Getting your hands on a disc you want to add to your collection can be difficult. Innova and Discraft are the two most prevalent manufacturers across the country. Until recently, you could find Innova exclusively in Dick’s stores and both in Academy stores. Dynamic Discs broke into the big box arena by inking a deal with Academy to carry their discs in 2016.
The DD deal brought a somewhat better selection to my area. The discs available were in Prime plastic and some Dymax discs. Great for those who are new to the sport and don’t want to spend much to try it out. For those of us addicted, it left a little to be desired. I would bet that having those discs prevalent in Academy stores is part of a good strategy to get people into the sport and later buying premium plastic.
Before January 1st, 2017, purchasing discs locally was pretty limited in my area. Namely in selection at most places. In my hometown, there is only one place to purchase discs, a county museum. It only has Innova discs, and its hours aren’t condusive to those of us that work M-F jobs. In the Tupelo, where I work, besides the local big box stores, Philips Garden Center is the only place in the city limits that I knew of that sold discs. They have a good selection, consisting of Innova, Discraft, MVP, Axiom, and Prodigy discs. But that still leaves the Trilogy lineup out in the dark.
With their opening on New Year’s Day, Star Par Discs is the first retailer in the Tupelo, MS to carry a near full lineup of the major lineups. Featuring Prodigy, Dynamic Discs, Innova, Westside Discs, Discmania, and Latitude 64, as well as some used discs. They also have a few bags, shirts, and hats to choose from.
Star Par Discs is open M-F from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat-Sun from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
I spent some time there Friday talking with Dave Morgan, the owner of the store. He was bubbling with excitement about the store. Tupelo and North MS has a growing love of disc golf and he is looking forward to being the place that people come for their disc golf needs.
Star Par Discs is located inside Titan Storage at 2704 North Gloster Street, Tupelo, MS.
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My last disc purchase of the year at the new store Star Par Discs in Tupelo, MS yesterday. I made the plunge into the @westside_discs Harp world. Can't wait to use it in 2017! Don't forget to tag your pictures and videos with #countrydiscgolf. #discgolf #dgputtheads #mindbodydisc #zendiscgolf #infinitediscs #hyzershop #radialdg #msdiscgolf #myprodigydisc #discgolfshoutouts #bedynamic #prodigydisc #pp360 #mafiastyle #msmafiadg