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Owen Powers

Director at Large

 

My first experience with disc golf was on Pender Island when I was about 8 years old. I would occasionally visit my aunt and uncle on Pender and when I was there, I always made sure that we’d go play disc golf. It was simple enough that we could all play and it was a ton of fun! However, my visits to Pender were the only experiences I had with the sport.

Growing up in Williams Lake I played hockey, golf, and, in grade 12, some ultimate frisbee. I didn’t try disc golf again until August 2019, when my girlfriend’s dad (who had just recently played for the first time) invited me to play a round at McArthur Island. Reminiscent of my times on Pender, I eagerly said yes and after that round, I never looked back. 

I truly love how accessible disc golf is for brand new players. The courses are free to play, you only need a few discs, and the community is so welcoming! However, if you get addicted like me, there is so much room to grow in the sport and even play competitively! No matter how you play, disc golf is a fantastic way to get outside, get some exercise, and enjoy the fresh air while also making some meaningful friendships along the way. 

I have been playing for just over a year now and I am very excited to be a part of the KDGC. I can’t wait to help grow the club and provide others the opportunities to fall in love with disc golf the same as I did. 

~Owen