Team Millennium

Team Millennium

Gold Sponsorship

This is our highest level of sponsorship.  These players are professional disc golfers who compete in PDGA events around the country and the world. 

Silver Sponsorship

This sponsorship supports disc golfers of both professional and amateur status.  It is for players who throw Millennium Golf Discs and serve as "ambassadors" of Millennium to their regions.


Steve Brinster

Gold Sponsorship

Warwick, NY
Steve Brinster

 

We are excited to announce that current USDGC Champion, Steve Brinster, is rejoining the Millennium family.  Steve threw for Millennium earlier in his career and grew accustomed to our molds and plastics.  So much that many of our discs are still in his bag and are an integral part of his consistent championship-caliber performance.  Today, he joins our team again with a relationship that works alongside his primary sponsorship with Innova. 

We plan to work with Steve on product development and testing, along with other marketing efforts.  But perhaps the most exciting work with him has already begun.  We have recently started collaborating with Steve to produce a special edition Quantum Sentinel to commemorate his 2013 USDGC win.  While the Q-Sentinel is not a widely popular disc in the Millennium line, it’s perhaps Steve’s most reliable go-to midrange in his bag, and we hope that this special edition run will help bring more visibility to this trustworthy Midrange Fade disc.   Beyond that we feel that Steve brings instant credibility to the quality of our discs and our brand. 

While we are extremely impressed with Steve’s win at the USDGC, our desire to bring him back to Millennium far exceeds his performance in competition.  Steve is truly one of the sport’s elite ambassadors.  He has done more for the sport than almost any touring professional.  He has installed a dozen courses throughout the NY/NJ area.  Three of which have been used as National Tour locations, including his home course, Warwick.  Years ago he also started one of the strongest clubs in the Northeast, the Skyland Flying Disc Club.  He acted as the chairman for 10+ years and currently still serves on the Board of Directors.    

Though at the very bottom of it all, Steve’s character is what speaks the loudest to us.  He’s professional, influential, a caring father and husband, and a positive role model any disc golfer can look up to.  He aligns with our personal convictions, has tremendous knowledge and respect for our company, and he has a love for disc golf with a proven dedication to its growth.  We couldn’t be more proud to have him represent our brand and this sport.  We are looking forward to big things this season, and beyond.

Anders Haugen

Gold Sponsorship

Bergen, Norway
Anders Haugen

Hi everyone! My name is Anders, and I'm from Bergen, Norway. I started playing discgolf in 2005, and have been working hard to improve my game ever since. I won my first Norwegian Tour tournament in 2010, and have two top 3 finishes so far in 2011. I have represented Norway in the last three European Championships, and I was also the Norwegian national representative at the 2008 USDGC.

I became a Team Millennium player in 2008, and have played exclusively with Millennium discs since then. What makes Millennium unique to me, is the quality in every single one of their discs. They may not have the biggest selection to choose from, but their line of models offers exactly all you need to play solid golf at any course and in any conditions, especially with the additions of the Astra and the Quasar! Also I would like to mention the Sentinel MF, one of my favorite discs. Its high speed, predictable fade and unique capability to keep elevation makes it one-of-a-kind!

We might not have too many courses here in Norway, but we do have some good ones among the 40+ we have. My home course in Bergen is one of my favorites, together with the courses in Arendal, Skien, Bodø, and Tønsberg. Among the courses I've played on abroad, Winthrop Gold, Wagrain (Austria), Blue Ribbon Pines (MN) and Järva (Sweden) stand out.

To play smart and to keep it simple is a good way to describe my game. I love to throw slow discs, and I use my Omegas and QMSs all the time, even off the tee. If more distance is needed, I turn to the Orion LF or the EXP1 1.7. When practicing, I mainly focus on putting, the straight shot, and the short game. To me, these three factors are the key to low scores out on the course.

Eric Marx

Gold Sponsorship

Swannanoa, NC

As well as I can remember my mother bought a Frisbee for me around the time I was 8. That would be circa 1964. I immediately fell in love with it and was a natural. I remember eventually spending large amounts of time throwing all 8 of my Frisbees across the street at a neighbors tree and then back to one of ours - essentially golfing. In the 70's I spent literally hundreds of hours playing catch with a Frisbee at college. I could have earned a couple of PHD's in all the time I spent on Frisbee. It was there, at Illinois State, that I saw a little hand written sign for a Frisbee tournament on campus. I went to the distance and accuracy event and won. That got me to a regional event and lo and behold I won that too. That lead to the final - the first national intercollegiate Frisbee tournament sponsored by Wham-O. Before I really knew what I was doing I won that too, becoming the first national college Frisbee champion in 1977. Part of my prize was a free trip out to California to watch the World Frisbee Championships. That was it, I was hooked. I started competing the next year. For several years we only had the multi-event Frisbee tournaments to attend. Then disc golf took off. Again, this was something I immediately fell in love with and had an aptitude for from the start. I've never kept record of how much I won. I know there are a lot of PDGA wins, lots of course records, state, national and world titles. I learned over the years I didn't really care if I won, just if I played well.

