(1931-1994)-Gentle, fair and friendly, Johnny Roberts embodied the joyous spirit of disc golf. His lifelong custom of warmly embracing everyone he met earned him the affectionate title of the "Squeezer Geezer". Though he held several Grandmasters and Senior Grandmasters titles and records, Johnny always downplayed the importance of winning and instead focused on having fun. He preferred to competewith people, not against them. A teacher throughout his life, he taught us to enjoy the game and love others. Johnny Roberts literally hugged the world, and in doing so forever warmed the heart of disc golf.
A true professional with unmatched credentials as a competitor, David Greenwell ranks high above the crowd in number of wins, winning percentage, cash winnings, and miles traveled in pursuit of disc golf tournaments. Named the PDGA Player of the Year three times, David is the 1993 Masters World Champion and has won four Doubles World Championships. Whether he’s organizing events at a local level or showcasing his skills overseas, David’s light-hearted good nature has gained him recognition as a respected ambassador of disc golf.
As one of disc golf’s most successful entrepreneurs, John David has introduced thousands to the flying disc. A true disc golf professional, John has designed 30 courses, installed ten, and directed countless tournaments, including Atlanta’s long-running Tournament of Champions. John’s expertise has successfully guided his disc-related business ventures, most notably the Identified Flying Objects retail store. John’s disc golf skills are evidenced by numerous PDGA wins and titles, including Masters Doubles World Championship, 1985 & 1986; Grandmasters Doubles, 1992 & 1993; the Headrick Cup (Disc Golfer of the Year); and the Jim Olsen, Sr. Award (Senior Disc Golfer of the Year).
Born: March 27, 1968 Clearwater, Florida
Climo’s dominance in the world championships is unmatched; Harold Duvall (1982, 1985), Barry Schultz (2003, 2004), and Nate Doss(2005, 2007, 2011) are the only other golfers with more than one open world title.
In addition to his world titles, Climo claimed his fifthUnited States Disc Golf Championship (the premier event in the game) title in 2007.
Named seven times as the PDGA player of the year, Ken Climo was inducted into the PDGA Hall of Fame in 1995.