Valarie Jenkins

Valarie Jenkins

You expect a lot out of your hips during the disc golf throw, let alone all those miles and miles you walk on the course. Your hips store a lot of energy and when they tighten up, you will feel it up into your back and down in your legs. Use all these moves in series for best results, or take the moves you like and incorporate them into your pre- or post-round routine to prevent injuries.

Disclaimer: Some of these moves can be intense, so listen to your body and do not force it past what you can handle. Always take it slow and breathe into the moves to prevent straining. Especially with your body’s larger muscles like your hips, it takes time for them to relax and release, so be patient and your body will thank you!

Thank you to everyone who purchased a 2015 Calendar and those of you who also donated to Throw Pink! Each calendar purchase and $5 donation was a chance for you to win a Yoga Starter Kit! Today is the drawing and the winner is......

Carol Quinn!

For the rest of you, you can still follow along every Wednesday in January as we bring you weekly "Yoga for Disc Golf" articles, with moves specific to stretching and strengthening the muscles we use in Disc Golf.  Our first article has already been posted, so try these moves out->"Yoga for Disc Golf: Shoulder Stretches" and keep tuned here and on our Facebook Group for a new article every Wednesday!

Congratulations Carol! You will be contacted today and will be the new owner of a beautiful new Yoga Mat, Yoga Blocks, and a Yoga Stretching Strap as pictured. These tools will allow you to really kick start your year and get your body ready for the 2015 Disc Golf Season! Happy New Year!

Haven't gotten your calendar yet? Well its not too late... click the "Shop" tab above to purchase your 2015 Calendar today!

 

(This article appeared in the Summer 2014 issue #22 of the DiscGolfer Magazine)

With our sport growing at such a rapid rate, more than ever people are wanting to learn about this great sport. With that, avid Disc Golfers also want to teach others and continue to grow this sport’s popularity in their area. While there is plenty of information on the internet teaching players how to play Disc Golf, there is little providing information on how to teach the basics of the game to others. Let’s change that!

Many believe that they aren’t experienced enough to teach others Disc Golf, but with the true basic knowledge of throwing technique and some good practice routines we can all give new players the tools they need to start playing.

The 2014 Amateur Disc Golf World Championship recently concluded in St. Paul, Minnesota. This week-long competition is historically the biggest Amateur event of the year, and this year it hosted 612 competitors in 13 divisions from 14 countries. Women divisions made up 7 of those with girls from under 13 to women 60 years and older, further proving that Disc Golf is a sport for all ages. 

At the end of this grueling week of Disc Golf, new World Champions were crowned. So, as these ladies were still floating on Cloud 9, I asked them a couple of questions like how they started and why other ladies should come out to play at next years event. Our World Champions featured in this article include Juniors under 19 Champion, Sai Ananda, Masters Champion, Ann Lundberg, Grandmasters Champion, Lisa Gallagher, and Senior Grandmasters Champion, Lynda Voss.

For our ‘veteran’ in the Amateur Worlds scene, Lisa Gallagher, this was her forth trip competing in this event. Lisa was first introduced to Disc Golf in 2009, when her good friend, Kirk Yoo, told her how to start. “I picked up some discs at a local sporting goods store, went out in a field and tried to throw. I was horrible,” she admits. “But when I went out to the local course the next day, I met Sam Smith from Portales, New Mexico, and he has been helping me ever since.” It was just two years later when she decided to play in her first world championship in 2011 and has competed in the event every year since. 

Running out of gift ideas for a Disc Golfer that already has everything? Here is a list of some essentials you may not have thought of that Disc Golfers need, or probably need a new pair of.

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These yoga moves below are intended to stretch and open up your chest and shoulders, key muscle groups used in the Disc Golf throw. Incorporating these and other yoga moves into your routine will help with your flexibility and more importantly prevent injuries. 

Disclaimer- You should avoid these moves if you have any shoulder injuries or shoulder surgery. Listen to your body and never push yourself past your limits. If you begin to feel any tingling or pain, back off of the intensity of the stretch!

