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. http://www.innovadiscs.com/home.html Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:32 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Distance World Record Shattered! 863 Feet! http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/658-distance-world-record-shattered-863-feet.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/658-distance-world-record-shattered-863-feet.html 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 http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/657-fall-goodness.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/657-fall-goodness.html 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 http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/656-calendar-contest-winners.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/656-calendar-contest-winners.html 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 calendar@innovadiscgolf.com for next year.

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USDGC Recap and SpinTV Coverage http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/654-usdgc-recap-and-spintv-coverage.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/654-usdgc-recap-and-spintv-coverage.html 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.

ThrowPINK

Each year, the USDGC chooses an organization to benefit and this year ThrowPink (www.throwpink.com) 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.

SpinTV Coverage

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USDGC 2014 - McB3AST leads http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/650-usdgc-2014-mcb3ast-leads.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/650-usdgc-2014-mcb3ast-leads.html 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 http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/647-give4way-4-new-discs.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/647-give4way-4-new-discs.html 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 http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/646-2015-innova-calendar-contest.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/646-2015-innova-calendar-contest.html 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 calendar@innovadiscgolf.com. 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 http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/644-mcb3ast-3peats-2014-pdga-worlds-mpo-recap.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/644-mcb3ast-3peats-2014-pdga-worlds-mpo-recap.html 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

Grandmasters
Champion - Jim Oates
4th Place - Mitch McClellan

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

Senior Grandmasters
Champion - Dr. Rick Voakes

Legends
Champion - Peter Shive

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European Masters Coverage from The SpinTV http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/643-european-masters-coverage-from-the-spintv.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/643-european-masters-coverage-from-the-spintv.html 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 http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/642-mcbeth-captures-european-crown.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/642-mcbeth-captures-european-crown.html 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 http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/641-2014-european-masters-begins-thursday.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/641-2014-european-masters-begins-thursday.html 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! http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/640-10000-toss-at-the-mlu-championship.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/640-10000-toss-at-the-mlu-championship.html 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 http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/638-paul-mcbeth-repeats-as-kansas-city-wide-open-champion.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/638-paul-mcbeth-repeats-as-kansas-city-wide-open-champion.html 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.

Photo Rob Hoesly

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.

Photo Rob Hoesly

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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info@innovadiscs.com (INNOVA DISCS) Home Page Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:47:34 +0000
1st Run TeeBird3 Giveaway! http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/637-first-run-teebird3-giveaway.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/637-first-run-teebird3-giveaway.html 06.19.14

Win a 1st Run TeeBird3 & 2 More GStar Discs

We're having a giveaway to celebrate the release of the TeeBird3! The TeeBird3 is faster with less glide, and has the same trusted turn and fade flight ratings as the original TeeBird. Many people have described a lot of discs as a "faster TeeBird", but this is the real deal.


More TeeBird3 Info

The TeeBird3 represents the evolution of the TeeBird. The flat flight plate promotes speed while reducing glide, effectively producing consistent, accurate flights. This is a point and shoot, target specific fairway driver. The GStar TeeBird3 is headed around the world to official Innova dealers. For exact delivery dates, contact your favorite retailer.

How Can I enter?!

Five (5) Lucky fans will each win a 1st Run GStar TeeBird3 and an additional two (2) GStar models of choice. 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 6/27/2014 at 12:00am Pacific Time. This post will be updated with the winners on the morning of 6/27/2014. Good Luck Everyone!
Congratulations to our winners!
  • Drake Bowles - Followed us on Twitter
  • Nick Kresge - Tweeted about the TeeBird3
  • Sean Thornton - Commented on our Google+ post
  • Cliff Wheeler - Liked us on Facebook
  • Matthew Krugle - Liked us on Facebook
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info@innovadiscs.com (INNOVA DISCS) Home Page Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:35:27 +0000
FloydFest Ticket Giveaway! http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/636-floydfest-ticket-giveaway.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/636-floydfest-ticket-giveaway.html 06.11.14

2 Pairs of Tickets Up For Grabs!

Two lucky fans will each get two 5-day tickets to one of the premier festivals on the east coast. Come join us for 5 days of incredible music, disc golf and many other outdoor adventures. This years line-up includes Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Ziggy Marley, Ms. Lauren Hill, Thievery Corporation, Ray Lamontagne & over 50 other bands.


FloydFest Tourney

FloydFest will be featuring their 3rd annual Disc Golf Tournament! The FloydFest Tourney will begin on Saturday, July 26th at 10AM. Flex Start Singles will continue until 2PM. It's free entry and there will be prizes for all the top finishers!


How Can I enter?!

