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2008 marks the 5th year that I have been playing disc golf. It seems like just yesterday it was 2003, in August and I was buying my first discs ( a red 168 dx eagle and a white 175 aviar P&A). Since then I have had a sucessful amateur career (4th place <19 worlds in 05, Am champion 2005 MSDGC, and on the back cover of that DVD) and cashed in my fair of events in pro. Over time I have been sponsored by Gateway (that just ended), and 2007 was almost a disc golf less year for me. I have made tons of friends in the Disc Golf community that I keep in touch with despite not playing pdga events for over a year. I am a senior in college and an Accounting major. I had an internship with one of the big 4 firms this past summer and am contracted to work there this coming september. Meanwhile I have 6 courses this semester (my last as an undergrad) plus an internship with a small CPA firm. Disc golf was the cause for me meeting my current girlfriend of a little over a year. That brings us to today.
I had the opportunity of playing a doubles impromptu tournament which my team won, and it got me thinking. Disc golf has given so much to me, but it's hard to devote my time to it. College is expensive and I will have to pay for my grad courses this summer, as well as get a reliable commuter car. With school and work I will have about a 50hr work week. Not exactly a walk in the park. Yesterday I went to Marshall Street and picked up almost a whole new bag of discs, then played maple hill in the snow and ice. Tons of fun. I signed up for a non pdga tourney called tourney 54 for march 1st, and hope to be able to go. I have a course on my college campus and I rarely get time to play it. Finding balance will definitely be the key to getting through this semester. Hopefully while improving my golf game.