Maybe disc golf should follow suit. You just won 15000 dollars cash and I've got a bag full of discs and hungry kids to feed... :-) But then again there's no way I'm going to exchange shots with the likes of Avery Jenkins or Nikko Locastro... I'm pretty sure they'd make sure I made this lady look GOOD by the time they were done.
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.
we need signage here also ,westchester has had it share of hit pedistrians and cyclist .but signage only works if people read and heed!.we have a course that we share with a ball golfers and we see people picnicing on the fairways and stevie wonder could tell its a golf course. i'm of the mind that if you have signs and golfers that call out warnings, then there is nothing else that can be done.noone i know goes out with the intention of harming anyone but there are the partiers that go out to play and they dont care.im sure every serious discgolfer has told those throwing on them the dangers of that habit,at westchester that is a serious and common danger in the peak summer season (and the reason serious golfers dont play it in the summer).I have seen young men throw on a friends 9 yr old daughter as she stood by the basket,im sure their injurys would have surpassed hers had they hit her.....we need to instill manners and etiquette in the rec golfers and that will be a help.
Ouch thats what we call in tennessee a SHINER. That looks bad. its the worst discgolf injury i've ever seen. You can't really blame anything or anyperson because we play our sport in public parks. Its like a walnut falling out of a tree who is to blame. I'm not saying anything bad but if our sport was a pay to play sport than stuff like this would'nt happen. For example I saw a woman get blasted in the leg walking her dog in the middle of the fairway at my home course. If it were a pay to play course she never would have been walking her dog there. Damn I really cant believe how bad that girls eye looks.
Ouch that looks like it hurts. The problem is no matter how many signs you put up people can get hit. I remember at the last Players Cup a spotter took one to the eye. Another time a friend of mine was in front of the man out. He hid behind a tree to get out of the way only to have the disc hit the tree in front of him, bounce back and cut him needing 11 stitches. Even if there were signs posted most people scratch their head saying "what's disc golf". As in any sport there are times when people will get hurt. One can only hope that all the necessary precautions were taken by the golfer throwing the disc.
We as disc golfers have to insure the safety of others while playing. That includes making sure the fairways are clear before teeing off or yelling "fore" if the shot is heading toward people. It's unfortunate that this took on a negative impact by having it on the news and in the papers. The positive is the media made many aware of the sport and to be aware of flying disc.