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Old 11-20-2012, 01:00 AM
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1977 or 1978, I'm working in a small parks and recreation department. My first real adult job out of college. My boss comes in one morning with the latest Parks and Recreation journal and says, "Look at this new sport they're playing down in California, Frisbee Golf. Let's build a course." So we layed out a pole hole course in our little park throwing the old Whamo 119 gr, 141 gr and 171(?) gr frisbees. The course (poles) are still there. No-ones played it in years and I've never listed. I wouldn't want anyone wasting their time to go try and play it.

I still have a few of the clear 141 gr discs that say "77 National Championship Series. International Frisbee Association". Including one that's never been thrown. Anyone know what they might be worth?
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:52 PM
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When I was in elementary school my dad took me and my brother to la mirada regional to play on the massive playgrounds. We went into the proshop because I noticed people walking out with frisbees. He bought me a dx shark and my brother a dx cobra, which were the newest discs at the time. We played a few holes that day and that was the only time. Couple decades later i'm taking my son to the playgrounds there and I watch a couple guys walk up to hole 1 first guy waves his arms around in a half hearted stretch and throws an ace bomb. They all jump around screaming and I thought it would be a good activity for me and my son to do together. He's only three but throwing frisbees is fun at any age. So I bought a few discs from the same shop.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:55 PM
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4 years ago a guy I work with told me his son was in town from California and was teaching him disc golf. I had known about the sport for years, just never made the effort to check it out. My co-worker told me how fun it is and I should try it. We went to PIAS and I bought 3 discs, Leopard, Aurora MS and an Aviar P&A along with a bag. We headed over to Zilker Park and as I got on the 1st tee I was thinking, “How hard can this be?” I had played a lot of Frisbee in high school. So, with no practice, I reached back with a backhand throw and………shanked it almost straight left. Oh, so THAT’S how hard it can be. I think I shot 20 over for the round but still loved it. But I think what really hooked me was after several rounds I finally nailed a drive with the Leopard. Watching that disc carry way out there, exactly where I wanted it to go….that was the moment.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:05 PM
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Just over 11 years ago, a buddy asked me to join him. he "smoked", i did from time to time, he thought i'd enjoy playing, and it was a safe place to "smoke"....needless to say i took to it and skipped a LOT of class over the next few years to disc golf. Man those were the days, at the great, but extinct, Ross Hills.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:19 PM
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My brother and I would use our Ultimate frisbees and take turns picking a tree/rock around the house and see who could hit it in the fewest strokes. Did that all summer (2006) and then saw an Innova starter pack (Aviar, Shark, Leopard) at Dick's Sporting Goods in the fall. Bought it and threw the Leopard farther than the frisbee ever went on the first try. Hard not to fall in love when the first throw is a 250' s-curve.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:50 PM
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I has a lifted Ford Ranger and was in a truck club. We had a picnic scheduled in Veterans Park in Sylmar CA. I got there first and waited in the Park's entrance parking lot for another truck to show up so we could park together.

While parked, two disc golfers (including Coonass) came up and tee'd off on old Hole 1. I watched them and counted their throws. They both made it in 4 shots. I had an ultimate lid in the car and played the hole right behind them. I too got a 4.

I realized I didn't have the special discs they had and I still got the same score... so I went to the liquor store down the street and bought a few discs. Started playing the next day.

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:50 PM
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I still have a few of the clear 141 gr discs that say "77 National Championship Series. International Frisbee Association". Including one that's never been thrown. Anyone know what they might be worth?
Like!

I found a Wham-O Pro 1000 Frisbee with a 1975 date embossed on the back in one of our water hazards about 12 years ago. Someone had duct taped a bunch of cardboard beneath it to make it more massive for the purposes of Disc Golf, I guess. No name or number, so I couldn't seek good Karma...Had to keep it! One of my prized Discs.

You would love seeing the collection the guy who introduced me to the sport has. Tons of stuff from the '70s and maybe before. He showed it to me when I first played in '89 and I can still see that whole wall of his garage covered in early Disc memorabilia.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:15 PM
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Hiking Seneca

I used to hike Seneca Park in Maryland after I moved there in 1983. A buddy and I would throw a Frisbee back and forth as we hiked (playing a strange game we call "Walkabout"). One day, there were these metal baskets along the route and on later hikes we saw guys throwing discs. Of course we first started playing with regular Frisbees until we met a tall lanky fellow named Ken who could throw these long cool S-curves with these smaller harder discs. We decided to buy some and it all took off from there.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:15 PM
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I have it in my hands...It's a Fastback FB13 model, white, that says only this on the front:

*Official*
Pro-1000
*Frisbee*

The reverse has the embossed "Try Other Frisbee Models" message all around the Disc and a 1975 date, San Gabriel, CA. And a bunch of other stuff. And by itself, "FB13.." When I try to look up what this is, I get sent to vague Frisbee pages on e-bay, but that's it.

There appears to be a bunch of stuff you describe all in the $10-$20 range.

Neat to look at, though. I remember a lot of those from my youth.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:48 AM
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Back in 2006 or 2007 I had heard about disc golf and it sounded fun but I wasn't able to find a good frisbee when I tried to play at a local course. A year or so later I found out one of my coworkers played a lot and he was excited to introduce me to the game. I was hooked on round 1. He taught me all about hyzer and anhyzer and gave me a beautiful tie dye Discraft XS that is now retired. I don't play with him anymore but he will always be my disc golf "sensei".
Since then I try to pass on everything I've learned and give plastic to any potential new player I introduce the sport to. I play 4-6 rounds a week and try to squeeze in some putting practice when I can. I have a list of 34 people I text message every time I play a casual round. Usually we don't get more than 4 or 5 to show up at a time but it's always fun and the list is growing. I LOVE DISC GOLF!
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