Well, well, well… look what we have here from the world of women’s disc golf. Biological males have come for one of the most woke sports on the planet. Disc golf now has its Lia Thomas moment to the delight of those who have no problem with the destruction of women’s athletics.
Biological man Natalie Ryan, who reportedly played disc golf for three years, is suddenly the #5 female disc golfer in the world. The sport saw Ryan begin to dominate America’s top biological competitor, Paige Pierce.
In a detailed report published Wednesday in keel, journalist Jonathan Kay presented the state of women’s professional disc golf. Kay writes about how Ryan is the athletic equivalent of Lia Thomas, a biological swimmer who decided to compete for the University of Penn as a woman. Thomas, of course, beat three biological Olympic medalists to a title at the 2022 NCAA Swimming Championships.
As Kay points out, Ryan showed up at July’s Great Lakes Open in Milford, Michigan and won $6,000 for a first-place finish. The event was meant to be a major moment for equality in the sport as disc golf had the same prize money for men and women. Then two biological males won both divisions.
It was at this event that Natalie Ryan beat current world number 2 player Pierce by four strokes (or as they call her in disc golf) and number 4 ranked Ohn Scroggins by three strokes to win the best price.
Female disc golf competitors feel the pressure to stay quiet
Then, at the last Disc Golf Pro Tour event held in Leicester, Mass., Ryan again won a high-profile tournament (+1) and took home $9,000 beating world number 1 contender Kristin Tattar, who won $6,000. . Pierce finished third ($4,000).
To put all of this into perspective, going into the 2022 season, Paige Pierce was the women’s division’s all-time leading winner with $309,420 won across 310 events (144 wins). She is a five-time Disc Golf world champion.
Like in the Lia Thomas situation where Penn’s teammates were afraid to use their name while talking to OutKick for fear of being attacked and canceled, reports Jonathan Kay for keel that the biological women of the Disc Golf Pro Tour feel the same pressure to remain silent by a woke sport that prides itself on being an outlet for outcasts who might like to smoke a little weed and listen to Phish.
But two unnamed competitors stepped up, anonymously, to give Kay a better perspective on the advantages Ryan holds over the division.
“I would say that one of the biggest advantages of [male-bodied] players are their ability to rush into tight spots when a drive goes off the fairway, stay there and shoot through the woods,” a competitor told Ryan. “I saw both [trans player] Chloe [Alice] and Natalie [Ryan] do this. They just stand still and throw the kind of [forehand shot] that I have never seen a woman throw even under perfect conditions.”
Female competitor: ‘Ryan’s form isn’t even good’
“What makes it worse is that Ryan’s form isn’t even that good,” another female source told Ryan. “If that was the case, she would have ejected us even more. So while the rest of us spend years honing our form, trying to keep up and get more distance, it’s only in sports – what? – three years or something like that. And she already said [publicly], ‘Oh, I have my form. I don’t need to practice this.
As expected, Ryan disagrees with the assessment that there is an advantage to a biological male participating as a transgender female.
“That’s not true. Paige (Pierce) beat me on almost every hole here today,” Ryan said after winning the Michigan event in late July. “People who think I don’t deserve not to be here have not realized that I can do anything in this sport better than anyone else. I do some things very well, but I’m not doing my best in all areas.
In a wild twist that no one saw coming, Ryan won the 2021 U.S. Distance Championship Women’s Division with a throw of 458 feet.
On August 2, a day after Ryan’s claims of having no benefits were posted on YouTube, the Disc Golf Pro Tour released a statement reiterating their stance on biological males competing in the women’s division. . DGPT noted Ryan’s “historic victory” while clarifying its position on trans athletes.
“The [Professional Disc Golf Association] currently follows the most recent version of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) standards regarding eligibility to play in gender-based divisions,” the statement read.
The PDGA claims Male and female competitors must undergo hormone therapy for 12 months before being allowed to compete in the women’s division. The rules also state that the competitor’s testosterone level must be below 10 nmol/L for at least 12 months prior to competition. And the testosterone level must remain below 10 nmol/L.
According to Ryan’s report, we wonder if someone even monitors the rules that the PDGA claims to have put in place.
Where does organic women’s disc golf go from here?
The battles will continue on social media as disc golf’s woke leadership continues its charade of casting Ryan as a competitor. It looks like Paige Pierce will continue to watch money fly out of her pocket while being a good soldier like the US Olympic medalists who had to shut up as Lia Thomas pulled the NCAA titles out of their coats.
“Great fight over there, Natalie,” Pierce commented this week on a post from Natalie Ryan celebrating the MVP Open victory in Massachusetts.
“(D)don’t give props to this person, everything you’ve worked for all your life so far is being taken away from you right before your eyes,” one Instagram user replied.