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The Ricky Wysocki Story

The Early Years When he was a kid growing up in Brunswick, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, Ricky Wysocki dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player. He might’ve done it. Ricky was a good athlete and had a natural feel for the skills of the game, digging out ground balls at shortstop and dinging single […]

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How the Ricky Wysocki Grenade Putter Was Made

Is Ricky Wysocki the World’s Best Putter? When Ricky Wysocki steps up to a putt within 40-50 feet of the target, it’s going in. Everyone who knows Ricky’s game is thinking it. Ricky believes it. So, how do you design a new putter—a better putter—for the guy considered to be the best in the game? […]

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Make More Putts with Dave Dunipace

Putting is the key to low scores. Is your focus on point? What shouldn’t you focus on? Dave explains in this putting tutorial.

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Why Some Innova Discs Have a 3

The story behind Innova’s 3-series discs Innova 3-series discs—, , , and so on—are low-profile versions of the original molds. It all started with the Ontario Roc, Roc #1, and the quest to make a faster, more torque-resistant Roc. Dave Dunipace, Innova co-founder, president, and chief disc designer, talks about the origin of 3-series disc […]

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Get to Know the Discs Nate Sexton Throws

He’s the 2017 United States Disc Golf Champion, Innova team captain, the athlete behind the Tour Series Firebird, Firefly—now Signature Star [disc name=XCaliber] too!—and everyone’s beloved commentator. Watch Nate Sexton’s 2021 Bag Check!

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2021 USDGC and Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship Qualifying Begins

The Road to the Championship kicks off in Las Vegas, NV! Qualifying for this year’s United States Disc Golf Championship begins this week at the Las Vegas Challenge, the first stop on the 2021 Disc Golf Pro Tour. This year there is an exciting new addition to the qualification process that both competitors and fans […]

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Top Shots of 2020

The top disc golf pros do amazing things with a disc and in 2020 we witnessed some incredible shots thanks to some of the top event media teams. We’ve showcased the best shots of Team Innova to build the Top Shots of 2020. Featured athletes include Garrett Gurthie, Calvin Heimburg, Kat Mertsch, Eveliina Salonen, Ohn […]

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Disc Golf 101: Parts of the Disc

Parts of a Golf Disc Do you know how to describe different parts of a golf disc? Knowing disc golf terminology prevents confusion and builds your knowledge of the game. These are the basic parts of a golf disc: Flight plate: the area inside the shoulder perimeter — the disc center — that forms the […]

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First Wave of 2021 Team Innova Announcements

We’re excited to announce the first wave of Team Innova news this off-season featuring Star Team contract extensions including 2017 USDGC champion and team captain Nate Sexton through 2023, 2018 World Champion Gregg Barsby through 2021, Garrett Gurthie through 2023, Eveliina Salonen through 2022, and Henna Blomroos through 2022. More News from Team Innova Iceland […]

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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…

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