Dan Ginnelly is the top Arizona disc golf professional. On tour, he amassed over thirty world class wins. Known for being a lively quick-shooter, he competes with serious determination. He works selflessly as leader of the Arizona Disc Golf Club, including directing The Memorial. The PDGA recognized Dan and his wife Sue as 2000 Tournament Directors of the Year. They went on to run the Worlds in Flagstaff . Dan embodies the spirit of disc golf, that the most fun wins.
From Team Discraft
||Dan ‘Dano’ Ginnelly
|2011 PDGA RATING:
|STARTED IN DISC GOLF:
- Inducted into Disc Golf Hall of Fame, 2008
- Built the Memorial up from a 50 player event to one of the top rated NT events hosting up to 400 players each year.
- 3 time KC Wide Open Champ
- 2 time DGLO Champ
- 3 time Bob West Memorial Champ
- Dan is pushing close to a hundred PDGA wins since 1985
- Team Discraft co-captain
|MEMORABLE DISC GOLF MOMENT:
|That would be a toss up between being inducted into the Hall of Fame, and the final moments of Memorial each year when everyone is happy and it’s almost time to rest.
|DANO’S DISC GOLF TIPS
|Lots of players need to get a grip. A good one, that is. Eighty percent of recreational players will have their thumb right on the edge of there disc. We call this a loose grip, and it often creates disc flutter and a loss of distance. Try a grip with your thumb at least an inch off the edge. I think you’ll like the results.Remedy for tray/cage putting: When following through from lower stance to the release point of the putt, focus on keeping your chin up. This technique will increase your success in clearing the tray.
Power isn’t everything. There’s a lot to be said for finesse. A smooth throw will get you the results with a lot less effort than a power throw. Focus on rotating the upper body while following through with the hips.
|COURSES YOU SHOULD PLAY:
La Mirada, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Fountain Hills, AZ
|Vista Del Camino