Hello, my name is Jessica and I have a putter addiction. Voodoos, Soft Atoms and PA2s oh my! I try to get out and throw a couple times a week. Most times I will have my daughter in tow. Hopefully one day she will go pro and I can travel the world and caddy for her. But for now she is content on the course looking for bugs and collecting sticks and leaves.
I didn’t always like disc golf though. My initial thoughts on the sport were that it was stealing my fiancé. He was cheating on me with plastic! In 2010, he even gave me a Mother’s Day gift of a putter. My pregnant self was so annoyed that it wasn’t a spa gift card that I almost never gave the sport a chance.
Fast forward to 2012, Keith took me out for a round at Bellamy Park and I was hooked. I had no skill level, and to this day I am queen of inconsistency, but it was so fun I couldn’t stop. My only issue was nerves. I would get so nervous stepping up to the tee box when people would join our round that I would shank a drive and get discouraged. Everyone was supportive but I was so intimated by skill levels that were light years away from mine.
In 2013 I co-founded Bellamy Park Ladies League as a way to get over those nerves. And it has worked. The ladies who have joined the league are competitive and supportive and down right hilarious.
My advice to beginners is to focus on form and have fun. Disc golf is addicting. There is nothing like crushing a drive or hearing chains rattle after sinking an amazing putt.
P.S. Keith, I now love discs as gifts. (hint hint)