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James Conrad throws what would become one of the most famous throws in disc golf at the 2021 PDGA Pro World Championship. Photo: Kevin Huver / PDGA

(This interview first appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of DiscGolfer Magazine)

There was a moment before James Conrad threw one of the most iconic shots in disc golf history, a moment when time stood still. You could read the focus on his face. There was no doubt as he lined up his shot: this wasn’t going to be a lay up.

After all, laying up isn’t really a James Conrad move.

Whether it’s with friends, disc golf, juggling or his hair, chances are strong he is going all in.

Grady and Paige Shue pose for a photo with their daughter, Savannah. Photo: Danny Voss / PDGA

(This story first appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of DiscGolfer Magazine)

You know that feeling when you throw a great shot? You see the full flight of the disc, time seems to slow down as you watch the turn and glide.

Imagine that feeling magnified to an almost infinite level. That’s the feeling you get when you welcome your child into the world and see them for the first time. It’s euphoric and transcendent beyond any birdie or ace you can imagine.

This story orginally appeared in the Fall 2021 edition of DiscGolfer Magazine

Course approval can be challenging. In every situation, it’s wise to highlight the unique joy, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of disc golf as eloquently and enthusiastically as possible.

But sometimes you also have to play defense, especially if the proposed site is a multi-use park. Sometimes you’re gonna feel like Derek Billings at the Halloween Classic, putting on a windy day to a basket atop a high knoll, with nothing but bonks and rollaways to show for your effort. But suffering a defeated proposal isn’t just one bad hole. It feels more like a DNF. Nobody wants that.

Elaine King lines up a drive during the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

DiscGolfer Magazine has added a true heavyweight to its writing staff with the addition of Disc Golf Hall of Fame member, Elaine King, as the new Associate Editor.

The role, which is freelance in nature, will have King contributing a feature article or interview for each of the publication’s quarterly installments beginning with the upcoming Winter 2021 Issue.

DiscGolfer Magazine has been a staple item for PDGA members since its first official publication in 2009. As the demand for digital versions of printed publications continues to grow, the time has come for us to offer fans of disc golf everywhere, access to editions from their computers, smart phones, and tablets.

With that said, we’re very excited to announce that back-issues of DiscGolfer Magazine are now available for free to the general public in a feature-filled online digital format! Unlike the printed version of the magazine, members AND non-members alike have instant access to the digital archives.

Randy Signor Takes Over as Editor of DiscGolfer Magazine


After publishing 100 issues of disc sports publications, Rick Rothstein is handing off control of DiscGolfer to long-time disc-sports journalist and enthusiast Randy Michael Signor.


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