The Choice of Champions #1 in Disc Golf, AKA Frisbee Golf, INNOVA patented the bevel edged disc that has driven Disc Golf forward. In 1983 Dave Dunipace created the World's first Disc Golf Disc designed specifically for the sport of Disc Golf. Our continuing design innovations and product improvements keep INNOVA number one in Disc Golf. INNOVA is the brand used exclusively by 12-Time World Champion Ken Climo. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:31:28 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb McBeth Outguns Lizotte in Texas 02.23.15

Paul McBeth and Discmania’s Simon Lizotte lead the charge in Houston, TX this weekend, as nearly 300 competitors were in town for the 20th Annual Texas State Disc Golf Championship. It was nip and tuck between the two until the final round where Lizotte slipped just a bit, which was all Paul needed to seal the deal with a 4-shot win. Nate Sexton started off slowly in round one but rallied down the stretch, including an ace in the final round, to lock up 4th place.

Took 4th place at the Texas States A-tier, and hit a $637 Hole in One in the final round!! I threw my Discmania C-line DD on a slight backhand hyzer into some stiff wind. 330-340 foot hole!

Posted by Nate Sexton on Sunday, March 29, 2015

Jennifer Allen and Des Reading finished 3rd and 4th among Open Women. The world’s top ranked female, Paige Pierce, was just too much to handle in her home state. In Masters it was JD Ramirez grabbing 2nd place, with Jay Reading just one shot back in 3rd.

Team Innova grabbed a host of other wins around the country. Melodie Bailey was victorious at the Aloha Sushi Classic in Walla Walla, WA. In Norman, OK Mitch McClellan took home the top spot at the 16th Annual Duncan Lake HillClimber. Danielle Vargas joined Mitch in the winner’s circle, after a nice win in Open Women.

Back east it was Calvin Heimburg and Pam Reineke who pulled off a similar one-two punch. Calvin won Open at The 22nd Sizzler in Coconut Creek, FL, while Pam bested the field in Open Women. And just up the road in Winchester, VA it was Innova’s newest Ambassador, Bob Cannon, taking home the Masters title at the Winchester IFO.

The weekend’s other A-tier event was the Daniel Boe Memorial in Escondido, CA. Those in attendance were there to celebrate the life of Daniel Boe, who lost his life in a car accident in February of last year. Daniel was only 26 years old. Our hearts go out to Daniel’s family and friends. We would also like to thank those who attended this special event as their presence alone brought joy to many and was a reminder of the sense of community that makes disc golf so special for us all.

While we consider everyone who attended the Daniel Boe Memorial to be a winner, here are the individual winners in each division:

Open – Ricky Wysocki
Open Women – Ohn Scoggins
Masters – Richard Ewald
Grandmasters – Jeff Nichols
Senior Grandmasters – Frank Bochinski
Advanced – Edwin Rodriguez
Advanced Women – Kim Cottrell
Advanced Masters – Kris Kiler
Advanced Grandmasters – Kerry Gauhran
Intermediate – Anthony Moreno
Recreational – Steve Coryell
Recreational Women – Nicole Ernis
Thank you to our team members in attendance including: Philo Brathwaite, Max Nichols, Kyle Eckmann, Jake LaPutka, Vanessa Van Dyken, Juliana Korver, Chris Brophy, Steve Boylan, and Allen Risley.

Paul McBeth & Simon Lizotte (2015 Texas States Highlight Reel)

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McBeth Rolls in Vegas, Now Eyeing 4th Memorial Title 02.23.15

Paul McBeth has begun the 2015 tournament season with a serious bang. In February McBeth captured the season’s first Major, the Aussie Open. He followed that up with a win at the Wintertime Open in Pasadena. McBeth picked up his third consecutive win this past weekend, over a loaded field in Vegas at the Gentlemen’s Club Challenge.

McBeth trailed Paul Ulibarri by one shot heading into Sunday’s final round. A bogey on Hole 6 cost Ulibarri the lead and opened the door for McBeth to make a move. McBeth did just that, carding 2 eagles and 6 birdies through the final 12 holes which propelled him to a 4-shot margin of victory. Drew Gibson also had a nice showing in Vegas, finishing in a three-way tie for fourth place.

Melodie Bailey and Jessica Weese tied for third place in Open Women. The world’s number one ranked female player, Paige Pierce, was the only lady to shoot under par for the tournament. Consistent rounds of 64-64-66 lead Pierce to a 3-shot win. Other strong performances were turned in by Chris Brophy who finished second in Masters, and Peter Shive who earned the victory in the Legends division.

Innova Junior Team member, Randon Latta, got a nice, Men’s Advanced win in Orlando. Randon shot an incredible, Sunday morning round of 47 (1027 rated) to blast into first place and ultimately to a 7-throw win. In Men’s Open Ken Climo and Aleksey Bubis notched third and fourth place finishes. Congratulations to JohnE McCray who got the win.

