Chatting with my old pal Lightnin Lyle he told me his DR. said " Disc Golf is not a workout" Well I guess it is how you go about playing because if you speed up play you get your heart rate up. To me getting your heart rate up is the deffinition of exercise. Yes plenty of courses are short & flat but even there you should be able to get the job done. I know for a fact that when you play my home course no matter how you go about it, calories get burned, from the almost 10 min walk just to get to the first tee to all the up & down hills, not to mention chasing after your disc after one of the legendary roll aways! Lyle you get your Doc out here for a different point of view!
I played some golf in a new state last month, I got out to North Carolina & played 2 new courses! If I am keeping tract correct I think that is 33 states I have played at least 1 course in! Here I am at Pier Park north of Portland, the best new course I played was Evergreen in Olympia Wa, it was super green had some long holes & I played with some cool heads!
So it has been a good minute! I have found out that new updates on a old computer equals disaster. I do not have a solution for pictures as of yet & have a bunch to add, guess it will need to happen on the lap top!
The Vintage Cup celebrated its 25th year a few weeks back, I was there for all of them, not counting when we did 2 weekends a few times, I just played my division weekend. It was great fun & the club is a big reason why it is such a great event, thank guys!
The latest additions to the collection come from many friends helping keeping me up to date on the latest golf discs, nothing really good has been added in the old plastic arena!
The foundation on the barn is in, this will be the location of the collection sometime by the end of this year.
Went Heli Boarding & that was a blast! Have a CT scan later this week, guess that will be a blast too!
Collector convention is in the works, if all goes well it will be at the Disc Golf Center during the Hall of Fame inductions, hope to see you there!
Chow for now!
I played the game with Ryan on his days off this week, Tuesday we played Skyline I was -6 bogey free feeling good thinking I am ready for Vintage Cup, then we head out to play Berkeley & I throw 3 in the water! On a dead calm day! Well Braxton & Leo were with us & we had a Philly Cheese steak! San Francisco in the background.
Last few times I have played Disc Golf I have encountered new players. They are easy to spot, they are the folks having the most fun. My game wavers & it is troubling when you miss a putt you think you should have made, or you have a shot off the fairway. Playing with new players keeps things fresh, the oohs & ahhhs are what the game is all about. My round today had shots that made me happy, I guess that is why I have been playing the game weekly for the last 4 decades! Get out there make new friends & grow the sport!
Greg Barsby 2018 Disc Golf World Champion! First time I spoke to Greg was at the San Francisco Safari many years ago, 2004 was the year.I was wearing a hoodie with the logo of a Swedish metal band named Bathory. Greg & I chatted about the band & got to know each other. Greg won that event! Years later I found myself storing my boat for the winter in Greg's home town, So for the next 2 years I would drive to Grass Valley ( 1 hour 45 min drive ) to drop off the boat in the fall & come back & pick it up in the spring, during these times I would contact Greg about a round of golf on his home course. We would chat about music & golf. I had not started playing guitar at that time but Greg was in a band drumming & singing! He got me thinking about being in a band too! He would tell me he was not very competative in casual rounds, well he got the job done at the highest level! Being from Southern California but having lived in Northern California a larger portion of my life I am proud of a local boy done good.
I have wrote that when I started collecting I did not have a direction. I have also wrote that Victor's book gave me stuff to shoot for. I have also noted that when I got Ralph Williamson's collection he had a bunch of Pluto Platters. This was my early direction. To fill the gaps in Ralphs Pluto collection. Along the way I found my self at Phil Kennedy's house where he showed me a 5th style ( double esker ) that we later traded for. I also found a American trends Pluto platter on e bay! Dan at DTW helped me with a 6th style & after finding a second I did a trade with Phil for a 4th style giving me all molds. Along the way I found a white WPP1 & a unknown color ( blue ) in the 4th style. Thanks John Kirkland! the blue was in the package & I traded my double esker in the package to give John all the styles. I got to know most the collectors in this area & know that there are only 3 of us that have all the Pluto Platter molds.. Then Father Lyle comes back into the fold. Father Lyle being one of the oldest disc sleuths, it was good to get to know him. Now with renewed interest Lyle wanted to be only the 4th known person to have all Pluto molds. Having found 2 more ATPP I worked a deal with Father Lyle. I think I am in good company!
The " Good Egg Award " goes to my buddy Jim Marino, Jim showed up to a poker game at the secret Frisbee basement with homemade appetizers & beer with disc golf on the cans! I got to know Jim over the years on the disc golf course here in Napa ( Skyline Wilderness Park ) Jim has become a fishing buddy making the annual trip to Cabo the last several years! Jim also has a love of old school Metal music, we have seen many a cool show! Now he joins in on my Band " Mid-Life Krysis "playing harmonica & working the sound board! A good dude you can count on!
- 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
- More Golf Discs
- Stuff For Sale!
- Frisbee convention, Naperville Illinois 2018.
- Doug Korns Freestyle discs.