Disc Golf Pole Holes would later replace the poles in the ground in 1976, causing a massive increase in disc golf traffic on the property.
Due to the overwhelming success of the 1975 World Frisbee Championships, and subsequent positive reinforcement from the players, Ed became convinced that disc golf could be something big.
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The burgeoning interest in the game of disc golf that grew rapidly among Frisbee players and IFA members during the rest of 1974, and in the summer of 1975, grabbed “Steady” Ed’s attention.
As an executive at Wham-O, he began to reassess the value that disc golf might hold for their business.
By 1973, they had even promoted two City of Rochester Disc Frisbee Championship events which featured disc golf as the main event.
In 1973, this avid group of disc golfers first happened upon a copy of the IFA newsletter.
Story by Matt Gregoire #28647, Joe Feidt #362, and Jim Palmeri #23.
Photo of “Steady” Ed Headrick #001 courtesy of the Disc Golf Association. The concept of disc golf itself however has a long and blurry history.