Jay and Des Reading were in action at the Victoria Open in Texas, an event they know extremely well. Jay grabbed the early lead and was able to hang on for a 2-shot win. Des held the lead in Open Women after round one as well. She added to that lead in each of the remaining rounds to win comfortably. These were the 6th consecutive wins at this event for both Jay and Des.

The PDGA National Tour begins this coming weekend in Scottsdale. For many years the Memorial Championship has been the first big test of the season and it is generally action packed. Paul McBeth will look to defend his Memorial crown from 2014. He is already a back-to-back winner, having won the Memorial in 2011 and 2012.

McBeth also looks to become the first player to capture four Memorial crowns. Barry Schultz and Dave Feldberg each have three, and are the only other players to win back-to-back. Schultz won in 2003, 2005, and 2006. Feldberg won in 2007, 2008, and 2010. The only other players to claim this title since 2002 are Steve Rico, Tim Gill, Nikko Locastro, and Will Schusterick.

The Memorial Championship’s signature course, Fountain Hills, is also where McBeth carded his jaw-dropping, 1132-rated round of 39 back in 2013. McBeth’s “Beast Mode” was fully activated in the final round as he came storming back to force a sudden death playoff with Will Schusterick. Schusterick held on to win the playoff in what was one of the tournament’s most memorable finishes.

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Nate Sexton - Poised for Success 02.12.15

Congratulations to our newest Star Team member, Nate Sexton, on his win at this weekend’s Buckhorn Open in New Hill, NC. Nate blasted out of the starting gates, firing a 1047-rated round of 43 that earned him the lead. From there, he never looked back. Nate’s final round of 48 was even stronger (1051 rated) and propelled him to a 17-throw victory, the largest winning margin of his career.

Six hundred miles south of New Hill sits a sleepy little disc golf town called Orlando, FL. This weekend 151 golfers rolled into this magical disc golf kingdom for the Barnett Park Championships presented by Orlando Disc Golf. One of them was Pensacola’s Madison Walker, who officially joined the Innova team on Friday afternoon while in route to the event.

Madison had her hands full with teammates Hannah Leatherman and Pam Reineke in the Open Women’s division. Hannah grabbed the early lead in round one and would add to it with each consecutive round. Hannah grabbed the title, while Madison and Pam locked up the second and third place spots for an Innova divisional sweep.

Innova Junior Team member, Randon Latta, got a nice, Men’s Advanced win in Orlando. Randon shot an incredible, Sunday morning round of 47 (1027 rated) to blast into first place and ultimately to a 7-throw win. In Men’s Open Ken Climo and Aleksey Bubis notched third and fourth place finishes. Congratulations to JohnE McCray who got the win.

In Seaside, CA it was Jessica Weese getting her first win of the season at the CSUMB Otter Open. Jessica also lead wire-to-wire, finishing 5 shots ahead of the 2012 Women’s World Champion, Sarah Hokum.

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McBeth and Jenkins Capture Major Titles From Down Under 02.03.15

The 2015 PDGA Tour got off to an earlier start this year with the inaugural Aussie Open in Mundaring, Australia. This brand new, biennial PDGA Major drew a solid field for this time of year that featured some of the world’s highest ranked players. Among them were 3-time World Champion, Paul McBeth, and 3-time women’s World Champion, Valarie Jenkins.

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Both Paul and Val were eager to begin the season and appeared to be in excellent form. Paul was joined atop the leaderboard by Simon Lizotte and the pair blistered the course in rounds two and three. First setting the course record in Round two and then breaking the course record again in Round 3. Their back to back rounds of 53 and 52 were rated 1075 and 1084 by the PDGA ratings system.

Paul closed with a final round of 59 and was the only player to shoot all four rounds in the 50s. That consistency enabled him to pull out in front and ultimately capture a six throw margin of victory. Simon held on to second place over Ricky Wysocki. Valarie played consistently as well. She was the only female player to shoot all four rounds in the 60s. She and teammate Jennifer Allen took home the top two spots in Open Women.

The last few weeks here in the states saw most of the country bundled up and fearing polar vortex, but Florida residents and visitors were soaking up the rays at Sun King’s Throw Down the Mountain tournament in Brooksville. Gregg Hosfeld may have been the hottest of all, picking up the win in Men’s Grandmasters. Ken Climo finished second in Men’s Open, as did Hannah Leatherman in Open Women.

Jay and Des Reading wasted no time getting wins in 2015. Their season opener was in Texas at the First Offense at Shawshank. Jay Yeti-stomped the field to win by 6 strokes in Men’s Open, while Des Reading did a little stomping of her own to win Open Women by 8.

The tournament season for the rest of the country will really kick into high gear in just a few weeks. Many of the top pros will be in Las Vegas February 20-22 for the Gentlemen’s Club Challenge presented by Innova Champion. The GCC is considered THE warm-up event for the start of the PDGA National Tour, which begins the very next weekend at The Memorial in Arizona.

