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Disc Golf Stories, No. 2

It was the summer of 2000 when Hudson Mills Metro Park hosted the PDGA World Disc Golf Championships near Ann Arbor, Michigan. To accommodate a deep field of competitors traveling to the area, six different courses were utilized, including Cass Benton Hills (Northville) and Kensington Metro Park (Milford).

Various side activities were also available during that week, where players and spectators alike could participate. One such event included a disc golf basket to be given away on the last day. To qualify for a chance to win the basket (worth several hundred dollars), preliminaries were held each day at every course, where people were charged $1 per shot. With any luck, their name would be added to a final list.

I thought I’d give it a try, but realized that day that I’d already spent my money on lunch. However, after rummaging through my car for a while, I found $1 in change and handed it over to Gunars Nollendorfs, the person conducting the activity. He chuckled as I counted out the coins, informing me that many people where paying $20 at a time for a chance to qualify.

Nevertheless. Starring at the basket roughly 80’ away, I tossed my one and only shot…and made it! It was a moral victory of sorts, though I never did win the basket in the end.

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Disc Golf Disc Golf Stories Miscellaneous

Disc Golf Stories, No. 1

It was summer in the year 1999 and I was visiting a friend, John Mick, in Kalamazoo, with plans to travel north to a disc golf tournament in Grand Rapids, at Earl Brewer Park. We made the trek, but I didn’t play due to a recent injury I’d sustained. Instead, I followed a few groups during the two rounds, watching as a spectator.

When the last round had concluded, players were milling about as the tournament director prepared to close the competition. An announcement was made informing folks that a disc golf cart was being given away to the winner of a long putt contest, as part of a local fundraising event.

Just as everybody turned and began to move with interest toward the designated area, a second announcement was made: nobody had made a hole in one during the tournament, so money in the ace pool remained unclaimed and a shoot-off was getting underway. Not surprisingly, most everyone turned to head in that direction.

So, there I was, standing approximately 100’ from the basket, ready to take my shot. Aside from the guy in charge of the contest, I was the only participant on hand. I placed my folded $1 bill through a cutout slit in the lid of an empty coffee can, assessed the moderately strong right-to-left tailwind, took several steps and launched my running putt out to the right. My 172 gm KC Aviar was airborne…

Wouldn’t you know it, I canned the putt! A few other people were in route to take a shot, but saw that I had already made it, and walked away. No one else tried, and I won the disc golf cart for $1.

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Disc Golf Products

Use Your Head Disc Golf T-shirt

 

Somedays birdies can seem few and far between. However, if you use your head, you can wear a hat with chains and shoot well under par! This fun disc golf t-shirt is available in sizes Small through 3XL. Plain color t-shirts are 100% cotton, Heather Grey is 90% cotton and 10% polyester, while Charcoal Heather is 52% cotton and 48% polyester. Several other styles are also available. Enjoy!

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Disc Golf Basket Laptop And iPad Skins

 

This graphic design features the silhouette of a disc golf basket on a hill, and is available as a vinyl decal skin to fit many different iPad, MacBook and PC laptops. Made from a patented material that eliminates air bubbles and wrinkles for easy application. Enjoy!

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Tie Dye Disc Golf Playing Cards

 

Made with patented casino quality paper and a color printing process that is second to none, these playing cards are the mark of premium quality which Bicycle has represented since 1885. Easy to shuffle, durable semi-gloss cards. Each deck includes 52 playing cards and two jokers. Cardboard case included. Made in Kansas City, Kansas. Many options to personalize.

And, if poker is your game, don’t take a gamble when it comes to planning the perfect event – custom poker chips add flair to any gathering! Weighing 12 grams (0.02lbs), these clay chips have the same look and feel as casino chips. Printed with full color graphics on both sides. Choose from solid or striped edges in 12 vibrant colors.

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Disc Golf Baskets T-shirt

 

This colorful disc golfing t-shirt is made with 100% fine jersey cotton combed for softness and comfort, and features a basket on a hill using the droste effect to create the illusion of spinning. Available in many different colors in sizes small-2XL. Enjoy!

