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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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Call for Entries: 2020 Innova Calendar Contest

A Disc Golf Photo Contest DISCatchers at sunrise, Innova team members competing, scenic course photos, original disc golf art, or any compelling disc golf image… we’re seeking the best photographs and original artwork to be featured in our 2020 Innova Disc Golf Calendar. All photographers selected for the 2020 calendar will receive photo credit, copies […]

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30 Years of the Shark

The is Innova’s best all around golf disc. It’s a very accurate disc for drives and approach shots, you can even putt with it. New to disc golf? The Shark is good for beginners, especially in lighter weights. Like a Roc (But Less Overtable) Dave Dunipace, Innova Co-founder & President, designed and released the large […]

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Michael Williams, 1962-2019

We lost an Innova family member over the weekend.  Michael “Willy” Williams, from La Mirada, California, passed away early Friday morning from heart complications. Mike dedicated his life to disc golf, playing in the mid 1970s and was one of the original pros at La Mirada Disc Golf Course. From 1999 to 2009, he owned […]

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Announcing the Innova Ambassadors for 2019-2020

Today we celebrate the dedicated women and men of the Innova Ambassador program for 2019-2020. We are fortunate to work with many of the most accomplished promoters, course designers, and leaders in their communities. A common misconception is that ambassadors are entry level sponsored athletes. This could not be further from the truth. Many of […]

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INNSIDER Episode 4: Champions Giveaway

The INNSIDER is a semi-monthly roundup of new releases, athlete news, and what’s hot on social media (subscribe here). We’ve got a special giveaway for fans, disc golf basics with Nate Sexton, and a Bag Check from Madison Walker. Dive into the INNSIDER Episode 4. Get Started in Disc Golf with Nate Sexton New to […]

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Solar Energy at Innova Disc Golf

Rancho Cucamonga, CA — Originally published in January 2018, this video illustrates Innova’s ongoing commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and energy consumption through the use of solar power. On average, our disc factory consumes 600,000 kWh of energy annually. We offset that number by generating 460,000 kWh through our solar equipment—close to 80% of […]

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INNSIDER Episode 3: Wysocki TeeBird3

From Wysocki, Barsby, to Sexton, there’s plenty of fresh disc golf news to share. We present the INNSIDER Episode 3. Ricky Wysocki Bag Check Ricky has seasoned classics and new molds he’s testing—some may surprise you. Wysocki Signature Champion TeeBird3 Innova has added a second stock signature disc by Ricky Wysocki—the Champion fairway driver. Ricky […]

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Catching up with Las Vegas Challenge MPO Champion Calvin Heimburg

Calvin Heimburg is no stranger to competitors in the southeast (check out his 2018 PDGA stats—they’re filled with top 5 finishes in the 25 events he played). For 2019, he’s branching out from his home state of Florida and made a statement at the PDGA National Tour opener at the Las Vegas Challenge in February. […]

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Popup Q&A with Madison Walker

What’s Madison’s favorite putter? What’s a Thunderpecker? Who’s Vinny? We sat down with Madison Walker during a recent visit to Innova HQ where she answers Instagram fan questions about disc golf, tour life, surfing, fishing, sp…

Driven to Grow the Game: Des Reading Chosen for Educational Role with the PDGA

Des Reading is a driven competitor. After 19 years competing as a disc golf professional, she’s captured four World Championships, five U.S. Championships, two U.S. Masters Championships, 30 FPO NT wins, been named PDGA Player of the Year four times, and, in 2017, was inducted into the Disc Golf Hall of Fame. Now entering her […]

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