Core Values... The 3C's
Our history runs deep...
3rd Coast Discs, also known as 3C Discs, traces its roots back to the early 2000s. The journey of our company began when we first delved into the exciting world of disc golf in 2003. Our passion for the sport quickly led us to become active participants in the PDGA amateur tournament scene. To fund our continued participation in these events, we began selling the discs we won as tournament prizes, initially from the trunk of our car.
As time marched on, our commitment to disc golf grew stronger, and our reputation as a reliable source for acquiring high-quality discs expanded. However, it was in the year 2020 that we decided it was time to give back to the sport that had given us so much. With this noble goal in mind, we embarked on a journey to build a brand and formalize 3rd Coast Discs into a fully-fledged business entity.
Our initial focus was on establishing a strong online presence as a disc golf retailer. But right from the outset, we had a grander vision. We aimed to extend our influence beyond online sales, aspiring to create our own unique line of golf discs. This ambition was particularly remarkable given that we had no prior experience in disc manufacturing.
Fast forward to August 2022, a pivotal milestone marked our journey. We received official PDGA approval for our very first golf disc, the Shorebreak, a momentous achievement that added manufacturing to our ever-growing list of accomplishments.
As we set our sights on the future, our ambitions soar, and our unwavering passion for the sport propels us forward. We wholeheartedly embrace our mission to bolster the world of disc golf through event sponsorship, player support, and fruitful partnerships with fellow retailers and manufacturers. Simultaneously, we remain steadfast in our dedication to crafting a unique line of golf discs, a testament to our commitment to continuous improvement.
At the heart of 3rd Coast Discs is a tight-knit, family-run operation led by Adam and David Stallman, along with our parents, Mike and Pat. What makes our venture unique is not only our passion for disc golf but our specific dedication to women's disc golf. Our mother, Pat, has been a competitive player for over two decades, boasting an impressive record, including two-time PDGA Amateur World Champion. Moreover, the legacy continues in the family, as Pat's granddaughters, Kea and Loa, have enthusiastically embraced the sport with the hopes of one day being the next generation of women’s competitors.
Favorite disc? Firebird, Buzzz
What do you like to do when your not playing disc golf? DIY Home Renovation Projects, Running, Swimming, Biking, Hiking, Camping, Surfing
Best disc golf memory? My one (1) career win in sudden death playoff on first hole sinking a 50’ putt. Rec Division, Texas States at Tom Bass Park
Career aces? Three (3) - All Firebirds
What course is at the top of your wish list to play? Krokhol DGC - Siggerud, Norway
Favorite disc? Elite Z Wasp
What do you like to do when your not playing disc golf? Being a dad to two beautiful daughters, Kea + Loa.
Best disc golf memory? Bagging an ace during the 2006 PDGA World Championships in Tulsa, OK.
How many courses have you played? 175 in 19 states and 2 countries.
What course is at the top of your wish list to play? Jarva DiscGolfPark
Favorite disc? Purple Buzz, Wasp, Star Sidewinder
What do you like to do when your not playing disc golf? sewing, genealogy, cooking.
Best disc golf memory? Winning Amateur Worlds Tulsa, OK 2006 and again Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2007
What is your favorite hole? #1 at Waterworks in KCMO.
What course is at the top of your wish list to play? Hawaii or anywhere my family wants to play
Favorite disc? Leopard
Best disc golf memory? Don’t remember the hole # but I made a 150ft birdie on the Waterworks course in Kansas City, MO.
How many courses have you played? A bunch
How many states have you played in? 8
What course is at the top of your wish list to play? Any course in Germany.
Kea + Loa Stallman
PDGA #158059 & #158060