Brandon Carder - PDGA #41024
Division - Open
PDGA Rating - 973
Career Wins - 6
Home Course - Thompson Park - Disc Creek DGC
Aces - 19
Favorite Disc - Innova Star Destroyer
Most Memorable Event - My most memorable event would probably be 2014 New Mexico States. I was going into the last round trailing the leader by 6 sitting in 7th place. I started my round off hitting a tree and my approach shot fell short about 40 foot from the pin. I made the putt and started the round off with a nice par and some confidence. I birdied 7 out of the next 8 holes and battled through the rest of the 27 holes to finish -11 with a share of the course record. I made up enough strokes to tie Jay "Yeti" Reading for 1st Place. So we went on to a playoff with all the participants and fans gathered around. Jay managed to pull off the win with a nice putt. The experience that I gained from that day is something i will never forget. It was my first taste of what is possible if you believe in your self and put in practice.
And I have to say playing in 2015 Pro Worlds was right up there in mememorable experiences I didn't play as well as I would have liked, but I had a great time and learned a ton.
Goals - A couple of my goals for the 2016 season are to win another B-tier , and finish top 3 at an A-tier tournament. Also to become a more confident putter.
Beginner Advice - The best thing you can do as a newcomer to disc golf is to get involved with your local Disc Golf Group and find weekly mini tournament to get to know the rules and meet new people. I always recommend new players go out to your weekly random doubles to get introduced into competitive disc golf. And most importantly have fun
Career Highlights -
1st Tornado Open 2014
2nd New Mexico State championships 2014
1st Harvester Open 2014
3rd Tex-Mex Toss Up 2015
2nd Alien City Open 2015
3rd Hub City Open 2015
2nd Art Elliott's Mayhem 2015
1st Boomtown Open 2015
2nd West Texas DG Champions Tournament 2015
3rd Tex-Mex Toss Up 2015
2nd Big Arms on The Brazos 2015
In The Bag
David Wiggins Destroyer -175- Headwinds and controled distance drives.
*DS Destroyer -175- Big hyzerflips and big anhyzer shots over the trees.
PFN S/DS Destroyer -175- Controled hyzerflip drives and big hyzers.
Star Max -175- Strong headwinds and spike hyzers.
Champion Wraith -173- Distance shots with a straighter finish.
Star Firebird -174- Thumbers and control shots.
Champion Air Force Thunderbird - Control hyzers and forehand shots.
Star Roadrunner -175- Control shots and straight line tunnels.
Star Roadrunner -163- Tight tunnels, sky rollers and easy hyzer flip shots.
FAIRWAY DRIVERS -
S-Line FD -168- Tight tunnels and control shots.
S-Line FD -175- Tight tunnels and control shots with a hyzer finish.
C-Line FD3 -171- Distance control shots and hyzers.
Star Gator -175- Hyzer approach shots.
KC Glow Roc -177- Staight shots and controled anhyzer approach shots.
C-Line MD3 -175- Straight shots with a hyzer finish.
3x Yeti Pro Aviar -175- Putting and approach shots
5x Yeti Wood Pro Aviar -175- Main Putter 100 foot and in.
C-Line P3 -175- Approach shots that need a hyzer finish.
S-Line P2 -175- My main driving putter.
P-line P1 -170- Tailwind putting and short touch shots