These discs are called beginner friendly because they are easy to learn, easier to control. But beginner golf discs are not just for beginners. Top pro players throw these discs too because some are indispensable and some are great for certain shots.

It's recommended that new players start with a standard plastic mid range disc that is light weight and understable.

  • Standard plastic because it is the least expensive in case you lose it and because it is more understable than higher quality plastics.
  • Mid range because they are easier to control than longer range drivers.
  • Light weight because they are easier to control than heavier discs. A lighter disc doesn't have as strong of a tendency to curve left or right.
  • Understable because they are the easiest to throw, most beginner friendly and fly further since they don't have as strong of a tendency to fade or curve left when thrown flat, straight and with average power for right handed back hand (RHBH) throws. Just the opposite for lefties.

Once you develop the control and feel for throwing, you can go for more distance and finesse with other mid and long range drivers. You can also experiment with heavier discs to find the weight that's right for your arm strength.

Read much more detailed Beginner Information. Then if you still have questions, contact us. We'll help you find discs right for you. We've been in the disc golf business since the mid '80s, throwing even longer and we love what we do!

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Gateway Scout - "E"

The Gateway Scout - "E" is a straight-flying midrange disc that will bridge a gap between the Element and the Warrior in stability. The disc has a slightly more blunt nose than the Element with no bead. It is a very straig…

Gateway Magic Soft - "S"

The Gateway Magic Soft - "S" is a popular Gateway putter and approach disc and one of the best all around discs for new players as well as more experienced players. It is a beadless, straight flying putt and approach disc tha…

Gateway Warlock Soft - "S"

The Gateway Warlock Soft - "S" is a putter just like the Wizard but without the signature bead. As a result, the Warlock is dead-straight stable out of the box and behaves like a broken-in Wizard, and has a later low-speed fa…

Gateway Magic Super Soft - "S"

The Gateway Magic Super Soft - "S" is a popular Gateway putter and approach disc and one of the best all around discs for new players as well as more experienced players. It is a beadless, straight flying putt and approach di…

Gateway Warlock Super Soft - "S"

The Gateway Warlock Super Soft - "S" is a putter just like the Wizard but without the signature bead. As a result, the Warlock is dead-straight stable out of the box and behaves like a broken-in Wizard, and has a later low-sp…

Gateway Magic Super Stupid Soft - "S"

The Gateway Magic Super Stupid Soft - "S" is a popular Gateway putter and approach disc and one of the best all around discs for new players as well as more experienced players. It is a beadless, straight flying putt and appr…

Gateway Warlock Super Stupid Soft - "S"

The Gateway Warlock Super Stupid Soft - "S" is a putter just like the Wizard but without the signature bead. As a result, the Warlock is dead-straight stable out of the box and behaves like a broken-in Wizard, and has a later…

Prodigy F3 - 400 Series

The Prodigy F3 - 400 Series is a stable fairway driver for long and controllable flights with a mild finish. It is a great disc for all skill levels. It features our “Easy Release Technology”. Available in 400 Series Weig…

Aerobie Arrow

Introduced in 2003, the Aerobie Arrow approach and putter disc golf disc brings the patented Aerobie spoiler rim to the game of disc golf. With the straightest flights and least fade of any known golf disc, the Arrow golf di…

Discraft Starter Set - Bag and 3 Pro D Discs

The Discraft Disc Golf Starter Set begins with the Discraft Starter Bag and three Discraft Pro-D Discs including a driver, midrange and putter. $34 The Discraft Starter Bag features: * hold up to 10 discs * about 9 "…

Innova 4 PC Starter Set - Discs and Disc Golf Bag

This Innova Disc Golf Starter Set begins with the Innova Starter Bag and three Innova DX Discs including a driver, midrange and putter. The Innova Starter Bag features: * Holds up to 12 golf discs * Water resistant w…

Millennium Starter Set - Disc Golf Bag and Discs

The Millennium Disc Golf Starter Set begins with the Fade Gear Lite Bag and three Millennium Golf Discs including a driver, midrange and putter. The Fade Lite Bag features: * hold up to 12 discs * about 10" long (not…

HyzerBomb Tank - Base-Soft

The Tank that player’s fell in love with in the 90's is back! The HyzerBomb Tank - Base-Soft is a beginner friendly stable putt and approach disc that is softer and more flexible than the Panzer Tank. It boasts a broad sid…

Discraft Starter Set - 3-disc Set (No Bag)

The Discraft beginner 3-piece disc golf set includes a Pro D Avenger SS Distance Driver, Pro D Buzzz Midrange Driver and Elite X Soft APX Putt and Approach Disc. Colors vary. …

Innova Vulcan - Blizzard Champion

The Innova Blizzard Champion Vulcan is an understable distance driver that was designed with the less powerful disc golf players in mind. The Vulcan flies similarly to the Katana with less low speed fade. (The Katana is less …

ABC Money Putter - Bronze Line

The ABC Money Putter - Bronze is the quality putter you need to make money on the tour or take it from your friends. No other disc will take as many strokes off your game as the Money. Get a stack of these precious discs and …

Westside Swan - BT Soft

The Westside BT Swan is a straight putter that has a very low fade and made with BT Soft plastic (formerly Eco1). PDGA approved. BT soft plastics properties: This soft plastic is used for Westside putters only. It is fi…

Westside Harp - BT Soft

The Westside BT Harp is a straight putter made with BT Soft plastic (formerly Eco1). BT soft plastics properties: This soft plastic is used for Westside putters only. It is firm in your hand, yet tacky which makes it grea…

Innova Archon - Champion

The Innova Champion Archon is a distance driver that is straight - stable. It blends the graceful long turn of the Katana with the smooth fade of the Wraith. It can be described as a longer Valkyrie. For newer players, t…

Innova Aviar Putter - Champion

The Innova Champion Aviar Putter is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a durable beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all conditions. …

Innova Beast - Champion

The Innova Champion Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight. It glides long to a predictable finish. Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give big distance. It is suitable for beginners a…

Innova Beast - Blizzard Champion

The Innova Champion Blizzard Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight.  Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give longer distance. It is suitable for beginners and pros alike. The Bea…

Innova Beast - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight. It glides long to a predictable finish. Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give big distance. It is suitable for beginn…

Innova Eagle - Champion

The Innova Champion Eagle is a fairway driver that is straight. As Innova's original, professional level golf disc, it ushered in a new era for distance and reliability. The Eagle’s superior speed and predictable flight chara…

Innova Leopard - Champion

The Innova Champion Leopard is a great beginner friendly fairway driver that is understable. It should be everyone’s first driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turnove…