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Holland disc golfer hopes to shake off the rust for DGLO in Milford

Reid Frescura looks for win number 32
Posted at 4:59 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 16:59:19-04
Local pro preps for disc golf tournament

Reid Frescura was introduced to disc golf in the seventh grade when hi older brother took him.

He immediately fell in love with the sport.

“There is just something about the flight of a frisbee that is very intriguing you could say," Fresucra said. "It is fun to throw a frisbee and if you are good at throwing a frisbee it makes it that much more fun.”

The Holland native is good. In eight years as a pro he has won 31 events.

He is also well known for his Instagram videos, coming up with compelling ways to promote his sponsors equipment.

"A lot of sponsors like you to say 'hey throw this disc, this is why I throw it, do disc reviews' and it is kind of like cut and dry, nobody really wants that," Fresucra said. "What they want is something that is going to be entertaining and funny but still kind of included.”

Reid has had a lot of time off since the end of last season. He was planning to return to the tour a little later this year and then COVID-19 hit.

But he is excited for this weekend's Discraft Great Lakes Open, an A tier event in Milford, outside of Detroit.

“I am feeling pretty good about my game I could definitely get some more practice in," Fresucra said. "I’ve been doing a lot of lessons lately and I feel like when you are giving lessons it is kind of a reminder to help yourself out with the aspects that you are trying to teach. I feel like I have a better understanding of the game by teaching the game I just need to put in the practice time.”

Reid is one of the top disc golfers in Michigan which he considers one of the better states for the sports in the country.

He says the growth comes from getting people involved at a younger age.

“I started back in 2008 and there were a few kids playing it seemed like I was the only one in the Holland area amongst like 3 or 4 others," Fresucra said. "Now we have got a lot of kids, we’ve got a lot more youth programs, events are filling up a lot quicker.”

Reid says there is a lot of young guns coming up looking to take his money and he continues to try and prevent that from happening.

“Not sure how much longer I’m going to play disc golf," Fresucra said. "But I am going to keep playing as long as the money keeps coming in.”