Anthony van den Heuvel

PDGA #:

61360

Home Course:

Jones East, Emporia, Kansas

Home Town:

Lake in the Hills, Illinois

Favorite Course:

Milo McIver, Estacada, Oregon


Beginner Tip

Find what works for you, and build from that. Just because your favorite pro throws a certain disc that doesn't necessarily mean the same disc will work for you. The most important aspect of disc golf is having fun and if you're not doing what works for you you'll be playing on hard mode.

Most Memorable Moment

I’m not sure I could pick just one single moment as my favorite, the entire journey disc golf has taken me on has been incredible. One stands out in my mind as the first "whoa, how did I get here?" moment though. It was early in my time working with Dynamic Discs, March or April 2017, I was answering emails and on my other monitor, I was watching the 2005 PDGA World Championships Final 9. It was a card featuring some legends of disc golf, Nate Doss, Matt Orum, Ken Climo, and Barry Schultz where Nate came out on top to win his first World Championship. I'm sitting there typing away when the door behind me opens up and I hear a couple of familiar sounding voices enter the room. I turn around and see Eric McCabe giving a tour of the warehouse to none other than Nate Doss himself! I had no idea that Nate just happened to be in town working with Radius on the beer they were working on together for the upcoming GBO. Nate immediately recognized what I’m watching and proceeds to watch the rest of the round while talking about certain discs he was throwing, what the environment was like, and other behind-the-scenes info. It was a really cool moment and definitely hit me how amazing my journey in disc golf has been.

What Separates Team Dynamic Discs?

While golf is very much an individual sport, Team DD has more of an actual "team" feel to it. Everyone is always rooting for each other and wanting to see others succeed.


In The Bag

Drivers

Dynamic Discs Lucid Enforcer

When accuracy, stability, and distance are all at a premium I’m reaching for my Lucid Enforcer. This disc has the stability to fight any wind, the speed to gobble up distance, and the consistency to land right where I want it to every time. My Enforcer is the most trusted distance driver in my bag.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Raider

The Lucid Raider is my favorite distance driver, by far. I can throw this on full power shots, even into moderate winds, and know it's going to sail down the fairway without flipping over. That stability along with a slightly shallower rim profile makes the Raider incredible for big sidearm shots as well.

Dynamic Discs Fuzion Raider

An absolute bomber of a disc, this is the farthest flying disc in my bag. When i'm trying to get as far down the fairway as possible, the Fuzion Raider is my choice. It has the speed and glide to push farther than you would expect, but the stability to still provide an accurate flight.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Sergeant

The Sergeant is relatively new to my bag but I've been loving it so far. I like to use it on "tweener" shots rather than powering up on a fairway or down on a max distance driver. The Sergeant is almost exclusively a sidearm disc for me as well. The feel of it in my hand and the flight give me so much confidence on a flick. It's got the stability of my Raiders, but closer to the distance of my Felon.

Dynamic Discs Lucid-X Felon

BEEEEEF! These things are massively overstable, and trustworthy in any conditions. I'll throw my Felon on a ton of sidearms, or anytime I have a hyzer approach into the green. This thing likes to skip on low shots as well, which makes it a fantastic "Swiss army knife" type disc for me.

Latitude 64 Opto-X Explorer

I love the Explorer, and the Opto-X plastic gives it just a touch more overstability. The Explorer is my go-to fairway for anything that I don't want to turn over. I can trust that it's going to fly straight as can be, then give a strong finish as it slows down. The Opto-X plastic is a little bit stiffer and has a flat top making this an excellent disc for touchy sidearm shots as well.

Latitude 64 Special Edition Explorer (Gold Shown)

My Special Edition Explorer is both a great flying disc and a disc I look to when I need to get out of a funk mid-round. It's beat in so it flys almost like my Lucid-X Maverick but with a little more dependability in the wind. It's a good mental break for me as well as it's the disc I hit my only ever tournament ace with, and I wasn't even in the ace pot! Seeing the signatures on the disc reminds me not only of a funny story but also gives me reassurance that I can throw good shots even if I am struggling.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Evader

The Evader is brand new to my bag and still somewhat in the testing phase. It compliments my Explorers perfectly. It beautifully bridges the gap between Explorer and Felon, while feeling almost identical to the Explorer. Due to the added stability, I can even trust this on lower power sidearms, which has added another tool to my game that I didn't have before.

Dynamic Discs Lucid-X Maverick

I can't throw a putter 360ft, but I can throw a Maverick that far and that's essentially the same thing! I have never had a disc go so far and fly so straight. Typically a faster disc will fade out as it slows down, but the Maverick doesn't do that. When playing in the woods, or really anytime I need a disc to fly far and push straight, I’m going with the Maverick.

Dynamic Discs Special Edition Maverick (Lucid Shown)

This has been in my bag since before the Maverick was released! It's gotten fairly worked in now to the point that it almost doesn't even fly like a Maverick anymore. This disc is super understable so I'll use it when I need a left-to-right shot but can’t get a sidearm there. I hardly ever throw rollers, but if I did I would use this Maverick.

Midrange

Dynamic Discs Lucid Justice

Everybody knows the Justice, and everybody needs a Justice. The monstrously overstable flight, no matter the conditions, makes this arguably the most trustworthy disc in my bag. If the winds are up, this disc will see a ton of action.

Dynamic Discs Lucid-X Chameleon Moonshine EMAC Truth

These 2020 V4 Team Series EMAC Truths came out extremely overstable! This is a big step down my Justice in terms of stability, but still noticeably more overstable than my Lucid EMac Truths. This is an ultra-trustworthy EMAC Truth, even in strong winds.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Emac Truth

I carry 2 Lucid EMAC Truths in different stages of wear. One is pretty new and has a ton of stability in it. The other is starting to work in and flies very similar to my Maidens actually, ever so gently drifting to the right and not much fade at the end. The EMAC Truth is a great mid to cycle from brand new to extremely beat up giving you the ability to cover all mid shots with only a single mold.

Dynamic Discs Prime Burst Emac Truth

I carry the Prime EMAC Truth for my most understable mid shots. Mine is very worked in and flies nothing as it used to when brand new. Now it will flip over and never even think about fading back. I'll use this when there's danger on the left, or in very strong tailwinds when I don't want my disc to fade.

Putters

Dynamic Discs Lucid-X Suspect

When I'm throwing my approaches into the green, I’m looking for a Suspect line. The shallower rim depth along with the Lucid-X plastic provide a great feel in my hand both backhand and sidearm. This is my go-to approach disc for anything inside 290ft.

Westside Discs Moonshine Maiden (VIP pictured)

The BEST throwing putter! It's that simple. The Maiden has an unbelievably straight flight, it's incredibly resistant to turning over and somehow also has no fade at the end of its flight. This disc seriously feels like a cheat code.

Westside Discs Origio Burst Maiden

My medium stability Maiden, it's beginning to beat in so it has the slightest amount of turn to it. If I need a shot to gently bend to the right, I’m reaching for this guy.

Westside Discs Origio Maiden (Origio Burst pictured)

This one has been in my bag since the 2018 Trilogy Challenge. It's beat beyond belief and mostly is used as a "get out of jail free" type disc. No matter how much hyzer I put on it, it always flips over and never fades out.

Dynamic Discs Classic Warden

When it comes to putting, how the disc feels in my hand is crucial to throwing a good putt. That's why I chose the Warden, the rounded feel fits my hand perfectly. I love the glidey straight flight so I know no matter how far out I am I can aim at the basket and the Warden will stay on that line forever.