With the announcement by Ambassador Team Captain Bobby Hermann, Rob “Frisbee Rob” McLeod officially joins Team Innova as an Ambassador.
Rob has been throwing frisbees since 2000, playing ultimate frisbee since 2001, disc golf since 2010, dog disc since 2011 and overall since 2011. Rob currently holds 6 Guinness World Records, has 10 World Championships and holds the Canadian Distance Record. Rob is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Rob is also the Director of Global Communications for the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), which is the global governing body of flying disc sports with member federations in more than 70 countries. In addition, he is on the Overall Committee, the Sport for All & Development Commission and the Disc Golf Committee. Rob’s primary focus is on inspiring both kids and adults to spend less time in front of a screen through his Unplugg’d challenge and on growing disc sports globally through his work with WFDF, his work in schools, his participation in competitions and world record events and his work with disc manufacturers, primarily Innova.
Rob has been throwing Innova golf discs since he started playing disc golf and five of his Guinness World Records are with an Innova disc – four with a 138 gram Innova Condor and one with an Innova Zephyr. Additionally, four of Rob’s World Championships were won with Innova discs – three Self Caught Flight World titles with an Innova 138g Condor and the Overall Disc Golf World title with Innova golf discs. Rob’s six other World titles were set with Hero Discs – a combination of Hero Xtra 235 dog discs and SuperHero dog discs. Hero is a sub-brand of Innova. Rob’s Canadian Distance Record was also set with a 158g Innova Blizzard Boss.
Last year, Rob also helped organize and run the High Desert Distance, a world record distance event in Primm, Nevada where David Wiggins Jr and Jennifer Allen broke the Men’s and Women’s Distance Record, respectively. He is currently in the planning stages of future distance events that focus more on the competition and less on the record aspect.
Many of Rob’s friends and mentors are on Team Innova and it’s an extreme honour for Rob to be joining such an established, accomplished and passionate group of frisbeeings. In particular, he’s excited to join Juliana Korver, Tita Ugalde, Bob Cannon, Serge Gosselin, David Wiggins Jr and Alex Geisinger.
Innova Ambassadors are men and women who have a special passion for promotion. While many Ambassadors do participate in tournaments, there are no performance-based requirements to maintain Ambassador status. Innova works closely with Ambassadors in many ways such as event management, sponsorship, clinics, course design, trade shows, and other forms of localized, grass roots promotion.
INNOVA was formed in 1983 to meet the developing equipment needs of disc golfers. In that year, Dave Dunipace created the World’s first disc designed specifically for the sport of Disc Golf. That first disc, the Eagle – U.S. Patent # 4,568,297, established INNOVA as the technological pacesetter in Disc Golf. Below are the original patent drawings. Our continuing design innovations and product improvements keep INNOVA number one in Disc Golf.
Today INNOVA is the most popular and complete line of golf discs. INNOVA’s precision molded discs meet the demands of any shot regardless of the player’s skill level. INNOVA golf discs offer the superior “feel” that is so critical for confident, shot making ability. INNOVA golf discs fly great right out the box and wear in slowly. The inevitable changes in flight characteristics that come with use are gradual and older discs often become those special discs you depend upon when you have to make the shot that counts.