About Disc Golf Association Disc Golf Association ( DGA ) is both the leading manufacturer of disc golf baskets for the sport of disc golf and the company that founded the sport over 30 years ago. For the last three decades Disc Golf Association has worked both in the forefront and behind the scenes to sow the seeds of the sport. Today disc golf has become one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and is extending its reach into South America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1975, our Disc Pole Holes' have met the needs of the top professionals and top recreational disc golf players by providing the finest quality, the best performance, and the most choices for the sport. We specialize in manufacturing disc golf baskets and course equipment and we can meet your courses needs with the best equipment options. For these reasons over two thirds of all disc golf courses have chosen DGA's Mach Series' Disc Pole Holes' making our baskets the player-preferred and #1 selling baskets in disc golf. Disc Golf Association History The DGA was established by Ed Headrick in order to focus his attention on building and inventing equipment for the sport he founded. Ed Headrick coined and trademarked the term "Disc Golf" when formalizing the sport and invented the Disc Pole Hole' ( The Mach 1 ), the first disc golf target to incorporate chains and a basket on a pole. In addition to starting Disc Golf Association ( DGA ), Headrick founded the International Frisbee Association ( IFA ), the Professional Disc Golf Association ( PDGA ), and the Recreational Disc Golf Association ( RDGA ). He standardized the rules and the equipment for the fast growing sport. Ed open sourced his trademark term "Disc Golf" and turned over control and administration of the Professional Disc Golf Association ( PDGA ) to the growing body of disc golf players to run in 1983. Steady Ed Headrick, suffered two strokes while attending the 2002 Professional Disc Golf Association Amateur World Championships in Miami. He died in his sleep, August 12, 2002, at his home in La Selva Beach. He was 78. As per his wishes, his ashes were incorporated into a limited number of discs. The discs were given to friends and family and the limited remaining discs will be sold with all proceeds from the sales going to a nonprofit fund for the "Steady" Ed Memorial Disc Golf Museum at the PDGA International Disc Golf Center in Columbia County, Georgia.