Christian Dietrich

 

Division: Pro Open

Home: Missoula, Montana

PDGA#: 27984

Year born: 1982

Height: 5'11

Weight: 170

Wingspan: 5'11"

Pro since: 2006

Playing since: 2004

Rating: 1013

2009 Events: 12 (PDGA)

2009 Earnings: $ 5072 (PDGA)

Dominant Hand: Right

IN THE BAG

Distance Drivers: Echo Xcalibers, Star Destroyers

Fairway Drivers: Star Teebirds, KC Pro Teebirds, Champion Firebirds, Star Sidewinders

Mid-Range: Champion Classic Rocs, DX Rocs, Star Gators

Putt & Approach: Star Aviars

TOP 13 COURSES: Blue Mountain, Missoula, MT; Pattee Canyon, Missoula, MT; Milo McIver, Estacada, OR; Diamond X, Billings, MT; Priest Pass, Helena, MT; Timber Ridge, Kalamazoo, MI; Highbridge Gold, Highbridge, WI; Solitude, Salt Lake City, UT; Winthrop Gold, Rock Hill, SC; Renaissance Gold, Charlotte, NC; Hornet's Nest, Charlotte, NC; Patterson Park, Dickinson, ND; and Stimpi Ridge, Spokane, WA.

FAVORITE TOURNAMENTS: Zoo Town Open in Missoula, MT, Montana's showcase tournament;† Worlds wherever it's held for the length and spectacle;† USDGC in SC for the mental challenge and sheer difficulty; Continental Classic in Helena, MT, for the amazing scenery and camaraderie; and the Full Throttle Challenge at Solitude for high-level mountain golf; and Vibram Open in Massachusetts for the beautiful scenery, top level golf, and all the great additional fun for the tournament.

FAVORITE GOLF HOLES: Hole 10, Blue Mountain; Hole 5, Winthrop Gold; Hole 18, Renaissance Gold.

# OF ACES: 17

LONGEST MEASURED THROW: 510'

PRE-ROUND ROUTINE: Get a good breakfast, warm up with a light jog, play aviar catch, throw a few drives, and putt.

MOST MEMORABLE WIN: My first one--Montana State Championships in 2006.† 3-way tie at the end of regulation and coming out on top in a sudden death playoff for my first state championship and PDGA win.

GOALS: To compete and succeed at a national level, and more importantly, to help grow the sport locally.

ADVICE/TIPS: Practice practice practice!† There is no mystery about how to become a great disc golfer.† Put in more concentrated, smart practice time than the people you want to surpass, and you will.† Have fun, and pitch in to help out your local DG scene!† Also, buy Innova discs from Stimpi Ridge DG and buy a Mystery Ranch DG pack!

†OTHER SPONSORS: Innova Disc Golf and Mystery Ranch Backpacks.