Ed Headrick


La Selva Beach — The man credited with creating the modern Frisbee and the sport of disc golf is dead at the age of 78.

Ed Headrick died in his sleep yesterday at his home in La Selva Beach in southern Santa Cruz County.

Headrick invented the Frisbee while working for the Wham-O Company in Emeryville back in 1964. In the '70s, he created the sport of disc golf, which is played by throwing a flying disc at a metal cage.

Family members say Headrick suffered two strokes at the Professional Disc Golf Association Amateur World Championships in Miami last month.

No services are planned. Instead, his family says Headrick's ashes will be molded into a limited number of memorial flying discs to be distributed to family and friends.

The rest will be sold to help fund a future Frisbee and disc golf history and memorabilia museum.

Headrick, known as "Steady" Ed, is survived by his wife, Farina, a daughter, three sons and eleven grandchildren.

i like playen Frisbee :cry: