Drone
(174 gm) Another very predictable disc. Finishes left EVERYTIME which makes it my go to disc for approach shots, especially in heavy Kansas winds..
In The Disc Golf Bag: Putt and Approach

D Challenger
(174 - 175) I use this discs for shorter approach shots and jump putts. Holds a line great in moderate wind with a predictable and slight finish left.
X Soft Challenger
(174 gm) My main putter, as well as my approach disc for straight or anhyzer shots. This disc feels great in the hand and sticks in the basket on those 'not so perfect' putts
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Jake's Disc Golf Tips

Don't try to hrow too hard. When you throw as hard as you can on every shot your accuracy suffers. Let your disc do the work. Work on a smooth, fluid delivery and... get a SURGE!

I try to practice EXACTLY how I play in an actual tournament round. That means checking the wind, setting up my approach, and most importantly taking my time. When I practice putting, I like to use one putter and a mini. That way, it forces me to focus on one putt at a time.

Have fun. Sometimes when you are don't play well, it is easy to get frustrated out on the course. Don't get down on yourself and always keep disc golf in perspective. It's a game, and games are supposed to be fun.

Practice 'weird' shots. Looking for a way to eliminate one or two strokes from each round? Then practice those shots you encounter when you are in a tough position (i.e. directly behind a tree, behind a bush, etc.) Practice awkward stances, off-hand pitchouts, and experiment with different discs. You'll be amazed the different ways a disc will fly with great accuracy.

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