“Steady” Ed touched the lives of millions of people from around the world. He was the father of frisbee and disc golf. He dedicated his life to spreading the joy and fun of the frisbee game and especially disc golf. His vision, enthusiasm and selflessness has given us a way of life that will endure until we come to the last disc golf hole. ~Victor Malafronte (PDGA #002)
Edward Early HeadrickJune 28,1924 – August 12, 2002
It was “Steady” Ed’s wish that after he die he be cremated. Ed had a unique twist to his wish to be cremated, he also wanted his cremated ashes to be incorporated into discs so that not only his soul could fly free but his ashes too. “Steady” Ed dedicated his life to the Disc Golf and Frisbee® community. He has left behind his Frisbee legacy, his game Disc Golf and his discs.
“For years, he used to joke about saying he wanted to live on as a Frisbee®.
We always thought he was joking. But he made it clear he was serious. He wanted us to use his ashes in making some Frisbees. He even said he hopes we throw them around in his honor.”
~Dan Headrick, one of “Steady” Ed’s four children
Discraft facilitated molding the Last Flight Memorial Discs and making Ed’s unique last wish to have his ashes incorporated into discs a reality. Ed’s Ashes were incorporated into a very very special blend of elite plastic into the immortal XL™ and APX™ molds.