July 2018 Lady of the Month: Carla Correa

When, and where were you when you first played disc golf? Who were you with?

2003ish; UW-Parkside; with the Darkside Crew, who at the time included my hubbs Sergio, The Buschman Twins, Theresa & Jim F., Nicole W., and others I’m sure I’m missing.

At this point I was throwing once or twice and spent the rest of the time goofing off with the girls. I was also recovering from 3rd and 4th knee surgeries that included ACL reconstruction.

What is your favorite out of state disc golf experience?

United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships

P.S. The 2018 USWDGC is filling fast!

What is the most significant change in women’s disc golf since you started playing?

The amount of women that play now, amount of touring pro women, and the communities they have built.


What is your favorite disc golf driver?

It’s gotta be the Opto line Diamond right now…thanks for introducing me to it, Fairy Disc Mother!!

If you could travel to anywhere in the whole world to play disc golf where would you go?

Anywhere I’ve never been; Japan, Finland, Australia, the Disc Golf Cruise!

What is your favorite in state (Wisconsin) disc golf experience or event?

The Indoor Disc Golf Experience


Wisco Disco

Standing Rocks Open


Halloween Howler

Sorry I can’t pick just 1.

How did you learn to be such a smooth operator on the disc golf course?

I married Smooth as Butter himself! But really, the love and encouragement from everyone I’ve met or played with over the years.

What is Carol Correa making for dinner tonight?

Lol! Pork chops, sauteed mushrooms, grilled asparagus with fresh lemon

If you could have an official beer of disc golf what would it be?


You’re a mom to a beautiful young lady! How do you balance motherhood, work and being able to get on the course? Any tips for young mom’s to keep playing disc golf while balancing other aspects of their life?

I don’t know, I’m still trying to figure it out! I DO know that it’s a team effort, because I definitely don’t do it alone. Having a support system is vital and for me, it was about re-evaluating and re-prioritizing my responsibilities. Having a child was a major life change which meant disc golf was no longer my biggest hobby.

Carla & Sergio’s Daughter Giovanna modeling a Ladies First Disc Golf top

I don’t play nearly as much as I used to, and that was hard to accept at first, but it did make me appreciate my time on the course more, and life in general. Things are different now, disc golf has a different meaning for me now too; it’s not about hitting a lot of events and winning, it’s an opportunity to see old DG family, friends, and an opportunity to grow more.

Tips for young Moms? Stay positive, stay healthy, work hard, be brave, be kind, build a support system, and if possible…join a ladies league.

Carla with the Ladies Discin’