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Filling the Void: Let Me Introduce Paul McBeth

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Filling the Void: Let Me Introduce Paul McBeth

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We’re several months into our worldwide attempt to “flatten the curve” and have been offering daily escapes into the sporting events of yesteryear through our “Filling The Void” series. We’ve looked back on the inspiring, mind-boggling, and remarkable events as well as the ordinary, daily games we’ve been missing in our lives. We here at The Turf Sports sincerely hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and being safe through these trying days. We’d also like to take a moment to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of those front-line folks keeping society going – from the medical community to those stocking grocery store shelves, delivering supplies around the country or helping us all fight this virus together in some other essential, invaluable way. You are all heroes.

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Today: We’re getting weird, but we’re getting incredible as we watch Paul McBeth, one of the best disc golfers in the world shoot 18-under TWICE.

The 2018 Great Lakes Open

The 2019 Waco Annual Charity Open

With the sports world shut down during the Covid-19 Pandemic, I have found myself searching for something to watch while unwinding from the daily ups and downs. As my insomnia worsened, I found myself falling down the rabbit hole that is professional disc golf, the Disc Golf Pro Tour, and the insane skills of Paul McBeth.

First off, big shout out to JomezPro, whose videos are easy to watch, easy to listen to, but most importantly, don’t alienate new fans. Seriously, after watching two or three videos, you begin to understand the ins and outs of the game, as well as the vocabulary as if by osmosis.

And another big shout out to your two hosts, BigSexy Commentary, professional disc golfers Jeremy “Big Jerm” Koling & Nate “Sexy” Sexton. I am obsessed with these dudes. They have big podcast energy and they bring you into the action without leaving you in the dust. Seriously. The events are great, but these guys keep bringing you back.

And then there’s Paul McBeth.

This dude is insane. At the 2019 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships, he shot 45-under par.


Lucky for me, that final round was the first disc golf video I ever watched and I have never looked back. Watching Ricky Wysocki and McBeth go back and forth is almost magic, and of course, BigSexy Commentary pulls you in early and doesn’t let go.

But still, McBeth is on another level. The two videos posted above are great, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. After watching as many tournaments as I can get my hands on, I can say with ease that Paul McBeth is my favorite Disc Golfer. There’s a simplicity in his game that feels extraordinarily complex. His touch is soft, yet firm. It’s witchcraft as far as I’m concerned.

I’ll never be as good at anything as Paul McBeth is at Disc Golf. That’s a scientific fact.

See You Tomorrow. Stay Safe. Stay Smart. Wash Your Hands.

Justin Colombo is a 2017 Broadway Show Softball League All-Star at 3B/SS. He's essentially the Manny Machado of the Kinky Boots team. Justin has been writing about Baseball since he was a little kid. Now that being an actor in NYC has given him a lot of free time, in 2015 he decided to take his passion public and founded Three Up, Three Down as a way to express his love for the game. From there, Three Up, Three Down grew from a hobby to an obsession. After years of growth and one insult from MLB's Historian, Justin launched The Turf, a way to expand into all areas of the sporting world. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter. LET'S. GO. METS.

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