JR Stengele
  • Born in Los Gatos, CA. (Bay Area), now living in Mukilteo, Wa. (North of Seattle)

    disc golf, hiking, camping, football, soccer, lifting, traveling
    DGCR Number
    Real name
    JR Stengele
    'MukTown' - Pacific Northwest
    Nov 6, 1979 (Age: 44)
    Years Playing
    23.6 Years
    Main Throwing Style
    DGCR Player Rating
    Total Reviews / Avg. Score
    191 / 2.53 star(s)
    Voting Record
    1015 709


    "What's in the bag", pdga #37977, dgcr #356,
    Diamond Reviewer #7, Team Chainbanger'z

    You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.
    -- Arthur Ashe

    Other info

    ~DG Philosophy ~

    * First and foremost, disc golf is meant to be fun. Although I am competitive by nature, to me it is about getting out into nature and enjoying the great outdoors!
    * I started playing this wonderful sport in May of 2000 at the famous De La Veaga in Santa Cruz, CA. Since then, I have accumulated over 250 courses in 13 states, 3 countries and counting...
    * My favorite type of courses are those that grow with age. Being able to shoot "lights out" every time on the course, to me, lacks creativity and challenge and therefore loses its luster quickly. Courses that continue to challenge me, revealing new routes and approaches over time, make me want to come back and play time and time again.
    * Considering I like to travel, navigation plays a factor in my ratings. If I am spending as much time looking for the next hole as playing it, then there is a major flaw with the course design/layout. I don't expect a course to hold me by the hand, but do expect the course to flow in proper harmony whether it be by the use of signs, next tee markers, tape on the basket, etc.

    ~ DGCR Criteria ~

    * Course Design: Balance (lefty vs. righty) with preferably multiple routes to the basket, nice flow, easy navigation, mix in hole length and par, utilization of geography, open vs. wooded holes, signature hole(s).
    * Aesthetic Beauty: Cleanliness and course maintenance, mountains, water (rivers, lakes, ponds, ocean), foliage, wildlife.
    * Challenge: Appropriate for tended audience (ie. red, blue, gold level player). Rewarding skill over luck.
    * Amenities: Pro shop, bathrooms, water fountains, camping, snack shacks, benches, multi-use park.
    * Bonuses: Multiple tee pads and/or baskets, quality tee signs and tee pads, multiple courses on site, kiosk w/ information regarding course layout, club events and local vendors.

    Level: Advanced Am / MA40
    Former Sponsors:
    *Team Dairy Air of Everett
    *Chainbangers of Seattle

    Max Distance: 400+
    PDGA#37977 , CDGC#25 , WCDGC#163
    Courses Played In: 13 states, 3 countries, and counting...
    Total # of Courses Played: (282)

    Aces: 20 basket, 5 tone, 1 Howliewood, 1 Spring Equinox, 1 Fall Equinox, 6 Pitch and Putt
    States with Recorded Aces: CA, HI, ID, OR, WA (USA) British Columbia (Canada)

    Last Ace:
    April 27, 2019 - Hole #5, Church Creek DGC - Stanwood, WA

    Previous Few Aces:
    September 3, 2018 - Hole #10, Wayne Golf Course - Bothell, WA
    April 11, 2016 - Hole #1, Valley View Middle School - Snohomish, WA
    February 16, 2015 - Hole # 4, Ferguson DGC - Snohomish, WA
    August 24, 2014 - Hole #4, Tall Firs DGC, Monroe, WA
    July 29, 2014 - Hole #6, Wilder DGC - Newport, OR
    July 16, 2014 - Hole #16, Passive Park - Langley, B.C.
    **2011 Northwest Advanced Doubles Champion**
    **2012 3rd in Adv Doubles, WA State Doubles Championship**
    **2020 2nd in MA40 WA State Championships**
    **Course Record Holder - Trek Stop DGC - San Jose Succotz, Belize (-5)**
    **Course Record Holder - Lake Stevens, WA - Dubs (-16 white tees)**
    **Course Record Holder - Dairy Air DGC - Everett, WA (-15)**

    Courses Played Not Currently Listed/ Extinct:

