This week, I bring to you an interview with a fellow Tupelo Disc Golf Association member. Robby Harris, PDGA #43412, has been playing in both PDGA and Southern Nationals tournaments in late 2009 and early 2010 according to info available on their respective websites. I first met him at one of the TDGA minis the summer after I started playing disc golf. Well know across the region as a good disc golfer, he has also run a number of tournaments over the years.
Forming a disc golf company this year, he and his wife, Cassie Harris, ran the Weapons of Grass Destruction tournament series earlier this year. The series made stops in several towns in North Mississippi in an effort to highlight the growing disc golf scene in our area. I was fortunate enough to film the stop in my hometown of New Albany. You can watch that video on my Youtube channel. Now, on the cusp of sponsoring some local disc golfers, I took some time to chat with Robby about his new venture.
First thing, let’s hear a little history about you and your disc golf journey. What got you into disc golf, and what are some of the highlights from tournaments you’ve played in?
From our interaction since I started playing, I’ve learned that you’ve been a TD for a number of years. Did you fall into being a TD after playing for a while, or was it something you planned on doing eventually?
What prompted the creation of Mississippi Mafia Disc Golf?
What are your plans for MMDG for the rest of the year and going into 2017?
You posted on Facebook that you were looking to sponsor 3 local players. What criteria have you set for choosing these players?
When you hear “grow the sport,” what does that mean do you? What would you like to see your sponsored players do in that regard?
How important do you feel a solid social media presence is for a disc golf company and the players?
The Tri-State Doubles Series seems to be going well. What is it like working with Dustin Morris of Occam Outdoors to keep the area full of options for disc golf?
Are you planning on doing another “tour” of North MS disc golf tournaments next year presented by MMDG? Will it expand farther out from your base of Tupelo, MS if you do so to include TN and Alabama?
Who do you want to give a shout out to for helping in MMDG & the tournaments you are hosting?
I am a graphic designer of more than 20 years and tattoo professionally out of Memphis TN at Memphis Tattoo Co. I run a design and photography business called C and E Race Designs and Photography out of Oakland TN. I have worked for several large businesses in the past before striking out on my own including Competition Cams and Memphis Motorsports Park . I travel and photograph drag racing and offer designing to racers and race coverage. I recently discovered disc golf in the spring of 2015 and fell in love, I have been addicted ever since. I decided to use my abilities to help grow the sport and I hope to provide advertising solutions, as well as video coverage and production in the future.