This can't be said enough at this time of year. Take care of yourselves and remember to stay hydrated during the summer rounds.
I was just talking to a friend and he asked if I had heard what happened at Z Boaz in Fort Worth on Sunday. He told me a disc golfer, had died of either a heat stroke or heart attack on the eighteenth hole. He was about twenty feet from holeing out and had to sit down to rest. Well, he never got back up and by the time the paramedics reached the park, his heart had been stopped for about four and a half minutes. He was a casual player and hardly anyone knew who he was but that doesn't change the fact that it could happen to any one of us.
This will be our third day in a row over a hundred and it's looking like more than a week to follow before we'll cool off and stay in the upper nineties. The heat index last Saturday was 110 and we've already had a couple heat related deaths this year.
Go easy on the beer fellas, and drink plenty of water even if you are ganna have a few beers during your round. Please live to throw another round.
Keep an eye on your buddies too and make sure they're doing ok when you play together, you could save their life or they could save yours.
Also, remember to wear light and loose fitting clothes too, and here's something I do. If you are carrying a cooler, throw a bandana in it, then if someone does get overheated, get it full of icewater and hit the vital points. The wrists, neck, armpits etc to try and bring the body temp down.
If you start getting a headache or light-headed. Just stop or at least take a break, get in the shade and make sure you're ok before playing on.
Don't make this summer your last round of disc golf. Many of you have never had the chance to play a round with me and I look foward to the opportunity to do so.
This has been my public service announcement.
Take care of each other.