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Disc Golf Related => Equipment => Topic started by: kev on June 20, 2011, 10:43:22 AM

Title: Joliet Disc Golf History
Post by: kev on June 20, 2011, 10:43:22 AM
Lookie what I found listed on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MINT-1980-WHAM-O-FRISBEE-GOLF-DISC-MOLD-42BF-/330578412904?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf8024568 (http://cgi.ebay.com/MINT-1980-WHAM-O-FRISBEE-GOLF-DISC-MOLD-42BF-/330578412904?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf8024568)


Nope, not mine, if I had this I would NOT be selling it!

Just thought it is a neat piece of J town disc golf history...

Does anyone have one??
Title: Re: Joliet Disc Golf History
Post by: Frankie on June 20, 2011, 10:11:28 PM
I saw your post & called Phil. Wrong Way (Phil Corrigan) has one or two. I didn't ask how many, but still throws them. Throwing Wham-os is old school. Good find Kev, but he said I don't buy discs. Do you think someone who throws wham-o discs today has some history? He would battle Gary in that department. For a refresher, Phil picked up Ed Headrick at the airport, founder of disc golf. FYI, Ed passed away a few years ago, heart attack.  I think it was at World's in Miami, Florida. I remember Paul taking it pretty hard.  A little history Patrick. 
Title: Re: Joliet Disc Golf History
Post by: kev on June 21, 2011, 07:46:46 AM
Hey Frank --

Yeah, I had some midnight flyers myself when I started playing...In fact, adding my own bit of history...back in '79 and '80 I was the Illinois State Jr. Frisbee Champion...Not in disc golf, but in a variety of throws, catches, distance and accuracy events...anyway, to make a long story longer, as a result of that, Whammo invited me to the grand opening of Channahon when it first opened...as I recall, the layout is altogether different from when it first opened!  And, correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't it start at as a 9 hole course??

As for this disc, I put 3 offers on it and all were turned down!  I think 40 bucks is a little steep, but it would be cool to have in the collection!
Title: Re: Joliet Disc Golf History
Post by: airspuds on August 13, 2011, 11:56:42 AM
if gary would like this let me know


Title: Re: Joliet Disc Golf History
Post by: airspuds on August 19, 2011, 12:48:32 PM
safely in my possession

http://www.pdga.com/course_directory/course/west-park

so it says west park 1979 est .

ill try to reach out to gary but i will be at west park on sunday for the T on the 28th

10569
Title: Re: Joliet Disc Golf History
Post by: airspuds on February 02, 2012, 01:50:15 PM
i have this disc for gary , i will be at channahon
this sat
Title: Re: Joliet Disc Golf History
Post by: airspuds on February 10, 2012, 12:00:41 PM
safely in gary's hands