Finland’s disc golf star Väinö Mäkelä representing Prodigy Disc and Powergrip will begin his 2023 disc golf season at the Disc Golf Pro Tour event Las Vegas Challenge Feb 23-26 in 2023. We had a little chat with Väinö before he left for the US tour.
How has your winter break been?
Thanks for asking, the winter has been a little bit inconsistent. I was sick for a while at the beginning of winter, but luckily I was able to get back to working out and practicing quite quickly. I have been able to prepare for the new season well and also had time to hang out with my girlfriend and friends. I went to Spain to get a better feel for throwing. The brain has had a rest from the competition.
How do you practice?
In the off season, I train for everything else except competing. For example, muscle strength in the gym, throwing training and basic fitness. During the season, I practice at the gym 1-2 times a week, depending on whether it’s competition week. I focus on training the tournament courses – I practically don’t have time to do field practice between events.
Your three favorite things in the US?
- Warm weather
- Sense of a big country – amount of opportunities
Your three least favorite things in the US?
- Absurdity of many things
- Overuse of plastic
- Complexity of how things work compared to Finland
Do you have greetings to your fans?
I send all the fans a big thank you for following and supporting! I wouldn’t be in this situation without you. I want to give back to you as much as possible. Thank you very much to everyone!
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