Faces of disc golf - Risto Lehtinen
Who are you?
I am Risto Lehtinen, a 37-year-old familyman,
painter, ventilation installer, skater and above all a disc golfer.
What’s disc golf to you?
For me, disc golf is a life-long hobby that is easy to do
and there is always room for improvement.
The playmates and the forest also find their place in my heart.
Forehand or Backhand?
When I started disc golf in 2006,
there was an attitude that the backhand
was the only really serious throwing technique,
well, if Ville Piippo isn't counted 😆
Both techniques are, in my opinion, necessary to know,
but if either one is forced to choose, then backhand.
Nothing compares to a decent putter throw.
Favorite disc golf course
Tali is my favorite track.
First track where I played,
first decent track in Helsinki and my home track.
Favorite item in your bag?
My absolute favorite item in the bag is a piece of magnesium
in another beverage bottle holder.
Without it in the summer,
I won’t get a good grip from the disc because of hand sweating.
Greetings for the family,
the Barons of Fau and the Sven Brothers.