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Russel Burns

Russ Burns
PDGA #: 11699

Home Town: Springfield, MO
Home Course: True Life

Discs I don’t leave home without: BB Aviars, Rocs, and a Max

About Russ

*I'm 41 years old and I'm originally from Page, AZ.
*I attended Evangel University on a baseball scholarship and was an All American. I also have a Masters degree in Education and taught for 8 years for the Pleasant Hope School District on the grounds of the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch
*l'm married to Melissa and we have one child Angelia
*I started playing Disc Golf in the summer of 1991
*I am the owner of Disc Golf Monkey and the maker of the Monkey Trap Disc Golf Basket
* I have been a part of 40+ courses and many tournaments in the 4 state area
*I am a consultant for the Educational Disc Golf Experience (EDGE)
*I am currently proudly sponsored by: Innova, Creator Designs, Millennium, and Fossa

Russ' Favorite DG memory
There are many when you have played as long as I have, but getting to go back to my home state in Arizona in 2003 and compete in the World Championships in Flagstaff was incredible. My parents and wife were able to see me play for the first time on a big stage. I ended up cashing as I beat everyone in the C pool, all but a few in the B pool, and 1/2 the A pool. It was surprising because I only played two PDGA events that year because I was working on my Masters degree at Southwest Baptist University. The trip was a celebration vacation that my wife planned. The coolest part was I was on the wait list and actually got in that way! I love this sport!!

Why disc golf?
Because it is for everyone!!