Prodigy Welcomes Two New Players to the Team!
We are very excited to announce that two new players have joined the Team Prodigy roster!
Daniel Sweet earned All America awards in various high school sports: football, basketball, baseball, and tennis in 1994-1998. He is also an Olympian; Sweet was on the bronze medal 1997 Deaf Olympics USA handball team. Daniel Sweet has a wonderful wife and 3 children. He loves to spend quality time with his family playing disc golf. He has heavily invested his time in teaching disc golf lessons and skills to his children, improving their disc golf skills in hopes that they carry the sport to future generations.
Sweet joined the PDGA and began playing in the professional division in 2009. However, Daniel did not consider himself a true pro until he rounded out his game in 2013 with a balance sidearm and backhand game. Sweet has also helped in expanding the ADDGC (Austin Deaf Disc Golf Club) with new members and running tournaments, leagues, and clinics to attract and retain members in the sport. His goals are to travel around the world and regularly participate in the USDGC and to compete on a high level with other top players, in addition to being a great ambassador for the sport.
The strongest parts of Daniel’s game are sportsmanship and consistency with over-stable drivers and over-stable midranges. His favorite Prodigy discs are the D1, D2, and D3 in 400 series plastic the F2 and F3 in 400 series plastic, the M1 and M3 in 300 series plastic, and the PA1 and PA3 in 350G plastic.
In high school, Kirk Haggadone was introduced to a Frisbee game called Guts. He played on and off until the early 90ʼs. The highlight was placing second to the Hartland Heartbreakers at the Palace of Auburn Hills in the Guts World Championships.
His disc golf career started in 1996 in the Ann Arbor Area Disc Golf League. Haggadone received the rookie of the year award that year and he only played amateur for 2 years. Kirk captured his first Open win in 2001. His most memorable win was in 2006 at the Great Lakes Open placing first in the Open Masters division.
The strongest part of Kirk’s game is mental calmness, and accuracy is key. His favorite motto is “those who have the most fun, win!”