Like everyone we are holed up waiting out the virus! Great time to be on this diet, we have our food product & all you do is add water! Our barn project is on hold but the roof & siding is all done! I walk the dog each day, I ride my road bike & I get out to the park to play disc! Many of the courses near by are closed but Skyline is open! Thank God! I have been practicing my guitar & writing some sappy lyrics, even got down some cool riffs! I am playing with Pro Tools too! Overall it is fine being home, we have lots of open space & stuff to do, lots of tea drinking & card playing! Keeping our adult kids safe & us safe is the biggest challenge. They are board & want everything equal, sometimes life is not fair! I look forward to us getting through this & being empty nesters once again!
My course went in in 1995 well 98 at it current location. Skyline Park in Napa California is a special place for me to go! I got out last Tuesday about 11am, I was looking for other players but after a good warm up I started up the hill to the course. After waiting on hole 1 for a while I started. Blue sky, green grass, flowers in bloom, birds singing, it was a great round. I played through & did not see any other golfers not even on the walk back to the parking lot. With all the people playing the game these days I wonder if others around the country get out & have the course all to themselves? There are a lot of things that go into making our game great, tell a friend!
Mustard in the vines! This is a photo taken by Chris White 10 years ago, We took many photos at Stag's Leap, yea the hand drawn 16 is a little weak but the flowers, WOW! We did get a great shot for our full color disc. ( not showing the # )This is the first year there will be no full color disc since picture discs became a thing going back to 2005 for our event. Vintage Cup is in its 26th year, makes me proud! I hope to get out & compete, no excuses but I sprained 3 toes stepping in a hole at the beach playing catch with a disc. I have one week to get better but as of now I am limping! It is always a fun event, at the least It will be good to make the scene. I hope the event can be 2 weekends again sometime in the future, so many people want to play this event, the wait list is long. Weather looks to be good for next weekend. We tend to have wet or windy conditions most years. Great game, great people = a great time!
My partner of the last 32 years, Lisa, PDGA # 13268, The gal can do anything. She is a big part of the dream to bring Disc Golf to Napa back in 1995, she was my co TD the first 10 years of Vintage Cup, without all the details, she is my better half. I was out at Skyline today playing & I was introduced as the course designer to some new players & it was a great feeling & none of it would have happened without my honey! I love you!
Collecting plastic has been a topic of conversation for me for a long time now, It all started because of the game we call golf, ( Disc Golf ) like Dr. Stancil says " There could be a better name " I realise that almost everything I do, it is for life, my relationship with my wife Lisa is first on that list! I was out last weekend snowboarding with my kids & my grandkids, very cool to share board sports with them all, skate, wake & snow, never did get the hang of surfing but I love me boogie boarding, my wave baby! Music has been a big part of my life there last 10 years, playing a new years eve gig is every musicians goal, well tomorrow I get to do that! For those that don't know I am building a music recording studio, should be up & going late spring, I plan on modeling my space after the all inclusive family love I have felt with my frisbee family, come one come all, lets make some music. I must admit it should be a little more easy, a day in the studio compared to a day on the hill! Put your glove on!
Seems people avoid the rain, In Northern California with no rain of over 6 months & the fire danger going into November you still get people that think " can't wait till spring"! I like being in the rain! Good thing because our local after Thanksgiving tournament was a wet one. My doubles partner is my boy Ryan # 19457, we played well in the rain & were leading the 36 hole one day event until the 3rd to last hole. The wind took its toll, we both threw out of bounds off the tee & on our upshot on that second island hole for a 7PP, that was just enough to drop us to 3rd at the end of the day, lesson learned, I need a gator in my bag! Funny thing was we missed all the short easy holes but made some killer shots on some long ones, should have would have, if it's raining..... see you on the course!
Where the new collectors are. Its not Ebay, Face book has a great scene, it is awesome to chat with Disc Golf collectors on Facebook about the history of the sport & cool discs that were used way back, The Pluto was a Wham-o seller between 1957-1965. Important stuff if you ask me, I am a Disc Golfer through & through but there is so much more to collecting flying discs than just Golf Discs. I would guess there are other social media places to get plastic but it is hot on Facebook, try a auction, find others that only collect your favorite brand. I have this one up for sale & the action is fast as well as the info shared! All good stuff cause I got a mint in this old stuff!
I must admit I have been slowing down on collecting plastic but at the same time I feel like I have a good feel for what is out there. Then a disc comes along that I had no idea about, that is the case with this Tee-Rexx X, a prototype. I had not got anything for some time but when I found this, I had to have it! So even with all my discs there is always a surprise around the corner & I guess that is what keeps me interested after all these years! The connections are a big part of it too, I can not make the collector convention this year but I hope to next year. So keep turning over stones, there are gems out there!
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!
- 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