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Pivot & Pop with Dave Dunipace

Everyone wants to throw far, especially off the tee. There’s no better feeling when the disc launches from your fingers into a perfect flight. Tip of the Whip Dave Dunipace, Innova co-founder and designer of the first golf disc, shared his distance insights beginning with the Tip of the Whip (if you haven’t seen his […]

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2021 Innova Calendar Contest

Give Us Your Best Shot(s) Every fall we turn to you, the disc golf community, to share your best disc golf photos for consideration in our annual Innova Calendar. The 2021 Calendar Contest is now open! To enter, visit the contest page. Have great shots in several categories? Right on! You can submit multiple entries. […]

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Japan Open 2021 Registration Opens September 1

The Japan Open returns to Sakai City, Fukui, Japan from May 18-21, 2021 as part of the 2021 World Masters Games. Registration officially opens September 1, 2020, but preliminary event info—including schedule, accomodations, and local attractions—can be found at the Sakai City event page. The Sakai City Administration & Board has partnered with Innova Disc […]

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“All in” with Gregg Barsby

World Champion disc golfer, music lover, world traveler, entrepreneur, and so much more. It’s difficult to define Gregg Barsby. That’s what makes him different. Ask about his commitment to disc golf—he’d relate it to poker—he’s “all in”. In the video above, follow Barsby’s path to becoming a World Champion and his passion for disc golf. […]

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Wysocki, Fajkus Capture Dramatic Wins at DGPT Silver Cup

On the heals of the inaugural Preserve Championship, the Disc Golf Pro Tour (DGPT) stopped in Manitowoc, WI, July 10-12, for the Silver Cup and three rounds on the Rollin’ Ridge disc golf course. Innova Star Team athletes Ricky Wysocki and Lisa Fajkus competed in stacked divisions and brought home victories in their respective divisions. […]

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Women’s National Championship Returns to Winthrop, USDGC Qualifying Update

This October, the US Disc Golf Championship is expected to return to Winthrop University for the 22nd consecutive year from October 7-10, 2020. The road to the 2020 USDGC has taken more detours than anyone could have imagined, however, it has increased the desire to see a United States Champion crowned this fall. Women’s National […]

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Team Innova Expands Internationally with Jacky Chen

Disc Golf Talent Discovered Jacky Chen exploded across disc golf social media following his performance at the 2020 Asia Open in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Competing with veterans James Conrad, Philo Brathwaite, and others, Jacky was mostly unknown to the disc golf community outside of Taiwan. Following three rounds of 1030-or-greater rated golf—his first PDGA sanctioned […]

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The Road to the Championship: 2020 USDGC Qualification Event Series and Qualified Athletes

Ask any touring pro to name the most prestigious events in disc golf and chances are the United States Disc Golf Championship (USDGC) will be on that list. Part of the allure is the qualifying process. Athletes compete throughout the season at specific events where they have the opportunity to earn an invitation to the […]

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2020 “Signature Wysocki” & “Sockibot” Destroyer (175g) Recall Notice

We bogeyed and want to make it right. If you have a 2020 Wysocki Destroyer (“Signature Wysocki” or “Sockibot” stamp) marked “175” on the bottom it may be non-compliant for PDGA competition. We want to send you a PDGA…

The 2020 Las Vegas Challenge Opens Big

Las Vegas Challenge (LVC) Quick Facts: 551 professional and amateur disc golfers are at the LVC to compete The event takes place on a private facility featuring three championship disc golf courses There are over 70 volunteers and staff from the Las Vegas Disc Golf Club and surrounding area This is the 21st annual event […]

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The Choice of Champions in 2020

Innova is honored to support athletes and brand ambassadors around the world. Our athletes represent disc golf’s most talented and promising competitors. Their goals are primarily competition-related, ranging from success at the junior levels, up to the full-time touring professional. Innova Team Levels Innova Hall of Fame members are the legendary men and women who […]

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Eveliina Salonen Rises to Star Team

Joining the ranks of Team Innova’s top professional women, Eveliina Salonen has been promoted to the 2020 Star Team on a 1-year agreement. Eveliina began 2019 with a big win at the Memorial followed by a dramatic 2nd Place showing at the Pro World Championships in Peoria, IL. She’ll play more U.S events in 2020, […]

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Henna Blomroos Joins Team Innova

The phenomenal Finn, Henna Blomroos, has signed a 1-year agreement to join the Innova Star Team. She’s currently the highest-rated woman on Team Innova, at 972, and is widely recognized for her big win at the 2018 European Championships and 2nd Place finish at the 2019 European Open. U.S. disc golf fans may recall her […]

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Disc Golf Etiquette

The rules for recreational disc golf are easy to understand. Put the disc into the target in the fewest throws possible. Repeat for each hole. The player with the lowest score wins. This makes the game easy to learn and fun. But, there’s an extra set of rules that make the game enjoyable and safer […]

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2020 Innova Calendar Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos to the 2020 INNOVA Calendar contest. We reviewed hundreds of photo submissions from around the world and the final photos have been selected. The winner of the drawing for the DISCatcher Sport Target is Mason Nowels of Midvale, Utah for his cover photo of Basecamp Adventure […]

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Calvin Heimburg Wins Hall of Fame Classic, Captures NT Series Title

The PDGA National Tour (NT) came full circle for Calvin Heimburg at the 2019 Ed Headrick Hall of Fame Classic in Appling, GA. Finished Like He Started Calvin had a hot start to the 2019 season with a win at the National Tour opener, Las Vegas Challenge. Always a contender at big events, he finished […]

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James Conrad Wins 2019 USDGC

After three days of intense South Carolina heat and fierce competition in the Winthop arena, there was a change in the air going into the final round of the 2019 United States Disc Golf Championship. The temperature was cool, spectators were everywhere, and after three rounds of consistent play, James Conrad joined the top card […]

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Nikko Locastro Albatross at the 2019 USDGC

The roar of the crowd was heard across the Winthrop arena. It was on the fairway of the infamous par 5, hole 13, 888 ft, where Nikko Locastro lined up a 400+ ft second shot. He uncorked a low line throw between trees and over the out-of-bounds parking lot, skipping up over the curb and […]

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