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Nova Politte

"Six Four"

Meet the tallest female disc golfer in the world, at 6’4″ (1,93m) tall.

I am the current FP50 (pro women aged 50+) World Champion as of August 7th, 2021.

I’m a year-round competitive disc golf player, podcast co-host and segment contributor on The Ladies of the Chains women’s disc golf podcast, YouTube commentator, video producer, and when I can find the time, a stinky pond diver, returning lost discs to grateful owners!

Check out my YouTube channel here: YouTube channel.

I keep a public archive of Coach Nova’s Red-Hot Tip-Top Tips (as featured on the Ladies of the Chains Podcast) here: CNRHTTT archive.

I’m a life-long athlete, and have always been involved in some organized competitive sport or another, including baseball and softball, basketball, soccer, track (mile and two mile), cross-country running (5k), fencing (where I learned to be a coach), road running, USMS swimming, and tennis.

Most recently I set aside competitive tennis playing and started playing disc golf in the spring of 2015. By that November I had already gone pro, solely motivated by the desire to compete in Pro Masters Worlds the following summer in nearby Emporia, Kansas.

From the start, previously-learned athletic skills paid big dividends in disc golf. I hit the ground running, already fit, and armed with a good understanding of graceful and explosive footwork, the backhand throwing motion, and the importance of following through.

  • PUTTING PUTTER: Electron Anode
  • THROWING PUTTERS: Neutron Particle, Neutron Proxy, and Electron Atom.
  • MIDRANGES: Neutron Matrix and Neutron Reactor
  • FAIRWAY: Proton Crave, Neutron Servo, Neutron Resistor, Neutron Drift, Proton Drift
  • DRIVER: Neutron Trace and Proton Photon
  • ROLLERS: Plasma Catalyst
  • YOLO MAXIMUM YEET DRIVER: Plasma Octane
  • OTHER GREAT DISCS: Eclipse Deflector (utility), Neutron Lift, Neutron Tesla

  • First Name Nova
  • Last Name Politte
  • PDGA Number 74995
  • Player Division FPO
  • Handedness Right
  • Throwing Styles Backhand, Forehand, Roller, Thumber
  • Job Title "Coach Nova"
  • Year Started in Disc Golf 2015
  • Year Started Throwing GYRO 2015
  • Max Golf Distance (ft) 400
  • Max Field Distance (ft) 430
  • Favorite Course Sunset Hills CC, Pekin, Il.
  • Favorite Event Glass Blown Open
  • Shoe Size US 14 (EUR 46.5, 30.5 cm)
Forcefield Rainfly

This is my usual bag line-up. For particularly windy days I might add an overstable control driver such as a Plasma Motion. Otherwise I usually leave the Motion at home. I bag multiple Traces (3), Matrices (2), and Craves (2), because they are the backbone of my game in 95% of all situations.

Most Used For Winning.
Color Blue

Discs

  • Anode
    2.5
    3
    0
    0.5
    Weight 175g
    Condition Seasoned
    Optimal Range 0-66'
    Shots Putt
  • Atom
    3
    3
    0
    1
    Weight 175g
    Condition New
    Optimal Range 1-225'
    Shots Drive, Approach, Sky Anny
  • Proxy
    3
    3
    -1
    0.5
    Weight 173g
    Condition Seasoned
    Optimal Range 1-225'
    Shots Drive, Approach
  • Particle
    3
    3
    0
    2.5
    Weight 175g
    Condition Seasoned
    Optimal Range 1-200'
    Shots Drive, Approach
  • Reactor
    5
    5
    -0.5
    1.5
    Weight 177g
    Condition New
    Optimal Range 1-325'
    Shots Drive, Tunnel Shot, Turnover
  • Matrix
    5
    4
    -1
    2
    Weight 175g
    Condition Seasoned
    Optimal Range 1-300'
    Shots Drive, Tunnel Shot
  • Deflector
    5
    3.5
    0
    4
    Weight 176g
    Condition New
    Optimal Range 1-200'
    Shots Approach, Utility, Thumber
  • Crave
    6.5
    5
    -1
    1
    Weight 165g
    Condition Seasoned
    Optimal Range 1-350'
    Shots Drive
  • Crave
    6.5
    5
    -1
    1
    Weight 167g
    Condition Seasoned
    Optimal Range 1-350'
    Shots Drive
  • Servo
    6.5
    5
    -1
    2
    Weight 165g
    Condition New
    Optimal Range 1-350'
    Shots Drive
  • Resistor
    6.5
    4
    0
    3.5
    Weight 165g
    Condition Seasoned
    Optimal Range 1-350'
    Shots Drive, Sky Hyzer
  • Drift
    7
    5
    -2
    1
    Weight 168g
    Condition New
    Optimal Range 1-350'
    Shots Drive, Tunnel Shot, Turnover
  • Drift
    7
    5
    -2
    1
    Weight 163g
    Condition New
    Optimal Range 1-325'
    Shots Drive, Tunnel Shot, Turnover
  • Lift
    9
    5
    -2
    1.5
    Weight 166g
    Condition New
    Optimal Range 1-375'
    Shots Drive, Sky Anny, Turnover
  • Tesla
    9
    5
    -1
    2
    Weight 165g
    Condition New
    Optimal Range 350'
    Shots Drive
  • Wave
    11
    5
    -2
    2
    Weight 165g
    Condition New
    Optimal Range 1-400'
    Shots Drive
  • Photon
    11
    5
    -1
    2.5
    Weight 165g
    Condition New
    Optimal Range 1-400'
    Shots Drive, Max Distance
  • Trace
    11
    5
    -1
    2
    Weight 165g
    Condition New
    Optimal Range 1-375'
    Shots Drive, Forehand
  • Trace
    11
    5
    -1
    2
    Weight 167g
    Condition Seasoned
    Optimal Range 1-375'
    Shots Drive, Forehand
  • Trace
    11
    5
    -1
    2
    Weight 167g
    Condition Seasoned
    Optimal Range 1-375'
    Shots Drive, Forehand
  • Catalyst
    13
    5.5
    -2
    2
    Weight 165g
    Condition Seasoned
    Optimal Range 1-425'
    Shots Roller
  • Octane
    13
    5
    -1
    2
    Weight 167g
    Condition Seasoned
    Optimal Range 1-425'
    Shots Drive, Max Distance