Morley Field .com is offering a $25 reward to whomever has information that leads to the return of the stolen basket on hole 12. Players found the basket missing Sunday morning and it will be a least a week before it can be replaced. Morley Field prides itself on being a great tight-knit community of disc golfers. Lets hope it was just “less than intelligent” vandals and not a fellow disc golfer. That would be a shame. Send an email to email@example.com with any information that will lead to the return of the basket. Names will be left anonymous.
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This week marks the 2nd anniversary of the loss of the Morley Shoe Tree, a landmark in San Diego also featured in Fordors Travel Guide and Google Earth databases as one of the top sites to see in San Diego. Stop by the “memorial” this week and pay your respects to our long-lost friend. We miss you!
Odd’s are you have seen the YDGA‘s red, white, or blue shirts around Morley Field recently. This organization is the brainchild of local disc golfers Scott Lebrick, Brendan Sage and Carl Renda. In the past year they have done a great job promoting disc golf to youth in San Diego County through clinics at Montiel Park in San Marcos as well as schools in the Poway, San Diego and Point Loma area.
The YDGA was the recent recipient of a $500 check from Allstate Insurance through it’s “Hands In The Community” program. Allstate agent Ron Tocki was the agent presenting the check. He has been a recent sponsor at “Spring Flings”.
Good luck YDGA!
With all do respect to the “Father of Disc Golf” (“Steady” Ed Headrick), we submit this video which feels more appropriate in a Twilight Zone episode than Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
In case this seems like a good idea to you, you can purchase his “memorial” discs here
From what we can tell…
Discus throwing becomes one of the Pentathlon events at the Greek Olympics. The winner of the event received the Discus.
William Russell Frisbie is born in Wallingford, Conn.
H.H. Olds hires William R. Frisbie to help sell his pies in Bridgeport, Conn.
The W.R. Fribie Pie Bakery is founded in Bridgeport, Conn., as Frisbie takes over Old’s business and established routes.
Charles Schwartz of Brooklyn, N.Y., applies for a U.S. patent for his “Spinning Toy,” (#476,825). This invention could be thrown from one person to another. However, no samples of this device have been found.
Upon the death of his father, Joseph P. Frisbie becomes president of W.R. Frisbie bakery, and expands it from production of a few hundred pies a day into an enterprise with routes across much of New England. This sets the stage for “Frisbie” to become a widely known term that will lends its name to a developing pastime.
The W.R. Frisbie pie bakery is now called The Frisbie Pie Co. and becomes a Connecticut corporation.
The Frisbie Pie Company starts to use the “Frisbie’s Pies” logo on its products and in advertising.
Yale is credited as starting the Frisbieing craze. This could have been a public relations ploy by WhamO to associate its Pluto Platter Flying Saucer with higher learning or, possibly to steer people away from Princeton University’s claim of first use.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the communities and families in the Los Angeles areas impacted by the Station Fire. Many San Diego disc golfers have played the two disc golf course threatened by the fires, Oak Grove and Yuicapa. The residents of Yuicapa were released to return home on Tuesday and the La Canada High School (directly across from Oak Grove DGC) is currently an evacuation center for now though the recent weather changes are threatening that location.
from Innovadiscs.com -
Last night, at 3 am California time, Tim Selinske passed away after a long battle with Langerhans’ Cell Histiocytosis. He had been undergoing treatment for the last 8 months when his condition took a turn for the worse earlier this week.
Beginning with his days with the International Frisbee Association, and until his untimely death, Tim was a tireless promoter of disc sports in general and Disc Golf in particular. Tim was one of the four founding partners of INNOVA-Champion Discs and served as the company General Manager and spokesman.
Tim was a loving and dedicated family man. Engaging, warm, lovable, affable, friendly, loving, smiling, affirming, funny, fun loving and kind are some of the words that best describe Tim. Most of Tim’s energy went into making other people happy or feel good about themselves. Almost everyone liked Tim because he was so quick to give a smile and encouragement to them.
He was a joyous smiling presence who seemed to be able to brighten the spirits of anyone around him. His great good humor, generosity of spirit and his boundless enthusiasm for Disc Golf and life made knowing him an honor and a privilege.
As the voice and face of Innova over the years, Tim’s affability gave us a warm friendly persona that we cannot replace. The Frisbee family will miss him. Disc Golf will miss him. We were all richer for having known him. We will all be poorer for his passing. All of us will miss him more than words can tell.
He is survived by his wife, Sue and children, Connor, Kimberly and Kyle and brothers Tom and Joe, sister Mary and his mother Kathy.
Our thoughts are with them in this terribly sad time.