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Disc Golf 4 Women: Why You Should Check it Out
Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, but there are still many people who haven't yet heard of it. In simple terms, it's like ball golf but you play with a disc, similar to a Frisbee, and throw it into a basket made of chains.
Currently the sport is overwhelmingly played by men, even though it's a sport that women can pick up just as easily, they just might have to learn to throw a little bit differently. The latest figures show just seven percent of disc golfers are women, and according to the PDGA, it's "one of the lowest female to male ratios of any co-ed sport in existence today."
The PDGA Women's committee is dedicating all its efforts this year to getting back to their original mission of "attracting, encouraging, and retaining more female participation in organized disc golf events." To start of 2012 right, they are searching for women who can create a female-inspired logo for the PDGA Women's committee.
There will be great prizes awarded in the contest, including PDGA membership. For more details visit DiscGolf4Women. On the site, you'll also find bio videos of some of the top players, including Sharon Jenkins, the mother of three-time Women's World Champion, Valarie Jenkins, and 2009 World Champion, Avery Jenkins. Sharon herself is a three-time Women's Masters Disc Golf World Champion. When Sharon was playing two decades ago, there were few women disc golfers. She said while the men tended to use a more "jerky" action to throw, hers was much smoother, and they were actually able to learn something from her style.
Both the 2011 World Champion, Paige Pierce, and 2010 World Champion, Sarah Stanhope, also share their stories on video.
Instruction on technique, the rules, a league directory, event calendar and more can be found on the site as well. There are many women's only events popping up across the country, and it's a great way to start participating in disc golf if you don't want to feel pressured by the men.
One of the first big women's only tournaments coming up in 2012, is the Texas Women's Disc Golf Championships over the weekend of April 14-15. Many of the top women in disc golf will be participating, and it would be a great event to learn and compete alongside these outstanding females.
Spread the word about this great sport that either gender can excel in, is inexpensive to play, easy to learn and, of course, lots of fun.
The first time K.C. Dermody played disc golf was in the spectacular Black Hills of South Dakota. She has since become addicted to promoting the sport, and enjoys playing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She welcomes comments and suggestions, with the goal of promoting the sport of disc golf throughout the world. Find her on www.facebook.com/KCDermodyWriter and www.kcdermodywriter.com.
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