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A History Of Disc Golf – v1.4

Posted in In The News with tags , on October 8, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

From what we can tell…

776 B.C.
Discus throwing becomes one of the Pentathlon events at the Greek Olympics. The winner of the event received the Discus.

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Edward Frisbie of England settles in Branford, Conn.

1848
William Russell Frisbie is born in Wallingford, Conn.

1869
H.H. Olds hires William R. Frisbie to help sell his pies in Bridgeport, Conn.

1871
The W.R. Fribie Pie Bakery is founded in Bridgeport, Conn., as Frisbie takes over Old’s business and established routes.

1891
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.

1903
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.

1905
The W.R. Frisbie pie bakery is now called The Frisbie Pie Co. and becomes a Connecticut corporation.

1910
The Frisbie Pie Company starts to use the “Frisbie’s Pies” logo on its products and in advertising.

1920
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.

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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.

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