Thanksgiving Special: Pro Disc Golfers With The Most Turkeys In 2022

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Alex WilliamsonWriter, Editor
Nov 24, 2022 • 3 min read
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Original player photos of Paul McBeth, Gannon Buhr, Calvin Heimburg, Catrina Allen, and Paige Pierce credit: Disc Golf Pro Tour

You liked it so much last year, we're making it an annual tradition. It's Thanksgiving, AKA Turkey Day, and it's time to find out which pros got the most turkeys at top-tier tournaments tracked with UDisc Live in 2022.

What's a Turkey in Disc Golf?

Whenever a player gets three consecutive birdies during a single round, it's called a "turkey."

To get the stats you'll see below, we had to set a few parameters for "turkey." Here's what they were:

  • The turkey counts could actually include up to five consecutive birdies (what we like to call "turkeys with stuffing").
  • Any consecutive birdie total that was a multiple of three counted as a separate turkey, i.e. six consecutive birdies was two turkeys, nine consecutive was three.
  • We included eagles in turkey streaks, but any par broke the streak. So, for example, eagle + birdie + birdie was a turkey, but eagle + par + birdie was not.
  • Turkeys had to be done within one round, so finishing a round with two birdies and starting the next day with a birdie didn't count as a turkey.

Top 10 Turkey Tallies: FPO Disc Golf 2022

Rank Name Turkey Tally UDisc Live Rounds Played Avg. Turkeys Per Round
1 Catrina Allen 33 77 0.4
2 Paige Pierce 31 70 0.4
3 Hailey King 26 45 0.6
4 Kristin Tattar 25 57 0.4
5 Valerie Mandujano 24 72 0.3
T6 Ella Hansen 21 83 0.3
T6 Natalie Ryan 21 70 0.3
T6 Ohn Scoggins 21 71 0.3
9 Henna Blomroos 20 51 0.4
10 Kat Mertsch 19 83 0.2

Looks like Cat was out for the big birds in 2022.

Top 10 Turkey Tallies: MPO Disc Golf 2022

Rank Name Turkey Tally UDisc Live Rounds Played Avg. Turkeys Per Round
1 Paul McBeth 80 72 1.1
2 Calvin Heimburg 67 75 0.9
3 Gannon Buhr 66 82 0.8
4 Kyle Klein 63 77 0.8
5 Ricky Wysocki 59 68 0.9
6 Ezra Aderhold* 58 80 0.7
7 Kevin Jones 54 83 0.7
8 Corey Ellis 53 65 0.8
9 Niklas Anttila 52 70 0.7
10 James Conrad 51 78 0.7

McBeth was the only player hungry enough to get more than one portion of poultry per round last season.

*Do disc golfing vegans get tofurkeys?

More of the Best Disc Golf Stats from 2022

Turkeys are typically a main dish, but at a UDisc Thanksgiving, they're just a scrumptious side. Check out some of the real entrees from our 2022 stat breakdowns:

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