This is a tough decision for many young players out there, and a tough decision I had to make after graduating from high school. I knew that I wasn’t ready for college right out of high school because like many kids, I had no idea what I wanted to “do with my life”. What I did know was that I wanted to travel and continue competing in Disc Golf tournaments as I had been doing for years with my family.
My guidance counselor at school did not understand my “untypical lifestyle” so he did not help out much with helping me research online schools, so I just decided to “take a year off”.
The question that frequently arises when talking about Disc Golf and kids is how to get them more involved in the sport. You’ll soon realize, if you haven’t already, children that have the attention span of, well, children. J Read below about some tips and techniques that parents have used to teach their kids Disc Golf and keep them engaged.
It's time to get back on the Course!
With the new bundle of joy and the million new responsibilties there are many reasons to keep a New mom from getting back to the Disc Golf course. This, however, does not have to be the case. Whether you bring the child or not, Disc Golf is a great opportunity for that much needed "Me time". Read the advice from the DG4W ladies about how they got back to the course after having children and how they made it work.
Why You Should Play, When You shouldn't, and Advice From Those Who've Gone Through It...
Let’s face it; one main reason that more women don’t play disc golf is because life’s priorities take the reigns. Pregnancy is a prime example of what takes women away the disc golf course, but ladies; this doesn’t have to be the case! I reached out to the women on the DiscGolf4Women.com Facebook page for some answers to “Disc Golfing while Pregnant Questions” and found some very inspiring stories.
Appropriately marking your lie and creating a legal stance behind your marker is often problem on the disc golf course because of the different circumstances we face. Whether you're just learning the game or you're a seasoned Pro; it is important to understand these rules for the fairness of the game and give yourself an advantage when it comes to marking your disc correctly.
Knowing and abiding by the rules makes Disc Golf a fair game for everyone playing. Unfortunately, there are no referees so we are the ones to enforce the rules on the course, even in the heat of the competition. It is always a difficult situation for me, and I assume for other players out there, to acknowledge the problem without it ruining the friendly competition. So, I asked the ladies on our Facebook Group how they handle it when someone in their group is not playing by the rules. Read below for their suggestions and experiences…
The following reflects research and comments collected from the ladies on our Facebook page…
According to our Poll:
21 voted for “Too Expensive”
14 voted for “No Babysitter”
7 voted for “Not enough Competition, not enough women playing”
4 voted for “Not enough time to practice”
Question from Julia:
What's it like to be a Professional Disc Golfing Woman?
Response from Des:
I have been a professional disc golfer since 2001. It has been a wonderful experience that has been full of unique opportunities to travel, meet new people, and teach others about the lifetime sport of disc golf.
Since starting this website, I've received many requests from ladies wanting to learn "how to start a women's league." I have been a part of several women's leagues, and, of course, have heard many great ideas that women use to in their leagues; so I created a list! Hopefully these tips can help you start up your very own women's league in your area. A women's league is a great way to get women to come out to the course in a positive, fun, and encouraging way seperate from the intimidation they may feel when playing with guys. If you have any helpful tips that you think I should add to the list Contact Us using the link at the bottom of the page.Valarie Jenkins
Event coordinator, Denny Ritner, teamed up with Juliana Korver, 5x Women’s World Champion, to create the all women’s tournament La Vie En Rose in Live Oak, FL. This event boasted success in 2009 and 2010 with 60 women in attendance from all over the United States. Denny was determined to spread the word about his event to get more women to play. And to speak from experience – the tournament was a BLAST!