Open Division

 

Name

PDGA#

Daisy Chains

Toney's

Turtle Rock

KOTL

Hot Mamas

Charlies Angels

Mama Bears

Monarch/ Finals

Total

1

Kristine King

27725

60

     

50

 

30

110

250

2

Leah Feltenstein

33119

40

10

 

25

45

 

20

100

240

3

Amanda Zaccone

59547

15

5

 

25

35

5

20

100

205

4

Dawn Lenhart

52342

 

20

 

10

30

 

5

80

145

5

Jessica Weese

50656

30

25

10

 

40

 

35

 

140

6

Ellen Widboom

               

120

120

7

Catrina Allen

44184

70

             

70

7

Monica Conway

58891

         

10

 

60

70

7

Amber Ashley

               

70

70

10

Valarie Jenkins

17495

65

             

65

11

Zoe AnDyke

39504

60

             

60

12

Jennifer Morgan

54322

   

5

 

15

15

20

 

55

13

Sarah Hokom

34563

50

             

50

13

Ohn Scoggins

48976

50

             

50

13

Carly Shintaku

               

50

50

16

Cyndi Baker

47539

     

5

10

   

30

45

17

Lorena Randall

49673

20

     

20

     

40

17

Lorien White

               

40

40

19

Audrey Goetz

55231

35

             

35

20

Annie Howes

56734

       

30

     

30

21

Kelsey Wilmerding

33725

25

             

25

21

Victoria Bruss

34361

           

25

 

25

21

Alika Crooks

         

5

   

20

25

24

Antara DeBourbom

25044

     

15

       

15

24

Sarah Amaya

51670

 

15

           

15

26

Camille Skweir

57791

10

             

10

26

Haley

               

10

10

28

Mary Romero

62649

5

             

5

 

Carrie Burl' Berlogar

13815

0

             

0

Advanced Division

 

Name

PDGA#

Daisy Chains

Toney's

Turtle Rock

KOTL

Hot Mamas

Charlies Angels

Mama Bears

Monarch/ Finals

Total

1

Jennifer Morgan

54322

50

55

 

50

     

60

215

2

Suzie Weigand

45954

50

50

 

30

     

40

170

3

Ashley Ismail

63988

40

     

20

10

25

50

145

4

Mindy Carbajal

48501

 

30

10

20

15

 

15

 

90

5

Gessika Ambris 

62194

5

35

         

40

80

6

Kimbodia Knecht

48129

 

40

5

 

5

5

5

10

70

6

Karen Stafford

               

70

70

8

Lorien  Whitestone

26304

 

60

           

60

8

Ellen Widboom

58276

0

   

60

       

60

10

Barbie Welch

   

45

           

45

11

Annie Howes

56734

     

40

       

40

12

Jenna Johnson

31672

35

             

35

12

Monica Conway

58891

25

         

10

 

35

14

Jennifer Umstead

42066

30

             

30

14

Amber Ashley

65512

   

15

 

15

     

30

16

Jenn Schopfer

59767

 

25

           

25

17

Lanie Galland

50046

           

20

 

20

17

Adriana Ruiz 

58143

20

             

20

17

Alika Crooks

61703

 

20

           

20

17

Crystal Ashley

               

20

20

21

Autumn Long

58839

15

             

15

22

Haley F

   

15

           

15

22

Johanna Atkinson

38155

10

             

10

24

Kathy Frey

   

10

           

10

25

Josephine Senuca

60059

 

5

           

5

 

Brittany DeArmon

63713

     

0

       

0

Advanced Masters

 

Name

PDGA#

Daisy Chains

Toney's

Turtle Rock

KOTL

Hot Mamas

Charlies Angels

Mama Bears

Monarch/ Finals

1

Gayle Baker

17904

30

5

10

 

20

20

10

30

2

Tammy K

10243

20

10

5

5

10

25

5

40

3

Jo Klinger

         

25

15

 

50

3

Dana Breckbill

         

30

   

60

5

Julie Nightingale

51522

15

 

15

10

5

5

20

10

6

Brandi Lee Baker

         

20

10

20

20

7

Kristen Kirkland

49930

25

             

8

Renee Allen

51942

     

15

       

9

Anne Farrell

26638

10

             

10

Beth Truso

55254

5

             

Advanced Grandmasters

 

Name

PDGA#

Daisy Chains

Toney's

Turtle Rock

KOTL

Hot Mamas

Charlies Angels

Mama Bears

Monarch/ Finals

Total

1

Terri Duncan

25046

20

10

         

60

90

2

Kari Rose

25045

5

5

       

20

50

80

3

Theresa Funk

65238

   

5

 

