Why I Started a Women’s League
Where Are the Women?
The start of Women’s Peace of Disc Golf (WPODG) came only a year after I had begun to play the sport myself in 2015. My friend Eileen and I were the only two females playing disc golf at our local course, Shelton Springs in Washington. We were amidst a sea of male disc golfers who, at times, did not radiate warmth and support towards us. Though I appreciated the immediate competitive push I got from playing alongside these men, I yearned for more like-minded companions on the course.“A free women’s only disc golf league. Building a confident, strong, and friendly community of female players with all levels of skill and experience,” is what my first WPODG flyer read in 2016. We quickly went from two to sixteen members by the end of our first season, which lasted 8 weeks. Four years later, the league has 40 ladies and counting and we’ve expanded to two divisions across the state of Washington, WPODG and WPODG East Sound. Some of the awesome league prizes have included: custom wooden minis, tournament entries, and disc golf baskets. I could not be prouder of this league. It’s like my baby.
More Than Just a Disc Golf League
Women’s Peace of Disc Golf is more than just a disc golf league it’s a community.
- We laugh together.
- We sing and dance together.
- And on occasion, we cry together.
- We love and support each other.
- We empower, encourage, and protect one another.
- We celebrate birthdays and holidays together.
We have even started an annual Biggest Loser Challenge to shed our winter weight. This gaggle of gals have become my best friends.
Growing the Game
Women’s Peace of Disc Golf is a community of strong women, young and old, novice and advanced. We will stop at nothing to grow the sport we love and stand tall as ambassadors for the ever-growing female divisions. My goal is to one day have WPODG spread across the state of Washington and, with all the support we get from this state, I see it happening sooner rather than later.
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” ~ Hellen Keller