The next player to be featured in our Player Spotlight series is Angie Hallmark. Although Angie's first event with us was at the 2016 Arizona State Cornhole Championships, she's only been playing seriously for about 7 months now.
As one of the newer consistent players in the area, Angie's story is similar to many players...she started out playing as something fun to do but it quickly turned into a fun competition where she gets to meet great people each week. Until now, she's been playing 2-3 times per week in local events but she just recently traveled to her first tournament competing in the 192 team Throw Down tournament in Ventura, CA. Later this month, she'll be competing at the Wild West Shootout in Vegas as part of Team Arizona.
When she's not spinning bags, Angie likes to travel and camp. She's super outgoing with an infectious laugh...something she says is the best part of life!
Angie has improved considerably since she first started competing. She recently won the Novice champion in a Monday night league and finished 2nd place in a fundraiser tournament last fall in a field of almost 100 teams. She tries to stay relaxed and focuses on her follow through in order to keep her throw consistent and down the middle. She acknowledged that repeating the same throw and follow through over and over is the biggest factor in improving her game.
Angie's goals are to continue to improve so that she can work towards winning singles and doubles events at the highest level. Until then, she has a simple message for any new player: "Don't give up! It takes work to become better. Everyone has a bad game [but] keep at it!"
This page has been created to help you learn a little bit about Arizona cornhole players.