Roc Lover wrote:I know a guy sponsored by innova, he gets 50 or 100 discs a year for " personal use" but he is not team star, either way 1000 seems like a lot unless your one of the guys with a sig disc or 2
When Josh Anthon told me about this 1000 discs sponsorship, it was back in 2009 or so. He wasn't a "Star Team" member back then, although everyone was expecting it. But he had spent much of that year as the #1 ranked disc golfer in the world (and in the top 3 otherwise). So this isn't just any schmuck. They didn't make him Star Team back then, but they did at least give him a shit load of discs.
The only thing holding Josh back is that he is hot-cold (streaky) and not consistent enough. When Josh is playing hot, he is arguably the best disc golfer in the history of the universe, and sets course records everywhere he goes. When he is playing cold, he is an average touring pro. Contrast this with Nate Doss, who almost never sets course records, but plays more consistently solid rounds and grinds it out over multiple days better than anyone else. Nate is a 3X World Champ. Josh is a 3X-in-a-row 2nd Place Worlds finisher. Still, not bad for a guy whose (left) shoulder was blown off by a shotgun when he was a kid (hence his nickname: Buckshot), and who has fought all kinds of crazy adversity to get to the top rungs of a competitive sport. Clearly, if Anthon ever gets over that hump, and takes the reigns, he will win Worlds many times.
PS...Josh Anthon holds the course record at Fountain Hills...maybe he'll break it again this weekend.