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I was born and raised in Benbrook Tx and have lived just 3 min from the Mighty Z the entire time. It wasnt until december 2004 when a friend of mine asked if I want to go play disc golf. I said sure what the hecc. I played ultimate a lot so it cant be that hard, well it was of course, and from day one I was hooked! I found myself playing 4 to 5 times a weekfrom the first week. But likewith any sport your natural ability can only take so far. It wasnt long before I started to play with a group of my church buddies who played every saturday morning at 7am. you know you are obsessed when a college student gets up at 7 am on a saturday! I enjoyed the fellowship and the competetive play. There was one guy in the group, Brian, who was better then everyone else who I looked up to and always tried to beat. He was the first guy to really push me in the sport to be better. It wasnt long before I was beating them all, Brian included. I had gotten to the point where I wasnt learning anymore from him because I had learned everythign I could from the group. But I was content just playing agaisnt everyone on saturdays and having fun.

In april of 2006 Brian told me of a tourney I should play in at Z boaz. I was hesitant thinking I didnt want to play any tourneys and it was a waist of time. Finally he convinced me otherwise and I told him I would play Rec just to get the hang of it. After a little more talk I was convinced I should play Intermediate. I wasnt sure about this because I had never lpayed with anyone except my friends. But I did anyway. It was a good ting too. I tied another golfer for first in the division and the third place guy was 12 strokes back of us. Oops. I won in the playoff and my intermediate days were over seeing that my first rating was 954. After that event I knew this was something I really wanted to do. And over the next year I worked my way up to being an open player. When I look back on it I have a hard time believing it hasnt even been two years sense I started playing tourneys. The Lord has really blessed with the abilities to play disc golf, and play it well. I cant imagine where I would be with Him.

Thats how I got started in Disc golf. Maybe not as glamorous as some, but its my story.

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Comment by petre on February 12, 2008 at 3:28pm
Similar to my story except for the lack of natural ability and never winning a tourney... ok only similar in that I love disc golf as much as you:) Glad to hear your playing Open now Miles.
Comment by Jameson on January 23, 2008 at 2:30pm
awesome man. simlar to my story, but i haven't played in a tourney yet. if you ever wanna head out to the mighty Z, let me know. i'm out there every day from noon to one either playing the front or back nine (all i have time for).

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