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Disc Golf iPhone Case

 

Available to fit various models (iPhone 4-7), this iPhone case features a typographic disc golf design with a star-filled space background. With full access to all device ports, it’s extremely durable (shatterproof) with long life, super-bright colors embedded directly into the case. Enjoy!

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Frisbee Disc Golf Organic T-shirt

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The sound of heavy metal chains is music to the ears of frisbee disc golfers, putting to score a birdie! Now you can enjoy your favorite pastime in style with this organic t-shirt from American Apparel, made in the USA from 100% organic, fine jersey cotton. Several colors and sizes to select, as well as many other available apparel styles. Enjoy!

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Abstract Disc Golf Basket T-shirt

 

Rumor has it that wearing this American Apparel fine jersey t-shirt, made with 100% fine jersey cotton combed for softness and comfort, will actually improve your disc golf game! Well, it certainly couldn’t hurt, and it’s a very nice garment so why not give it a try? Enjoy disc golfing!

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Disc Golf Drawstring Backpack

 

This drawstring backpack has dimensions of 14.75″ by 17.3″, is made of 100% polyester and is black on the reverse side. Perfect for school, your daily travels or a fun round of disc golf at a local course. And, remember: the shortest distance between two points is an ace – make your shot count!

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Disc Golfer T-shirt

 

Enjoy this t-shirt featuring a creative graphic design promoting the great sport of disc golf. Plain color garments are 100% cotton, while other colors are a cotton/polyester blend of varying degrees. Several different styles, sizes and colors to select. Also, rumor has it that people playing disc golf while wearing this apparel have experienced better scores…

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Disc Golf Basket iPhone Case

 

If you’re a fan of the great sport of disc golf, you’ll love this nicely designed iPhone case! Printed in the USA with a hard shell plastic exterior and shock absorbing liner to protect your device from minor drops and bumps. Available on many different device models. Enjoy!

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Disc Golf Basket In The Trees

 

This framed print of a photograph from Wessel Pines features an out-of-focus disc golf basket in the background through the trees. Select size, frame, mat, paper and finish options to make it your own. Enjoy!

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Disc Golf Baskets Spiral Notebook

 

With 120 pages, this spiral notebook is available in a selection of ruled or graph pages and features a handy document pocket inside the back cover. If you play the sport of frisbee disc golf, or are simply a fan of the droste effect in graphic design, then you’ll certainly enjoy this item. And, it makes a great gift idea!

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Disc Golf Photography

Brown Park Disc Golf Course

Prior to being remodeled (and renamed the Mary Beth Doyle Park) several years ago, the frisbee disc golf course in Ann Arbor, Michigan, originally known as “Brown Park”, provided many recreational sport-enthusiasts with a fun (though, often muddy) eighteen hole layout. Here is an old photograph of hole #7, sometimes formerly referred to as ‘Frankenstein’.

Please visit the following galleries to review many items which are available featuring this photograph: Pixels, Redbubble, Society 6

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Disc Golf Photography

Black And White Disc Golf Basket

This black and white photograph features disc golf basket number six, at Cass Benton Hills in Northville, Michigan. Guests can visit the following galleries to discover terrific items featuring this image: Pixels, Redbubble and Society 6. Enjoy!

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Frisbee Disc Golf Basket T-shirt

 

Enjoy the great sport of disc golf with this creative, abstract disc golf basket t-shirt. Made from 100% pre-shrunk, high quality cotton with many colors and sizes to select. And, other items are also available – so, check it out!

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Disc Golf Basket Chains T-shirt

 

Enjoy this cool disc golf t-shirt featuring a circular graphic design of chains spinning in motion with a basket in the middle. Available in many styles, sizes and colors. Whether playing competitively or simply for the fun of it, enjoy the game!

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Frisbee Disc Golf Basket T-shirt

 

If you enjoy the sport of frisbee disc golf, then you’ll probably like this cool t-shirt featuring the silhouette of a basket with colorful artwork. Available in several styles, sizes and colors. Also, rumor has it that wearing this garment while playing may actually improve your score. Check it out…

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Disc Golfing Bird T-shirt

 

Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee. Play disc golf like a bird. And, enjoy the game in this t-shirt featuring a fun bird character wearing sneakers. This Climalite® garment in one in many different styles available with this design.