There are several disc golf health benefits that you may not aware of.
What do you exercise for? Tone up those arms? Get more distance on your drive? Or maybe you work out to ward off the big killers like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Regular exercise, such as disc golf, can offer benefits to your heart, your self image, and even your brain! Check out these disc golf health benefits that result from regular exercise.
Combats several health conditions and disease. Getting out to throw regularly is one way to enjoy the health benefits of disc golf. Disc golf, like any regular exercise, can alleviate the symptoms of depression, diabetes, and arthritis. Regular exercise can improve heart health, help maintain weight loss, and help prevent excess weight gain. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise several times a week. Continue reading
The Disc Golf Pro Tour is a combination festival, pro tour, and platform to spread the culture of our great sport.
Since I have started playing disc golf (back in 2004) the sport has seen exceptional growth. Now more than ever men, women, boys, and girls have picked up a set of discs and made the disc golf culture part of their life. Recently we have heard of bigger payouts at events, more participants, and even new tours.
One new tour announced will be the Disc Golf Pro Tour headed by Steve Dodge. The Disc Golf Pro Tour is dedicated to disc culture – competing with people, respecting them, listening, caring and helping. The intent will be to sustain the growth of disc golf and illustrate the disc culture. Continue reading
Birdie Bash has added The Vibram Birdie Bash World Championships for you VBBers!
Birdie Bash by Vibram is adding a world championship this year! Steve Dodge of Vibram Disc Golf has teamed up with Terry Miller and Smashboxx TV to broadcast the first Vibram Birdie Bash World Championships on July 18 & 19, the weekend before Am Worlds. The VBB World Championship will be at one of the Am Worlds courses. All VBB TDs and VBB winners are invited to attend so this is a great to to participate if you never Birdie Bashed. Continue reading
Scott Stokely reflects on being absent for most of the decade, his new line of discs, and his return to disc golf.
Scott Stokely first came to my attention around 2005-ish. I was scouring eBay looking for disc golf deals when I came across his book. It was and still is a great read for anyone wanting to get better at disc golf. Since then I never heard a word about him. Scott Stokely, with the PDGA# 3140, left the sport for other persuits, endured some major ups and downs, and then decided to come back to his roots – disc golf.
“…I got back into the sport because I went through a horrible divorce and had a period of about 8 months that were the lowest of my life…I had lost my wife and my business had failed and as a result I lost my home. I feel like such a piece of shit and a failure. I was being self destructive and my life was spiraling downward. It was far and away the worst thing I had ever been through. I got back into disc golf because I need my family. I needed the love that the disc golf community offers and I needed my identity…”