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.”