Avery Jenkins

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Avery Jenkins
— Disc Golfer —
Personal information
Born1978
Hinckley, OH
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSanta Cruz, CA
Career
Turned professional2000
Current tour(s)PDGA National Tour
Professional wins56
Number of wins by tour
PDGA National Tour2
Best results in major championships
PDGA World ChampionshipsWon: 2009
USDGC2nd: 2007, 2008
European Masters34th: 2014
European Open3rd: 2006
Japan OpenWon: 2004
Achievements and awards
PDGA Rookie of the Year2000
US Distance Champion2000, 2005, 2006

Avery Jenkins is an American professional disc golfer from Hinckley, Ohio. He is a former World Champion and three-time US distance champion. In 2016, Jenkins served as commentator for the inaugural Disc Golf World Tour [1]

Jenkins grew up playing disc golf with his father, Leroy, his mother, three-time Women’s Masters World Champion Sharon, and his sister, four-time World Champion Valarie.[2] He is currently sponsored by Clif Bar,[3] Keen,[4] Savage Apparel,[5] Discmania Golf Discs,[6] and Innova Champion Discs.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Jenkins has 56 professional wins, including the 2009 World Championship.[8]

Notable wins[edit]

Year Tournament Tier Stroke Margin Winning Score Runner Up Prize Money
2004 Japan Open M -1 (81-96-52=229) Steve Rico/Ken Climo $3,205
2006 The Players Cup M -4 (57-58-59=174) Eric McCabe/Gregg Barsby $10,000
2008 Greater Tulsa Open NT -2 (49-48-76=173) Eric McCabe/David Feldberg $1,560
2008 Vibram Open NT -7 (56-51-56=163) David Feldberg $2,500
2009 PDGA World Championships M Playoff (53-49-50-45-56-50-46-27=376) Josh Anthon $5,500

Major, NT playoff record (1-4)

Year Tournament Tier Opponent(s) Result
2006 Japan Open M Steve Rico Lost
2007 Beaver State Fling NT Nate Doss/David Feldberg Lost
2008 Master’s Cup NT Steve Rico Lost to birdie on first extra hole [9]
2009 Brent Hambrick Memorial Open NT David Feldberg/Nate Doss Feldberg won with birdie on first hole [10]
2009 World Championships M Josh Anthon Won with birdie on fifth extra hole [11]

Summary[edit]

Competition Tier Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-25 Events
World Championships 1 0 1 2 14 18
Other Majors 2 3 2 13 29 36
National Tour 2 6 4 21 79 93

Annual statistics[edit]

Year Events Wins Top 3 Earnings $ / Event Rating World
Rankings
1999 2 0 1 $0 $0.00 966 -
2000 23 5 8 $5,067 $220.30 992 -
2001 42 2 5 $9,995 $237.98 1007 -
2002 39 0 1 $10,594 $271.64 1013 -
2003 31 3 11 $7,191 $231.97 1004 -
2004 19 4 5 $9,287 $488.79 1007 -
2005 20 1 7 $8,116 $405.80 1016 18
2006 23 5 12 $27,635 $1,201.52 1030 4
2007 23 7 10 $19,537 $849.43 1026 7
2008 30 9 18 $32,859 $1,095.30 1028 4
2009 35 10 23 $29,767 $850.49 1029 4
2010 25 1 4 $12,550 $502.00 1023 25
2011 24 1 7 $14,599 $608.29 1027 14
2012 19 2 6 $10,976 $577.68 1024 27
2013 19 4 7 $7,109 $374.16 1019 29
2014 12 1 3 $4,517 $376.42 1024 29
2015 15 0 2 $6,979 $465.27 1012 32
2016 9 1 5 $3,142 $349.11 1010 -
Career 410 56 135 $219,920 $536.39 - -

At Year End

Equipment[edit]

Jenkins is sponsored by Innova Discs and Discmania Golf Discs. He has a number of past and present signature discs (marked with *), and commonly carries a combination of the following discs:[7] [12]

Drivers

  • Destroyer (Pro, Star)*
  • Firebird (Champion)
  • Max (Star)
  • PD (C-line)*
  • PD2 (C-line, S-line)
  • Wraith (Star)
  • XCaliber (Star)

Fairway Drivers

  • Eagle (Champion)
  • TeeBird (Star)*
  • Whippet (KC Pro)

Midranges

  • Gator (Champion)
  • Roc (KC Pro)

Putters

  • Aviar (KC Pro)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parcell, Z. "Avery Jenkins named commentator on Disc Golf World Tour".
  2. ^ Hill, S. "Disc golf's most famous mom".
  3. ^ "Athletes: Avery Jenkins". Archived from the original on 2016-10-28. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  4. ^ "Meet a Keen Ambassador: Avery Jenkins".
  5. ^ "Avery Jenkins Joins Team Savage". SAVAGE, The Ultimate Apparel Company. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  6. ^ "Discmania Sky Team: Avery Jenkins (USA)".
  7. ^ a b "Team Innova: Avery Jenkins".
  8. ^ "PDGA Player Page: Avery Jenkins".
  9. ^ "Masters Cup 2008 part 1 Disc Golf Tournament".
  10. ^ "Dave Feldberg wins 2009 Brent Hambrick Memorial Open..."
  11. ^ "2009 Disc Golf World Championships".
  12. ^ "In My Bag with Disc Golf World Champion Avery Jenkins".