About me

Hello, my name is Tõnis Soppe from Estonia, Europe. I’m a professional disc golfer and the editor of DiscGolfFanatic.com – a personal disc golf blog.

I’ve been playing disc golf since 2016, joined PDGA in 2018 and became a professional disc golf player in 2021. As of 31st October 2021, my PDGA rating is 949 and Metrix rating 978.

Social media?

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/tonis.soppe

LinkedIn – https://ee.linkedin.com/in/t%C3%B5nis-soppe-b0042b170

Professional Disc Golf Association – https://www.pdga.com/player/112414

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/discgolf_fanatic/

DiscGolfFanatic FB page – https://www.facebook.com/DiscGolfFanatic

And lastly, Disc Golf Fanatics Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/discgolffanatic

How to contact me?

The best way to reach me is through one of my social media accounts, preferably Facebook or Instagram.

Playing disc golf @ Ojasaare golf course

Go-to putting putter?

My go-to putting putter is Latitude 64 Macana, medium plastic.

Forehand or backhand?

If I’d have to choose between throwing a forehand vs backhand on a wide open shot, I’d go with forehand. I feel like I can be more precise with my sidearm. In addition, I have an ongoing injury on my index finger which greatly interrupts my backhand grip, hence the forehand shot selection.

Max distance?

I can throw 380 feet (116 meters) both ways comfortably, without losing much accuracy. Max distance wise, I’ve hit 470′ (145 meters) with backhand during fieldwork and 460′ (140 meters) with forehand.

How many hole-in-ones/ACES?

I think I have over 60 hole-in-ones so far, got over 20 in 2020 alone. I’ve thrown many aces at local weeklies and practise rounds, but not yet on a PDGA sanctioned event, but I am confident it’s just a matter of time til it happens.

My longest ACE stands at 377 feet (115 meters) and I got a hefty 205 euros for that, I threw a Latitude 64 Opto Recoil using forehand.

The most money I’ve gotten from an ACE was 250 euros at Kurna disc golf course, where I managed to skip-ACE the 7th hole using my forehand.

I’ve also thrown an ACE on a PAR4. Even though the hole was only 325′ (99m), it was played as a PAR4 and I managed to ACE it. Meaning I got an ALBATROSS! Aceatross? Acebatross?!?

In addition, I will never forget my first hole-in-one in 2018 at Maarjamäe disc golf course, on a pretty short 50 meters (164 feet) PAR3 and that pure happiness feeling going through my body.

Tõnis Soppe first Hole In One 2018 aprill
My very first hole-in-one @ Maarjamäe disc golf course, 2018

250€ disc golf ace

Kurna disc golf course – 250€ hole-in-one from a local weekly

Am I sponsored?

No, not yet.

Favourite Professional Disc Golf players?

MPO – Simon Lizotte and Paul McBeth.

FPO – Kristin Tattar.

Why do I play so much disc golf?

Because I like the overall activity, fresh air, nature and spending time with my friends + that amazing feeling when you pure the shot aka hitting your line perfectly

How many rounds have I played?

I have played well over 2000 rounds of disc golf since I started back in the summer of 2016. This includes all sorts of rounds from 9-hole courses, which I rarely play to local weekly tournaments, practise rounds, bigger non-PDGA and PDGA sanctioned tournaments as well as those marathon type events.

Here’s my track racord of 1746 competitions and training rounds since 2017 til 31st October 2021. Stats by DiscGolfMetrix.com.

When I first started playing I kept score on a simple disc golf app, I remember that I had around 400 rounds recorded on the app, but all the recorded rounds were deleted as I uninstalled it in 2017 and started keeping score in DiscGolfMetrix.

1746 rounds played in disc golf metrix

Do I practise disc golf?

Yes, but obviously not enough is the correct answer. During the season, I’ve been irregularly doing fieldwork on my own, but as I play so much, not that much putting practise. To specify, playing regular disc golf rounds is NOT practising, by practising I mean fieldwork or putting session only

On the off-season I’ve been going to DG Academy training sessions, run by Silver Lätt and Kristin Tattar, for 3 years now and I plan to continue in the future. They run weekly training sessions at a local disc golf shop, which include different indoor putting drills and driving into the net or if the weather holds outside group trainings to finesse players form or to maintain form.

3 PRO TIPS:

  1. Have fun!
  2. Learn to throw both forehand and backhand shots.
  3. Read tip #1 again.

Where did the blog’s name originate from?

As I have played more than 2000 rounds in 5 years, it’s pretty safe to say I’m addicted to disc golf and love every second of it. Just like a true fanatic, hence the name, Disc Golf Fanatic.  FIY: This does not include endless hours of fieldwork, puttinig practise nor watching disc golf related videos/tournament live coverages and etc.

I play so much that even Kristin Tattar has mentioned me in one of her interviews. Even though it’s in Estonian, you can Google translate it and enjoy the read here  https://discgolf.ee/blogs/news/kristin-tattar-kusimused-x-vastused

Question to Kristin Tattar: How many rounds have you played?
Answer from Kristin: Probably more than your average player, but definitely less than Tõnis Soppe (me).
Author Tõnis
At the Latitude 64 Festival in 2020, preparing to throw a forehand

More disc golf related facts about me:

  • I have played over 2000 rounds of disc golf in 5 years, averaging more than 400 rounds per year since 2016.
  • In the 2020 season, I recorded a total of 650+ rounds of disc golf. And this does not include putting pratice nor fieldwork.
  • I’ve completed 20 Jyly putting leagues in a row, 1 putting league is 100 putts from 5-10 meters. So a total of 2000 in several hours.
  • In the summer of 2018 I played 7 x 18 baskets pretty much in a row, at Nõmme disc golf course. The whole thing lasted from 8 AM to 9 PM.
  • I have participated in an event called Järva-Jaani 100, and yes, you guessed it, there were 100 different holes and the whole course took about 9-10 hours to complete. Here are the scores – https://discgolfmetrix.com/585223

2020 Season Achievements

1st place MPO @ Latitude 64º PDGA Weekly @Jõulumäe RED

1st place – Team TOODE @ Ettevõtete Discgolf 5.0

2nd place MA3 @ Baltic Disc Golf Championships Alutaguse Open

3rd place MA3 @ Tõuse. Naerata. Sära JÄRVAKANDI

Baltic disc golf championship profile photo Tõnis Soppe

2019 Season Achievements

1st place MA3 @ Põhja-Eesti karikas 2019 – Muraste

3rd place MA3 @ Tõuse.Naerata.Sära. KEVAD KÕRVEMAAL