Two lucky fans will each win a pair (2) of 5 Day Passes to FloydFest (retail $480). 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 6/20/2014 at 12:00am Pacific Time. This post will be updated with the winners on the morning of 6/20/2014. Good Luck Everyone!
Congratulations to our winners!
  • Matt Van Hefter
  • Tony Portacio
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info@innovadiscs.com (INNOVA DISCS) Home Page Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:48:31 +0000
Valarie Jenkins Wins 4th Japan Open Title http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/635-valarie-jenkins-wins-4th-japan-open-title.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/635-valarie-jenkins-wins-4th-japan-open-title.html 06.11.14

Valarie Jenkins was already one of the most decorated competitors in disc golf. This past weekend Val extended her legacy even further by capturing the women’s crown at the 2014 Japan Open. The win is Val’s 4th at the Japan Open (2006, 2008, 2010, and 2014) and her 14th PDGA Major Championship title.

Jenkins grabbed an early, four shot lead in Round 1 with an impressive 59. Des Reading and Paige Pierce were not far off the pace with solid rounds of 63. Val pushed her lead to eight in Rounds 2 and 3, however Pierce came charging back in Round 4 to erase Val’s lead completely. It was officially “game on” heading into the event’s final two rounds.


Photo courtesy of Japan Open Disc Golf

Val vs Paige has become one of the more anticipated matchups in recent years. Val finished second to Pierce at the World Championships in 2011 and 2013. The two are typically battling it out on the PDGA Tour and are consistently ranked among the best in the world. This time around it was Jenkins who emerged victorious. Val moved ahead by one shot in Round 5, then added two more shots to her lead in the final round to win by three.


Photo courtesy of Japan Open Disc Golf

In similar fashion, Paul McBeth and Ricky Wysocki have been trading blows all season. Coming into the Japan Open, Ricky has the head-to-head advantage over Paul 3-2. Both players needed 4 rounds to work their way to the top of the leaderboard as savvy veterans like Nikko Locastro, Jussi Meresmaa, Ken Climo, and Dave Feldberg were all scoring well despite the soggy conditions.


Photo courtesy of Japan Open Disc Golf

Since the Japan Open was cancelled in 2012 due to the tragic 2011 Tsunami, Locastro was essentially defending his title from 2010 where he beat Feldberg in a sudden death playoff. Dave Feldberg won the previous Japan Open, in 2008, the year Ricky began his career as a 15-year old amateur from Ohio. Needless to say, Ricky has come along way since then racking up more than 60 professional wins and more than 100k in tournament winnings.

Wysocki extended his two shot lead to four in round 5, affording him a bit of breathing room for the final. Ricky would finish the event at -11, four shots clear of McBeth and Locastro who tied for second place. Dave Feldberg and Nate Doss rounded out the top 5 at -1 and +1 respectively.

Despite the rainy weather, this year’s Japan Open was, as always, a remarkable success. It’s pageantry and overall player experience is second to none. Be sure to check out the photo galleries as well as MPO Final Round Coverage from SpinTV.

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info@innovadiscs.com (INNOVA DISCS) Home Page Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:30:48 +0000
2014 Japan Open: It Begins Thursday http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/634-2014-japan-open-it-begins-thursday.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/634-2014-japan-open-it-begins-thursday.html 06.03.14

We would like to wish everyone well as they prepare for this week’s PDGA Major Championship: the 2014 Japan Open. Held in beautiful Nasu Highlands, Tochigi, Japan, the Japan Open remains one of the most prized and coveted experiences on the PDGA Tour by players and spectators alike.

Not only will players enjoy a world-class course set in the mountains of Nasu Shiobara, they will experience the wonders of Japan and the Japanese culture. Tournament Director Kozo Shimbo and Innova President Dave Dunipace are bringing new surprises to this year’s event by transforming the Robert Trent Jones designed ball golf course, into two 18-hole disc golf courses.

In a recent article by PDGA member, Das Loomis, the Japan Open was described like this:

“This is THE disc golf experience. It is the tournament every disc golfer dreams about being a part of. It is the complete immersion of your mental, emotional, and physical being into one complete disc golf fantasy”

Das’ complete article is available online at The Japan Open: Are You Going? We would encourage you take a moment and enjoy the piece, as it delves deeper into the Japan Open’s rich history which dates back to 1985. For additional tournament information please visit:

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2014 Japan Open Official Web Site - www.japanopen.info
PDGA Tournament Leader Board - http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/15768

We would also like to congratulate the following Innova sponsored athletes on their recent victories:

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info@innovadiscs.com (INNOVA DISCS) Home Page Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:03:05 +0000
Threepeat: McBeth Wins His Third Masters Cup http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/633-threepeat-mcbeth-wins-his-third-masters-cup.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/633-threepeat-mcbeth-wins-his-third-masters-cup.html 05.19.14

An incredible weekend of tournament action concluded last night in Santa Cruz, where Paul McBeth emerged victorious from what was so far, the season’s most dramatic National Tour finish. Teammate Patrick Brown also earned the Masters division crown, outlasting defending Masters Cup Champion, Jonathan Baldwin, as well as teammates Micah Dorius and Chris Brophy.

