View Full Version : Deaf Disc Golfer Association (DDGA) training videos

02-28-2011, 04:38 PM
For your information (if this was already posted on DGCR I apologize)

DDGA Home (http://ddga.org/main/)

DDGA Training Videos (http://ddga.org/main/?p=587)

02-28-2011, 06:47 PM
Really cool stuff. One of the many reasons I think this is the perfect sport. It's accessible to anybody that's willing to get out and try, with very little exception.

02-28-2011, 06:53 PM
They have a course on the campus of the Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville. I never played it, but I saw it because they let UT's ultimate team practice on their football field sometimes.

02-28-2011, 11:22 PM
PLayed with some deaf guys in last tournament!!! They were really cool!!!! And good!!!!!

03-01-2011, 01:19 AM
There are a number of deaf guys that play at Acorn park in my area. They never yell a warning when they misfire a drive onto an adjacent fairway or teepad. Nor do they give a "clear" shout after they've finished a hole, presumably because they can't speak or control volume very well.

A friend was drilled in the kidney with a Meteor on a 250' shot. It's a safety hazard. It would be helpful if they brought someone with hearing/speech. We've offered to play together but they're always in a group of 3-4 already and seem uninterested.

The Bird Man
03-01-2011, 04:36 PM
I am friends with the President of the DDGA. He is a really cool/nice guy. I actually played in a DDGA tournament at a deaf camp. IT was a fundraiser tournament and a lot of fun. My experience has always been very positive.
I understand you think it's a safety hazard. I just think you need to be a little more compassionate. I don't want to exclude anyone that wants to play. Getting hit be frisbees sucks, so far I have only been hit by the hearing. It sucks, but let's deal with it a little better. remember, they can't hear when you yell.

I also wouldn't want to play in your group if you were playing with a couple people and I was in a group of 3-4 already. Groups of 7 or 8 aren't usually fun.

03-01-2011, 06:21 PM
I agree with that stuff, however I don't just think it's a safety hazard. It is a safety hazard. I'd just suggest bringing someone who can give a shout in the event of an errant throw. It's great that disc golf is open to anyone that can throw, but it's fairly dangerous, and it's the thrower's responsibility to mitigate any potential injuries.

03-02-2011, 08:31 AM
Also named DDGA: http://www.daytondiscgolf.org/

Although, I have played with some people from that club who, because of not obeying the rules, would qualify for both!