Daryl Johnson on the left, Wayne Forest on the right
Daryl represents true old school disc golf history for the Western half of Oklahoma. Daryl's passion, volunteerism, and love for the game birthed a new era of the game for OKC. To this day, Daryl is still working alongside the OKCDGA to improve courses and help where needed. His installation into the HOF is well-received and earned.
Born: Little Rock, Ark
Resides: Oklahoma City, OK
Member: OKCDGA, Tulsa Disc Sports Assoc.
- Ran the OKDGA club in OKC for 6 years.
- Took one year off for personal reasons, and one year (1997) to install Dolese Youth Park Disc Golf Course.
- Currently in the process of helping Cam Kaspareit (2015 OKCDGA Prez) install another 21 holes at Dolese
- Tournament Director (TD) for over 100 mini club tourneys in two years
- TD in 19 major weekend tournaments;
- 1991 - Okie Bandit Series (invented the Ring Of Fire)
- Okie Doubles Series (highlighted by 202 players in 1995 and last ran the 20th Anniversary in 2011
Started in Spring of 1990, at Will the Thrill - Will Rogers Park with a buddy (Gregg Lynn) and a borrowed disc from a high school friend. After a short three year amateur career, Daryl moved to Pro for one year, then Masters in 1994, and Grandmaster in 2007.
In his own words...
I have won hundreds of tournaments, with my favorite memories coming from the 1992 Will Rogers Open, 1993 Kansas City Wide Open, 1994 McClure Classic (Tulsa), 1995 Riverside Glide (Tulsa), 1996 Octoberfriz (Winfield Kanas). The biggest thrill was winning 12 tournaments in a row during my 2007 Grandmaster rookie year. My streak was broken in a playoff at Veterans Park (Arlington Tx) by Mark Thomas. I have also won two NTs (2008 GTO in Tulsa and 2009 Green Country Open at Jim Taylor’s Lodge in Pawhuska). Biggest money was $1300 at the 2008 Southern National Pro Championships in North Little Rock, Ark. I had the pleasure to play in the 2009 PDGA Pro Disc Golf World Championships in Kansas City (Won $550 for 11th place).
My Disc Golf career has been a wonderful ride with my friends and good times. I feel lucky to help bring professionalism to the tourneys I ran and the course I created. I have lost a few friends along the winding road (David Tayloe, Jeremy Martin, Brent Edwards, and Shane Hedrick). God Bless you all.