Prior to 1968 there was no cohesive unified “Frisbee’ culture, and really no discs sports per se. Regionally isolated pockets of Frisbee activity existed all over the country ranging from casual tossing and catching to relatively organized and structured games and contests. But none of these occurrences of Frisbee activity knew about the existence of each other.
My favourite frisbee quotes both come from the same man, Stancil Johnson.
According to Wikipedia, Stancil Johnson is a psychiatrist and frisbee enthusiast, a member of the International Frisbee Hall of Fame and the Disc Golf Hall of Fame, and in 1975, he wrote Frisbee: Practitioner’s Manual and Definitive Treatise.
I own 2 copies of that book and it’s amazing how detailed the book is and how not much has changed in the 30+ years since he wrote it.
John “Friz Whiz” Kirkland
A tremendous all-around competitor, Kirkland was voted the disc athlete of the seventies. He won the men’s World Overall Championships in 1977 and finished second on three other occasions, as well as winning several individual world titles.
He is still very active in the scene and continues to inspire future world champions.