Gregg Barsby is one of disc golf’s most beloved characters. Hailing from Grass Valley, California, Gregg is known for his wit, charisma, and engaging demeanor on and off the course. Gregg is equally as strong on the course. He has amassed more than 100k in tournament winnings, notched 50+ tour wins, including the Masters Cup National Tour event in 2009. Gregg has had several sponsors over his career that dates back to 1999. Looking to settle down for the long haul, Gregg recently made the decision to join Innova’s Team Champion. We caught up with him to talk a little more about his decision and life in general.
Welcome to the team, Gregg! We are thrilled to have you officially in the Innova family. How does it feel?
Gregg: It feels great. I am definitely excited by all of the conversations we’ve had and for the opportunity in general.
Choosing a sponsor is a big decision that requires more thought than some might think. Was there anything that helped make the decision easier for you?
Gregg: As I reflected on all the years I’ve been close with Innova team members and employees I got more and more comfortable about making the move. I feel like I have maintained really good rapport with you guys. Plus I want stability and to make bigger things happen. I am confident that this will be a good fit for me.
Have you heard yet from the Iron Leaf himself?
Gregg: Haha! Climo and I spoke at DeLa because he had gotten a heads up about this move. He was pretty excited. Word traveled in Santa Cruz and the responses from other Innova guys helped affirm my decision as well. It was cool to see so many positive comments and how supportive everyone was.
What discs are in your bag at the moment?
Gregg: Staples at the moment are the Champion Eagle and Champion Firebird. I am also leaning on both the Champion and Star Boss for long distance duty. I am liking the Roadrunner for distance rollers. I am getting ready to do an official in the bag soon so people will be able to get the full scoop in that.