We have heard that you were the first or among the first women to go on tour. When did you start touring, and what was the most difficult thing about being on tour early on?
I started touring in 1999, I decided to quit my job, sell my house, and hop in the 1973 Winnebago with Al Shack and Todd Branch. Some of the difficulties were long distances between tournaments and small women’s divisions. I did get to meet a lot of great people and see a lot of beautiful courses.
Do you primarily throw forehand or backhand?
I am right handed but I throw left handed backhand, and some right hand forehand upshots
What is your favorite type of cheese?
I love cheese, sharp cheddar is probably my favorite.
What are your 3 favorite courses in Michigan?
Putting, driving or approach? Which of these is the strongest part of your disc golf game?
I think that my driving is my strongest part of my game, I think if I would spend more time practicing putting I would shave off some strokes.
What 3 courses in the world would you like to play that you haven’t had the opportunity to play yet?
I’m not sure, I have never been to Colorado, maybe something in Hawaii, and Johnson park one of my favorite local courses is being reinstalled and I think they will be using it for world’s next year.
If you could have a tee off song what would it be?
I like a lot of different music, mostly hard rock, usually something fast to get me pumped up.
(Sue didn’t have a specific song for us, here is one we would suggest as it fits her description of hard rock and fast we hope it would get her pumped up)
You are a 3 time world champion, taking 1st in Grandmasters Women in 2016, 1st in Masters women in 2012 and 1st in the Advanced Women’s’ Division at Amatuer Worlds in 1997, any advice on how to deal with the high pressure that comes along with competing and winning a major disc golf event?
Practice the courses, know what all your disc do even your backup disc, bring enough water and a snack, have confidence in yourself, practice putting a lot.
If you could have an official beer of disc golf what would it be?
What is the biggest piece of advice you have for someone who is thinking about going on tour?
Pre register for the tournament, try to get to the course a few days early to check it out, find out who the local sponsors are and check them out to thank them, have fun, stay positive, be a good role model.