Hello! My name is Brigand and I am the creator of the blog Destination Disc Golf, or DDGB for short. I am so happy to be sharing my stories, experiences, and opinions with you all as I explore new disc golf courses all over the world!
I am currently a full time Applied Mathematics major with the goal of becoming a high school math teacher, as well as a disc golf coach. I have been happily married to my amazing wife Jin, which without her support Destination Disc Golf would not be, and for that I am eternally grateful! We live in sunny Los Angeles California (Yay! Year round disc golf) with our amazing kitty CiCi, the official mascot of DDGB.
I have been actively playing disc golf for over 10 years now, but my first time playing came almost over twenty years ago back when I was about 12 years old. I got to go to a campout for a VW bus club with a friend his dad up on a mountainside property outside of Boise Idaho. It was up there that my friend and I were told that the property the club campout was being held on had an object disc golf course on it. Not surprisingly we had never heard of disc golf before, but we were happy to go play a round with a group of the adults. That private course had quite the unique objects as the holes. Those holes were stakes that had been driven into the ground over which large Howitzer (artillery) shells were placed. The recommended “discs” to use on the course were old VW hubcaps. Talk about a satisfying sound when they connected with those large empty shells. At that time it didn’t even cross my mind that what I was playing might be a real sport played elsewhere hahaha. It would be another 7 years before I truly got involved in the sport.
Well now I have played regularly (with some small breaks) for over 10 years. Throwing on over 50 different courses through a multitude states, as well as in another country! I am very proud to say that I have gotten 4 aces total in my career with my most recent one being captured on film (check out the vid on this post to see my 4th ACE)! I always have enjoyed teaching the sport to those interested, and look forward to continuing to do so long into the future. My plans for the future have me going all over the world, and I plan to bring you all with me by sharing my stories and experiences! Thanks for your time and support in allowing me to do something I truly love!
Last but not least, to get this blog up and running I undertook a crazy 6000 mile journey around the Western United States with CiCi creating enough content to last me well into 2018 (Read about the start of this trip here). I would not have been able to do that without the support of 36 amazing people who were willing to donate to my GoFundMe. My journey was also greatly assisted by a number of people who were willing to host me, even if it was just for my need of a shower. To all of you, you have a special place in my heart and in my memories. I look forward to returning the favor(s) whenever you are in need!