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    KANSAS, April 1 (Reuters) The emerging sport of disc golf may have been dealt a crippling blow after an injury sustained recently at a disc golf course in Emporia, KS. The game follows similar rules of golf, but is played with specially designed flying discs. Some of the discs have sharp profiles to enable them to fly farther and faster than a typical Frisbee, and many of the courses are built in public multi-use parks.

    Deborah Blackwell, 21, was walking through Jones Park with her three year old daughter, Natalie, when seemingly out of nowhere, a disc golf disc came hurtling out of the air and crashed into Natalie's face. She was rushed to the emergency room and found to have a broken bone in her orbital socket. "I don't know how this game was ever considered a good, safe idea by the park," Blackwell stated.

    Blackwell has since started a campaign to ban the manufacture and use of the type of discs known as "drivers," the models with the sharpest profiles. The campaign is quickly gaining momentum, as other concerned park users across the country echo Blackwell's concerns. She says that she already has well over 7,000 signatures.

    "I just don't see the need for these flying weapons," Blackwell said, "I wouldn't even want to try catching one of those things, let alone have them flying into my loved ones." The campaign's initial focus is the removal of the drivers from the market, but they would eventually like to see foam products, like Hasbro's Nerf toys being used. "My kids have fun with Nerf, so I don't see why everyone else can't have fun with it too," said Blackwell.

    Dave Dunipace, owner of Innova Discs, one of the primary disc golf manufacturers, could not be reached for comment.






























    APRIL FOOL'S!!!
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    ďI believe I can hit 18 greens, hit every fairway, you know ó Vision 54, which means you birdie every hole, thatís in the back of my mind. I want to putt better, chip better. That day when I hit 18 greens and one putt, Iíll know Iím a complete golfer. Will that ever happen? Iím not sure, but itís possible. The 54 vision is always in the back of my mind.Ē
    ~Annika SŲrenstam

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    • #3
      Tim.............I HATE YOU!

      Bob

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      • #4
        Dude, not nice... not cool... *black mark by Tim*
        I was actually starting to get emotional reading that... damn... *time to double those pills*

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          The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
          ...but it plays one on TV.

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          • #6
            Crap that was a good one You really had me going I was thinking how the heck would throwing a nerf driver work

            Cindy
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            • #7
              Forget that today is April's Fool Day... Good one as you really got me and others, too!!
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              • #8
                When drivers are outlawed, only outlaws will have drivers.
                The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
                ...but it plays one on TV.

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                • #9
                  that..............

                  thats just wrong
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                  • #10
                    Great April Fools!!! Kudos!!

                    That was a really well-done write-up. I was waiting with baited breath to see what people would come up with for April Fool's Day. Congrats!

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                    • #11
                      Anyone got a pair of pliers? I seem to have a fishhook lodged in my cheek.... Good one!
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                      • #12
                        Nicely played, Tim. Although, IMHO, you should have left off the April Fools disclaimer and let us bitch and moan for a day.

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                        • #13
                          For some reason, the last sentence about Dave Dunipace tipped me off.
                          Oregon disc golf map

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                          • #14
                            That was a scary April fools joke.

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                              you suck.
                              May the wind be in your favor...

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