Ambassadors


Team Obsidian is a bunch of good guys who have volunteered to help propagating our brand. These goodwill ambassadors understand the roots of OD and want to do their part in bringing this small brand to disc golf players’ attention. If you need playing company, tips for technique, info about courses or discs, or just a friendly chat, please don’t hesitate to disturb us when you see us on the course!


Olli AROLA      #70946      MP50
Year of birth: 1966
Hometown: Joensuu
Career wins: 3
Handedness: Left (mixed)
Year started in disc golf: 2014
Max distance: 100 m
Favourite course: Lykynlampi
Favourite event: Tyyni
Career highlights: The day when my son, who started playing after me, won me for the first time! Great moment of "Passing the torch"!
Goals: To be able to keep passing those hints and tips to newcomers, and reflecting enthusiasm and positive vibes among the DG-community.
Motto: "Let every round played slow down the decline of skills and ability to play." (MP50-mantra)
Club: Joen Liitokiekko
Instagram: @olliarol
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Ville NIVALAINEN      #64496      MP40
Year of birth: 1977
Hometown: Joensuu
Career wins: 3
Handedness: RHBH + RHFH
Year started in disc golf: 2009
Max distance: 120 m
Favourite course: Lykynlampi
Favourite event: Pohjois-Karjalan avoimet
Career highlights:
  • National Champion, Finnish National Doubles 2020 MP40
  • 4th place, Finnish National Mixed Doubles 2020 MP40
  • 5th place in Finnish National Team Championships 2016 & 2014 open series
Goals: To meet a lot of nice players and have fun with the sports.
Motto:
Club: Joen Liitokiekko
Instagram: @vnivalainen
Other thoughts:

Riku TÄHTINEN      #64969      MP40
Year of birth: 1974
Hometown: Järvenpää
Career wins: 6
Handedness: Right
Year started in disc golf: 2009, license in 2014
Max distance: 100+ m
Favourite course: Partaharjun frisbeegolfrata and Kaatis
Favourite event: Iso Parta, NDGE and Linnoitus Open
Career highlights: 3 Finnish Nationals Mixed Doubles medals in 3 years, and of course organizing Iso Parta Tournament
Goals:
  • To be in Top 10 at Finnish Nationals in MP40
  • To be the Champion at Finnish National Mixed Doubles of 40+ series
  • A medal at Finnish National Doubles MP40
Motto: "Positiivisen kautta”, "Rennosti kovaa" (sorry, these are hard to translate as succintly as they are in Finnish)
Club: Pieksämäen Ohiheittäjät / Pieksämäen palloilijat
Instagram: @rikunpoika
Other thoughts: I’m coaching four players with whom I’m going through sports-related stuff, mostly Mental Game things. I want people to enjoy the sports called disc golf.

Ville MÄKI      #95391      MP40
Year of birth: 1979
Hometown: Kaarina
Career wins: 2
Handedness: Right
Year started in disc golf: 2016, PDGA Tournaments 2017
Max distance: Enough for my own division
Favourite course: A new and surprising one
Favourite event: Everyone where the sun shines and the people have good vibes
Career highlights:
  • Raising my rating 929 -> 964 and getting in the Masters’ Finnish National Champioships in 2020, placing 10th
  • Winning Raaseporin Helmi Tournament in 2020
  • The whole season of 2020, towards which I work really hard. Icing on the cake was becoming an OD Ambassador.
Goals: To spread the spirit of disc golf on courses and also outside of courses to all aspiring to start the sports. As a player, to get better and to rank higher in Pro level Tournaments. To develop my own skills for the benefit of my trainees.
Motto: "Work a little everyday."
Instagram: @fribaope
Other thoughts: Train with gusto!

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