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So a friend of mine was out in California and stopped by the DGA shop and they gave him a handful of the new DGA Breakers while he was there. One of them ended up in my bag today… It didn’t do much for my drives, I’m kidding, but what a great approach disc.
What was once one of the gaping holes in the DGA line-up may very well become one of the strongest offerings from the DGA stable – it’s that good.
I cannot express to you enough how comfortable the handle of this disc is and how consistent its flight was during today’s round with a mix of calm conditions, steady sustained winds and the occasional gust that would sneak up on us as we played.
Make sure you try to throw one of these this season… End of pseudo review – I liked it and I am looking for more.
If you are looking for more detailed information or the insights of a pro player, I suggest watching this little video put together by Terry Miller with DGA sponsored pro John Baldwin:
Even more info can be found over at the DGA website.
DGA is proud to announce the release of the First Flight Breaker in ProLine Plastic.
Your approach game just got a whole lot easier!
The Breaker is an overstable putt and approach disc that is great for midrange shots! The Breaker will predictably “break” for the basket and leave you with a minimal putt.
The disc’s low profile flat top will make it a natural fit in your hand and earn your trust within the first few throws. Great in the wind, this disc will be your go-to disc for many conditions and situations.
Get your pre order for the Breaker in now at
Jack Trageser over at RattlingChains.com just came out with a thorough review of the DGA Elite Shield bag.
After using the DGA Elite Shield bag for more than a month, it is my favorite bag ever, as well as the best accessory product ever marketed by Disc Golf Association. Time will tell whether it passes the all-important durability test, but it seems to be very well equipped in that regard as well. READ THE REST HERE…
As you may know – the 13th DNC is coming up this year. DNC? you ask. Deaf National Championship!! Hard to believe it’s been 13 years since Deaf dizzers nationwide have been formally competing against each other. Ever since inception at Austin, Texas, we have multiplied. In fact, at the 13th DNC coined “iL13″ for its location + year, we will be opening up bid for the 16th DNC that will occur in 2016 somewhere! If your organization is interested in getting a bunch of deaf disc golf yahoos to assemble somewhere in the nation at your home course, be at iL13 or be square.
As a Team DGA’s member (Kent “Ziggy” Schafer), I will be showing Deaf disc golfers how the 13th DNC couldn’t have been done without DGA. Be sure to pick up a proline squall or a sparkle hurricane to thank DGA for all their extended efforts to go above and beyond promoting Deaf disc golf! I know I will.
Someone asked me today about recognizing the former champs. So I took a couple minutes to fire up good ol’ google docs and transfer the information I collected from the years gone by. Behold, the history of our Deaf disc golf champions. If you ever come across some of these names on the courses or tournaments, be sure to congratulate them on total world domination!
For the curious few, I have also dissemeniated SSA as well as Feet used for each and every National course in the past 12 years. Take a gander and see just how many of these courses have you challenged yourself on.
This year, the first of many firsts will be occurring. New scheduled format, new layouts and many more will challenge our finest deaf disc golfers at Springfield, Illinois on June 26th-29th, 2013. Be sure to check out our website for more information.
David Tomlinson, PDGA #21823 and DDGA #17, returns to try and secure his 4th National W in the Deaf dizz world. Will Justin Ashton, PDGA #23087 and DDGA #199, also has secured 3 national W’s and will be trying to beat DT to the 4th notch on their belt. Between the two of them and their rootin’ tootin’ Texas blood, it will be a contested battle to secure Win #7 out of 13 national Deaf titles. Or will a surprise lurker emerge victorious to claim win #1??
Be sure to check out our sponsors and thank them. Without them, this wouldn’t have been possible. If you or your organization want to expose yourself to hundreds of deaf disc golfers, their grapevine, and oh yea – good ol’ fashioned social media – be sure to join the facebook group of this year’s IL13 Championships on social media
Last but not least..
Want to learn some disc golf sign language? The top pros in the nation are getting their game on!
Picks for the Steady Ed Masters Cup just opened up. The fantasy winner will receive a basket….and it’s free to play!
Help us spread the word. There are a lot of prizes being given away, for FREE.
Facebook has disc giveaway contests.
DGA, Gateway, Dynamic Discs, Powergrip, and Skyline are all giving away prizes….with no cost to join.
Fantasy Disc Golf has already given away a Grip EQ bag, now a custom basket and we’re securing more prizes for the rest of the season.
If you haven’t signed up, do it now.
Through the generous support of DGA, Fantasy Disc Golf is pleased to announce our Basket Giveaway contest.
The Fantasy winner the the Steady Ed Masters Cup will receive a Mach V basket with custom blades!!!!!
All you need to do is sign up to www.fantasydiscgolf.com Picks open for the Masters on Friday. Select 4 pros who you think will win and good luck! More prizes are coming down the pipeline.