The most intense action however, was definitely in the Open as Paul McBeth, Tim Skellenger, Ricky Wysocki, Steve Rico, JohnE McCray, and Simon Lizotte all found themselves in contention on Sunday afternoon. McBeth entered the final round with a 3-shot lead over Skellenger, who had a pack of heavy-hitters right on his heels. The course at DeLaveaga is known for its incredible beauty, but also for the potential danger on nearly every hole. Virtually no lead is safe at “DeLa”.

Photo sent in by Patrick Brown

McBeth began his 24-hole final round slowly and carefully. His fellow competitors were not so patient, attacking the course with a sense of urgency. By mid-round it was clear that McBeth was not going to pull away. Paul was able to keep calm and string together 3 birdies on holes 19-21, followed by three pars to cap off a solid round of 68. Wysocki and Rico both posted rounds of 66 to finish 2nd and 3rd, as did Philo Brathwaite who jumped up to claim 6th.

For McBeth this was a hat-trick at DeLa. He won the Masters Cup in both 2012 and 2013 but this one was extra special. Paul described Sunday’s round as the “most epic” he had ever been a part of. Considering Paul is the highest rated player in history, owns the highest rated round in history, and back-to-back World Championship titles, that is an impressive statement.

Valarie Jenkins and Jessica Weese finished 2nd and 3rd in Women’s Open. It was smiles all around for both ladies. Val is fresh off her win of the Women’s Global Event last weekend, an event that drew more than 1100 women world-wide. Jess has been on a mission to prove herself atop the women’s game, so she was elated to capture the best NT finish of her young career.

One of the other great headlines from this weekend was Matt Dollar’s win at Hotlanta 2014. Matt won by two over teammate James Cole and picked up his first A-tier victory. Courtney McCoy won the Hotlanta title in Women’s Open, while husband Kevin McCoy clawed his way to a second place finish in Masters.

In Colorado it was Joe Rovere picking up his second straight A-tier win. Joe won the 303 Open in Denver in impressive fashion. He entered the final round with a 5-shot lead which he was able to pad down the stretch for a 7-shot win and a $1000 payday.

Other weekend winners include:

Kyle Crabtree - Rose City Open, Portland, OR
Barry Schultz - Tarheel Tournament, Chapel Hill, NC
Stephen Miller - King of the Hill, Newark, DE
Stephen Miller - Patapsco Punisher, Marriottsville, MD
Steve Brinster - Skylands Invasion, Warwick, NY
Jay Reading - Legion of Doom, Marion, IA

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info@innovadiscs.com (INNOVA DISCS) Home Page Mon, 19 May 2014 15:13:52 +0000
Simon Lizotte Wins Big at GBO http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/631-simon-lizotte-wins-big-at-gbo.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/631-simon-lizotte-wins-big-at-gbo.html 05.05.14

Congratulations to Simon Lizotte on an impressive win at the 2014 Glass Blown Open. Simon hails from Bremen, Germany but this year is touring the United States extensively with Discmania teammate, Avery Jenkins. So far Simon has finished no lower than 7th, quickly proving to be one of the most tenacious international players to compete full time in the US.

Make no mistake about it, Simon is no rookie on the global disc golf scene. Nicknamed “The Wunderkind”, Simon has been playing disc golf since he was 2 years old. The biggest win of his career came in 2012 at the Disc Golf European Championships. He followed that up with a very consistent 2013 season in which he earned the title of EuroTour Champion.

Photo courtesy of Discmania

Simon’s first win in America came last weekend at the Eagle Eye Open, a B-tier event in Georgia. Prior to that he notched top ten finishes on the PDGA National Tour; 7th place at the Memorial Championship and the 2nd place at the Texas State Championships. With results like that, big-time tournament wins are just a matter of time.

Photo courtesy of Discmania

While not a part of the PDGA National Tour, the Glass Blown Open boasts an equally impressive Open field. Simon had his hands full with US heavyweights such as Paul McBeth, Jeremy Koling, Ricky Wysocki, and Will Schusterick. Simon moved into the lead in round two posting the hot score of 49. He then pulled away in the third and final round with a solid 52. McBeth trailed Simon closely with a closing 53, but had to settle for a 2nd place tie with Jeremy Koling, a full 5 shots back of Lizotte.

Team Innova claimed a six pack of wins on the weekend as well, including Valarie Jenkins’ and Nathan Sexton’s sweep at the North Umpqua Invitational in Glide, OR. Nate’s opening round 43 set a new course record and carried a PDGA rating of 1077. He closed out the win, on his birthday no less, with a 1064-rated round of 47.

