Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The DD Women's Series - Part 1: Getting To Know Natalie Hollokӧi


There are many things about Europe that make it quite different than the United States, and when it comes to disc golf, female players certainly experience their game in a unique way. A member of the Dynamic Discs team for 3 years and counting, we chatted with Natalie Hollokӧi to get to know more about her and learn all about European disc golf. In Part 1 of this series, we explored Natalie’s background with disc sports and got clued into a few highlights of her career.

A Star From The Start

Natalie began playing Frisbee back in the 1980’s, and in her home country of Switzerland enjoyed just about every game you can play with a plastic disc. She naturally gravitated toward disc golf and Ultimate specifically, and at the age of 9 really started to improve upon her skills. She notes that her background with discs in general really helped her to understand how to manage specific shots when on the course: “You can really feel the difference in disc golf if [someone has] played Ultimate before or not. The path of the flight is different.”

This ability to finesse a Frisbee is what furthered her interest during her childhood as she preferred Ultimate over disc golf. In her teens, she put down the plastic for a while to focus on her education and employment, yet said that every time she saw a Frisbee she would feel her heart begin to beat faster with excitement.

Entering The Scene

In 2009, Hollokӧi just couldn’t stay away from disc sports any longer but felt she was too old to enjoy Ultimate like she once used to. Deciding to give disc golf a try once again, she set her sights on competing in the 2010 European Championships near Paris. It was a childhood dream of hers yet she found a bit of a setback in her way: invitations were only granted to the event to the current Swiss tour winner or the Swiss champion.

“People said there was no chance but I went for it anyway,” Natalie said, as she recalls deciding to compete in the Swiss Championships only two months before the event. Due to a mixture of nerves and excitement, she found herself in a three-way tie for first place and after a few playoff holes, she secured the win. Hollokӧi made her way to the European Championships and placed 6th, which was the highest female Swiss finish at that time.

Disc Golfing In The USA

As Natalie’s skills grew and she found more confidence in her game, she naturally gravitated toward events in the US. Fondly recalling her first experience at Worlds in 2011, she had told herself: “You are now playing with the big girls, just keep to your game.” Hollokӧi continues to say, “I had the honor to play the first round with Des [Reading]. I was so impressed watching her. I played so well after the first round that I was in 8th place.”

Natalie continues to play numerous events in both the European circuit and the US tour. Her love of disc golf is apparent with each excited laugh and story she shared during our talk. Be sure to check out the upcoming Part 2 in Natalie’s series where we’ll learn more about what the female disc golf scene is like in Europe.
30 comments:
  1. Seeking psychology research writing services are very common nowadays since there are very many students in need of Psychology Coursework Writing Services and psychology assignment writing services.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It is important for business management assignment help seekers to find the best Business Management Writing Services from a reputable business management paper writing service provider for their custom business management essay services.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yes i am totally agreed with this article and I just want to say that this article is very nice and very informative article. I will make sure to be reading your blog more. You made a good point but I can't help but wonder, what about the other side? !!!!!! Thanks
    온라인카지노사이트
    안전놀이터

    ReplyDelete
  4. Excellent things from you, man. I've examined your things before and you're just too awesome. I love what you've received here, love what you're stating and the way you say it. Thanks for share great content!

    토토사이트
    먹튀검증
    토토

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow! This could be one particular of the most helpful blogs We've ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Magnificent. I am also an expert in this topic so I can understand your effort.

    토토
    카지노사이트
    파워볼

    ReplyDelete
  6. Normally I don’t read post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, quite nice article. 파워볼게임

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your article reflects the issues people care about. The article provides timely information that reflects multi-dimensional views from multiple perspectives. 경마

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hello! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept chatting about this. 슬롯머신

    ReplyDelete
  9. really like reading through a post that can make people think. Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment! 립카페

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a thrilling post, you have pointed out some excellent points, I as well believe this is a superb website. I have planned to visit it again and again.
    한게임 테일즈런너

    ReplyDelete
  11. I can’t imagine focusing long enough to research; much less write this kind of article. You’ve outdone yourself with this material. This is great content.

    스포츠토토결과

    ReplyDelete
  12. Good to become visiting your weblog again, it has been months for me. Nicely this article that I've been waited for so long. I will need this post to total my assignment in the college, and it has exact same topic together with your write-up. Thanks, good share.
    한국야동

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hello really awesome web site!! Guy .. Beautiful .. Wonderful .. I’ll bookmark your site and consider the feeds moreover. I am pleased to search out beneficial details appropriate here inside of the published material, thanks for sharing…
    먹튀사이트

    ReplyDelete
  14. It's really great. Thank you for providing a quality article. There is something you might be interested in. Do you know 온라인홀덤 ?

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks for such a fantastic blog. Where else could anyone get that kind of info written in such a perfect way? I have a presentation that I am presently writhing on, and I have been on the look out for such great information. 메이저토토

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi to all, it’s in fact a nice for me to pay a visit this web page, it consists of useful Information
    한국야동

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great job for publishing such a beneficial web site바카라사이트

    ReplyDelete
  18. I do agree with all of the ideas you’ve presented in your post.카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks for such a valuable post. I am 토토waiting for your next post, I have enjoyed a lot reading this post keep it up.

    ReplyDelete
  20. It is very well written, and your points are well-expressed. I request you warmly, please, don’t ever stop writing.바카라사이트

    ReplyDelete
  21. So far only a less number of Internet casinos
    could be trusted for investing money, however their numbers are progressively growing.
    There is something enthralling and captivating in playing online flash games, especially gauzing from the different arrangement of cards and figuring the very
    best that matters. Check out the bingo reviews to obtain more specifics of
    particular online bingo site and you'll earn extensive money.오피사이트

    ReplyDelete
  22. Of course, your article is good enough, but I thought it would be much better to see professional photos and videos together. There are articles and photos on these topics on my homepage, so please visit and share your opinions. Bong 88

    ReplyDelete
  23. I like the efforts you have put in this, appreciate it for all the great blog posts. That is very fascinating, You are an overly skilled blogger. 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  24. After study a number of of the weblog posts in your website now, and I truly like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark web site list and will likely be checking again soon. 바카라사이트

    ReplyDelete
  25. I've been looking for photos and articles on this topic over the past few days due to a school assignment, keonhacai and I'm really happy to find a post with the material I was looking for! I bookmark and will come often! Thanks :D

    ReplyDelete
  26. It’s really a great and useful piece of information. I am glad that you shared this useful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing. Feel free to visit my website; 온라인카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  27. You made some good points there. I did a Google search about the topic and found most people will believe your blog. Feel free to visit my website; 카지노사이트링크

    ReplyDelete
  28. What your declaring is entirely genuine. I know that everyone need to say the exact same factor, but I just believe that you put it in a way that all of us can comprehend. Feel free to visit my website; 온라인카지노사이트넷

    ReplyDelete
  29. I want to we appreciate you this passion you cash in on throughout establishing the next few paragraphs. I am trustworthy identical best work from you when you need it at the same time. Feel free to visit my website; 바카라사이트닷컴

    ReplyDelete
  30. Excellent web site you have here.. It’s hard to find good quality writing like yours these days. I truly appreciate individuals like you!

    Thanks & Regards
    Physiotherapy Brampton

    ReplyDelete