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Ricky Wysocki

Explore how Insect Shield helps the world’s #1 disc golfer stay protected from ticks

Disc Golfer & Lyme disease survivor
Meet Ricky Wysocki

Ricky Wysocki is a professional disc golfer and is currently ranked as the number-one player in the world. He was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2019, and since then, he has been raising awareness about the disease, how it has affected his game, and how people can stay protected.

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The risk for tick attachment is high while playing disc golf

As you play disc golf, ticks can easily attach to your skin and clothing, especially when retrieving your disc from an area of tall grass.

Lyme disease-carrying ticks are in all 50 states, and disc golf courses are not immune to their presence

Tick habitats and disc golf courses often intersect as the courses are typically situated in natural environments well suited for ticks.

Disc golf courses are often prime tick habitat

Disc golf courses can often have a higher tick population because of the natural environment, such as tall grasses, bushes, and wooded areas that provide a suitable habitat for ticks to thrive.

Top tips for staying protected from ticks while playing disc golf

Protect yourself from ticks while playing disc golf