Gregg Hosfeld and Sandy Gast added a sweep of their own at the Orlando Open in Florida. Just up I-95 Brian Schweberger and Stephen Miller finished 1-2 in Men’s Open at the 2014 Tour De Richmond in Richmond, VA. And last but not least, Devin Frederick took down his fourth consecutive, Men’s Open title at the People’s Championship in Lehigh Valley, PA.

After only two years, an invite to the Georgia Team Invitational is becoming very sought-after commodity. Matt Dollar and Keith Johnson have teamed up with North Georgia Canopy Tours to offer a unique event on a beautiful and challenging course. Team “Charlottans” were honored to take home the win, one of the Spirit Awards, and both male and female MVPs. Austin Turner won Male MVP, winning all his matches and carding an ace. Also on the team were Alan Beaver and Innovites Henry Childres, Josh Day, and Matt Peckham.

We have two exciting weekends of tournament action ahead. This weekend we will watch as more than 1000 women will participate in Women’s Global Event tournaments around the world. The 2014 WGE stands to be one of the most significant occasions in the history of women’s disc golf.

Then on May 16th the National Tour returns to one of the country’s most beloved venues, DeLaveaga DGC in Santa Cruz, CA. Will Simon Lizotte maintain his momentum and grab his first NT? Will Paul McBeth win his third consecutive Masters Cup title? One thing is for sure… the 2014 tournament season is as competitive as we’ve ever seen so you better stay tuned.

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info@innovadiscs.com (INNOVA DISCS) Home Page Mon, 05 May 2014 17:38:42 +0000
Mister Masters http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/630-mister-masters.html http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/630-mister-masters.html 4.29.14

Barry Schultz may not have captured the US title last year, but he came charging back to take the title for the fourth time in five years. His stellar play in the typical windy conditions of Tulsa left him with a seven stroke margin of victory.

Barry Schultz grabbed the early lead at the Tim Selinske US Masters Championships over teammate Brian Schweberger. Barry fired a 1065-rated opening round of 48 that would propel him to his 4th (2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014) US Masters title. Barry adds just one more highlight to his brilliant competitive career. Other top finishers include Patrick Brown (3rd), Ken Climo (4th), and defending US Masters Champion, Brian Schweberger (5th). Kevin McCoy finished a solid 8th, most impressive after working hard to help prep courses for this PDGA Major event.

Photo courtesy of PDGA Media

Along with Barry's US Masters win, Team Innova had a host of impressive performances around the world this past weekend.
Paul McBeth emerged victorious at the The Rumble held across three cities; Bettendorf, Davenport, & Moline, IA/IL. He too grabbed the lead in round one and put it on cruise, notching a comfortable 7-throw win. McBeth continues to fine tune his game as he eyes the season’s next PDGA National Tour event, The Masters Cup in Santa Cruz, CA.

Photo courtesy of PDGA Media

Across the pond it was Pasi Koivu and KJ Nybo dominating the field at the Copenhagen Open in Denmark. KJ held the lead early, however it was Pasi who turned up the heat down the stretch and took home the win. In addition, both players secured invitations to the 2014 United States Disc Golf Championship this October.

Joe Rovere picked up a nice win at the Pendaries Spring Classic in New Mexico, outlasting Ricky Wysocki who has been white-hot as of late. Joe found himself up one with three holes to play. A birdie on Hole 16 earned him another stroke advantage. He then needed only to play it safe on 17 & 18, which he did successfully to win by two. Teammate Jared Roan also placed well finishing in 5th.

Later this summer, Portland will host the 2014 PDGA Professional World Championships. Veteran promoters in the area have their hands full with event preparations, however not too full to run a "Lite" version of the esteemed Beaver State Fling in nearby Estacada. Nate Sexton and Valarie Jenkins won Men’s and Women’s Open respectively; wins that will no doubt provide confidence when they return to the same courses in August.

Other top performances this weekend include:
Mike Moser - Seneca Creek Soiree, Gaithersburg, MD (1st Place Mens Open)
Christian Dietrich - Kooky Noosa Challenge, Libby, MT (1st Place Mens Open)
Bobby Musick - Lakeside Battle at La Mirada, La Mirada, CA (1st Place Mens Open)

Another incredible weekend of tournament action awaits as more than 500 golfers converge on Emporia, KS for the annual Glass Blown Open. Host city for the 2013 Amateur World Championships, Emporia truly embraces the disc golf community and provides a world-class disc golf experience.

For a complete list of upcoming PDGA events visit http://www.pdga.com/tour/events

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info@innovadiscs.com (INNOVA DISCS) Home Page Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:39:47 +0000