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Flying disc:Wham-O Sailing Satellite, Tournament Model

Wham-O Mfg. Co.ca. 1975

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

According to the Disc Golf Association, the group was established in 1976 as a way to promote a new international sport and to encourage the creation of disc golf courses worldwide. From its informal beginnings in the late 1960s, the sport was based on Frisbees, but Wham-O's control of the brand name for its flying disc prevented use of the word "Frisbee" for any other purpose such as a game called Frisbee Golf. The key development in the formalization of the sport came with the 1975 patent of the Disc Pole Hole, which used 10 metal chains suspended in a basket shape from a pole to stop the flight of a disc. Now players could actually see if their disc had hit the target. This disc is a reproduction from the 1970s of the original that was created in 1957 for the International Geophysical Year.

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  • Title: Flying disc:Wham-O Sailing Satellite, Tournament Model
  • Creator: Wham-O Mfg. Co.
  • Date Created: ca. 1975
  • Location: San Gabriel, CA
  • Subject Keywords: frisbee, disc golf
  • Type: Outdoor Games
  • Medium: molded plastic
  • Object ID: 116.1511
  • Credit Line: Gift of Doug Corea

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