Andy DiFronzo

PDGA #: 31029
Home Course: Camp Sankanac
Home Town: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Bag: Dynamic Discs Ranger
Favorite Course: Nockamixon
Favorite Disc: Latitude 64 Gold Striker


Beginner Tip

There are 4 main things I can say to newer golfers:
1- Do not overwhelm yourself with too many different kinds of discs in your bag. You can do just about anything with any disc. Pick a few and learn them, do not have 6 different high-speed drivers in your bag for different holes you play at your home course. Yes, there are lots to choose from out there but start with just a few and go from there.
2 - For those of you that can not throw over 250-300', a faster disc does not mean it will go farther than a slower one. Maybe in a wide open field. Try a disc that is a little slower like a fairway driver. Most of the time a slower disc will have much less break in its flight and you will also be able to control it better.
3 - Practice putting! Practice putting! Practice putting! Play games with yourself or friends and have fun with it.
4 - Field work. If you want to really practice and see what your discs can really do from any distance, then the course is not the best place to find that out. Take them to a field, preferably with a few of each kind that you throw. Try different angles and distances, then put your work to the places you play. You would be surprised to see what you can do with a disc after you understand what the whole flight path does, even at different angles.

Most Memorable Moment

My 1st Open win in Pennsylvania was awesome! It was my 1st tourney in Pennsylvania after moving back in 2009. On hole 18, the last hole of the day I had my only spit out, dead center, from about 35'. I thought I needed that to go into a playoff but it was for the win!

So hole 1 in the playoff we go.
Hole 1 - I go first and we both birdie.

Hole 2 - I throw and it hits off a tree. The disc is 100' out in needles and ivy and I can't see the basket. My opponent is 55' out. I throw out and I hear clapping my disc is under the pin. He putts and misses. We both par.

Hole 3 - Short hole. I put it within 30' or so of the basket. The other guy goes up and hits chains! We both birdie.

Hole 4 - He putts a low and tight 45' putt for birdie and misses. I then hit my low tight birdie putt from 40'. It was an epic battle!


Couldn't even stay for the awards. I had to leave immediately to go play a show with Octane in Philly.

What Separates Team Dynamic Discs?

This company started pretty much when I first picked up a disc for the 1st time and was drawn to them immediately! I am blessed to be a part of DD! Besides the nicest guys ever running this company (RUSCO), they have the best style and designs in the biz and continue to strive for excellence and the best products. Now that the disc making has merged with Latitude 64 and Westside, they have the most consistent product on the market. I have never picked up 2 of the same Dynamic Discs and had them do something different from one another. With other companies, it seems to happen all the time.


In The Bag

Drivers

Dynamic Discs Fuzion Trespass

This is my go to long range driver for almost all purposes. It will go far on a B line. I can hyzer it and I use it for my super long turnover shots and hyzer flips all the way up to a little over 400'.

Westside Discs Tournament World

This disc is nasty! For any winds my Trespass can't quite handle I rip this for my Max D in the wind. Super fast, far, and nice and stable.

Latitude 64 Opto XXX

This is absolutey the most trusted disc in my bag. This disc is for massive headwinds and trusted hyzers. On flat ground I will peak at 325' but not in a headwind. In a headwind, I just know this thing is NOT going to flip.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Enforcer

I can't quite get maximum distance from the Enforcer, but it is trusted in any headwind. I use the Enforcer for all shots I can't reach with the XXX. I'll peak out around 375' on flat ground.

Latitude 64 Gold Striker

This disc feels so good in my hand. It's my best friend in the woods for controlled distance. Little bit of turn, little bit of fade. It makes for very straight lines from 330-370' and a hyzer flippers best friend. I can throw this as hard as I want and the small rim lets me control it as good as anything.

Latitude 64 Gold River

This disc is like the more understable version of the Striker. Cranking this thing with a little hyzer, this disc will flip very slowly but consistently all the way into an anhyzer up to 375' on flat ground. It's a super controllable understable disc with a little bit of fade and also makes for a great roller.

Midrange

Latitude 64 Opto Fuse

This disc is smooth as butter. I can let this disc go on a hyzer and it doesn't look like it's going to move at all except left, but it goes straight. Crank it a little more 'with smoothness' and it will start to turn over after 270'. It turns very slow and so smooth with almost no fade. The Fuse changed the way I throw a midrange and changed the way I think about all discs. I can hold it like a putter and throw it straight for 250' and it's also hands down, the furthest throwing midrange I have ever thrown. Great turnover midrange or a great finesse straight flyer. It's also really nice for hyzer flip tunnel shots in the woods.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Fugitive

The Fugitive will obey whatever you tell it to out of the hand once beaten in a little. When new, it has a nice touch of fade. This will hold a B line on flat ground for 330'. It will also hold an anhyzer or a hyzer. A great all around thrower if you only carry one midrange.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Verdict

The Verdict is a great midrange for wind. It has a nice strong finish. This is what you want with an overstable midrange and it has real good speed too. It is very trusty.

Putters

Latitude 64 Zero Soft Mercy

I carry three - one only for putting, one to throw that can beat up and I don't care how flippy it gets, and one for throwing for less trees so it stays more stable for longer. The Mercy is my go to upshot disc 250' and in.

Latitude 64 Zero Soft Sinus

This is my favorite windy upshot disc. I can throw it 240' in a headwind and its not going to flip. I throw Zero Soft because they are more stable than Zero Medium and Zero Hard.