Silhouette of a disc golfer (a.k.a., Phil The Basket) putting towards the chains of a basket, with a sunset on the horizon. This design is now available on a variety of fun products in these galleries: Zazzle, Redbubble and Cafepress.
Stop by my gallery at Redbubble to pick out your very own disc golfer t-shirt! You can select your favorite color (many options), as well as the style of garment you prefer. Enjoy the great sport of frisbee disc golf as you enjoy your new t-shirt! And, many more items are available in my shops, here:
Check it out…today!
Available in four different sizes (shown here, small), these fun removable, individually die-cut vinyl stickers can be used over and over again. Ideal for smooth flat surfaces like laptops, journals, windows, etc.. Each has a 1/8″ white border. Enjoy!
With par equivalent to three strokes in disc golf, the shortest distance between two points is an ace…make your shot count. Enjoy this cool t-shirt on your favorite course as you crush the competition! Several colors and styles to choose. Enjoy!
This disc golfing t-shirt is available in many different colors and styles. Made from 100% combed ring-spun cotton, it’s very comfortable. Take your game to the next level – the Top of The World – and have fun!
With 252 pieces, this 11″ by 14″ disc golf puzzle will be both challenging and fun! Made of sturdy cardboard and mounted on chipboard, it’s printed in vivid and full color on an easy wipe-clean surface. Includes beautiful gift box with puzzle image printed on lid – for hours of puzzle enjoyment!
Enjoy this OtterBox phone case, featuring a disc golf basket silhouette and colorfully sky. Available for several Apple, Samsung and Google phone models. Designed to be practically indestructible – from the construction site to your toddler’s hands. Protect your investment in style & play disc golf!
Contoured precisely to fit the iPhone 6/6s with 4.7 inch screen, this Case-Mate case features a hard shell plastic exterior and shock absorbing liner to protect your device. Impact resistant. Lay-flat bezel to protect your screen from directly contacting surfaces. Access to all ports, controls & sensors. Printed in the USA. Enjoy!
Enjoy this black and white photograph from the Hudson Mills ‘original’ disc golf course in Dexter, Michigan, featuring basket twelve in the foreground with distant tee pads visible. It’s a short hole, but make sure to stay out of the water! This picture is available on a variety of items in my gallery at Fine Art America. Stop by for a visit…
As the sun sinks lower into the horizon, the 18th basket beckons for a birdie as I line up my putter and send it into the chains. You can see more of this vintage disc golf billboard graphic design by visiting my galleries at Redbubble, Society 6 and/or Pixels. I created this picture using Adobe Photoshop and Filter Forge. Enjoy!
It’s always fun, as a designer, when you have the opportunity to see some of your work outside of the studio. Just this morning, for instance, I visited a web site which had ‘liked’ one of the pictures on my site. There, I clicked on a post labeled “Colorado Disc Golf: 8000 ft. Elevation“. To my delight, one of the photographs included in that article featured a disc golfing towel of mine…
The year was 1998 and I’d recently moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. Now, my home course for disc golf was at Vista del Camino park, where I played the Shelley Sharpe Memorial Disc Golf Course.
As is commonplace at many courses, there are oftentimes a few folks on hand who sell discs, either new or found. Here, “Johnny B.” was known for fishing discs out of the canal, a stagnant waterway which changed color to a deepening shade of green throughout the summer. Anyway, the deals were good and one day I purchased a Roc golf disc for a fair price.
Sometime later, my friend Mike Milne and I set out to play other courses in the area, winding up on this particular day at a (now closed) disc golf course in Chandler, Arizona, called Hoopes.
My drive on the first hole finished 35 feet short of the basket, with a slightly downhill putt remaining. I drew chains but missed the putt. Just for fun, I decided to take a second shot with the recently purchased Roc which I’d brought along.
I missed again (#@&!) – the shot hit the tray and immediately shattered into a dozen pieces! It was shocking to see, as that isn’t supposed to happen (I never miss twice, lol).
