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Player Interview - David Wright

 At 32 years old, David Wright has now been playing disc golf half of his life, first picking up a disc at the ripe old age of 16.  He’s now been keeping scores and running the GCFDA leagues for an impressive 8 years. David is a Metallurgist (no need to Google this occupation – it’s an engineer trained in the extraction and refining and alloying and fabrication of metals – duh!). He and his wife live in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. 

Favorite course? - Idlewild is my favorite course. I also enjoy playing Embshoff in Delhi since this is where I started playing disc golf.
Favorite disc? - My favorite disc is a Roc. It is the most comfortable and versatile disc I have.
How many aces? - I do not have too many aces, especially for how long I have been playing. I had two aces at Embshoff and one at Woodland Mound in the mid-90’s and have had a dry spell since this year where I have hit #11 at Heritage and #3 at Wilson Park. I did have a fallout on the uphill #6 at Burnet a couple of years ago, which would have been a nice ace.
Any special memories from disc golf? - I have met so many wonderful people and have countless joyful memories over the past 16 years through disc golf and Ultimate Frisbee, which I play with several other disc golfers. I love the 19th hole after a good night of league. The friendships I have gained through the sport outweigh any single event or experience. One funny event was spending a weekend with Pete and Karen Caldwell back in the late ‘90s at a tournament in southern Kentucky. Pete was zooming the car through a dirt field next to the campground not realizing there were random ditches. Luckily, he slammed on the brakes just before we ended up in one of them. 
David’s outlook on disc golf is one that disc golfers of all levels can emulate. 
Advice? - Advice I would give to new players is focus on control. Distance means nothing if you cannot control it. Long toss with a putter or practice mid-range. If you do take your game to a high level, don’t ignore beginners or other players that look up to you. Always be willing to cordially give advice to those that ask. Every big dog was once a pup!
Leagues run throughout the year and are a great way to get experience. The players are a good bunch of people who are always willing to help beginners. If you’re interested, check out the information under the Wednesday Night League forum. 
 

 

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Phil Miller
# Phil Miller
Monday, July 19, 2010 8:51 AM
I have met alot of people in Disc Golf and life in general and I would say that Dave is one of the most genuine guys ever. Dave is a "squeaky clean" guy that I enjoy messing with because I know he can take it. Great write up for a really good guy. A true Ambassador of the sport.
devilsfan.john
# devilsfan.john
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:41 AM
Dave is one of the most positive guys I've ever met. He's always there with a supportive comment and advice. Watching the b players he's teamed with during leagues improve is a blast. You can really tell they learn a lot from him.
DAMarlow
# DAMarlow
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:40 AM
Thanks Dave for running the GCFDA leagues the last 8 years. It is hard to believe that it has been that long. It has been a blast! I always look forward to Wednesday night.
Blotz
# Blotz
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:12 AM
Dave has been my league partner twice and I will attest to his all around niceness and his infinite patience. All of this despite having to overcome the handicap of being out of focus.
skeezer1
# skeezer1
Sunday, August 22, 2010 10:30 PM
Dave, where's that "Superman" shirt? Haven't seen you in awhile. And you are EXACTLY right, disc golf is about the friendship made over the years. It's better than any ACE when you see a new player try something that a veteran has shown them and they say "WOW that worked". We call it, "pass it on!" Thru disc golf I have meet some of my Best Friends, several I consider as brothers. Very Good Interview.

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