#teamjoe Athlete – Holly Finley
Meet Holly Finley, #teamjoe athlete, professional disc golfer, professional model and a successful businessperson! Holly stepped into disc golf when she moved from Tennessee to Wisconsin and never looked back. Read on to learn more about Holly and how she likes to jazz up her tea.
What is your spirit animal?
Tell us about your family?
I'm the only one with red hair in my immediate family?
If you could have one magical power, what would it be?
What do you want to be when you get big? What future aspirations do you have?
I’d like to be a Professional Disc Golf World Champion. To be known as the best female putter of all time.
There are lots of funny trends currently, what is one that you wish would go away?
Bottle Flipping (Water Joe: Wait what?!? We love that!!)
How do you Joe?
Matcha Green Tea made with Water Joe
If you could do anything adventurous right now what would it be?
Travel to space
Where did you grow up?
How did you get into your sport?
My cousin talked about it for years, but finally a few friends convinced me to throw one round and I was horrible. I didn't think much of it for a few years until I moved to Wisconsin from Tennessee and had too much time on my hands. Disc Golf came to mind and boooooommm...here I am, 5 years later!
Tell us about your athletic career?
I started in mid-May of 2011, but moved to Africa for a 5 month modeling contract in October of 2011. When I returned in 2012, I entered my first tournament in Nashville TN, an Ice Bowl. I placed 1st in Advanced Women and never looked back. I went on to compete in 27 events during my first year of competition and earned 16 first places. After placing 4th at the 2012 Amateur World Championships in Charlotte, NC, I decided I would go Pro the next year.
Are you involved in the community? What do you do?
I host a Winter Disc Golf League twice a week at our temporary Winter Course in Madison, WI.
What has been your favorite volunteer job?
I volunteered as a docent for a Blooming Butterflies exhibit in the Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin.
What is the craziest thing a fan has ever done for you?
I wouldn't call it crazy by any means, but a fan painted a few pictures of me on Disc Golf discs. The artwork is amazing, very impressive!
What is the first concert you ever went to?