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Antonia Faber. International

Antonia Faber. International

German Antonia Faber's tennis background has translated to the course. Courtesy photo

Often, athletes remember their first time playing their chosen sport as a revelation, as if it showed them that they were hardwired to love the game. But that’s not how Antonia Faber, a lefty who’s Germany’s highest rated female player and Europe’s seventh highest, described her first impression of disc golf.

When her husband dragged her out to a course in their hometown of Potsdam, Germany, in 2013, she was underwhelmed.

“I didn’t like it in the beginning,” Faber said. “It was too slow.”