, 2022-06-23 07:37:00,
YORKTON – Many people think of disc golf as a relatively new thing, and certainly here in Saskatchewan that is the case.
For example, if you went back about a decade there were likely only three courses within an hour’s drive of Yorkton, and today the number is around 25.
But disc golf goes back much farther, with some long-time players taking part in professional events for years.
Nikko Locastro is one of those players.
Hailing from St. Louis Locastro has been a pro since 2003, with some 470 events played through the years, with 123 wins according to the Professional Disc Golf Association website. He is currently rated 15th on the U.S. Tour.
You might recall Locastro created some buzz in the sports world in February when he hit a 536-foot ace on hole 10 at the DGPT All-Star Weekend. The shot, and his reaction of excitement, made it onto a top-10 sports moments of the week in some media, which of course was great for the sport.
In an interview with Yorkton This Week, Locastro said the ace was a record-setter of sorts being “the longest ace” caught on camera.
As for his reaction, Locastro said disc golf provides players with great moments.
“The sport has some magic involved in it,” he said.
But, when asked about a career highlight, Locastro was hard-pressed to pick a particular moment.
“There are a lot of memories I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Every year has had some highlight moment,” said the 33-year-old.
And he isn’t done yet.
“I hope to be doing it for as long as I can,” said Locastro, adding he has seen the sport grow immensely, and he expects that will continue.
The growth has not been unexpected.
“I’m really not that surprised,” said Locastro. “I always recognized…
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