Other recent top performances include:

Matt Dollar – Savannah Open 1st Place MPO
Brian Schweberger – New Year Ripper 1st Place MPO
Kyle Crabtree – The 2015 Blue Ice 1st Place MPO
Anthony Barela (Innova Junior Team) – King of the Hills 2nd Place MPO!
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McBeth leads Aussie Open 01.30.15

The Aussie Open is the first Major of 2015 and McBeast mode has been activated. McBeth shot a 1075 rated -12 on day 2 to take the lead. Paul started off with a 57, leaving him in 2nd place, one stroke behind Nathan Doss. By the end of round two, McBeth leads the field by 5 strokes (-20). Simon Lizotte matched Paul's -12 second round to tie Nathan Doss in 2nd place (-15). Follow the action on twitter and instagram, see who's crowned Aussie Open Champion, and stay tuned for the SpinTV coverage!

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VRoc Giveaway - Models Coming Soon! 01.22.15

What is the VRoc?

There seems to be a bit of confusion concerning the new VRocs we are coming out with. There are three different flavors of VRocs. VRoc 1 will be designated VRoc and is the mellowest and straightest out of the box Roc. It is based on the San Marino Roc. Winners Picked!

More VRocs

VRoc2 is planned for later and is basically the VRoc version of the Rancho Cucamonga Roc. We have affectionately called this the Rocamonga. It is the most overstable of the three VRoc types.

The Champion Jolly Launcher VRoc3 has been sequestered for Innova Europe/Discmania's European Open fundraising. The VRoc3 is the Roc3 version of the VRoc and is the flattest and fastest. It has a stability between the VRoc and the VRoc2.

All of the VRocs get the benefit of extra torque resistance.

The VRoc variants were sent in to PDGA as a variant. They are legal for PDGA play.

How Can I enter?!

Five (5) lucky fans will each win (1) GStar VRoc before the release! For your chance to win, use the widget below with your favorite social network (or all three) to enter. Entry into the contest ends on 1/28/2015 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. This post will be updated with the winners on the morning of 1/29/2015. Good Luck Everyone!

Release Info

The Champion VRoc3 fundraiser for the 2015 European Open went on sale at on Thursday, January 22.

The GStar VRoc (San Marino type) will be available for general release in mid to late February.

No date for the VRoc2 (Rocamonga) as yet.
Congratulations to our winners!
  • Justin Campbell - Followed @InnovaDiscs on Twitter
  • Adam Wise - Circled Us on Google+
  • Jared Mose - Liked Innova Discs on Facebook
  • Joel Wires - Commented on this post
  • Colin Raney - Followed @InnovaDiscs on Twitter
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Throwers Choice Holiday Giveaway 12.22.14

Disc of the Year: Thunderbird

We're having a holiday giveaway to celebrate the Thunderbird winning Disc of the Year in All Things Disc Golf's Thrower's Choice Awards! The Thunderbird led from day one and finished with 23.29% of the votes. Winners Picked!

Disc of the Year

The Thunderbird has the stability of a TeeBird with the speed of a Valkyrie; it can be described as a seasoned Firebird with less fade. The Thunderbird is predictable in wind and a great long range placement driver. If you want to know more about the Thunderbird, check out the full review from All Things Disc Golf!

Men's Player of the Year

Paul McBeth won Men's Player of the year which is no surprise given Paul won his third World Championship in a row. A feat only accomplished by only one man previously, Ken "The Champ" Climo. Beyond that, McB3AST racked up 15 MPO wins, including the Memorial Championship, Masters Cup, KC Wide Open, European Masters, Brent Hambrick Memorial, Veterans Park Open, Cactus Classic and NT Points Champion.

Moment of the Year

It's also fitting that the Moment of the Year goes to Paul's epic 6 stroke comeback to win his third World title.

How Can I enter?!

Five (5) lucky fans will each win (1) Thunderbird, autographed by Paul McBeth, as well as (1) GStar F2 Thunderbird from the Innova Factory Store. For your chance to win, use the widget below with your favorite social network (or all three) to enter. Entry into the contest ends on 1/4/2015 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. This post will be updated with the winners on the morning of 1/5/2015. Good Luck Everyone!

Release Info

These models have already been released! Contact your favorite retailer for local availability.
Congratulations to our winners!
  • Drake Bowles - Left a Blog Post Comment
  • Elena Vecmane - Liked Innova on Facebook
  • Hyzer Fish - Followed @InnovaDiscs on twitter
  • Gary Greeson - Commented on our Facebook Post
  • Sébastien Massé - Liked the Innova Factory Store
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Distance World Record Shattered! 863 Feet! 10.27.14

Breaking news: Simon Lizotte sets a new distance world record on Saturday morning with his first throw of the day. His record setting throw measured 863.5 feet. David Wiggins was up for the challenge, breaking his own record, but 851 feet was not enough to dethrone Simon. Both threw Blizzard Bosses. The record setting disc was a 157gram Blizzard Boss. Congratulations on setting a new World Record, and putting the bar a little higher for others to shoot for.