10

10

10

40

75

4

Colleen Wood

47441

10

 

10

   

15

 

10

45

4

Roxanne Crooks

62641

       

5

5

5

30

45

6

Lucille Rovnak

36873

       

20

 

15

 

35

6

Sandy Lee

         

15

   

20

35

8

Virginia Toney

19960

15

             

15

Intermediate

 

Name

PDGA#

Daisy Chains

Toney's

Turtle Rock

KOTL

Hot Mamas

Charlies Angels

Mama Bears

Monarch/ Finals

Total

1

M C Israel

64729

40

 

15

       

80

135

2

Cady Miller

         

25

   

90

115

3

Kelly J Owen

52377

         

15

40

40

95

3

Josephine Senuca

60059

10

     

5

10

20

50

95

5

Kalika Fulcher

               

70

70

6

Jenn Schopfer

               

60

60

7

Kat Chawkins

54985

45

             

45

8

Christine Riofrio

             

40

 

40

8

Holly Wilkerson

 

15

         

5

20

40

10

Gina Lay

51962

         

5

 

30

35

10

Kourtni Walker

54071

25

         

10

 

35

10

Sarah Wassmund

64621

35

             

35

13

Julia Stephens

 

30

             

30

13

Crystal Ashley

         

30

     

30

13

Andrea Roegiers

             

30

 

30

16

Erica Norton

38884

           

25

 

25

16

Andrea Sweeney

61175

   

10

 

15

     

25

18

Carrie Ann Gehringer

62748

20

             

20

18

Rhiannon Langlois

         

20

     

20

20

Anne Farrell

26638

           

15

 

15

21

haley fischer

         

10

     

10

22

Nita Dunn

59364

   

5

         

5

 

Brittany DeArmon

63713

0

             

0

 

Tessa Tschantre

 

0

             

0

 

Cariel Hollmer

               

0

0

Recreational

 

Name

PDGA#

Daisy Chains

Toney's

Turtle Rock

KOTL

Hot Mamas

Charlies Angels

Mama Bears

Monarch/ Finals

Total

1

LaLa Medina

 

85

     

40

20

 

120

265

2

Veronica R. Jefferson

63563

60

         

30

110

200

3

Kimberlyn Moffet

         

35

   

130

165

4

Sonia McNally

 

45

           

100

145

5

Naomi Gonzalez

65540

20

     

15

5

 

90

130

6

Nadine Miller

 

55

           

40

95

7

Traci Alger

61563

90

             

90

7

Karen Shanahan

               

90

90

9

Jenn Predmore

             

15

70

85

10

Christine Finley

65856

40

           

40

80

10

Jessica Kegley

 

80

             

80

12

Tara Hauff

67156

       

20

15

 

40

75

12

Alexandra Min-Tun

 

75

             

75

14

Sierra Lewis

63830

70

             

70

14

Tami Lacy

               

70

70

16

Jessica Ramirez

 

65

             

65

16

Monique Meador

         

30

10

25

 

65

18

Jenny McGill

 

50

             

50

18

Carrie Carter

               

50

50

20

Chelsea Staker

 

40

             

40

21

Meabon Burns

 

30

             

30

22

Tiffany Gay

 

25

             

25

22

Samantha Rosales

         

25

     

25

24

Laurie Gerpheide

         

10

 

10

 

20

24

Sarah Clark

             

20

 

20

26

Corinna Cuprys

 

15

             

15

27

Amanda Arnall

               

10

10

28

Julie Rinaldo

64803

   

5

         

5

28

Lori Fisher

         

5

     

5

28

Sara Turner

             

5

 

5

 

Christine Riofrio

 

0

             

0

 

Holly Bullard

 

0

             

0

AdvWomen

Congrats to our recently crowned Amateur Women World Champions; Lacey Brugler #41758 (<13), Valerie Manjudano #62879 (<16), Sai Ananda #58303 (<19), Lynda Voss #55485 (Adv. Senior Grandmasters) and Lisa Gallagher #40381 (Adv. Grandmasters),  Ann Lundberg #49621 (Adv. Masters), and Vanessa Van Dyken #63625 (Advanced)!

Full Event Coverage can be found at www.pdga.com!

Photo Courtesy of @PDGAlive, @PDGA, and @PDGAwomen

Poppy Series Event ...

August 16, 2014 ...

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