The Estonians are coming to Pro Worlds
Albert Tamm, Kristin Tattar and Silver Lätt on Team Latitude 64° will join Simon Lizotte as the only Europeans to compete at the 2021 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships.
Albert Tamm made his 2021 US event debut at the Portland Open (June 4-6), and he has signed up for Pro Worlds in Utah and some more events.
– I finished 28th, which wasn’t quite what I was looking for, but all in all not too bad either. Portland Open gave me a good idea what I need to work on my game before next event. Time to travel and see you in Utah, Albert says.
More than that, the Estonian power couple Kristin Tattar and Silver Lätt are also on their way over the pond. The strict travel restrictions in the world makes it difficult for European disc golfers wanting to play the big events in the United States. But spending two weeks in Croatia (which are not a part of the Schengen area) makes it possible for Kristin Tattar and Silver Lätt to travel over the pond for the Pro Worlds. They will fly over June 14th, well in time to get some practice and get to know the courses.
How’s it hanging Croatia?
– Croatia has been great so far! We went to Varaždin first where Spring Forester was held last weekend. We were able to train two times a day there and it felt great, but a little exhausting. Now we moved up to coast, closer to another course up on Platak Mountain where we’ll play another C-Tier this weekend, Kristin Tattar says.
How are you fine-tuning your form down there?
– Right now we’ve been able to take some time off to rest from last week. Stay on the beach and swim in Adriatic sea. It has been wonderful! But we have also played the course and we’ll play a lot more tomorrow and on the weekend. So hopefully we are ready for World Championships, Kristin says.
You’ve been under lockdown in Estonia? What kind of changes has that made for your disc golf game when it comes to practice and competitions?
– During lockdown in Estonia we were thankfully able to play the whole time, because courses were still open in our hometown. So we continued to practise like we’d normally do before season and just hoping we’d be able to take part of big events this season. I mainly focused on my forehand – so now I can say that I feel very comfortable again with forehands and I think it is a big win for me, Kristin says.
– I focused on filling the gaps I had in my bag, and the Royal lineup was great for that! Now I feel more confident off the tee, especially with the new Grand Rive. It’s great for both backhand and forehand shots. Also improved my backhand distance and sidearm upshot game during the offseason/lockdown, Silver Lätt says.
But you are finally looking forward to some big events again. How much are you looking forward to this?
– The down side is that we haven’t been able to compete as much as we’d like. In my opinion competing is the best training! So we’ll see how we can handle the pressure that we haven’t felt for a long time, Kristin says.
– But we are definitely very excited. We can’t wait to compete in US already, Silver says.
We are looking forward to see you guys play some big events again. Good luck!