Ken Climo

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Kenneth R. Climo
Born March 27, 1968
Clearwater, Florida

Ken "The Champ" Climo, from Clearwater, Florida, is a professional disc golfer and considered by many to be the best player to have ever played the game. Climo has claimed Twelve PDGA World Championship titles, including nine in as many years from 1990 to 1998. Climo's dominance in the world championships is unmatched; Harold Duvall (1982, 1985), Barry Schultz (2003, 2004), Nate Doss (2005, 2007, 2011), and Paul McBeth (2012, 2013, 2014) are the only other golfers with more than one open world title. In addition to his world titles, Climo claimed his fifth United States Disc Golf Championship (the premier event in the game) title in 2007. Named seven times as the PDGA player of the year, Ken Climo was inducted into the PDGA Hall of Fame in 1995. In his career he has won over 200 tournaments and leads the lifetime PDGA money list. He is the record holder. Though eligible for the Masters division (40 and over), he continues to compete and win in the Open division. However, he competed in the World Championships masters division for the first time in 2012, at the age of 44, and won by a large margin, for his 13th world championship title. In 2013 he continued to compete and win in both the Open and Masters division, and competed in the Masters division at the 2013 World Championships.

In his 20 years on the PDGA, Climo has notched 103[1] aces.

Climo, with Innova Discs has created his own special blend of plastic, known as KC Pro. Several discs are for sale to the general public in KC Pro, including: the Aviar (putter), Roc (mid-range), Gazelle (fairway driver) and Whippet (fairway driver). More recently, Innova's star line of plastic added the 12-time Ken Climo Wraith driver to the plethora of KC discs.

Climo was arrested in Millan, GA in May 2013 on Drug Possession charges, including Marijuana, Hashish, and Drug Paraphanelia. [2]

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