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Disc Golf’s Sad Day – 8/14/09

Posted in In The News with tags on August 14, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

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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.

Morley Field on Fox 5 News

Posted in In The News, Video with tags on July 30, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

Disc Golf…The Superior Sport!

Posted in In The News on July 7, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

vimbry1Disc Golfer and Morley Field local Brooks Loro produced a pretty cool video piece titled “Ball Golf vs. Disc Golf”. We hope to see more from Brooks soon! (note – this video should be rated PG as “D-unit” dropped a little “f-bomb” during his round… but hey, who hasn’t)

(click on image to view the video)

Morley Field Archives – Ken Jarvis

Posted in In The News with tags , on June 30, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

Morley Field legend Ken Jarvis shown here in classic David and Goliath!

Brian Schweberger #12989 6’5″ 250 lbs vs. Ken Jarvis #14118 5’9 140 lbs go head to head in front of hundreds of people at the 2002 USDGC.

Frisbee Aerodynamics Masters Thesis

Posted in In The News with tags on April 22, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

finishedfrizbeeuber-NERD Alert!!!
Take a look at this amazing document titled “FRISBEE FLIGHT SIMULATION and THROW BIOMECHANICS” from a UC Davis student. Let us know how / if / when it improves your game. …seriously…, let us know!

“May the force be with you”.

Disc Golf, The Wall Street Journal, and Congress?

Posted in In The News with tags , , , on February 4, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

wc0150The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the recent economic stimulus package floating through Congress includes plans for a $886,000 disc golf course. We just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to post this “news”(?). Click here for the whole story.

Disc Golf on ESPN

Posted in In The News with tags on January 17, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

Morley Field Shoe Tree – R.I.P.

Posted in In The News with tags , on January 18, 2008 by morleyfieldsd

January 9, 2008

BALBOA PARK – It was called the shoe tree, and it was one of San Diego’s strangest landmarks. Hundreds of pairs of shoes – sneakers, high heels, Rollerblades, you name it – hung from its branches. For some reason, people tossed their shoes onto the massive tree, which graced hole No. 2 at Morley Field Disc Golf Course for about three decades.

Tourists – yes, tourists – would drive to Morley Field to get a peek.shoetree280

Until Sunday.

Wicked winds knocked the old tree to the ground. It had died years ago, but it was never cut down because of its popularity. Still, not everyone knew about the tree, one of 10 or so throughout Balboa Park lost to the winds.

NANCEE E. LEWIS / Union-Tribune
Footwear festooned the landmark two years ago.
“Oh yeah, it’s missed,” said Mitch Zunich, who works at the disc golf pro shop. “Everybody is pretty bummed out.” Zunich and other park employees suspect all of the rain-soaked shoes did the tree in. They said that when the high winds swooped in, the wet shoes served as anchors, pulling the tree to the ground. Yesterday morning, three workers used a chain saw to slice the tree into pieces. The shoes were loaded into two tractor beds – each about the size of a twin bed – and hauled to a nearby Dumpster. It took five trips to get rid of all the shoes.

Legend has it that the shoe tree started with a bet. The loser of the disc golf game had to toss his shoes into the branches. By yesterday afternoon, all that was left of the shoe tree was a single branch and a 6-foot stump. It looked as if the stump had been pushed over; the base was still attached to its roots. All of the shoes were gone, but there were two pairs of laces – one turquoise, the other white – strung around the branch. And what looked like a black handkerchief was actually a pair of Victoria Secret panties. “Somehow that’s appropriate,” a nearby golfer remarked. At some point last year, shoes started showing up on another tree. This one is on hole No. 11.

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