Old 12-12-2018, 02:44 PM
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by JuanA View Post
In golf, I've always thought of "striking" the ball with the club. If you're striking, then stroke is the noun. Which is why I always say "throws" in DG...strokes make no sense to me.
"Stroke" has been used to refer to oar motions when rowing a boat for hundreds of years. I suppose you could say the oar "strikes" the water although it's more of a dip than a strike. The action a person takes is certainly not to strike anything, but it's still called a "stroke." Similarly when swimming. It's also used in basketball for the act of shooting which has nothing to do with striking anything in any way.

I think everyone is overthinking the word stroke. It's just a generic term in sports for some key action a player takes in that sport. There's really nothing more to it than that. It's just as applicable to disc golf as it is to any other sport.
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