Thursday, May 30, 2019

We All Know His Face, But Let's Learn More About The Real Robert McCall

Over the past few years, we've had such a great time getting to know members of the Dynamic Discs team. From casual players who have a true love of the sport to some of the more well-known touring pros, you’ve gotten a peek behind the scenes to learn how these competitors tick. Now, we’re about to dive deep into one of the more notable people within our family.

Whether you’ve seen his face across social media or you’ve gotten to play a round with him in Emporia, there’s not a disc golfer out there who doesn’t know Robert McCall. Today, we’re going to uncover a bit more about Robert and understand his background with disc golf. Buckle up - it’s going to be a fun ride!

Motivation To Win

Like many other people who enjoy disc golfing, Robert is a very competitive person, and if it wasn’t for this aspect of his personality, he may never have become as obsessed with the sport as he is today. He shared his story with us:

“I played a couple of times in high school with some friends but didn’t care for disc golf much at the time. When I was in college, a friend invited me out to play, and I, being the intensely competitive person I am, told him I was going to crush him. Instead, I lost by 20 or so.

At that point, I didn’t really care about disc golf, but I hated losing, so I told that friend I wouldn’t stop playing until I beat him. Over time, I began to enjoy myself and finally beat that friend (several grueling months later). By then, I was hooked.”

McCall never gave up and quite frankly he wouldn’t be where he is today if it wasn’t for his persistence. After being added to the DD team in 2014, Robert’s luck ended up taking a turn for the worse. An injury sidelined him for nearly two years, and with the family attitude that so many people often refer to, the Dynamic Discs crew kept him on the team regardless.

All About DD

Several months after 2016 Worlds, he received an unexpected phone call that would change the trajectory of his life. “A few months later, Rusco called me out of the blue and asked if I’d be interested in taking a job in Emporia at Dynamic Discs,” Robert explained. “I wasn’t even aware that a position was open, and my wife and I weren’t necessarily looking to move, but we decided to check it out. After much discussion and struggle, we decided to give Emporia a try, and the rest is history. Working at Dynamic Discs has been so great!”

Not only has McCall enjoyed the work environment here, but he also has a firsthand look at every single disc we make, allowing him to fine-tune his bag like no one else. This year, he’s throwing the Warden (#teamwarden), the Explorer, and the Raider. Robert plans on playing USDGC this year and has been working on improving his confidence over the course of the year:

“The more confident you are as a player, the better you’re going to play across the board. I notice confidence most when I’m putting. If I’m feeling good and believing in myself, I feel like I can’t miss, and it allows me to be aggressive and fully follow through on every shot.”

We love the energy and enthusiasm that Robert brings to the Dynamic Discs family and couldn’t be happier to have him here!
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