On Friday, Simon also set a new World Record with his very first throw of the day! Farthest Mini throw ever. Simon launched an Innova Mini Driver 527'; crushing the old record by over 120'!

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Fall Goodness 10.23.14

It has been an exciting month on the fall tournament scene. This past weekend it was an Innova team sweep at the Warwick Disc Golf Championships. Steve Brinster rebounded after a disappointing USDGC finish and defended his home course in Warwick, NY. Rounding out the top Open positions were Mike Moser and Andrew Fish who tied for second place, and Devin Frederick who finished in third. Hannah Leatherman and Joe Mela were also victorious, picking up the Women’s Open and Men’s Masters titles respectively.

Patrick Brown was back home in California after his dramatic USDGC run. Patrick earned the top spot in Men’s Masters at the NorCal Series Championships in Stockton, as well as the season’s overall series points title. In the Open it was Max Nichols finishing second behind a red hot Josh Anthon.

Jay and Des Reading were home in Austin at the 37th Annual Waterloo Disc Golf Classic, a huge PDGA C-tier drawing nearly 200 competitors. Jay was able to edge Brad Williams to claim the Men’s Open title, while Des captured the Women’s Open crown for the second year in a row. Joel Kelly picked up a nice win as well, taking down Men’s Grandmasters by two throws.

The Readings have been on a tear since Pro Worlds this summer. The pair went on a state championship run hitting some top notch mountain courses in Montana, Colorado and New Mexico. Up at the 8,500 ft Bohart Ranch in Bozeman, MT, Team Innova swept the MT State Championship A-Tier with Christian Dietrich taking Open, Des Reading in Pro Women and Jay Reading in Masters.

They then peeled out towards the 9,800 ft Sunlight Ski Mountain course in Glenwood Springs, CO for their state championship where Des Reading won Women’s Open and Tom Carrillo was victorious in Men’s Masters. From there it was down to the New Mexico State Championship which welcomed 117 competitors to the beautiful ski town of Ruidoso, NM at 6,900 feet. Huge props to Des who went on to claim her third State Championship in as many weeks. And also to Jay who drained a 45 footer to win Men’s Open on the first hole of sudden death.

Congratulations to all of our team members who have traversed the country in recent weeks. Here is a snapshot of some of the other top performances:

  • Pam Reineke, United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships, 1st Place Women’s Grandmasters
  • Valarie Jenkins, United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships, 2nd Place Women’s Open
  • Krystin Nowicki, United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships, 1st Place Advanced Women
  • Matt Dollar, South Florida Open, 1st Place Men’s Open
  • Brian Schweberger, Down East Players Cup, 1st Place Men’s Open
  • Patrick Brown, 2014 Coyote Classic, 1st Place Men’s Masters
  • Steve Boylan, 2014 Matt HOMIE Lovasko Fall Celebration, 1st Place Men’s Masters
  • Steve Boylan, Charlie Vettiner Open, 1st Place Men’s Masters
  • Des Reading, 16th Annual Oktoberfest, 1st Place Women’s Open
  • Melodie Bailey, 3rd Annual General Store Open, 1st Place Women’s Open
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Calendar Contest Winners 10.15.14

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos to the 2015 INNOVA Calendar contest. This year we reviewed nearly 1000 submissions from around the world. The final photos have been selected. The winner of the drawing for the DISCatcher Sport Target is Josh Rogan, who submitted a photo of Blue Mountain – Skyline Park Disc Golf Course in Danielsville, Pennsylvania.

Congratulations to all the featured photographers in the 2015 INNOVA Calendar: DJ Ellis, Adam Wright, Kingsley Flett, Greg Bowyer, Craig Hunter, Cody Osborne, Steve Klehfoth, Josh Rogan, Eino Ansio, Jenny Cook, Alan Combs, Chad Corduroy Lefevre, Chris Hall, Des Reading, Jessie Klehfoth, and Laramie Carlson.

The 2015 INNOVA Calendar will be available at retailers in November. As a reminder, calendar submissions are accepted year round. It’s never too early to submit your photos to for next year.

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USDGC Recap and SpinTV Coverage 10.08.14

Taking a cue from the dramatic PDGA Worlds, the United States Disc Golf Championship ended in a spectacular playoff. Paul McBeth (-19), Will Schusterick (-18), John E McCray (-17), and Patrick Brown (-16) made the lead card for the final round at Winthrop Gold Course. After trading the lead all week, scorecards looked like typical USDGC scorecards; many birdies, but an unusually high number of bogeys, double bogeys and even triple bogeys.

