Disc Golf Course History and Evolution

History of Disc Golf

If you are a disc golf fanatic you may wonder about the history of the sport. Disc golf saw it’s start in 1976 when “Steady” Ed Headrick, known today as the father of disc golf, established the Disc Golf Association (DGA). A couple years previous, Headrick approached the county of Los Angeles Park and Recreation Department about installing a disc golf course. This idea would soon form into the first ever permanent course located in Oak Grove Park.

Disc Golf Course Origination and Growth

The first disc golf competition took place shortly thereafter in 1969 at Brookside Park in Pasadena, CA. It was on of the many events included the “All Comers Meet” and Jay Shelton took home the win. This competition sparked a fire in many players and was key in aiding in the growth of the sport as many disc golf players began to get more serious now that there were official competitions taking place and exponentially more disc golf courses being built. In 1982 DGA published “Pocket Guide for the Game of Disc Golf by Ed Headrick” which listed 117 US disc golf course locations. This guide served as a bible of sorts for dedicated disc golf players. This guide was instrumental for players. Before it’s publication, disc golfers had to resort to word of mouth to locate courses. Some even resorted to creating makeshift courses on their own. disc golf course

By 1985 209 courses existed and were detailed in the “Flying Disc Golf Course Directory”, edited by Allen Risley and published by the Professional Disc Golf Association. The PDGA stills exists today as the main source for all disc golf information. Their directory is updated with every new recorded course and now includes a user friendly map for convenience.

Today there are over 4,00 registered disc golf courses across the United States. Take a look at the directory to find the course nearest to you and get out there! With our custom discs and equipment you will be ready to step out on any disc golf course.

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New Custom Products: Fuzion Line Discs

Dynamic Discs got started in the disc golf business in March 2005 and is rapidly growing to meet the needs of the sport. Making discs that suit all levels of disc golfers from novice to experts, their goal is to provide a top of the line product. Updating their product line to meet the needs of disc golf community, Dynamic Discs always delivers. Here at Fly Discs, we recently added to our collection of Dynamic Discs with new Fuzion Line Discs!

New Fusion Line Disc Golf Discs from Dynamic Discs!

Fuzion Line Warden Disc

This Fuzion Warden disc is a putter made for comfort. The new design creates a grip that is comfortable in the hand. The Fuzion Warden has a beadless putter with a straight flight path, making it possible to fly any path you want.

Fuzion Line Justice Disc

If you are looking for a good utility disc, the Fuzion Justice is your disc. It is an over stable disc, perfect for short distance throws and won’t turn over on you.

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New Custom Products: Gold Line Discs

New Gold Line Disc Golf Discs from Latitude 64!Latitude 64° is a well known disc golf disc company based out of Skellefteå, Sweden. They have always had a vision of establishing themselves in the midst of the sport we all love, to make quality discs and products that will please all. Their goal is to make discs that are reliable, durable, and easy to control. These high quality discs are great for any players ranging from amateurs to pros. We are expanding our custom disc selection with even more of their great Gold Line Discs!

Gold Line Bolt Driver Disc

This is a driver that can cover a lot of distance. This Gold Line driver disc has an understandable flight path and is very fast. They added a special polymer to the original premium plastic blend used in the Opto Line. This tweaking gives the Bolt better grippage while still maintaining the durability of the disc.

Gold Line Pure Driver Disc

Perfect for approach shots, this driver can hold the line. The Pure Driver has a lot of stability and can handle those power shots.

Gold Line Saint Pro Driver Disc

For more experienced players, we now carry the Saint Pro Driver. This driver is the big brother of the Saint Pro and is meant for strong throws that are far and hard. If you are looking for a stable disc, this one is for you.

Gold Line Claymore Disc

This midrange disc is designed with a small dome and a comfortable grip that suits most players. It has a neutral flight and is slightly more overstable than it’s cousin the Fuse.

Gold Line Core Disc

Core is another midrange disc that is designed for both amateurs and pros. It has a reliable and stable flight with very little fade at the end.

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