When it comes to competition I am never sure who will show up. The guy that makes no mistakes or the guy that gets no breaks. If you have played Sierra College you know it can be tuff, we played 3 rounds of 21 holes, each round the course got longer! Who showed up was the non confident putter, my first round was ok but after that it was down hill, thing is I do not need to be in the money & play my best to have a good time. I made new friends, we had a great time, I did have a few high lights. I played with my cousin Shawn in the first round & he saw me get a ACE! Last round of the event I heard shouting & I knew it was Shawn! Yes indeed he got a ace as well, here we are after the event ended. My other memorable moment was getting a birdy on the long number 7, up hill 777 feet par 5, had a knee knocker 18 foot putt for my 4! If you have never played a course around Lake Tahoe you are missing out, put it on your bucket list!
Braxton Paul PDGA # 95,797 is my second Grandchild, here he is at one month, the plan it to take a picture with him & the numbered disc that is the same month as he is, that is a 1-9 if you use the 6 upside-down! I gave the little boy the set for a keepsake. Looking forward to getting him on the course soon!
My daughter invited me along on a service trip to Honduras over spring break. It was a group called Soles for souls, we gave away shoes in many different towns, After they got the shoes we also passed out a toothbrush & a few fun treats, as you can see I brought about 300 minis along with some 100 mold catch discs, crazy thing was the young kids did not know what to do with a disc, they needed a demonstration! No problem, I had a ton of fun playing catch with many kids from all over, my lack of Spanish was not a problem, throwing the disc needs no words, I had a few foot bags too & you guessed it, very popular. I recommend everyone see the world with some of our less fortunate neighbors, when you do, take along some plastic!
World Freestyle Champ Skippy Jammer myself and NOR-CAL legend Mr.Neal, had a great day sharing flying disc stories, looking at plastic & even getting in a round! It was a great day! Just about the time I think I have seen it or at least heard of it all, there is always something new ! Get out there, buy, sell, trade & throw!
Back when I first started collecting I had no real focus, mainly golf discs. When Victor's book came out it gave me things to shoot for. I found his price guide very helpful. My new idea for this site is to add a value to discs with a value of $20 or more. The prices that I list will be value in my opinion & I hope people contact me to give their values as well.
From left to right we have Charlie Burke, Dudley Gaman, ( world famous mini collector ) me & Joe Essman. Charlie & Joe do something that all collectors do, they seek out other collectors. They are both from the mid-west & left the cold behind to come to sunny California, starting down in San Diego & spending the better part of a week working their way north. There is much flying disc history to be had, it just takes a little effort to find it! I plan on seeking out other collectors in my area & beyond soon! See you on the road, Photo by World Frisbee champion ( 1979 ) Teresa Gaman.
I have lots to be thankful for heading into the 23rd annual Vintage Cup. Over the last 2 years there is a solid group of players that have made the course at Skyline Park their own! We have expanded with 2 other major events this last year! Our course was voted in the top 100 ( 39th ) by Disc Golf Course review. It was the only course in California to be on the list! Heading into this years event I am a little over weight & find my score all over the place, but I know how to play that course & hope to be focused & ready to play, still got 2 months to get ready!
Great photo of me with my boys & Father Lyle. In talking with other collectors I have found a lot of good info regarding the history of flying discs, lots of the time I take the most repeated story & make it mine, not sure if I got the correct info but I run with it! We need to be careful with the info we repeat to others, Many times it could be incorrect. A good example would be the common story you find on line regarding the origions for the first plastic disc, I will not name the person responsiable but lets just say it does not jive with the story of Fred Morrison who made the first plastic disc! People talk about facts about flying discs that just are not true or accurate, Very few people were standing at the molding machine when they popped out the first disc of a mold, what color disc, stamp, plastic. CE plastic is a good example, what disc belongs to what run? Tuff info to get right. Father Lyle is quite the sleuth when tracking down info on discs, his latest is what Aviar came first? Smooth bottom or small Pat Pend? My point is do not repeat info about a disc that could be wrong if there is any bought in your mind, simply say your not sure.
Everything Plastic! Love this shot of my Grandson Kayden! Kayden's Dad & Uncle Ryan will be traveling to Toronto with me on a Flying Disc adventure! The plan is to purchase a disc collection so I need to check it out! A round at Toronto Island is the first thing we plan on doing. The 87 PDGA World Championship was held here, the Greg H was the champ that year. Father Lyle Jensen will be rounding out our group. I look forward to meeting & making new friends from the Frisbee Family! Playing some Disc Golf, gaining new insight into Free Styling, seeing some plastic first hand that I have only seen pictures of! Lastly seeing some live music. It is going to be a great time!
- Marvin's Flying Disc Collection
- Golf Discs
- Novelty/Early Sport Discs
- Frisbie Pie Tins
- Home Made
- other stuff
- Wham-o Flying Saucer
- Wham-o/DGA Midnight Flyers
- Wham-o Pluto Platter
- World Frisbee Championships held at the Rose Bowl 1974-1981
- Short Visit to see John Kirkland
- Napa/Vintage Cup artwork
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