"Steady" Ed Headrick -- Father of Disc Golf Interview from 1993





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Published on Jan 31, 2013

We have all heard so much about the "Father of Disc Golf," but how many of us have ever seen or heard from him?

Here is a candid interview with "Steady" Ed Headrick from Huntsville, Alabama during the 1993 PDGA World Championships. Imagine interviewing this guy, who was on the Johnny Carson show, CEO of Wham-O, and inventor of the "Disc Entrapment Device." Ed also re-tooled and marketed the Frisbee, as it became the iconic piece of sporting equipment that we all know and love today.

As we enter a year where our aspirations are to "take disc golf to the next level," it might be useful to understand how far we have already come in these last 20 years!

I consider this 6 minutes some of the most profound philosophical commentary that our sport has ever known. Ed's vision of disc golf was, not just to serve as a recreational outlet, but also to change lives!

Special thanks to Lavone Wolf, the Tournament Director of the 1993 PDGA World Championships for granting DGPtv the honor of preserving, not only this historic interview, but the entire 1993 Worlds archive. We will be featuring more of this historic World Championship throughout this, its 20th Anniversary year, during our broadcasts.

John D.

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