Carlton Howard discovered disc golf in 1977 and has since developed into one of the sport’s most experienced and knowledgeable players. A master of the mechanics of putting and throwing, Carlton uses his talent to help others improve their game through insights gleaned from countless hours of practice. He has further advanced the ranks by helping to form and run the Raleigh Area Disc Golf League–a club which boasts one of the highest levels of amateur participation in the country—and by hosting dozens of national and regional disc golf events. In addition, Carlton Howard has ably served the PDGA as Competition Director and exhibited sterling leadership of the Rules Committee.
As a disc golf promoter and entrepreneur, John Houck simply has no equal. He created the World’s Biggest Disc Golf Weekend to annually introduce hundreds of new players to the game. Director of the popular Circular Skies Over Texas tour and National Doubles Championships, John has hosted dozens of top-ranked PDGA events including two World Championships. A prolific course designer, he helped Texas become the first state with 50 disc golf courses; and as PDGA Commissioner 1995-96, John brought stability and accountability to a fractured organization that needed help. Innovative, creative, patient and fair-minded, John Houck has made it his business to spread the joy of disc golf to the world.
As a professional comic, juggler, humorist, and disc golfer, Gregg Hosfeld has made a career of having fun and throwing things. Without question, Hosfeld is disc golfs most well traveled touring professional, having played close to 500 courses around the world and still counting. His unique brand of disc golf mixes fundamental consistency with inventive determination, and has earned him titles that includes 1987 PDGA World Champ and 1995 ISO-Class Masters World Champ. A tireless promoter, a patient instructor, a wry journalist and a friendly competitor, Gregg Hosfeld’s disc golf legacy is sure to include as many smiles as it does miles