Help us spread the word!
Shasta Criss has plenty of experience golfing. Seems like a pretty laid back guy and was fun to talk to.
As the DG season begins to wind up, get your research in for your Fantasy Picks. Lots of big prizes are lined up including a basket courtesy of DGA.
IT”S FREE to play Fantasy Disc Golf! Get over there and check it out. You may win something.
DGA’s Dream Course Giveaway
You heard it correct, SP Glow Undertows! It has been several years since DGA has offered a glow disc, and now the drought has ended. We are excited to be offering these special discs as DGA’s fundraising promotion for the 2012 World Championships!
This year’s fundraising disc is the SP Line Glow Undertow, which is a blend of glow material and DGA’s premium SP Line plastic. These are part of an extremely limited run and will not be available after the promotion is over. The baskets that can be won through purchasing this year’s fundraising disc are even more of a limited edition, as this year’s grand prize will be a 9 hole course of Glow Mach III baskets!
Purchase your SP Line Glow undertow today for your chance to win your dream glow course!
Are you next?
Each year, we rack our brains to come up with a unique color for the prized courses. This year color scheme is a first ever. Mach III Deluxe baskets with Glow Powder coating. Each Glow Raffle discs gets you one step closer to owning your own Glow Mach III course.
Here’s how it works:
Purchase a fundraiser SP Line Glow Undertow from one of DGA’s participating retailers.
Your information will be entered into our raffle database at the time of purchase.
The attached raffle ticket combined with your contact information, submitted at time of order, will enter you to win one of two Dream Courses.
You will get one entry for each fundraiser disc you purchase.
The drawing for the courses will be made during the week of the 2012 PDGA World Championships.
The Prize: One of Two Custom “GLOW” Mach III 9-Hole Courses * These will be the first ever glow-in-the-dark baskets.
Purchase your 2012 PDGA Worlds Fundraiser SP Glow Undertow at one of these supporting retailers:
Gotta Go Gotta Throw
Sun King Disc Sports
The venture started the other night while chatting with a disc golf buddy on Facebook. He asked me how far I was from Glenview, Illinois. I told him about 30 to 45 minutes. He gave me a link to craigslist with a basket for sale. The listing said the basket was from Gilson Park in Wilmette, IL. I messaged another disc golfer who had some history of the course. After some research it’s believed that Wilmette had the first disc catching baskets in the state of Illinois.
I started to think about the historical value of the basket. Did Steady Ed himself make this basket? I discussed this with the club officers of DISContinuum DGC and we decided that we wanted it. I contacted the person in charge of the listing and decided to go meet him. In the mean time I started to get replies to some of my message board posts. It’s believed the course was installed between 1976 to 1977. Everyone is telling me that the course was pulled sometime in the mid 80′s. The park is only a few miles North of Northwestern University and located on Lake Michigan. The course got so popular it could not handle the traffic and was removed.
I was excited pulling into the driveway to pick it up. The basket was planted in the backyard. It sounds crazy but as an avid disc golfer the original Mach 1 looked like a piece of art. The owner told me that basket had been in the same place since the day he purchased it. I didn’t even haggle with the $150 price because it was in excellent condition. After I left I drove over to Gilson Park. It was only a few miles away. It was hard for me to imagine that a 18 hole disc golf course was there.
When I got home a friend of mine posted the photos below. It’s the front and back of a flyer from the 1979 WXRT 4th Annual Frisbee Day. The band UFO played in the park.
I have the sparkle undertow in hand.
Today is the first day our snow melt.
(two days of 50 degrees)
unfortunately, we have 40mph winds and soon rain..
Wonderful weather we are having – blah.. Wisconsin is beautiful June, July, Aug
that it. The rest of the year, we adapt.
Ok, I have four sparkle undertows.. Been throwing them and digging them out of snow for the last month or so..
Right now, I rate them as a faster TL.
Speed is about 9. Turn is about -1, Fade is about 1, Glide is about 5
Keep in mind, this is with cold weather. Some wind. I am wondering if it will change when the temp gets warmer and When I finally dont deal with so much wind at WSD practice course.
Have some nice roller potential. Definitely will need to find a place in my bag for it. I like it for the line it presents when I nail the throw or even a nice slow anhyzer fade when I can put it on the line. Was looking at my silverback and trying to figure out where the undertow will go. I have 15 discs in my silverback at the moment waiting to break out for
some disc golf rust from last year… Only played a total of 40 holes since january 1st (one sloshy byop event) I usually throw junk discs in the winter in case they end up in the snow and I cant find them. My first pdga tournament is March 31st. I am not ready but hell, I need the escape from homework (second master’s degree), schoolwork (school psych gig), and most of all…cabin fever.