Monday, April 16, 2012

Emek Wind Walker Golf Disc On Sale Details

The concert poster artist Emek, and the Portland, Oregon disc golf club, Stumptown Disc Golf have brought two worlds of collectors together with the Wind Walker. The Wind Walker is a full color Discraft SuperCOLOR golf disc called the Buzz with a high resolution art print of Emek's on it. This art was used for Pearl Jam's concert poster for their show in Edmonton, Canada on September 23, 2011. This disc is being sold to raise money for the club's tournaments, including the PDGA National Tour Elite Series Event, The Beaver State Fling, June 15-17, 2012. This tournament will take place about 30 miles southeast of Portland, OR, near Estacada at McIver State Park.

Every disc golfer has some sort of disc collection. Most players that have been playing the game consistently for a few years seem to hang some of their favorite discs on a wall in there homes. Typically every tournament gives a simple custom stamped disc to all of the entrants. Sometimes a disc golf club will have a full color disc made for tournament fundraising. Most of these discs are never thrown and are collected by players.

Golf discs are like Frisbees but not for catching. The name Frisbee is a trademarked brand name, so the two types of discs are called freestyle discs or golf discs. The two types of discs are smaller in weight, but the golf discs are not as deep dished and are smaller in diameter. Most good players can throw a golf disc about 350 feet. Disc Golf is played pretty much the same as ball golf. In disc golf there is a tee pad for each hole and the hole is completed when the players disc comes to rest in the basket or chains. Typically a disc golf course has 18 holes, check out the PDGA's website, to learn more about disc golf.

The Wind Walker will be sold through Stumptown disc golf, Their store will have a listing for the disc before the sale. The sale will take place on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 6pm PST. The disc will be sold for $35 plus $5 for shipping, they are hand signed and numbered by Emek, edition of 130.

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