Debbie Scott is a professional disc golfer who lives in Charlotte, NC. Debbie is on the Innova Disc Golf Ambassador team since 2013, a member of the Throw Pink Team, sponsored by Paragon Disc Golf, United Chains Disc Golf team member, sponsored by the Rock at Stonewall and a Ladies First Disc Golf Sparkle Sister. In her hometown of Charlotte, NC Debbie hosts the Charlotte Disc Golf Ladies League. Not only does Debbie play disc golf with the ladies in her area, she also teaches disc golf to children at the Carolina Bible camp, and is a lifeguard at the Charlotte YMCA! Always doing good things for others, Ladies First Disc Golf wanted to recognize Debbie by asking her to be the 2018 November Lady of the Month, read more here:
When and where did you first play disc golf?
I first learned how to play disc golf at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall of 1995.
What are your top 3 courses to play in North Carolina?
Glenburnie Park in New Bern, NC
Castle Hayne near Wilmington
NC & Ashe County Park in West Jefferson, NC
What is your ideal breakfast the morning of a disc golf tournament?
Protein shake with banana & peanut butter
What event do you look forward to most each year?
Magnolia Open (all Women’s event at the IDGC complex)
Your career has many accolades including some notable moments as an amateur player. During your first year of competing in 2010 you were crowned the Intermediate Women’s Champion at the USWDGC. Also in 2012 you placed 2nd in Advanced Women in the PDGA Amateur World Championships. Being a pro player since 2013 what advice would you give to an amatuer female player who is looking to eventually compete in the professional division?
Move up when you’re ready. Everyone’s tipping point is different. Don’t be pressured to move too soon.
If you could have an official beverage of disc golf, what would it be?
What do you putt with?
Best tip for playing in warm and humid conditions?
Stay in the shade as much as possible, drink plenty of water, slow down
What disc would you most recommend for a new player?
Your whole family plays disc golf, what a great family activity! How do you keep kids interested in disc golf as they are growing up?
They had to be with us, but I never pushed it on them. Sometimes Christian just played with the rocks and sticks, and that was perfectly fine. They eventually wanted to do what we were doing. Christian was literally side-arming from the jogger stroller before he could walk! Now at 12, he out drives me!!