John E McCray lead the pack with a hot round going into hole 17. McCray who had a 4 stroke lead with just two holes to go had trouble finding fair ground and eventually ended up taking a 9, leaving the door wide open for Schusterick and McBeth. McBeth birdied while Schusterick took par. Paul attacked hole 18 but had his second shot find OB. Will played a safe route, but left himself with an awkward putt and took a bogey 5 as well. Brown, who was at (-18) to start Hole 18, also took a bogie 5. McCray stayed focused, and took a birdie 3 to force the first three way tie (-19) in USDGC history.

McBeth, Schusterick and McCray returned to Hole 18 for a sudden-death play-off. Schusterick smashed his tee shot up the fairway, followed by an approach that put him below the basket. Schusterick looked to be in good shape to seal it since McBeth’s second shot landed short and left of the green and McCray went OB on his second shot. McBeth then landed his next shot by the basket as McCray again went OB trying to stay in it. Schusterick, again in position to win it, could not put it away and the drama continued for another playoff hole, but without McCray. Schusterick and McBeth then proceeded to Hole 1, a nerve-racking, relatively short hole with mandatory. McBeth’s drive went long and he missed his birdie putt leaving the door open for Schusterick once again. This time Schusterick’s putt was true and he won his third US Championship.

Congratulations to Will on the victory and all competitors in the USDGC. It was one of the most exciting and successful Championships in the history of this prestigious event.


Each year, the USDGC chooses an organization to benefit and this year ThrowPink ( was chosen. ThrowPINK hopes to make a difference stopping breast cancer while getting women and girls playing disc golf. The Championship raised money during the “BigHeartBigArm” Distance Showcase. over $1800 was raised through sponsoring each disc that was thrown across Lake Winthrop by the top distance throwers: Simon Lizotte, Garrett Gurthie, Nikko Locastro (subbing for Steve Brinster who was injured) and Jeremy Koling. Another spot was up for bid, and both David Wiggins and Performance Champion, Paige Pierce were included. Every shot had a chance to win a Discatcher Traveler if an ace was made, while hitting the lone DISCatcher would have resulted in a $25000 donation to ThrowPINK. It was exciting to see the first shot by a woman ever clear the lake (Paige’s first try), and Jeremy Koling hitting the first Over the lake ace and winning a Traveler for his sponsor.

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USDGC 2014 - McB3AST leads 10.03.14

Paul McBeth jumped out to an early lead with a 1090 rated -14 on round 1 of the USDGC. As round two unfolded, fans saw the volatile scores that the USDGC is known for. Paul weathered a triple bogey on hole 9, but came back with some birdies to finish the round -7. John E McCray had a hot second round to catapult him into 2nd place at -16, 5 strokes behind Paul. Patrick Brown has been playing stellar as well, carding a 57 and 62 respectively which puts him in third place at -15. Nate Sexton is tied with Will Schusterick at -14 heading into round 3 today.

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Give4way - 4 New Discs 09.10.14

1st Run Thunderbird and 3 More Discs!

We're having a giveaway to celebrate the release of the Thunderbird! The stability of a TeeBird with the speed of a Valkyrie; it can be described as a seasoned Firebird with less fade. The Thunderbird is predictable in wind and a great long range placement driver.UPDATE: Winners picked!

4 New Discs

Five lucky winners will recive a 1st Run Champion Thunderbird, a GStar Thunderbird, an XT Aviar, and the all new GStar Katana. If you want to know more about the Thunderbird, check out the full review from All Things Disc Golf!

You get a nice combination of speed and glide with just a little bit of turn followed by a moderate fade. Champion Thunderbirds will show less turn and more fade while the GStar Thunderbirds will have a slightly straighter flight.
-All Things Disc Golf

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How Can I enter?!

Five (5) lucky fans will each win (1) 1st Run Thunderbird, (1) XT Aviar, (1) GStar Thunderbird and (1) GStar Katana. For your chance to win, use the widget below with your favorite social network (or all three) to enter. Entry into the contest ends on 9/19/2014 at 12:00am Pacific Time. This post will be updated with the winners on the morning of 9/19/2014. Good Luck Everyone!

Release Info

These models have just been released and are headed around the world to official Innova dealers. For exact delivery dates, contact your favorite retailer.
Congratulations to our winners!
  • Troy Tiger
  • Steven J Isaacs
  • Brian Serafin
  • Delbert Wells
  • Jeff Thompson
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2015 Innova Calendar Contest 8.27.14

Submit your photos for the 2015 Innova Calendar by September 30th, 2014!
Don't miss your chance to showcase your photographic skill, see your artwork on a custom INNColor disc and have a chance to win a DISCatcher® Sport Target. INNOVA is searching for photographs and original artwork to be featured in our 2015 Innova Disc Golf Calendar.

Submit your photographs featuring a disc golf event, a picturesque course/hole, players in action or other compelling disc golf scene. All photographers whose submissions are selected for inclusion in the 2015 calendar will receive a photo credit, copies of the 2015 calendar, and a Custom INNColor disc with their artwork on it. Photographers that have a photo selected for inclusion in the 2015 calendar will be entered into a drawing for a DISCatcher® Sport Target. Enter early and enter often!

