Couple Under Par

Have you seen Mikko “Mike” Wikman running an event? If you live in southern Finland, the answer is most likely yes. Mike has hosted events more than anyone else in Finland, in Europe and definitely in top TD:s of the world. It’s not just the amount of events but also the quality. Tens of regular events, tour on ball golf -courses and latest; Finnish Nationals 2017, the list is impressive. But behind every succesful man, there is a woman. You’ve seen Marika too as they are known as “couple under par” and ran most of the events together. How cool is that?

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Name
Marika Salmi

#63322

#coupleunderpar

Location
Hyvinkää, Finland

Home course
Sahanmäki DGP & Nummenmäki DGP, Hyvinkää

Favourite course
At the moment my favorite course is absolutely Nummenmäki DGP. There is also many super nice courses like Kippasuo, Heinola and Västerby, Tammisaari.

What is Disc Golf for me?
Disc Golf is almost everything (okay, of course family and that kind of set of values first). I have no day without some kind of Disc Golf. It might be a round on some nice course, planning next tournaments, speculating brand new discs, co-TDing in tournaments etc. Disc Golf is lifestyle that hooks up with it.

Most memorable Disc Golf moment?
Only one? There´s so many great moments. The very first tournament outside of Finland was really exciting. That was Berlin Open 2015. I believe the other top moment will be Disc Golf Nationals 2017. I´m one of three main organizer (Mike is also). All happy faces and a successful tournament was a huge prize and one of the most memorable moment.

Why Natural Born Disc Golfer?
The spirit of the sport is amazing. I have seen no other sport where you support and encourage co-players like you do in Disc Golf. I want to be one of those who is encouraging to the sport and to be one of those who manages the most amazing event from beginners to top players.


Name
Mikko “Mike” Wikman

Location
Hyvinkää, Finland

Home course
Sahanmäki DGP & Nummenmäki DGP, Hyvinkää

Favourite course
A lot of favorites. Sahanmäki, Iso Heitto, Viidentienristeys, Sappee…

What is Disc Golf for me?
Lifestyle. Spending time with wife, friends and future friends. Passion for competing and spreading this amazing sport.

Most memorable Disc Golf moment?
I’ve got two equally big moments in disc golf. Berlin Open 2015, first time competing outside Finland. Fantastic trip with my wife, very well organized competition and personally best played tournament so far. The other one is competition round at Sappee. I threw two hole-in-ones on the same round. That was nice.

Why Natural Born Disc Golfer?
Passion for the game is growing every day.