Scott Burnett: A Spire in the Disc Golf Community
The word "spire" comes from the Old English word "spir," meaning "sprout, shoot, or stalk of grass." It is a tall, tapering tower that forms the superstructure of a building, such as a church or temple.
Our disc, the Spire was originally conceived as our top speed driver, and was inspired by one of our personal favorite golfers, Scott Burnett.
In the disc golf community, Scottie was a spire. A gifted athlete with a natural talent for the sport. He started playing in 1997 and quickly rose through the ranks. In 2002, he won the Amateur Nationals and was featured in Sports Illustrated.
Scott went on to win numerous other tournaments and was inducted into the Ohio Disc Golf Hall of Fame in 2021. But Scott was more than just a great player. He was also a kind, generous, and caring person. He was always willing to help others, whether it was teaching them how to play disc golf or just lending a listening ear. He was a true friend and a role model to many.
In 2021, Scott was diagnosed with brain cancer. He fought the disease bravely for two years, but he passed away in 2023. His death was a huge loss to the disc golf community.
But Scott's legacy lives on. In his honor, we have created the Phenom Fund. A percentage of all sales from the Spire disc will go to this fund, which we will use to support families affected by cancer.
Scott was a spire in our community. He was a shining light who inspired us all. He will be missed, but his legacy will never be forgotten.
Thank you, Scott, for everything.