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 stacked card featuring 4 legends of the game, Nate Doss, Matt Orum, Ken Climo, and Barry Schultz. Spoiler Alert: 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, but Nate just happened to be in town working with Radius on the beer they were working on together for the upcoming Glass Blown Open. Nate immediately recognized what I was watching and proceeded 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 with 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.

Latitude 64 Royal Grand Rive

The Rive is a disc I didn't know I needed, but boy did I. The stability slots almost perfectly halfway between my Enforcer and Raider. This is an excellent driver for modest headwinds, loooooong hyzers, and even power sidearms. The Grand plastic feels incredible as well.

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 makes the Raider incredible for big sidearm shots as well.

Dynamic Discs Fuzion Raider

I carry between 2-4 Fuzion Raiders in my bag at any given time because this is the farthest flying disc for my arm speed. I will carry them in different stability from brand new, to fairly beat in and understable. 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. 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 condition. I throw my Felon predominantly on sidearms, or anytime I absolutely need to hyzer as if my life depended on it. This thing likes to skip on low shots as well, which makes it a fantastic "Swiss army knife" type disc for me.

Dynamic Discs Lucid-X Evader Jon Nicholson DyeMax

The Lucid-X Evader is almost an entirely different disc from the Lucid Evader; these things are OVERSTABLE. Not quite as "mad at the world" overstable as the Lucid-X Felon, but it's very close. The flat profile and added stability of these have really made this a go-to disc for me.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Evader

The Lucid Evader is my go-to fairway driver; that's why I carry 2 in my bag at all times. One fresh for straight to overstable shots, and one that's a little bit worked in and just tends to hold straighter for a little bit longer. The stability on the Evader is perfect for hyzer, straight, and slowly flexing shots.

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 any time 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 VERY 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 when I do, I use this Maverick.

Midrange

Dynamic Discs Lucid-X Moonshine Justice (Lucid pictured)

These are insanely overstable, but that doesn't mean I don't use it 10+ times per round. I prefer to throw sidearm approaches, and this makes those effortless for me. I can trust that I'm not going to sail past the basket so I don't need to worry about putting too much power, and the overstability of this disc keeps me close even if I turn my wrist over.

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.

Putters

Dynamic Discs Lucid-X Suspect

This is like the little brother to my Justice. If the Justice is too overstable for a certain shot, I will grab my Suspect. The stability makes this a great disc off the tee as well as approaching the green. I absolutely love the shallower feel which allows me to throw backhands and sidearms with confidence.

Westside Discs VIP Maiden

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 BT Hard Maiden

I carry 2 BT Hard Maidens because they're easier to cycle where my VIP is durable to the point of seemingly never-changing stability. These will start dead straight and eventually get to the point where they will gently drift to the right, but something about the rim just seems to never allow the disc to fade left. I've never thrown a disc like the Maiden!

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.