Monday, October 1, 2018

Comfortable In The Spotlight - Chatting It Up With DD Team Member Andy DiFronzo

Who do you know that’s awesome at disc golf and even better at drumming? If you’ve met DD team member Andy DiFronzo, he’ll be the first to admit that he lives for both activities and if he could do them both full time, he would! But there’s so much more to this man than just extracurricular activities, as we got the chance to talk with him and learn about his deep-rooted commitment to the sport we all know and love.

From The Beginning

You might say that Andy is one of the original group of DD players, as he got his start about a year after CEO Jeremy Rusco started selling discs on eBay. Andy shared how he and Jeremy ended up connecting: “I got a lot of people to start sporting the DD logo all over. I met him at Bowling Green, Kentucky and placed well in advanced. I qualified for AM Nationals where I stayed with Jeremy in a house with about a dozen others. I guess he saw my early talent and good sportsmanship and I guess he thought I’d be a good seed to represent his brand.”

A good seed indeed, DiFronzo has been competing in sanctioned tournaments since 2006 and as a 996-rated player, knows a thing or two about how to represent himself and the team both on and off the course. He describes being a part of the DD team as an honor that allows him to be a part of our big family.

Tools He Swears By

Golf discs and drumsticks are both passions for Andy, and he says that if he wasn’t working full-time and trying to play in disc golf events whenever he can, he would be in a band playing shows every weekend. “Music is one thing I’m better at than discing!” he admitted. While he would love to hit the road and tour regularly, both with disc golf and a band, he has his feet securely on the ground knowing that there are bills to pay too.

When it comes to the course, you’ll find Andy hitting his lines and cashing his putts with his three favorite discs: a Soft Mercy that he can’t play without, the Escape that he describes as giving him “freakish distance,” and the Fugitive, his go-to midrange on any occasion.

Andy has had a great season so far, earning a first-place win during an event in early September and placing within the top 10 for ten other events this year. His most anticipated event that has yet to take place? The Warwick Disc Golf Championships in mid-October, held in Warwick, New York. Amidst all of these events and a job that keeps him busy, DiFronzo knows that he needs to keep a good balance in his life, explaining, “The love for the sport is like no other. Disc golf can definitely be a relationship ruiner if your partner isn't into it! I don't have kids... so, it’s game on!”

We look forward to seeing how Andy finishes out his year and can’t wait to watch him compete during 2019!
1 comment:
  1. Awesome stuff, Andy!!! Where did the Brett Hambrick we drove to fall in order of tournaments? Seems like a lifetime ago now :)

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