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Disc Golf Can Hurt!


Disc Golf Can Hurt!

For those that have been "clocked", "beaned", "clobbered", "torn", "tattered", "twisted" or "snapped" out on the course, and those that know us.

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Your Worst Disc Golf Injury? 8 Replies

Started by mdub. Last reply by Chris Goodrich Oct 6, 2009.

Worst Disc Golf Injury You Have Witnessed or Heard of? 7 Replies

Started by mdub. Last reply by Duh Apr 29, 2009.

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Comment by Ryan S. Flahive on May 4, 2009 at 9:25pm
The spring after I finished my fourth year of college football, a career that withstood any major injury to my extremities, i went out to play a leisurely round at famed White Birch Park (est 1976) in Florrisant, Missouri. Hole #1 is a short 3 par that requires a shot over a 30 foot ravine with a running creek. Being the aggressive type, I take the hard line--through a couple trees no further wide than 15 feet apart to the basket--and hit one of the trees. Of course, the disc bounced into the ravine and as I descended to fetch it, I tore my left MCL. In 12 years of playing linebacker, I never had a knee injury until the dangerous sport of disc golf bit me!
Comment by Gary Hancock on April 5, 2009 at 10:02pm
So a former Strike Team member and I decide to take a road trip to J-town North Dakota and throw down at the mighty reservoir but ended up taking a detour and stopped in Valley City to have a go at City Park. (Which by the way is grossly over rated. There are zero par 4 holes there, and they have three holes rated as 4, none of which by the way are over 300 feet.)
We get to the park with about forty minutes of sunlight left and everything is cool. Both of us are sitting under heading into the back half of the course and I am up at the box at hole four. I grab my shitty DX Gator, (the last Dx I carried at the time and it has since been retired) and having played the hole before know I can almost ACE it with a strong Hyzer. So I apply said hyzer and completely forget the fact that there is a strong westerly wind behind us.
As soon as I release we both know its all bad. Disk goes over river, cuts back in, wind grabs disc and slams it into the bank. I watch stupidly as the disk drops softly into the Sheyenne. Gunn turns to me and in a manner that only he can delivers..."Guess you shouldn't have done a hyzer with a strong wind huh?" I don't say anything and we walk to get my disk, which is luckily right next to the bank.
I take off my kicks and socks and descend into the abyss. I ask Gunn to grab my Sham wow (You’ll be saying Wow every time!) and he does as I grab my disk. Gunn says if I throw from where I'm at he wont stroke me, so I do and have a respectable up shot. I climb out of the water, grab my gear and walk over to my disc. Here is where it gets funny.
Unbeknownst to me Gunn hasn't yet tossed his second throw and he is behind me. I, like a shmuck, am bent over my bag drying off my legs and feet with the Sham wow (It's made in Germany and you know those Germans make good shit!) and am completely oblivious to the fact that Gunn is taking aim for the basket, which I am standing in directly in front of.
Get this image into your head. Me bent at the waist looking at my feet and drying them off, Gunn looking at me and the basket and taking aim, releasing and (HOLY HARRY CARRY I JUST GOT SMOKED IN THE FRIKN HEAD!!!) I hear "FORE!" about a nano second before.... WHAM! I reached up to my head and fell right the fuck over. Right on to my side and laid there like a douche. Gunn comes running up saying "Holy shit man I'm sorry." Over and over again. I regain my senses and finish toweling off and put my shoes back on. We then did the only thing we should have done. Finished the round. .......
We both bogeyed the hole.
Fucking Valley City man.
Comment by mdub on February 26, 2009 at 1:47am
Get this....
1. 2007 I got clocked in the temple which sent me to the ER for an emergency CatScan and MRI . It was by the daughter of a friend of mine.
2. This past Sunday that girls dad hit me in the other temple! (not as hard but bad headache for 3 days!). I leaned over to pick up a short putt and in frustration he threw a 2nd putt. As I stood up his Putter X hit me in the head.
3. TWO concussions from 1 family!
Comment by FRANCHISE on February 25, 2009 at 10:40am
The ear injury happened at bayside about 3 years ago. It seems a 173g blue teebird has the ability to slice through skin and cartiledge.

The wrist injury you already know about. Nothing like a portion of a concrete teepad colapsing on your follow through.

Comment by Carl Renda on February 25, 2009 at 10:15am
Check out the props for the Beanieman page. Current update!
Comment by mdub on February 24, 2009 at 9:40pm
WHAT HAPPENED RH2?!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Carl Renda on February 24, 2009 at 9:30pm

I can relate to what you are going through. It sucks to be on the shelf, but we will get through it. Keep your head up and relax for a while, say hi to that lil' disc golfer of yours for me. We'll come back strong later this year
Comment by FRANCHISE on February 24, 2009 at 6:48pm
Roper hinted to this injury in the worst injury he has heard over. Others in the forum witnessed it first hand.

Here is the compression wrap after leaving the ER;

Here is the graphic image of the ear;

This injury resulted in 32 stiches, mild concusion, 4 decibals of hearing loss and a reduced ability to hear high pitch noises.

My most recent DG injury was two broken bones in my wrist.

Comment by JeremyRogers on February 12, 2009 at 2:51am
not gonna lie ive smacked my hand into a tree or two
Comment by Carl Renda on January 10, 2009 at 11:47am
I am still committed to my return. Roper dropped by yesterday, and it was helpful. He reminded me to keep my head up, to fight to make sure I got the right care so that I can return and that I will beat this. It was hard not to get depressed for the first week or so, but I have my head screwed on straight now and am prepared to fight and overcome this situation. No great athlete ever got there without facing adversity at some point in his career, and this is mine, and I will return to form.

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