Not sure what to send in? We are looking for submissions in the following categories:
  • Awesome Courses/Holes – Photos that make you say: "I want to go to there!"
  • Seasonal – Featuring courses or players in the Fall, Winter or Spring.
  • Action – Showing the sport in action.
  • Innova Team – Got a great shot of an Innova team member?
  • Lifestyle – Kids, women, seniors, families, and photos that are about the culture of the sport.
  • International – Anything from outside the United States. This sport is global!
  • Disc Golf Retailers - Photos at a disc golf tournament. Photos of INNOVA merchandise on display.
  • Unique courses - Do you have a signature hole or bizarre course photo?
How to enter
Please submit original photos/artwork to Limit of one submission per email - you can send us more than one email though. Images can only be submitted by the actual photographer/artist and should be at least 2000 x 1300 pixels or croppable to a landscape version that is 2000 pixels wide. If any non-INNOVA sponsored players are shown, releases may be required if images are selected for use. INNOVA is not responsible for undeliverable or misdirected submissions. INNOVA reserves the right to use submissions received in any INNOVA promotional materials and all photographers/artists will be properly credited. All submissions must be received by 11:59PM September 30th, 2014. INNOVA employees, contractors and their families may submit photos, but are not eligible to win prizes. Team Innova players and their families are eligible to win prizes.

Winners will be announced October 15.
Good luck and happy snapping!

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McB3AST 3Peats! 2014 PDGA Worlds MPO recap 08.18.14

The final rounds of the 2014 PDGA World Championships were perhaps the most exciting ever played in Disc Golf history. Throughout the week, Paul McBeth played consistently well, carding scores of 52, 54, 52, 53, 50, and 56 on the first 6 rounds respectively. The other top finishers, Paul Ulibarri, Ricky Wysocki, and Nate Doss were all playing great as well. While McBeth never held the lead, he did manage to stay a handful of strokes behind Ulibarri and Wysocki who traded the lead several times during the week.

The semi-finals were full of excitement. With only 27 holes left in the tournament, it was time to go big or go home. Ulibarri and Doss struggled early, but then came Hole 8. Hole 8 plays to an island green across a small ravine and the fairway is lined with OB left and right. Doss, Ulibarri, and Wysocki all landed safely in bounds on the green. McBeth was not so lucky. Paul threw OB twice off the tee before landing safe. Paul carded a quadruple bogey, 7, while everyone else birdied. The 5 stroke swing put McBeth 7 strokes from the lead with only 19 holes left. Many thought Paul's chances of a three-peat were slim at this point.

McBeth showed true determination and wasted no time in picking up birdies. However, it wasn't until the last three holes of the semi-finals that McBeth truly gained momentum. Paul put together an impressive string of seven birdies to finish the round (-10) at -65, while the leader, Wysocki, shot two pars and a bogey on the last three holes. McBeth was now only two strokes back going into the Final 9. The Final 9 was played from the long tees at Blue Lake on Holes 1,2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15.

Photo by Stuart Mullenberg

In the Finals, McBeth quickly picked up one stroke on the first hole. After the third hole, McBeth was tied for the lead. By the fifth hole, McBeth was -4 for the round. A low rumbling was heard from the spectators as the group approached the same hole where Paul carded the 7 in the semi-finals.

No seven this time.

This time, Paul landed safely in-bounds and in a moment of relief remarked, "No seven this time". However, the relief was short lived as the long putt from McBeth slid across the top of the DISCatcher, skipping OB. Wysocki's putt for birdie fell low, but a drop in par still gave him a stroke on McBeth.With only three holes remaining, Paul was now one stroke behind. Hole 7 of the Final 9 layout is a Par 4 (Blue Lake 13 Long). Wysocki had the box, but threw his side arm uncharacteristically high resulting in an OB. McBeast attacked the opportunity, throwing a shot that put him dead center of the fairway. Wysocki's approach landed short, skipping OB once more. Paul capitalized with a birdie, while Ricky sank a 50 foot putt to save bogey. The scores swung again, and for the first time in the entire tournament, Paul had the lead all to himself, with only two holes to go.

Photo by Stuart Mullenberg

McBeth teed off first on the next hole, a 930 foot, par 5 with two large OB islands in the fairway. Paul’s drive floated to the left early, landing him inches from the OB line. McBeth needed another long drive to reach the target from his lie. It skipped a bit long leaving him with a tough shot from behind a tree. Wysocki's drive was perfect and his second shot made it safely over the OB islands to put him in striking distance. Ricky made the 75 foot putt for an eagle 3, while McBeth settled for a birdie. Paul and Ricky were tied going into the last hole.

Hole 9 of the Finals was an 750 foot dogleg left with a low canopy guardian tree after the turn. Both Paul and Ricky had good drives leaving them with pretty standard approaches and short putts to finish the round with birdies.

