Thanks Tapani, Its an honour to get to be asked to answer some questions for you and i hope that everyone will enjoy reading it
1. When did you start playing DG? Tell us something about your DG history.
The first time i played discgolf was in the spring 2010 i think, it took me about a year until i was really hooked and tried my first tournament.
The funniest thing in my own DG history is probably that it wasnt really in sweden that i took the decision to focus hard on trying to get big in discgolf, it was acctually during my one year abroad in Australia that it grew into my mind. I brought 3 discs with me in case i was gonna run into a course or something, but after my year in australia i had bought over 35 discs and played about 15 different courses in both australia and new zealand.
2. What is it that appeals to you in DG - why do you play?
Well iv'e always been big in sports and have a background with 15 years of football, so i have always had the need of doing something that gets my body going. But probably what hooked me into it big time was the freindlyness i met in Australia with all the discgolfers there, they took me in to there houses and let me travel and play with them and that got me thinking what a great way it was to connect my biggest hoobies (sports and traveling).
3. Do you have goals in DG?
Because of my backgrounds in sports before i will always be really competitive so of course my goal is to become one of the best in the world, but mostly my goal is just to be able to play as much as possible as long as i enjoy doing it. So far i can't see anything stopping me from playing so hopefully i can give the Americans a bit of a threat this year in Pittsburgh.
4. What is your biggest accomplishment in DG in your own opinion?
I would have to say my 14th placement at the Japan Open 2014 where i took my first spot for the USDGC. I got to play my last round with great players like David Wiggins Jr, Steve Rico and Jay Reading and i even got to start out that round with 8 straight birdies on a really tough course.
So thats probably the biggest accomplishment so far, but hopefully just the beginning of something big.
5. Have you gotten aces?
I've had a couple of aces so far not in any big tournaments but at least i have had aces in Sweden, Australia and USA, hopefully i can get one in finland during the European open this summer so i can cross of that.
6. Tell us about your home course.
It's a pretty short course with a lof of tricky wood shots, its one of those courses that after a while its hard to play rounds with full focus because you start to learn every shot without having to look so i try to change it up and try new ways of throwing the holes as much as possible. I got the course record with 43 (-13).
7. What is your favorite disc?
I have to say Basic Jokeri because it is just so predictable, even when it's beaten in you can just crank on it and its still going to fly just like you want it.
8. What about favorite course?
As a course i think i have to say Renaissance gold in North Carolina (Jeremy Kolings home course) its a really tough course with a pretty high par with tons of different shots and a lot of risk and reward decisions to do.
I really love the USDGC course as well mostly because you really get to see how much a course can drag you down if you dont keep your head cold.
9. Tomahawk or some other throw?
Unfortunally i injured my shoulder pretty early in my career so i've never been able to throw those kind of shots a lot, so i have tried to use skipshots as a speciality.
If there is anything you wonder about me or just anything dont hesitate to send me a question.
I would also like to thank my sponsors Prodiscus for some amazing discs and i am really proud to represent them and also my newest sponsor DUDE Clothing that has taking a big step to bring this sport where it has to go to get bigger sponsors into the game with proffesional clothing during competitions.
If anyone is interested to see what Prodiscus and DUDE has to offer ill give you some links to check oout.https://dudeclothing.refersion.com/c/ab820 http://prodiscus.fi/
Hope to see you on a course somwhere in the world