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Since Dookville's topic has been posted I have been thinking of starting a Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, or Mother/Daughter league. I was thinking Dubs where I would purchase ultra light buzzz's ( if discraft still produces them) to sell as entry. Buying a disc would get you and your child into the league. The Profits from buying the disc would be put towards a prize at the end of the league for the child of the winning team. It would be a 10 week league ( 8 weeks played with 2 weeks for possible rain out). We would play on a short course such as Freedom Park in Canton, Bandamer Park in Ann Arbor, or Mary Beth Doyle Park in Ann Arbor. Would anyone in the area be interested in joining a league like this? I still have to contact Discraft and see if they still make the ultra light discs. If not does any other company make ultra light discs ( 125 or so grams)?
My 4 year old would get a kick out of this. He gets really upset when I go out and play with friends and is not able to join me. This would allow him to meet new friends possibly his age, and he would be able to get out and play.
Let me know what you all think.
Kinda odd that Discraft makes 150 drivers but not their best selling midrange.. Mr Ellis, HELP!
$4.75 Each... Should plan on doing a 10-20 each buy. I'd be in for 2
I have contacted a few companies.
They do not have any 150 class or lighter disc golf discs at this time. They do have a disc called the 140g which is like an ultamate disc but smaller and catered towards kids.
Innova produces a couple discs in the lighter weights. The Skeeter ( 135- 140g), Polecat ( roughly 105g), and the Sonic ( roughly 115g). All 3 are in DX plastic.
They produce a 4 pack specifically directed towards kids in elementary school that might be perfect for what we are looking for. They are going to ship me out a sample pack today.
I do want to give props for great customer service from each of these companies. Innova responded to an email in about 15 min. Dare devil discs was very happy to answer any questions I had about any of their discs. And Quest AT was more than willing to send out a sample of their discs.
I know not too many people throw Quest discs in this area. Once I receive the discs from Quest I was thinking about having a little picnic at a local park ( thinking Canton Area) where we could let our kids throw the discs to see what how they flew in their hands. After this we would put up a vote on which I would purchase to sell as entry into the league. Not only would this help pay for prizes at the end of the league but it would also give the kids their own discs to throw during the league. I will post as soon as I receive the discs from Quest AT to set up a date for our kids to meet.
While my 4.5 month old is eyeing my discs and has his own mini, he is not ready to make his appearance just yet - somthing about the excess drool getting in the way of a solid grip on the disc.
Anyway, this is a GREAT idea. I applaud your effort in getting behind this! I look forward to the day when my lil guy can start throwing a disc.