Sudden. Death. World. Championships. Few things in the sports world are as exciting as this. Ricky's sidearm drive on the first tee hit a tree down the fairway. Paul opted for the roller, which pulled right again, coming inches from the OB line. From a knee, Ricky's sidearm upshot skipped right under the target. McBeast wanted the win here. He lined up for the 75' putt and nicked the left rim. Both players cleaned up, still tied.

On Hole 2, Ricky’s drive skipped up under the DISCatcher while Paul's ace run drive landed a little long. Paul would have to make a 30 foot putt to match Ricky's drop-in. Undaunted, McBeast lined up and drained it, erupting a gallery of cheers. Neither player showed any signs of letting up, matching drives, approaches and monster putts for the next two holes.

Photo by Stuart Mullenberg

On playoff Hole 5 (Blue Lake Hole 7 Long), both players had good tee shots, but Ricky ended up a bit left and had a tough lie with a couple trees guarding the forehand route. He opted to throw forehand and hit a tree only 25 feet away. Ricky's third shot was on point, allowing for a clean approach to the hill with target a top. McBeth weaved a Roc3 through the low canopy leaving him with a slight anhyzer approach. McBeast pulled out a Nova, set the line, and watched it glide to the pin, hitting the face of the mound and rolling down a couple feet. Ricky gave his approach a chance, only to result in a near identical roll to the bottom of the mound. Ricky cleaned up giving McBeth the chance for the win. Paul approached his lie, undoubtedly feeling the most pressure he'd experienced on a single putt, and nailed it dead center capturing his third Open Disc Golf World Championships and 3peat. Paul joins Ken Climo as the only other player in history to 3peat the World Championships.

Portland was a great host city with excellent courses and friendly hosts. Portland will be remembered fondly for having one of the most exciting finishes in disc golf history. Congratulations to Paul and Ricky for their excellent play and their display of true sportsmanship under pressure.

Congratulations to all the competitors

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Other Top 20 finishers:
8th Place - Steve Brinster
10th Place - Philo Brathwaite
15th Place - Nathan Sexton
16th Place - Drew Gibson
17th Place - Kyle Crabtree
19th Place - Josh Childs

Womens Open(FPO)
5th Place - Valarie Jenkins
6th Place - Hannah Leatherman
7th Place - Holly Finley
11th Place - Jessica Weese
16th Place - Des Reading

Masters (MPM recap coming soon):
Champion - Ken Climo
2nd Place - Barry Schultz
3rd Place - Patrick Brown
4th Place - Jay Reading
6th Place - George Smith
7th Place - Kevin McCoy
8th Place - Matt Peckham

Champion - Jim Oates
4th Place - Mitch McClellan

Master Women
Champion - Carrie Berlogar
2nd Place - Anni Kreml

Senior Grandmasters
Champion - Dr. Rick Voakes

Champion - Peter Shive

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European Masters Coverage from The SpinTV 07.25.14
The European Masters from Järva DiscGolfPark, Stockholm, Sweden brought to you by The SpinTV! The European Masters is a new PDGA Major for the 2014 season, played on one of the best courses in the world and featuring the expertise of tournament organizer extraordinaire Jussi Meresmaa and his team, making it definitely one of the most professional tournaments this sport has seen to date.
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McBeth Captures European Crown 07.21.14

Congratulations to Paul McBeth and KJ Nybo on their dominant performances at this weekend’s European Masters. In the end it was Paul McBeth who was able to pull ahead and capture the win by four. It was a spectacular finish as a handful of players were in contention on Sunday. But in what has become McBeth’s signature style, Paul saved his best round for last carding a tournament-best 52.

It was an exciting tournament from start to finish. The highlight of the second round was KJ's EchoStar Destroyer cruising 394' to crash into the chains for a solid ace on hole 12. SpinTV was there to capture the action, and the clip made YLE's sports highlight show.

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At the end of round 2, KJ and Paul were tied for 1st. KJ carded a 56, while Paul repeated his 55 from round 1. The action didn't stop there as KJ shot a hot 3rd round of 54, pulling ahead of McBeth by two strokes. Ricky Wysocki made a charge in the third round, carding a 53 which put him 2 strokes behind Paul. With only 4 strokes separating these players, it was anyone's game heading into the finals. In true McBeast fashion, Paul shot a 1075 rated (unofficial) round of 52, propelling him to a 4 stroke victory. KJ finished a strong final round, managing to keep 3 strokes ahead of Wysocki. McBeth didn't have much time to celebrate. He's zipping back from Sweden to attend tomorrow night's Am Worlds flymart in Minneapolis.

On the women’s side, Valarie Jenkins finished in a tie for third place with current World Champion, Paige Pierce. Catrina Allen and Sweden’s Ragna Bygde took down the top two spots in comfortable fashion.

