i dont feel sorry for the person who got hit , hell im sure at one point or another we all took a shot by accident . of course hers looks a little more painful then the shot i took but never the less accidents happen
So thats where my disc landed ,I ripped my tee shot off # 3 pro pad at kincaid with a serious tailwind ,last i saw it was drawing right over cook inlet,heading for the gulf of alaska......think i could get disc back......please
that happens all the time out here. People picnic on the fairways all the time and sometimes won't even move when you go over and ask them too. Nobody knows what fore means either. People are very inconsiderate a lot of times.
That looks to me like the disc was traveling pretty fast when it hit her. I'd bet that it never should have been thrown in the first place and that most of us wouldn't have under the same circumstances.
I sure hope the disc golfers involved were nice to her. A forehand or overhand throw can leave a golfer's hand at 70+ mph which, with those sharp edges, can really do some damage.
Courses that mix with pedestrians and other activities in areas not very carefully laid out (golf course, paths, and everything else, in an integrated planning fashion, are getting problematic. Like in this case, people often have no clue they are on a golf course, despite signage. I recall a guy at Hudson Mills once who had set up a picnic blanket on the approach for Hole 18 (Monster). When I (very nicely) warned him that he was on the course and at risk from flying discs, he threatened to go to his car and get his gun and shoot me. Needless to say he was escorted out of the park by rangers about 10 minutes later.
But golfers have to realize that no matter how obvious it is to us that a particular part of a course or fairway is part of a course or fairway, others may not have a clue.
I think the parks the, local club, and the pdga need to get signage on all of the disc golf courses in the world. This problem will not go away until signage with warnings are procured. If not dealt with People will see us as not caring and will kill our sport, especially where disc golf is in it beginnings.
I'd like to see the PDGA get involved in this also. They can't force any park district to do anything but they can have a set of standards for signs on a golf course and maybe offer signs to the parks for them to mount in the appropriate places. The PDGA alone can not resolve this issue but they can do their part about it.
While talking about new rules, I hope they're discussing this too.
It was already stated earlier that there are signs posted all around, but as mentioned, many people tend to ignore signs or when asked to move, yet this all could've been avoided if ther person throwing just skipped a hole to avoid this, but we don't know if he/she even realized someone was in the way, we don't have all of the facts. With so many courses available, this is just simply one setback putting not just a black eye on this poor girl, but disc golf too, we can post so many other injuries of people getting hit with javelins, baseballs, golf balls, etc It is what it is, unfortunately it'll happen time from time.
I already left myself a note to look into that when I read this on another disc site yesterday.
The shots over the path are begging for a hurting. A few signs need posted, at all footpath entrance, the playground, and between #1-2.
Unfortunately it will happen again...as more people play the game...more courses will get crammed into busy parks that shouldn't have courses.....more people who have no business designing courses will over look some pretty basic safety issues....bang!!! ...someone gets hurt