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Old 08-03-2014, 12:52 PM
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"Steady" Ed Originals

I love playing courses designed by the Father of Disc Golf, "Steady" Ed Headrick. These historical courses showcase our game's roots, and are a ton of fun! I feel that the spirit of "Steady" Ed can be channeled through these courses, and that we can pick up his good vibes and positive energies from them, and spread them to other courses and disc golfers throughout the world.

Let this thread be used to discuss all things involving courses designed by the Father of Disc Golf. Here is a list of all the "Steady Ed" courses. I have played three so far: Sedgley Woods, Leonard Park, and Cape Henlopen, and I can't wait until I have a chance to play some more!

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Old 08-03-2014, 01:10 PM
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I thought perhaps he did Maconaquah in Peru? I know Monroe and I tried to channel Steady Ed when doing the Red tees on his course at the IDGC.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:22 PM
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He probably had some kind of influence on the design for Maconaquah considering he designed Honey Bear Hollow Campgrounds in Peru, but he isn't credited as the designer. The same thing can be said about Rutgers, I know he helped design it, but he is not credited for it.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:23 PM
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you missed the most important course he designed - the first! on the OG page he is listed as Steady Ed. i've got 5 of his courses on my played list.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:26 PM
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I've played 11, plus he was a mentor designer for my first course, North Valley, when he came to visit after the Iowa Worlds in 1989.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:27 PM
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Wow, somehow missed that OG wasn't on that list. Here are a few more courses that came up when I used Steady Ed as a designer search instead of Ed Headrick.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:28 PM
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I've played Madelin Bertrand in Niles, MI numerous times and while it is short it is a ton of fun. The fairways are MUCH wider than what they used to be according to some of the old timers but even so, it's still a blast.

Now how it's being run on the other hand...don't really care for that.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:31 PM
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Ed used to talk to me when I worked at White Birch becasue he came out and designed the course on site. He had an attachment to the course. He didn't have the same attachment to Oak Grove in Springfield because he designed that from a park map; he didn't actually go to the site and design the course. When we tried to clear up the issue of which course went in first, he had no idea becasue he really didn't even remember Oak Grove.

Neither course today is what is was in 1979. Tons and tons of trees have been cut down at both sites; huge amounts of erosion at White Birch. It's hard really to get a feel for what he was going for at either site.

I didn't even know he designed Albert Oakland.

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Old 08-03-2014, 02:38 PM
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Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY is the only "Steady" Ed designed course I've played. It was my 100th course played as well as the oldest course I've played. While it was fun, and neat to play a "Steady" Ed course, it was nothing special as far as the actual course itself. I also wondered how much, if any it had changed over the years.
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