Justin nails his putt.
Athletes: Marc Miller and Justin Weilacher
Event: Flipper Memorial Disc Golf Tournament
Personal Blog: http://dbfreediscgolf.wordpress.com/
What makes you inspirational?
“At 45, and as an athlete and avid amateur disc golfer for the previous twenty years, my body has experienced its fair share of ailments. I first experienced knee problems at 18, and I underwent three separate knee surgeries before age 20. Later in my 20s and 30s, I struggled with cartilage problems and nearly intractable quadriceps tendonitis in both knees. Through it all I have persevered and have never been kept away from my sport for long.
It is all too easy to crumble under the weight of multiple, early-onset degenerative conditions such as arthritis and chronic lower back problems. It is tempting to say, "Not anymore. It hurts too much and I just have to take it easy from now on." I have not succumbed to that yet, and I do not plan to put away my discs and stop playing tournaments with my friends anytime soon.” –Marc
Marc winding up for a long drive.
"I'm trying to make disc golf and disc golf tournaments more professional in experience and in appearance. I hope to raise the level of respect that disc golf demands in the larger sporting world." -Justin
Justin's straight tee-off.