May 23, 2018
Welcome and congratulations to new member and disc-golfer Larry Kirk from Atwater,CA! He has been to all 50 states not once – but twice – and is preparing to visit them all a third time! Larry’s true passion is disc-golf and in an effort to spread his love of the game,decided to play disc-golf in each state. His first trip to all 50 took almost 9 years to complete, finishing up in 2010. Larry’s trip began with family trips and continued with some work-related travel in his career as a technical sergeant with the Air Force National Guard. To conclude his first visit to all 50, he did a victory walk up the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum….just like Rocky. see Rocky Statue and Steps.
Larry was soon ready for his second U.S. tour which he completed in 2012 in just 10 months. On one eleven-day trip from California to Tennessee and back, he visited twenty-three states. Larry said he has enjoyed meeting so many people along the way that “he never would have met” from high-ranking Air Force officials, National Disc Golf Champions,local news reporters, to people on the disc-golf courses. His last state the second time around was Hawaii (as pictured).
Best of luck to Larry as he secures sponsorships so he may begin his next quest to disc-golf in 50 states in 50 days. This third tour would make him the first All Fifty Club member to complete a third visit to each state. More about Larry’s travels and plans can be found on his Facebook page as Disc Golf Flyer.
REST STOP IDEA – Looking for a way to break up a long day of traveling? Disc golf might be a perfect way to get out of the car. It is like traditional golf, but instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc or Frisbee. The disc is thrown at an elevated metal basket. The object of the game is to complete each basket in the fewest number of throws. A nine “hole” game takes approximately 45 minutes. There are special discs especially made for the sport but some try it out with a regular Frisbee. Disc Golf Course Review is an easy way to locate a course near you or along the road on your next trip.