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Disc Golf Education & Development

For the last three decades DGA has aided universities, colleges and park departments with disc golf education & development help. As the leading manufacturer of disc golf course equipment, we are in a unique position to work with you to identify your needs and supply you with the proper disc golf equipment. We offer the highest quality equipment in the sport, in a wide variety of choices.

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Disc Golf Education 101 – What is Disc Golf?

Disc golf is an incredibly addictive game that can be played by anyone who can throw a disc. The sport provides a fun and challenging outdoor activity that tests a player’s mental skills of concentration, focus and patience. Disc golf is becoming popular in Elementary Schools, Junior Highs, High Schools and College campuses. Disc Golf provides a low-impact exercise that requires focus on mental strategy and provides an avenue for people of every skill level to play together. In addition to offering a fun activity, educational facilities are introducing the sport into their curriculum with an emphasis on physical fitness, ecology and planning.

In addition to the mental challenge of disc golf the sport provides a great way to get or stay in shape. Disc golf is a low impact exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. Using disc golf as a low impact exercises will help you build strength, stability and balance. A disc golf course can be anywhere from one or two acres to a few dozen acres long. Walking is known to reduce your risk of a heart attack by lowering LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and raising HDL (“good”) cholesterol as well as managing blood pressure and reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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Ed Headrick

Ed Headrick: The Father of Disc Golf.

Attention Schools of Higher and Lower Learning!
An open letter from the father of disc golf

Dear Sir or Madam:
I am Ed Headrick, inventor of the modern Frisbee and founder and President of the Disc Golf Association. We have been the supplier of over 1,000 Disc Golf courses to universities, colleges and park departments, etc., over the past 25 years. In the United States we estimate the recreational use is in excesses of 2 million players per year and there are currently over 16,000 members in the Professional Disc Golf Associations which, I donated to the players to run in 1983.

Through the years I have donated many Disc Golf courses to universities, with the most recent being California State University of Monterey Bay. Unfortunately I am not in a position were I can donate enough hardware to supply the academic requirements of millions of students across America. Yes, Disc Golf is an academic resource, it teaches an amazing peace of mind to students who have never been taught to deal on a one on one basis with themselves. In Disc Golf, troubled students learn to participate in an activity that indeed changes their lives. My Frisbee taught millions of people to relate to another person through the medium of simply playing catch with a piece of plastic. Disc Golf teaches them to go one step further to play a simple and satisfying game with themselves, again with a piece of plastic.

I assure you, you wont be disappointed with this decision and your goodness will be returned one thousand fold.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

“Steady” Ed Headrick,
DGA and Disc Golf’s Founding Father.

( June 28, 1924 – August 12, 2002 )