Liske continues to succeed at disc golf

BALDWIN — Tyler Liske will always be grateful for the invitation he got a few years ago to play disc golf.

Liske is a junior at Mason County Central. He lives in the Baldwin school district and plays with the disc golf 4-H team. He’s going into his fourth season.

“My cousins, the Childress boys, asked me to come out and play with them,” Liske said. “I started playing and I liked it.”

Liske played in the state meet the last three years and won the junior division two years ago.

“I played in Am (Amateur) 3 division last year,” he said. “It wasn’t as good as it could have been.”

His drive and approach shots are his strengths, Liske indicated. “They always save me,” he said, adding that he needs to improve on “my short game, my putting, and knowing when to pull my putter out and when to pull out a mid-range (disc).”

This summer, Liske wants to be in the Am 3 state finals and place in the top 20.

“I’ll have to stay strong mentally in the game,” he said.

Liske likes the competitiveness of the sport.

“It’s on our own,” he said. “It gives me something to do during the summer.”

He also plays baseball and runs cross country. His favorite sport is baseball, which he’s been playing since age 4.

Seth Hopkins of the Lake County 4-H office, said local disc golf events will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be a break this Thursday because of Troutarama.