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bobmcnelly 11-04-2013 01:45 PM

Discs that have been returned that you never expected to see again
I threw one of my favorite discs(oop mrx) on hole 18 at my home course. It rolled down a hill and into the parking lot. It wasn't a serious round so I just said "screw it, I'll grab it on our way out" and walked with my friends to finish out the hole. Of course I forgot about it and drove away. Later I realized, went back and it was gone. Had my name and number on it but never heard anything, I would check our unofficial lost and found(under the trash can by the first tee) everyday, but didn't see it there. I had basically figured it was gone. Then about 2 months later I had given up checking under the trash can, but I had a funny feeling one day. So I checked, and there it was! Thank the karma gods! Anyone else have any disc return stories?

Golden Tuna 11-04-2013 01:49 PM

I almost always get my water discs (discs I bring to water courses so I don't sacrifice a good one) and discs that I didn't like and traded away. I never seem to get any of the good ones back or the ones that I draw on...

Glad someone gets the good ones back

scarpfish 11-04-2013 01:53 PM


The sad part is that both PD's and the Escape mentioned in that thread have all been lost again. Alas, I never sent the finders bubble mailers to get my discs back as much as I wanted to reward the parties who called me for doing the right thing.

The moral to this story is, don't get too attached to your plastic. You can't enjoy what it was meant for without risk of loss.

schimmy 11-04-2013 02:09 PM

I lost a custom dyed disc up in the chicagoland area and the next day received a call from someone who found it. i was already hours away and was not going to be back to chicago for a while. so i asked if i sent him a disc in exchange for it would he ship it to me. lo and behold, a few weeks later i got my precious back.

unfortunately, my girlfriend then proceeded to throw it in the lake at our home course, and it has not been seen since.

Stardoggy 11-04-2013 02:10 PM

I like this story better than "someone found my disc w/ my number on it, and then called me to tell me he was keeping it". I've had that happen. Not fun.

I live half a block away from the 9 holer in town and find a TON of discs because of the river and thick shule. I find more while walking my dog than actually discing. It amazes me how many ink free discs I find. I estimate 15% of the found discs have #'s on them, and of those, 50% have non-working #'s. Nice thing is that most of them are DX, so the original owner (hopefully) isn't going to miss them too much....and DX plastic fills the kid's bags nicely, not to mention the numerous times I've handed a Pro/DX Leopard to some kid at the park to replace the Groove or Vulcan they're meathooking all over the place.

sisyphus 11-04-2013 02:31 PM

When I first started out, I wrote all my contact info on my discs, and when I would lose one, I'd put up an entry on the local club web site, and on here in the stickied thread. One of my early fairway drivers was a 150 champ teebird, which I managed to lose in the pond at Lincoln Ridge, hole 22.

Months later, and several lost discs down the line, I got a call about a disc found at Boone Woods. I told him I'd never lost a disc there, but we agreed to meet and play a round at Lincoln Ridge, so I could have him pick one from my sale/trade bin. I really appreciated getting it back, and we laughed about the fact that it had clearly been 'found' by someone else in the interim. I complimented him on being a much nicer person that the previous 'finder'.

It was only the second time I'd ever had one returned, even though all the discs I've ever lost could be easily traced back to me. And my lesson learned is not to be too 'tricky' in asking folks details when I'm trying to return a found disc: there's a real good chance any disc I find wasn't originally lost where I found it, either!

frasnow 11-04-2013 03:28 PM

Brand new limited edition Elite-Z Zone. On my very first throw I released early and it faded hard left towards thick ivy covered in leaves in the middle of some trees. After searching (and raking) the area for 2.5 hours, I finally figured Zones must have more glide than I thought, and it must have squeezed through the trees to the fast moving river beyond. I even checked the riverbank. Three months later, I got a call from Play it Again Sports. Besides a few water spots, the disc still looked new. It’s now my goto forehand mid/approach disc.

sugarnot 11-04-2013 03:57 PM

What about one that you throw all you can trying to get rid of it and you just cant manage it? Kinda like a dorkfish...you throw it back and just comes back


ru4por 11-04-2013 04:01 PM

Had the police call me on a disc I had lost years ago. They said it was found in a stolen car and wanted to talk to me about the car. Stopped inking my discs with info after that. Now a distinguishing mark and resignation to never getting it back once I stop looking for it.

blackcatsmith 11-04-2013 04:02 PM

I'm in possession of two discs that I'm sure the owners miss dearly but alas the contact info is bad… anyone know of a Dan Ellefson? How about a Jason "Leppy"? Two sweet discs found in Prescott, Az. One at School House Gulch and one at Watson Lake.

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