Love at First Flight started as a hashtag campaign on Instagram. Its goal is simple: showcase the diversity of disc golf through the players and how each of them discovered the game. Women, men, beginners, pros, from all walks of life. These are their stories.
November 17, 2017
“I got into disc golf in the beginning mostly because my husband Orry loves to play. It’s so much fun playing together and traveling to new courses! I was handed a Leopard and a Shark back in February and after the first round at Tom Brown Park I was hooked lol. Now we play at least one tourney a month! I have big dreams/goals to be on a lead card one day in the future!
This is definitely a lifelong sport for my family and me and I’m thankful we found disc golf. Excited to see where this journey leads me.
We’ve also donated nine baskets to our local county sports complex to start a course for our small community—the next closest course is at least an hour away! Just trying to grow the sport, share all the passion, and of course recommend my absolute favorite plastic!” – @liftingwiththeagners
November 10, 2017
I discovered disc golf with my dad when I was in the 6th grade. Before then, on our camping trips, we would use trees as targets and throw ultimate discs to said trees. We found a course in Las Vegas and met a few guys that were passionate enough about the sport to give us a few discs. My first discs were a DX Roc and a DX Valkyrie, both of which had local club prints. (I still have the Roc).
In the following months, we bought bags, more discs, and found more courses to play. It became the go-to bonding hobby for my dad and I, even when we weren’t on good terms. We soon got my younger brother in on it and he fell in love as we did. My dad had smashed his first ace early on, and soon after his 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. (He’s not one to brag). My brother and I were still scrambling for our first.
Fast forward a few years, I applied to the University of North Texas and immediately researched for a Disc Golf Club Team. I contacted the president as I was super excited to join up. On the club, I realized how seriously players take the sport and how competitive the world of disc golf is. The president, Asher Margheim, and other players helped me develop my form, playing techniques, and deepened my passion for the sport. Two weeks before our first collegiate qualifier tournament, I hit my first ace at my home course in lewisville, TX. On the way back from our first tournament, I hit my second.
At our nationals tournament in April, I hit my third. This year, our team is growing and we will be attending the Texas qualifier next weekend, down in San Marcos! As Asher and Austin are graduating this year, Ben Dufour and I will Be in leadership positions in the club team next year.
Personally, I have taken inspiration from Philo Brathwaite and have begun to build my bag like his, with Aviars, Rocs, Firebirds, TeeBirds, and Destroyers. Innova discs have always been a preference of mine.
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