The family is heading out to Northstar for a summer get away! I plan on some spa time with Lisa, Jacque has a softball tournament, fishing trip for the whole family with lots of bike riding and disc golf!
I was playing a round with my oldest boy Curtis. We were taking a few photos having a nice time, it was a round where I struggled early but after 12 holes I was 2 down and had a nice lead. Thinking I had it wrapped up the wheels fell off starting with this shot. Trying to throw a overhand shot through the hole in the upper right of the tree my disc bounced back landing behind me. I chopped my way down the fairway taking a 7 ouch! Curtis birdied the last few holes to beat his Dad! It is not over till its over!
I have been collecting flying discs for sometime. I consider things slow on the collecting front because I have a example of most things I want. Below you can see my wish list. Not much interesting on ebay or other sites, then I heard of these discs. This is a photo of 3 test shot ( each a different weight 148G, 160G and 179G ) transitional disc in-between the original Eagle and the PAT. PEND. Aero, a retooling of the original Eagle mold made these discs, I have heard of 4 other sets and a few extras. 1 set is held by John Ahart the other discs by Mark Molnar. I have heard of a single disc that is in the collection of Rob Toltzman. I was so excited to get these rare and historic discs!
But when I went to share with people on line and with many other collecting friends there was little interest. It was not like I was talking about Pluto Platters or or the evolution of the Flyin-Saucer, I am talking golf discs to Disc Golfers! I admit that I had hoped that my collection would go up in value over the years but what is happening is that history is being lost, the lack of interest in truly historic plastic seems to tell me that I would be lucky to get my money back on my collection. I guess collecting is much like the players you meet on the course, they come and go with only a few in for the long haul. I have fun and think I have a eye for " the good stuff " but each person has there own collecting interest . I got to Call Phil Kennedy I think he will find these interesting!
Last summer we had a group of guys that played disc golf over a 3 day period. We started in Orangevale, and Truckee. Next day we played Zepher and Bijou, we finished with Tahoe Vista and Auburn. we had as many as 7 guys playing and as few as 3 at different times. Looking to do it again this August 10, 11, and 12. Let me know if you would like to join us!
- 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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