“Wow, that hurt”: A look At The Injury Bug, And How To Avoid It

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Injuries can be rich learning experiences. When I was ten, for instance, I learned that leaping off a garage roof with a beach umbrella is pretty much the same thing as leaping off a garage roof without a beach umbrella.

Having sustained several flamboyantly unnecessary injuries, I probably shouldn’t be giving advice on how to avoid them. Still, my goal here is not to air my own wisdom, but rather to add to yours by cultivating some available resources. Continue reading ““Wow, that hurt”: A look At The Injury Bug, And How To Avoid It”

A guide to disc golf putting instruction on Youtube

Disc golf has developed, and quite successfully, without much help from large-scale institutions. In other words, most of us learn how to putt, use a mini, throw a sidearm and play in tournaments without assistance from mom and dad, without a school system, without a church, without ESPN or Nike, and without a widely-accepted set of social norms that direct the masses to play. Continue reading “A guide to disc golf putting instruction on Youtube”

Does stretching before disc golf reduce the chance of injury?

Imagine avoiding beer for decades only to learn, near the end of your life, that drinking three beers a day lowers blood pressure, benefits heart health, strengthens bones and generally prolongs life.

I recently had a similar, if less extreme, revelation while reading an academic journal article about disc golf injuries. Continue reading “Does stretching before disc golf reduce the chance of injury?”