A pole mounted basket and chain assembly for use with flying disc golf courses. A chain assembly is provided with a total of 24 chains located at spaced intervals around the pole, a first inner set of 12 and an outer set of 12. At the upper end each inner chain is attached to a support radially extending from the pole or post. At the lower end the inner chains are attached to a horizontal ring of links. A second outer set of chains attached to a second larger support mounted at the top of the pole extend vertically downward and are also attached to the horizontal ring at their lower ends. A basket is attached to the pole below the lower end of the chains with the pole passing through the center of the basket. Flying discs impacting the chains have their energy absorbed by the chains and the discs drop vertically into the basket.
An entrapment assembly for use in a flying disc golf game. The entrapment assembly in one of its embodiments comprises an upright post mounted in the ground. An upwardly opening basket is mounted on the post and a plurality of outside chains are mounted on the post so that the lower ends thereof extend into the basket. The outside chains serve to absorb kinetic energy from a disc thrown against the assembly and thereby reduces its forward velocity. A disc deflection surface, such as a group of inside chains, extend outwardly and upwardly from a location adjacent the top of the basket to deflect the disc toward the basket after it has impacted the outside chains to ensure that the disc is caught in the basket.
An entrapment assembly is provided for use in flying disc golf game. The entrapment assembly comprises an upright post and an upwardly opening basket mounted on the post. A circular support bracket is mounted on the post with a plurality of outside and inside chains mounted to the bracket. The outside chains extend downwardly and inwardly to their lower ends which are secured to a first loose ring surrounding the post within the basket. The inside chains extend downwardly and straight or outwardly to their lower ends which are secured to a second loose ring of larger diameter than the first ring so that the outside and inside chains cross at a point below the top of the basket.
The outside and inside chains form a relatively dense energy absorbing medium in the path of a generally vertically oriented flying disc ensuring that the kinetic energy of the disc will be dissipated in the entrapment assembly, thereby causing the disc to call into the basket.
The present invention is directed to an improved disc-catching device. A member shaped as an inclined plane for purposes of attaching the chains of the disc-catching device is provided. The particular shape of the inclined plane member allows the top link of the chain to more easily slide inwardly when the chain is impacted by a disc. This arrangement allows the disc-catching device to more easily absorb the energy of the disc making it more likely that the disc will stop and drop down into a catch-basket rather than being deflected away.
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Edward Headrick President
Disc Golf Association Inc Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturing
16 Maher Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076 831-722-6037
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