“Winning my very first tournament was really cool, my third tournament also ended in a playoff, and when I made the putt to win that, I turned around and the gallery of the fpo women were spelling out my name with their bodies and cheering, that was really funny and awesome!…My very first tournament ended with a playoff , which, if you know me, I do not like everybody watching me, so it was pretty stressful, but I ended up making about a 20 foot putt to win!…”
Welcome to another edition of our Disc Golf Player Profile publication – where we feature disc golfers that you may or may not have heard of before. Everybody has their own disc golf story to tell. This is the place where those stories are being told and shared with the world!
Meet Lisa Lilly (PDGA #176122)
Tell us about yourself! How old are you? Where do you live? What do you do (work/school/etc.)?
I’m from shermansdale, PA
I work at amazon
Tell us about the most important people in your life! Who do you live with (family, friends, etc.)?
I live by myself, I have one daughter, and 3 grandchildren (2 girls, one boy)
Do you have a nickname or just something else that you go by?
No real nickname, I’ve been called Lilly, Lil, and had a trail name of greentrousers
Disc Golf Journey
How long have you been playing disc golf?
About 5 years, the first 2 were only now and then, but the past 3 or so I’ve been taking out way more seriously
How did you get started with disc golf?
Took a vacation up in herkimer, the campground let me borrow discs and I was hooked…
Share some of your memorable disc golf moments…
My very first tournament ended with a playoff , which, if you know me, I do not like everybody watching me, so it was pretty stressful, but I ended up making about a 20 foot putt to win!
I made about 130′ throw in for a birdie during a tournament!
Winning my very first tournament was really cool, my third tournament also ended in a playoff, and when I made the putt to win that, I turned around and the gallery of the fpo women were spelling out my name with their bodies and cheering, that was really funny and awesome!!
Some Random Personal Stuff
What do you do when you’re not playing disc golf?
I enjoy hiking and playing ps4
I do pyrography, which I’ve been slacking on over the summer
What is your absolute favorite food (something you couldn’t live without)?
Buffalo chicken dip
What’s your favorite fast-food restaurant?
What are some of your favorite movies of all time?
All Quentin Tarantino, lethal weapon, dirty dancing, and die hard (which IS a Christmas movie)
What are some of your favorite TV shows/series?
Breaking bad, Ozark, everybody loves Raymond, golden girls, friends, Seinfeld
Do you have any pro or college sports teams you are fanatic about?
In the Bag
What is the first disc golf disc that you ever owned?
The innova starter pack, which I still throw the leopard and I have always putted with the shark… I’ve gotten so much crap over that, but I also prove why quite a bit!
What are some of your favorite discs that are in your bag right now?
Diamond, and shark
What else is always in your bag other than discs?
Snacks and first aid kit
Disc Golf Courses
Do you have a course that you consider your ‘home course’? Tell us about it.
The closest is coyote hills, the layout will test every type of throw you have, narrow hallways to open field, you have to learn placement more than distance on most shots
What are a few of your favorite disc golf courses to play?
What is a dream disc golf course for you that you hope to play someday?
Probably Maple hill
Let’s Play Disc Golf
Do you have any pre-round or post-round rituals that you do when you play disc golf?
Always a rutters run after!! I crave fountain coke after rounds!
Do you drink, smoke, snack, or partake in anything else while playing disc golf? What’s your go-to?
Not really,I barely get enough water or Gatorade in me most times
Are you just a casual disc golfer? Do you participate in any local leagues? Do you compete in disc golf tournaments?
I play in a small league of close friends on Wed, and a local tag on Sunday, and I try to do a tourney a month of possible
Do you have any tips for aspiring disc golfers?
If you’re a woman, do not be intimidated by playing with men, I used to come in last all the time, now most weeks in right with them and winning more often, keep at it, learn to putt first, work on accuracy.. distance isn’t always the way!!
Disc Golf Fun Stuff
Do you have any favorite professional disc golfers that you follow?
Nobody really in particular, I love Kat mertsch’s attitude and her style of play, but I don’t really watch alot of videos or tourneys, I’d rather be out playing it!
Do you have any disc golf goals that you are trying to achieve?
Distance, which is coming slowly, and I’d love to ace one soon!
Who do you typically play disc golf with?
A group of close friends
What would a perfect disc golf round look like for you?
Shooting at least even, making all my putts
Let’s Get Social
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