Melody, Aria and Haley Castruita are a trio of sisters who disc golf from Spicewood, TX. Their father John Castruita PDGA #42756 has been a PDGA member since 2010 and has made disc golf a family affair!
All three sisters competed in the 2019 PDGA Junior Worlds in Emporia, KS and came away from the event with top finishes in the event.
Melody Castruita #50171 placed 1st in the Junior Girls 18 and under category and has past first place finishes in her local PDGA Women’s Global Event from 2014,2016 & 2018.
Aria Castruita #105126 placed 2nd in the highly competitive Junior Girls 15 and under at the 2019 PDGA Worlds and was also the 1st place winner of her local WGE for the Junior Girls 12 and under division.
The youngest of the siblings Haley Castruita #105127 placed 1st in the Junior Girls 12 and under division at the 2019 Junior World Championships. 2019 is Haley’s first year of competing with which she has earned 6 victories out of 9 events!
These young ladies are the future of the sport and recently all signed sponsorship deals with the Trilogy companies: Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64 & Westside Discs.
Who introduced you to disc golf?
Our dad introduced and taught us disc golf.
How long has each sister been playing?
Melody has been playing for nine years, Aria eight years, and Haley seven years.
What is each of your favorite drivers?
Melody’s favorite driver is the DD Lucid Air Captain. Aria’s is the Lat Ballista Pro. Haley’s is the Westside Stag
Do you play a lot on summer break? Do you play all year?
Yes, we play all year. We are home schooled and for gym, we play 18 holes on our property. The front nine are 20 to 30 ft. shots. The back nine are 75 to 150 ft. shots.
What is your biggest disc golf accomplishment?
Melody’s biggest accomplishment was winning the PDGA 2019 Disc Golf World Championships Junior Girls 18 & Under. Aria’s was winning the Women’s Global Event 2016 & 2018. Haley’s was winning the PDGA 2019 Disc Golf World Championships Junior Girls 12 & Under.
Do you have any role models from the disc golf community?
Yes, Stephanie Vincent has really supported us and the local disc golf community. She always encourages us to do our best and is very positive.
Do you have other hobbies or sports you play outside of disc golf?
We like to play mini disc golf and love to draw. Also, we play guitar and piano and sing. We play Christian songs and perform at retirement and rehabilitation centers.
Is there any sibling rivalry on the course?
We are competitive with each other but we support and encourage each other, too.
Does having your family on the course help to motivate or encourage you in any way?
Of course! Our mom and dad are great caddies and always encourage us. We always enjoy playing a round with them.
If you could have an official snack of disc golf what would it be?
We all like eating trail mix.
Do you have any advice for young players who are just starting to play disc golf?
The main thing is to have fun and play as much as you can. Start off with a few discs and get familiar with those. The more you play, the better you’ll get. Find others that love to play disc golf and practice with them. If you can, play with disc golfers that are really good and learn from them.