I later learned that that Roc wasn’t found in the canal. Rather, it was discovered on the rooftop of a building adjacent to Vista Del Camino, where it had likely baked in the Arizona sun for a couple of years. Hence, the brittle state.
Johnny and I had a good laugh, and he gave me a replacement golf disc for free.
Individually wrapped in cellophane sleeves, this art board can be easily applied to walls with 3M velcro dots (4 supplied per board – please apply and remove with care) or moved from room to room. Professionally printed on watercolor textured 4-ply substrate. Available in three different sizes. Makes a great gift idea!
Designed for the Apple iPhone 8Plus/7 Plus, this iPhone case is from the Defender Series style (also available in Commuter and Symmetry). Voted the number one most protective case against drops, bumps, and shocks! Featuring a high-impact polycarbonate exterior shell, rubber exterior slipcover and interior foam to cradle device. Includes belt clip holster that doubles as kickstand.
Although I had played frisbee golf at various times throughout the 1980’s, it wasn’t until 1993 when I learned about disc golf and purchased my first disc – a 181 gram Marauder by Discraft.
In 1994, I discovered that there were actual baskets used in the sport, and different discs had different flight characteristics. A variety of literature became available and oftentimes provided useful information.
Not always, however. I can recall on two occasions when descriptive text wasn’t quite up to par.
One particular disc, for instance, had the description; “it goes where you throw it”. Of course it does, I thought – how else could it get there?
Another disc sought to lend credibility to its performance in windy conditions, thought fell woefully short by stating; “it handles the wind like a breeze”.
It was roughly fifteen years ago on a sunny summer day at Hudson Mills Metropark. I was shooting a round of disc golf on the Original Course with a friend, Jim Daniels, and we had just completed the first of six alternate holes.
Walking to the tee pad on “Hole B”, we observed several novice players foraging about in the tall grass off of the fairway for an errant throw. Signaling that we’d like to play through, they waved us on.
At 330′, I was quite pleased when my sidearm drive landed only ten feet shy of the basket. So to was Jim, as his backhand drive bettered mine by two feet. Both great shots!
As we walked ahead, the other players could be heard talking amongst themselves, suggesting that we must be professional disc golfers. Not an unreasonable assumption, given our two drives. And, it sure sounded good at the time.
Nevertheless, when we arrived at our thrown discs, we each proceeded to miss short putts. At that moment, reality came crashing down and it sounded a lot like amateur…
Between rounds on the first day as lunch was being served, I spotted her and said hello. I knew who she was – the 1998 Women’s Disc Golf Professional World Champion (later, to win that title 5 times) – and she was kind enough to sit with myself and a friend, Mike Milne, to eat and talk.
Fast forward to the year 2000. I was at the ‘Toboggan’ disc golf course at Kensington Metro Park, in Milford, Michigan, a newly designed course created to accommodate a large field of players registered for the upcoming 2000 PDGA Disc Golf World Championships.
A random draw doubles event was scheduled, which, to my surprise, was hosted by none other than Juliana Bower. As I recall, she had just switched sponsors from Innova to Discraft and was in the area to promote the tournament.
I drew Mark Ellis as a teammate and the two of us played well enough to win a prize disc each, as payout. I selected a chartreuse colored, maximum weight 176 gram Discraft “Cyclone”. It had a double-stamp, featuring the Discraft Doubles Series logo printed twice; once in blue sparkle, with a full-spectrum stamp offset on top
Given that this was a doubles event, and that my prize disc read “Discraft Doubles Series” – and was a double-stamp, I asked Juliana if she would sign it twice. She smiled, and laughed as she signed her second autograph on my souvenir.
Either basket is as dangerous as the other, where the water is concerned. Photographed at a friend’s disc golf course – Wessel Pines – this pond has a well deserved reputation for drawing plastic into its silty depths. If you’d like a poster, t-shirt, coffee mug, etc., of this vintage photograph, stop by my gallery at Redbubble.