Across the Pond

Back in the states a host of Innova players were taking care of business. Nate Sexton recently moved from Oregon to North Carolina and has wasted no time making his presence known. Nate took down a host of regional talent, including teammate and Carolina legend, Brian Schweberger, at the Raleigh Disc Golf Championship. Down the road in Macon, GA, Josh Childs grabbed another win at the Jones Zen for Chains. Innova Ambassador, Steve Boylan, was also victorious. Steve grabbed a nice win in Masters at the 32nd Illinois State Championships in Joliet.

This was also a weekend where our entire Junior Team, along with Nick Duran and Nate Corder were making their way to the 2014 Amateur World Championships. We would like to wish each of them the very best of luck!

Men’s Advanced - Anthony Barela
Boys U19 - Matt Kashima, Nick Duran, and Nate Corder
Boys U16 - Joel Maury-Holmes and Randon Latta
Girls U16 - Madison Rogers
Boys U13 - Jacob Courtis
Girls U13 - Lacey Brugler

If you happen to be in Minneapolis this week, please come see us, meet Paul McBeth and grab an autograph at the Am Worlds Fly Mart on Tuesday night. The event will take place at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center at 6:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

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2014 European Masters 07.16.14

The stage is set now set for Europe’s biggest disc golf event of the season, the 2014 European Masters. This PDGA Major event will be held at the Jarva Discgolf Park in Stockholm, Sweden. Competition begins this Thursday, July 17 and will feature the game’s brightest disc golf stars.

It should be a competitive contest as top American professionals such as Paul McBeth and Ricky Wysocki square off against international heavyweights, including the 2013 European Champion, Simon Lizotte. This will also give fans a great idea of what to expect next month, as the world’s best will meet at the PDGA Professional World Championships in Portland.

There are a variety of ways to follow the European Masters throughout the week. Complete details on event coverage are available at the European Masters web site. In particular you will want to follow the official PDGA Leader Board and use the hashtag #MastersDiscGolf for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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$10,000 Toss at the MLU Championship! 07.10.14

Philadelphia, PA - At the MLU Championship Game, Major League Ultimate, Innova, and the PDGA will present the $10,000 Toss; a chance for ten fans to ace for $10,000, on Saturday July 19th. Ten contestants will be chosen at random from a pool of qualified individuals. The finalists will have one chance to throw an Innova golf disc at a DISCatcher® Pro 28, 150 feet away during halftime at PPL Park.

“The PDGA is very excited to partner with Major League Ultimate for this special occasion,” said Brian Graham, President of the PDGA. “We believe the exposure the championship game is giving to disc sports is fantastic and we’re happy to join the league for this part of the event.”

In order to participate in the challenge, contestants must purchase three qualifying attempts for $5.00 at the MLU Fan Zone tailgate section beginning at 2:00 p.m. Participants will receive one (1) raffle ticket for each attempt that lands in the qualification range. That ticket enters them in a drawing to be one of the 10 contestants to attempt the $10,000 Toss at halftime. Fans can enter as many times as they like but are only eligible for one halftime throw.

If no contestant makes the throw, the closest to the pin will get to take home the DISCatcher® Pro 28. If the $10,000 Toss is completed, the target will go to the person with the next closest throw as the consolation prize.

“Innova has been a huge supporter of the league from the get-go, and they has worked with the PGDA for years. Making this happen only seemed natural,” said MLU Executive Vice President Nic Darling. “We hope this brings out the disc golf crowd, and good luck to everyone who enters.”

The $10,000 Toss is one of many events at the MLU Championship at PPL Park, a weekend full of entertainment, family fun and ultimate frisbee’s biggest game of the season.

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Paul McBeth Repeats as KC Wide Open Champion 06.23.14

Congratulations to Paul McBeth on another outstanding performance at the Kansas City Wide Open. Paul grabbed the lead in Round 2 and did not look back. A bogey free, 1080-rated round of 49 in Round 3 made it smooth sailing down the stretch as McBeth went on to capture his second consecutive KCWO title by 7 strokes over Ricky Wysocki.

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The PDGA World Rankings held true to form in Women’s Open as Valarie Jenkins, Paige Pierce, and Catrina Allen were once again locking down the top card on the National Tour. Val would settle for second this time around, finishing 4 shots back of Paige and 3 shots ahead of Catrina. Duane CD Steiner defended his home turf, capturing the title in Men’s Grandmasters.

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Kyle Crabtree rallied from behind at the Battle of Seattle after teammate Nathan Sexton jumped out to an early lead. Kyle’s 73 was easily the hottest final round score and propelled him to a 4 shot win. Jessica Weese and Patrick Brown claimed the top spots in Women’s Open and Men’s Masters at the 20th Frying Pan Open. And in Texas, it was the young phenom from Round Rock, Nate Corder, who picked up his first Open Division win at the Boxcar Bash. Way to go, Nate!

Other weekend winners include:
Des Reading - Zobel Open, Green Lake, WI
Austin Turner - Charlotte Amateur Championships, Charlotte, NC
Mike Moser - Akron Open, Akron, PA
Stephen Miller - WVDGA Club Championships, Fairmont, WV
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