Traveling through Texas I got a chance at a ODOC ROC, I like all ROC's & had a chance once before to add one of these beauties to my collection. I ended up with several other discs & was over stuffed in my suit case so I had to ship. Short on time on a Sunday I stopped at a Fed EX & had them not only ship but pack as well. They only use bubble wrap, as a result I believe that was the cause of the breakage! The disc was CE plastic & as I have found out the plastic can get brittle. I think if I had packed it with not only bubble wrap but packing peanuts it would have survived. Peanuts in-between the discs as well as around the bubble wrapped disc would have made the difference! The peanuts filling the shipping box is also key so as it can not get crushed! Next time I will just carry it!
I always liked to hear people on the course at Skyline complain about different things, mostly rollaways! This is high season for that now, Yesterday I was that guy! Not much was going where I was aiming. I was in good company so its all good. I signed up for the Japan Open, I best get to putting practice!
Always good to get out & play some new courses! It is such a warm feeling to meet new people & have them be so welcoming! I played well that last week of June, felt like my old self. I like to stop at pro shops & this was a good one, had cool plastic I had never seen before, drinks & snacks & most important ....a friendly attitude! Nashville has a bunch of courses around town. We drove to Macon Georgia, Just passing through, for a town of 150,000 they had 10 courses, I asked the young man working the valet if he played the game, he had never heard of it? Is it possible he is the last to know? I gave him a mini & told him to check it out!
I hosted many World's Biggest Disc Golf Events. They coined the phrase " Most Fun Wins!" The 28th Vintage Cup was last weekend, because of COVID we could not rent the social hall, we could not serve food or have our keg of beer! Here I got a duce with a side arm putt! It put a smile on my face! Planning a bigger & better event is not always necessary, In Disc Golf it kinda just happens! This years event was not our most grand but it was the most fun I had at a Vintage Cup.
My 3 grandkids, Adalyn, Braxton & Kayden. They have grown up on the course. I have seen people stop playing the game when they have kids only to return years later once they think the kids are big enough. Not me, My family has grown up on the course, they may not always want to go but with the promise of a sweet treat you can get them there. It gives them a workout, a lesson in the outdoors & the skill of throwing a disc. Always on my mind the game & the family & when they come together it the best!
Giving back, the game changes peoples lives, every course is special. Like all courses Skyline has seen a up tick in new players. I don't get out as often these days but I was out a few days ago & wanted to help heal the course. Last several years players have formed a new trail to hole one, I fenced it off & re seeded, I hope it helps, made me feel good! Now go out there & have fun but give back too!
- 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.
- Trip to PA to see the old Goat 10/1/19
- 3rd Flying Disc Collector's Festival 10/9/21
- So-Cal visit to see Jeff Soto.
- 4th Flying Disc Collector event.