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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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The Firefly Putt & Approach Disc

Our newest putter and Nate Sexton’s Tour Series putter—the Firefly—is now available the Innova Factory Store. The Firefly is made for the touring pro—or any player demanding stable putt and approach disc that’s comfortable in the hand. It features a beadless rim and will debut in the new “Nexus” plastic, a firm plastic that’s grippy […]

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Just Released: Barsby Signature Roadrunner

In honor of Gregg Barsby’s 2018 PDGA World Championship title, Innova is releasing his signature disc, the Star Roadrunner, featuring custom-designed character artwork. As of February 11, 2018 Gregg’s signature Star Roadrunner will be available as a stock offering in the Innova catalog. As a distance driver, the is known for its superior glide, making […]

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The Mandujano Sisters Begin with One-Two Punch in 2019 Opener

Judging by their Instagram posts from the weekend, Valerie and Alexis Mandujano competed in tough conditions at this past weekend’s BATADGA PDGA B-Tier event in Ingleside, TX. Much of the course was flooded—in one video Alexis wades in ankle deep water for her upshot. In the end, Valerie would take the win—her first in FPO—with […]

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Is the Neighborhood Taproom Your New Favorite Disc Golf Spot?

What do you do when it’s cold outside, the daylight is gone, but you need to satisfy the craving to throw a disc? Maybe your local taproom or micro brew pub has the answer. Ritual Brewing, a craft brewery in Redlands, CA, is known by local disc golfers for its 10-week putting leagues. Ritual’s Co-founder […]

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Leathermans Return to Zambia, Disc Golf Grows in Africa

Growing disc golf in Zambia, Africa isn’t easy. But, Team Innova’s Hannah Leatherman, her husband Dustin, and 10 others embarked on a visit to Macha, Zambia to continue developing a course and host the region’s first PDGA event. In 2016, the Leathermans and a team of eight disc golfers built a 9-hole disc golf course […]

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Innova Named Presenting Sponsor of U.S. Women’s Disc Golf Championship

The Spotsy Disc Golf Club announced their partnership with Innova as presenting sponsor of the 2019 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship in Spotsylvania, VA. Details of the PDGA Major event were outlined in Spotsy’s press release: The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) and the Spotsy Disc Golf Club are proud to announce that Spotsylvania, […]

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Wysocki Returns, Team Innova Grows in 2019

Every year brings new energy to the Innova team roster and 2019 is one of the most dramatic. This season opens with the return of two-time PDGA World Champion Ricky Wysocki, several multi-year contracts—including 2018 PDGA World Champion Gregg Barsby, a new team captain in Nate Sexton, and support for over 150 athletes globally. The […]

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XT Bullfrog Jumps in the Chains

The XT has a comfortable, easy-to-release grip in a putter designed for aggressive styles. Attack the chains with confidence knowing the Bullfrog’s minimal glide and wind-fighting ability keep it on target. The XT plastic enhances the feel, grabs the chains, and has the durability players expect in a go-to putter.

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