We often hear that disc golf is a great family sport and I agree. Yesterday, while playing the March Mush tournament, I had a blast watching the the junior division players, many of whom can out throw me. As a woman who started playing at an age that could qualify for Social Security, this is my plea to make disc golf truly a family sport for the older set, too.
Take your mother out on the course and show her what the game is all about. Show your grandma (and grandpa), too. As soon as early summer hits, I'm taking my 88 year old mom out for a stroll at Grand Woods while I throw.
Don't laugh. She golfs, works out, has had a computer for seven years, and is one of the most deceptively competitive people I know. So I'm not sure yet if I'll put a disc in her hand; I might not be able to get her off the course! Maybe I'll bring my daughter and one of my granddaughters along and we'll have four generations represented as a foursome. How about you? What family member, old or young, could you introduce to this sport?
C. Leslie Charles is a motivational speaker and the author of seven books. Her mission in life and work is helping people to connect with their potential. She's at work connecting with her potential on the disc golf course.