Folf might have been used first in print in Stancil Johnson's 1975 book: Frisbee: A Practitioner’s Manual and Definitive Treatise. Folf is still used, possibly more than disc golf, in Montana. Remembering long-ago talks with Tom Ingle, I don't think that Ed Headrick actually requested royalties, but Ingle wanted to avoid that possibility. He had recently gotten burned after he printed a large number of bumper stickers that said Frisbee. He got a cease-and-desist letter from the Wham-O legal department telling him that Frisbee was trademarked and he couldn't sell them any longer. When he told Headrick about his idea to open a pay-to-play course, Tom sensed that Ed might eventually try to get royalties. After having recently dealt with Wham-O, he chose Folf to ensure that Headrick wouldn't try to ding him
Lynne and I first played Swope in June of 1983, where we met CD Steiner for the first time. I believe the green fee at that time was $4 a round or $5 a day. Jim is correct about the $100 annual memberships.
I started there summer of 1981.
Tom Ingle sitting at the picnic table for 2 years until he built the wood shed Pro Shop
I think he charged a dollar per round. For $100 you could play unlimited for a year.
He called it Folf because Steady Ed Headrick (who started DGA) wanted royalties for using
the "Disc Golf" name.
Thus the one and only Folf course in the world.
The course was an early conception on the now Swope Park Disc Golf Course.
Hole 1 teeepad was what is now hole 9 teepad. The pin was down on the flat area before
Current Hole 13 was added after the big zoo renovation. The area was a staging area for construction. Dan Cashen terraformed with the bunker hills.