As the sport of Disc Golf has grown, so have the number of companies manufacturing equipment. The following is a list of the major manufacturers of Disc Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, and Disc Sports products.
– Founded in 1997, Ching developed a proprietary process for full-color printing on discs. The company later went on to develop their extremely popular (but discontinued) military line of golf discs. Ching is also the inventory of the Skillshot portable target (now manufactured by Innova) and was the first company to release a dimpled golf disc – The Mojo (Juju) Putter
. Ching is located in Alpharetta, GA and can be reached at 888-818-3472 or www.chingdiscgolf.com
Disc Golf Association (DGA)
– There can be only one original, and DGA is it (at least for disc golf). DGA was founded in 1975 by “Steady” Ed Headrick. Ed previously worked for Wham-o, invented & patented the Frisbee, invented & patented the Disc Golf Basket
, and founded the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA). Ed passed away in 2002 at the age of 78. It was “Steady” Ed's wishes that once he passed away his ashes be incorporated into discs
so that he could fly. DGA is located in Watsonville, CA and can be reached at 831-722-6037 or www.discgolfassoc.com
– Discraft was founded in 1979 and is located in Wixom, MI. Discraft is the manufacturer of the Ultra-Star Sport disc [link to ultra-stars], the office disc of the Ultimate Players Association (UPA) and offers the second largest selection of golf discs of any manufacturer. Discraft can bre reached at 248-624-2250 or www.discraft.com
– Discwing, a U.K. based manufacturer of golf discs, gained the interest and respect of the disc golf community with the release of their first disc in 2005, the Quarter K. Discwing uses a rim design that is similar to an airplane wing. Discwing is located in Stalybridge, England and can be contacted at +44 (0) 7793 110796 or www.discwing.com
Gateway Disc Sports
– Gateway is a manufacturer of golf discs, bags, and accessories and is located in St. Louis MO. Gateway’s most popular disc, the Wizard Putter, was voted the best new disc of 2002. Gateway also sponsors the GDS Tour and can be contacted at (314) 487-5204 or www.gdstour.com
– Innova, based in Rancho Cucamonga CA, is the world’s largest manufacturer of disc golf products. In 1984, Innova produced the first modern golf disc (the Aero) and patented the triangular rim shape that was to become the standard for all high-speed discs. Since this time, Innova has grown to offer the broadest selection of golf discs, bags, and accessories. Innova can be contacted at 800-408-8449 or www.innovadiscs.com
Insane for the Chains
– Insane for the Chains is a manufacturer of disc golf apparel. Disc Nation is proud to be the exclusive distributor of Insane for the Chains merchandise. Visit their website at www.insaneforthechains.com
– Based in Sweden, Latitude 64 is the second major European disc golf company. The initial discs produced by this company, released in Spring 2006, featured the company’s signature 64Dome resulting in outstanding glide. Contact them at +4670 59 56 450 or http://www.latitude64.se
– One of the oldest and most colorful brands in disc golf, Lightning, has long been known for its value-based approach to disc golf, as well as its innovative and eye-catching designs. Lightning manufacturers a complete line of over 40 golf discs, as well as many sizes of bags and the extremely popular DB-5
basket. Lightning can be reached at 214-328-9017 or www.lightninggolfdiscs.com
– Millennium, another stalwart of disc golf, was founded on the principle that better plastics make better discs. While Millennium was the first to pilot modern-day high durability plastics, their focus recently has been on producing a tight line of player-oriented models. Their motto of “Play Smart, Keep it Simple, Throw Millennium” is proven in the discs the manufacture and in the results they produce. Contact Millenium at 830-833-2700 or www.golfdisc.com
Phenix Disc Sports
– Phenix is the manufacturer of the incredibly popular Quad Shocks backpack strap. While this is their only product to date, it certainly is a favorite among players. Website: www.phenixdiscsports.com
Vibram Disc Golf
– For more than 70 years, Vibram has been synonymous with quality, performance, and innovation. Vibram is uniquely qualified to offer disc golf products that capitalize on the superior resilience of rubber.
Through relentless testing and decades of experience, our chemists developed the rubber based X-Link compound. The trade off between grip and durability has met its match in X-Link, which utilizes rubber to obtain optimal grip and durability in one material. We will continue to innovate in the sport of disc golf to create high quality, high performing products for our customers.