I've had the same exact STICK for about 8 of my 10 years. BOL!
Now, I gotta bark that it has a few "issues". ahem
Yes, it's been through a lot.
We have bunches of trees in my yard and my STICK seems to manage to hit most of them. BOL
I just gotta have my STICK thrown really hard and far and the trees get in the way.
Flashback to a few years ago when Dad did a repair job! Glued and viced and good to go... until the next tree incident.
Oh, it's such great yard fun. Me, my peeps, sunshine, and my STICK. Ahhhhhhh.