Don Hoffman has nurtured disc golf for Wisconsin. Decades ago he was an ace scribe for DiscGolfer, adopting the pen name Duster. Duster Don is a prolific course designer whose work spans the state of Wisconsin. As a fierce competitor with a masterful sidearm, Duster had many impressive finishes at the PDGA Worlds. He is credited as tournament director for the Mad City Open, a TD of the 1998 Amateur Worlds, and for introducing disc golf to the Badger State Games. A spirited leader making sacrifices for others, Duster Don is the beloved Pioneer of Wisconsin Disc Golf.
Since 1977, Joe Feidt has been Minnesota’s first disc golf mover and shaker. He was the founder of several major state tournaments including the Minnesota Majestic and the Minnesota State Disc Golf Championships. Joe’s optimism shined by launching initiatives with the Minnesota Frisbee Association and at the international level by welcoming Europe and Scandinavia to the PDGA. As the earliest publisher and now editor of DiscGolfer magazine, he continues to promote our sport with enthusiasm. For his positive outlook and far-reaching achievements, disc golfers remember Joe Feidt as the Father of Disc Golf in Minnesota.
Brent Hambrick embodied an intense love and passion for disc golf. His warmth, charisma, and candid demeanor made Brent an extraordinary ambassador for the sport. While well known on the tour as a lion-hearted competitor, he was also a champion of drawing people into disc golf, patiently teaching, encouraging, and sharing his immense enthusiasm. Brent’s tenacity in producing a new model of excellence and professionalism for tournaments united his community and inspired a new standard within the disc golf world to present our sport at its finest. The Brent Hambrick Memorial Tournament has become both a premier stop on the pro tour and a generous contributor to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Brent Hambrick raised the bar for the potential of disc golf by combining outstanding sportsmanship and performance with an unparalleled commitment to the greater good.