The sport of disc golf was around a long time before Innova. However, this company changed the game forever and is responsible for what we now know as modern disc design. There have been many key figures involved in the company throughout the history of disc golf, but none more influential than founder, Dave Dunipace.
Innovating Disc Design
Dave was an avid disc golfer and skilled distance thrower as disc sports grew to prominence in the 1970s. He still is an avid player. If you play disc golf in Southern California, there’s a good chance you’ll run into him on one of the courses. Dave started tinkering with his own disc designs in the early 1980s. He would cobble together pieces from multiple discs and try to form his own modern disc golf shapes to see what worked best.