On the heals of his big win at the Waco Annual Charity Open where he threw a perfect -18 on his 2nd round, Paul McBeth has released his “In The Bag” video for 2019. Now you can see what Paul’s first year throwing Discraft looks like!
Thanks to JOMEZ PRODUCTIONS for producing the video and for capturing that great performance in Waco as well! Here is the video for you, followed by links to the discs that Paul McBeth is bagging this year:
Now, for your enjoyment, watch Paul throw these discs in his -18 round at the Waco Annual Charity Open. Obviously, he did not take long to adapt to his new bag of discs and makes great use of the different flight characteristics of his discs.
The 2019 Las Vegas Challenge kicks off the 2019 tour, and The MPO and FPO divisions played their first round on the beautiful Infinite Discs Course at the Wildhorse Golf Club on Thursday. One of the feature cards of the MPO division was the “Champions Card” which featured four previous champions of this event–Philo Brathwaite, Paul McBeth, Ricky Wysocki, and Eagle McMahon. This card was filmed by JoMez Productions, and can be watched on their excellent YouTube channel that just reached over 100K subscribers.
This round was highly anticipated in the disc golf world, because it gave us our first chance to see the two best disc golfers in the world play disc golf for the first time on tour with discs from their new sponsors. Just in case you have lived under a rock over the last few months, Paul McBeth and Ricky Wysocki announced that they will be changing up their bags due to new sponsorship agreements. Paul McBeth is now sponsored by Discraft, and Ricky Wysocki is now sponsored by Innova.
So I have decided to collect some of the information that everyone is concerned about–what discs are they throwing now? Below is a breakdown of every disc that both Paul and Ricky threw during their first round on the Infinite Discs course. I personally am not at the event, so as you will see there were a handful of discs that I am not positive about. But if you know which discs they are, please let us know in the comments.
So here is the data!
Paul McBeth’s First Round at LVC on the Infinite Discs Course
Paul had a decent round overall. The disc I felt he was the most accurate with was his Forces. He didn’t have to break it our a ton, but he seems to have really figured that disc out already. The disc he struggled with the most was his putter, the Luna. It is common to see these pros need some time to adjust when they change up their bag, and that’s all I’m going to credit this to. There were several long runs that we’re used to seeing Paul hit or at least draw metal on, and it just wasn’t there this round.
Ricky Wysocki’s First Round at LVC on the Infinite Discs Course
Ricky played a solid round overall. He seemed to be really comfortable with his green Champion Firebird that he was throwing off the tee all day. Similar to Paul, he seemed the most uncomfortable with his putter. He hit a few long putts, but he kept switching back and forth from a white putter to an orange putter. I am almost positive that they are both KC Aviars, but if I get news contrary I will update this post. He also fell victim to a vicious strong side spit out on hole 17 that may have impacted his confidence on an inside the circle putt on hole 18 that he left short.
All in all, it was just fun to watch disc golf again, and it is always fun watching these two professionals go at it on the course. I am excited to see how this event finishes out, and I am very excited to see these two get more accustomed to their new equipment throughout the season. I’m sure we are going to see some memorable moments from these two on this year’s tour.
What did you all take away from watching their first rounds? Did I make a mistake on my disc identifications? Please let me know in the comments!
In 2018, Infinite Discs was proud to sponsor professional disc golfer, Nicole Dionisio, also known by all of her friends as “Pickle.” She is not only a great player, but the kind of person that everybody loves to be around and play with. She gets along great with other players and loves to talk about the game of disc golf, as well as her collection of vintage discs.
If you haven’t heard of Pickle, here is a chance to get to know her through some short video clips. First, and Introduction…
Disc Golf Spotlight – Nicole “Pickle” Dionisio
Nicole’s Sidearm Approach Clinic
Nicole Dionisio – In the Bag
Nicole’s Signature Disc
You can help to support Pickle by picking up one of your Signature Edition EXODUS discs. A portion of every signature disc purchase goes toward supporting her during her tournament travels. CHECK OUT THE COSMIC PICKLE STAMPED DISCS HERE
Infinite Discs has been happy to help sponsor and support Garrett Gurthie for the 2018 professional disc golf competitive season. He has had a really impressive comeback year with a PDGA rating jump up to 1025 as of July 31st (see here for current rating). We hope that he continues to play well and enjoy the rigorous life involved with travelling and competing in so many tournaments.
Signature Stamped Innova Discs
In the continuing effort to support his professional disc golf career, Infinite Discs is happy to present some Garrett Gurthie signature stamped discs. We now have four of Garrett’s favorite Innova disc models available with a unique stamp design. Every time you purchase one of these discs with Garrett’s stamp, you’re helping to financially support him.
Earlier this year, Infinite Discs released only 100 Garrett Gurthie signature edition Pharaoh distance drivers as part of the first run, and they sold out almost immediately. We’re happy to announce that the 2nd run of Swirly S-Blend Pharaoh drivers are coming soon, and Garrett will once again have a signature edition with a completely new stamp design. Watch for the Garrett Gurthie signature Pharaoh, coming soon!
Garrett also loved testing the new Infinite Discs Slab and will have his own signature edition of the Metal Flake C-Blend Slab with his own, special stamp design. Watch for those signature Slab overstable utility drivers, coming soon!
Here is a sneak peak at the design for the upcoming Garrett Gurthie Slab:
We met up with Madison Walker at the Las Vegas Challenge and got to know her better! This video features Madison Walker discussing her Disc Golf Game- how she got into the game, what it’s like to be a Female Professional, and a few tips for beginners!
Special thanks to Madison for her down-to-earth, fun loving, hard working attitude, and for taking time out of her day to meet with us! There will be a Madison Walker Clinic released soon!