Meet our team
"I am co-owner and creator of Bluffside Birdie. PDGA #112513. Disc golf has been a part of my life for about 7 years now. Clint introduced me to it when we starting dating back in high school. This past summer, I have started playing in local leagues and tournaments. I am primarily a left handed forehand thrower, but have been working on my backhand form. For forehand, I throw Innova Sidewinders and for backhand, Dynamic Discs Mavericks are my go-to. My favorite part about disc golf is enjoying the time outside and meeting new people. It has been fun this year to meet a lot of the women who play in our area. If I am not playing, I do enjoy walking with and taking pictures. We got a new DSLR camera last year, so that has been fun! We hope to continue to grow our small business this year with our expanding team. "
"I am co-owner and creator of Bluffside Birdie. I started out playing disc golf in gym class about 8 years ago. Over the years, it has grown into an everyday hobby, and now a small business. I never thought this business idea would become a reality, it has been an awesome experience so far. Some of the most fun things we have done is run the Creekside Classic and get custom discs. It has been pretty cool to see people throw a disc with our logo on it. Our following has grow so much over the past year and I have enjoyed talking to people about our small business and the sport in general. We have lots of new ideas for Bluffside Birdie this year and are excited to put plans in motion."
PDGA #: 83281
Hometown: Saraland, AL
Home Course: Palmetto Course in Mobile, AL
Bag: Next Gen Zuca Cart
Favorite Disc: Prodigy 400 Glow H1
Favorite Course: Cane Ridge in Nashville, TN
"My name is Josh Hollingsworth. I am a returning player for Team Bluffside Birdie. I played on their team in 2018 as well. I live in Saraland, Alabama. My brother, dad and I picked up disc golf on a camping weekend and love it immediately. We tomahawked every shot, as we come from a baseball background. After that, we played once a year for about 8 years. I played baseball in college and ended up getting hurt in the end. My physical therapist recommended that I play tennis or a sport that would allow me to use a "throwing" motion to rehab by arm, so I picked up disc golf again and the rest is history. I still tomahawk but I have added a forehand and backhand to my game and still love disc golf. My favorite disc golf experience has been competing in the Next Generation Tour Nationals in 2017. This was where I met Clint and Brooke. I chose Bluffside Birdie as a sponsor because the apparel and accessories are something to wear while playing disc golf and represent off the course with as well!"
PDGA #: 127324
Hometown: Neillsville, WI
Home Course: Schuster Park, Neillsville, WI
Bag: Grip Ax4
Favorite Disc: Metallic Lucid Sparkle EMAC Truth
Favorite Course: Tower Ridge 1, Eau Claire, WI
“My name is Benjamin Gerhardt, and I am from Neillsville Wisconsin. I discovered my passion of disc golf in 2019. I found an old school innova skeeter and have been hooked since first throw. A week later I went out and bought a used bag and filled it with as many used discs as I could find. I started attending leagues and playing with all levels of players enjoying the camaraderie and seeing what was possible in the sport which inspired me! My love and devotion for the sport grew and I began to compete where I met Clint and Brooke at the Creekside Classic put on by Bluffside Birdie. The event really opened my eyes to what the sport was all about! I love the challenge of competing and enjoy meeting new people from all over. I am excited to wear and represent the Bluffside Birdie brand for the 2021 season.”
PDGA #: 85097
Hometown: Madison, WI
Home Course: Hiestand Park in Madison, WI
Bag: Zuca Cart
Favorite Disc: Axiom Virus
Favorite Course: Silver Creek Park in Manitowoc, WI
"My name is Sarah Brown, and I've been disc golfing since 2016. I played my first round at Vallarta-Ast in Madison and was immediately hooked, going back to play by myself the following day. I met two locals who gave me four of their old discs they weren't throwing anymore and was impressed at how generous and welcoming the local community is. Since then, I've started playing tournaments as much as I can and joined the board of the Mad City Disc Golf Club as Treasurer. I enjoy the way that disc golf can be a fun way to get out and enjoy nature, or a huge positive impact on a local community through charity fundraiser tournaments and events. It is an honor to play for Team Bluffside Birdie, as I believe that they are not only a great apparel and disc retailer, but incredibly organized tournament directors as well. I look forward to representing Bluffside Birdie in the 2021 season!"
PDGA #: 95555
Hometown: La Crosse, WI
Home Course: Pettibone Park in La Crosse, WI
Bag: Pound Octothorpe
Favorite Disc: Opto Ballista Pro
Favorite Course: Vallarta-Ast DGC in Deforest, WI
"My name is Clint Rihn. I am from La Crosse, WI. I first got introduced to disc golf about 7 years in gym class. In the last few years, I have started to play in more tournaments and it has been fun getting to travel to different places. My favorite experience so far was when I got to play in the Next Generation National Championship in Fountain Hills, AZ in 2017. The atmosphere there was incredible and I ended up playing better than expected, falling just short of winning. I met a lot of good people there as well, including Bluffside Birdie Team Member, Josh. Some of my go-to discs include the Latitude 64 Compass, Explorer, Zion and Ballista Pro. My most thrown disc (besides putters) is probably the Westside Soft Harp. "