Mark Steddom

Gold Sponsorship

Davenport, IA
Mark Steddom

"I first started playing disc golf at age 48.  I wasn’t looking to do much other than find an activity that my girlfriend Julie and I could do together.  One of her work friends suggested disc golf so we gave it a try.  A short time later Julie’s brother Joe move here and we all really got into disc golf.  We played almost every day after work.  We were hooked.  I won the first tourney I played in.  Being my first tourney I entered the rec division in one of Jay and Des Reading’s tourneys up here in Iowa.  I continued to do well in tourneys and entered my first Worlds in 2006.  I finished 2nd in the Adv GM division.  I teamed up with Gary Camp and we won Am GM World Dubs the next year in 2007.  I played Worlds again that year and won it and also won the next year as well.  After that I moved to Pro GM and finished 15th in 2009.  I meet some wonderful pros like Mark Ellis and David Greenwell.  Man are those guys good!  

My favorite courses are typically ones that are wooded.  I love John Houck’s Circle R courses.  Des Moines, IA has four great courses that offer a wide variety of different shots.  They are Ewing, Pickard, Big Creek, and Walnut Ridge.  My local area in the Quad Cites has some great courses as well.  Middle Park in Bettendorf is my home course and I love our new course in Milan, IL named Camden2.  I throw mainly backhand but I’ve been working very hard on getting a better forehand.  My favorite disc in the Omega SS.  It’s a great putter and goes dead straight as an approach disc.  My main driver is the QOLS.  Nice little S shot with great glide.  And who can forget the QMS and QJLS.  We really have some great discs!  Disc golf has been very good to me.  Without it I don’t know what I’d be doing.  Probably getting fat sitting on the couch.  LOL"

Niloofar Mosavar Rahmani

Gold Sponsorship

Norrköping, Sweden
Niloofar Mosavar Rahmani

Bio coming soon

Rudy Martinez

Gold Sponsorship

Sinton, TX

Bio coming soon

Derek Mower

Silver Sponsorship

Colorado Springs, CO
Derek Mower

Hi, my name is Derek Mower.  Ive been playing disc golf for about 12 years now.  A friend of mine introduced me to the game and gave me a 150 class Polaris LS to get started with.  I’ve gone through a lot of discs since that time, but I love the consistency that Millennium brings to the game.  When you replace a lost disc, you’re not worried about how the new one is going to fly.  Although I’ve moved up in the weight ranges, the Polaris LS is still my go to disc.  One of my favorite things about disc golf is how easy and inexpensive it is to get into for new players.  I’ve been able to introduce a lot of new players to the game, and spend most of my weekends playing with my brother-in-laws who both have a natural talent when it comes to the game.  And of course the best thing about disc golf, is that I’m able to take the kids with me and they have as much fun as I do!

Zack Kitchen

Silver Sponsorship

Tampa, FL
Zack Kitchen

“The Legend of Zack Kitchen.”

During the Am weekend of Throw Down the Mountain II (2014) in Brooksville, FL, 16-year-old Zack Kitchen became a local legend with a cliff-to-cliff eagle on hole 18 of the “Gran Canyon.” Hole 18 is one of the most memorable disc golf holes in all of Florida. This 580’ par 4 tees off from a canyon ridge, stretches down a long valley fairway and finishes atop a 40’ wall on the other side of the canyon. With out-of-bounds marked on either side of the fairway, and up the 40’ wall that defends the final target, most pros and am players focus their drives on fairway placement – positioning themselves for a long, tricky approach up to the pin. However, during Friday Doubles play, Zack Kitchen decided to go for it all. He crushed his drive from the red tees with a long swooping left to right hyzer flip shot which finished with a graceful fade right towards the basket. His drive successfully carried 570’ in the air from cliff-to-cliff, leaving him and his partner a 10’ drop-in putt for eagle. This feat puts Zack in elite company. Before him, the only known golfers to duplicate this feat were Professional disc golfers Garrett Gurthie and Ricky Wysocki in 2012. At just 16 years of age, Zack Kitchen is now the youngest disc golfer to have accomplished this epic shot, and thus has etched his name into the local lore for years to come.

Millennium Golf Discs has sponsored Zack, his father Lonnie, and his brother Jake since 2013. This traveling, disc golfing family reminds us of our own roots - traveling the country as a family and playing disc golf anywhere and everywhere we went. They are a class act group of guys who respect the game, their competition, and have values and etiquette of the highest level. They embody everything about the spirit of disc golf, and we couldn’t be happier to have them on our team and as our friends.

Jason Rubito

Silver Sponsorship

Gray, Maine

Richard Why

Silver Sponsorship

Tulsa, OK

Hi! My name is Richard Why, and I am from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I started playing disc golf in 2008 when a friend introduced me to the sport, I was hooked from there. The first disc I ever found while playing was a Millenium QJLS, which gave me a great start in the world of disc golf.


I moved from Advanced Men to Open Men at the beginning of 2012 and have since had multiple Top 5 finishes, along with a win at the 2012 Monkey Trap Open in Springdale, AR. What drew me to Millenium was the consistency of the plastic and the molds. I know what my discs are going to do with every throw, and that is a vital part of my game. I became a member of Team Millenium in 2013, and I'm looking forward to several great years to come.