    Fort Walla Walla Black DGC - Walla Walla, WA (2009 Sushi Classic)
    Lagoon Links DGC - Santa Barbara, CA (UCSB)
    Military Hill - Pullman, WA
    Robinson Park - Moscow, ID
    Sargent Darby Park - Santa Cruz, CA
    Woodland Park - Seattle, WA (Original Obstacle Layout)

    Bayer Healthcare Facility - Lynwood, WA
    Brakendale - Squamish, BC, Canada
    Cedar Arms - Shelton, WA (2010 MCDGC Summer Series)
    Dairy Air DGC, Everett, WA
    Dairy Air DG Glow Course, Everett, WA
    Frost Creek 20 - Maple Falls, WA
    Griffin Hill Farm Dgc - 18 hole layout & 10 hole layout - Arlington, WA (2015 Spring Equinox and Fall Equinox, 2016 Fall Equinox)
    Harbour Heights Park - Practice Area - Mukilteo, WA
    Jumanji @ 4 Mound Reserve - Spokane, WA (2012 Lilac City Open)
    Major DGC - Redmond, WA
    Mamquam - Squamish, BC, Canada
    Ridge View DGC - Snohomish, WA
    Wild Bill's Practice Facility (PBS) - Connell, WA

    92nd Street Park - Mukilteo, WA
    Cornwall Classic 20 hole Layout - Bellingham, WA - September 2021
    Full Bright Park - Union Gap, WA ( 2017 El Guapo Open - 27 hole layout)
    Harbour Pointe Village Park - Mukilteo, WA
    Hucktoberfest 18 hole DG Tournament Layout - Mountlake Terrace Alt Layout
    Lake Paddon Golf Course 18 hole DG Tournament Layout Winter Series - Bellingham, WA (Nov 14, 2021)
    Leavenworth, WA (Leavenworth Golf Club 2019)
    Kaiaka Bay Beach Park, Northshore - Oahu, HI (HDGA monthly - July 2009)
    Kepuhi Bay DGC- Molokai, HI (Home of the 2004 Zone Driven Hawaiian State Championships)
    Milo McIver Beaver State Fling East & West Layout (NT- May 2009)
    Wayne Golf Course - Bothell, WA (14 holes, September 3, 2018)
    Whistler's Bend (30 Hole Doubles Shootout Layout - June 2014)

    Crystal Mountain, WA (Crystal Mountain High Classic 09/10)
    Milo McIver - Estacada, OR (2009 Beaver State Fling)
    I thought that you might be interested to know that I've now played 12 courses in Hawaii, so that is 1 more than the top bagger on DGCR. I just completed playing the "playable" courses on Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui. Only Kaui is left.
    Welcome back to the Forums with your first post of 2021! As a long time veteran of DGCR you are missed around here
    Hey JR,
    Im still on Island until July next year. I have been busy with things around the house and trying to play as much as possible and havent been on here to much. We hosted one of the HDGA monthly tournaments at the Hickam course. It was very succesfull. we had a little over 30 people show up to play our course. it was a good time. the course keeps getting better and better. hows things going up in the great northwest???
    Oops, what I ment to say was I see the ol’ rating is creeping up. Time to revise the goal to 1,000.

    I had copied and pasted a journal entry from my books with info on one our clients. Good thing i caught it before the edit time had expired.
    Yep. Don't think about it just do it. S-Line is supposed to be a tad more stable than my C-lines. I love the C-lines though, and throw them in 168-170g. If you are going with the c-line, the pearly run is supposed to be the best. Hazard discs has a few for sale on ebay.
    Canadian Championships!? That sounds fun. Just let me know what days you're available and I'll meet up with you if I can.
    St Martin just got put in a month ago, its the exact opposit of Woodland Creek park. STM is a wide open course on the campus of a catholic college. New Innova 28 baskets and natural tees. Let me know when you make a trip down and I will do my best to join you.
    Yeah, it's approaching fast. I chatted with the guys and they say that they will always help out of country travellers, so you're covered.
    Hey JR,

    I believe I ran into you at the Seatac work party last Saturday. I think I called you Dave, or something like that, dangit. But that was YOU I'm sure. Happy discin' and my review of Delaveaga will be forthcoming, as I'm heading down to Cal tomorrow. Hope to see you again soon!

    Thanks. The TR status is what got me hooked on this site. I ordered the diamond mini with in an hour of finding out :)


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