Five Questions with…Scott Reek, KCFDC #570, PDGA #12824, Entrepreneur, KCFDC Board Member, PDGA Coordinator for the state of Kansas, Disc Golfer with Team Latitude 64
With his good natured smile and relaxed demeanor, Scott Reek is easy to like. Most people know that he is the brains behind the Kansas City Mini Series, which produced ten PDGA events this year, as well as the Midwest Amateur Championships, which saw it’s fourth and largest year yet in August. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Scott moved to the Kansas City area in March 2011 and opened the Kansas City Dynamic Discs Store in March 2012. In 2013, Scott became the PDGA coordinator for the state of Kansas, a role he continues to maintain. In addition, Scott previously lived in Kansas before returning to Wisconsin for several years and was the director for the Kansas Disc Golf Association from 1998-2003 as well as the Armed Forces Overseas (APO) coordinator for the PDGA from 2004-2008 and the president of the Appleton (Wisconsin) Area Disc Golf Club from 2007-2010.
Scott is no longer involved directly with the Dynamic Discs Kansas City Store. Recently, Scott officially and amiably parted ways with the store in order to pursue his newest venture, UnderPar DiscGolf Promotions. Scott’s vision for this company is to promote the sport of disc golf through merchandising, as well as working with marketing events and disc golf organizations. His mission statement for the company, from his own website states: “It all started with a great idea and a little hard work. Today we’re proud to provide quality products direct to your doorstep through an experience you’ll enjoy. And most of all, we hope you’ll enjoy the products as much as we do…” Finally, Scott recently designed and completed installation of the disc golf course at Heritage Park in Olathe, KS. Scott even obtained employment with the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department in order to oversee the mowing and maintenance of the course to assure it is maintained in the fashion he sees fit. Scott’s goal for the next five years is to bring two major events to the Kansas City area. He has put in a bid for the 2018 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships and states he is undecided on the second major event for which he wishes to bid.
In addition to volunteering and promoting the sport of disc golf, Scott is married to Michelle and between them, the couple have a blended family of six children (Brian, Leah, Ashley, Marian, Abby, and Ethan), and a cat named Oreo. Scott also occasionally finds time to play disc golf as well, as a sponsored member of Team Latitude 64. He competes with some regularity, generally choosing events out of the area. When asked which wins he is most proud of, Scott said that his 2009 Advanced Men’s win at the Memorial Championship and his 2016 Masters (Open) win at the Northwoods Open topped the list.
KCFDC: How long have you been playing/involved in disc golf?
Scott Reek: I started playing disc golf in Hays, Kansas in 1995 and joined the PDGA in 1997
KCFDC: If you could only take three discs, one driver, one mid-range and one putter, with you, to a tournament, what would they be?
SR: Latitude 64 Soft Dagger (putter), Latitude 64 Gold Culverin (driver), Dynamic Discs Lucid Emac Truth (mid-range).
KCFDC: What do you like to drink while you disc golf?
SR: Water or Gatorade.
KCFDC: What’s your favorite thing about disc golf?
SR: I like to meet new people, but [I enjoy] running events. I like coming up with an idea and making it happen. I run a lot of events so coming up with new ideas is tough sometimes, but when I do, I am happy.
KCFDC: What one tip would you give someone looking to improve his or her game?
SR: Take every shot one throw at a time and don’t take it so seriously. Practice will make you better, getting frustrated will not.