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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Innova Sidewinder - Star

The Innova Star Sidewinder is a fast beginner friendly understable distance driver golf disc with a predictable high speed turn and lots of glide. This disc can add distance to anyone’s drive, but is especially useful for tho…

Innova Skeeter - Star

The Innova Star Skeeter is a mid range driver golf disc that is straight. It has a slight but dependable fade. This disc and the Shark are Innova's best all around, multi purpose golf discs. The Skeeter is easy to throw and m…

Innova Stingray - Star

The Innova Star Stingray is a large diameter, understable, mid range driver that has a very predictable turn and excellent glide. It has a shallow rim that makes it easy to grip for smaller hands and allows for a smooth consi…

Innova Tern - Star

The Innova Star Tern is a distance driver that is slightly understable. The Tern has excellent speed and a flight path that maximizes glide over the entire flight. Similar to the Archon, the Tern is a fast slightly understabl…

Innova Valkyrie - Star

The Innova Star Valkyrie is a distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme range w…

Innova Valkryie - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star Valkyrie is distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme rang…

Innova Vulcan - Star

The Innova Star 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 understable o…

Innova Vulcan - Star, Proto Star Stamped

The Innova Proto Star Stamped 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…

Innova Wedge - Star

The Innova Star Wedge is an understable putt and approach disc. Actually, it is 'wedged' between a putter and a mid range driver. Smaller hands and those preferring a low profile straight flying putter will find the Wedge eas…

Innova Roadrunner - StarLite

The Innova StarLite Roadrunner is a straight to slightly understable long-range distance driver golf disc with lots of glide. It makes an excellent finesse driver or long range roller. Power throwers can use this disc for lon…

Innova Sidewinder - StarLite

The Innova GStar Sidewinder is a fast beginner friendly understable distance driver golf disc with a predictable high speed turn and lots of glide. This disc can add distance to anyone’s drive, but is especially useful for th…

Innova Valkyrie - StarLite

The Innova StarLite Valkyrie is a distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme ran…

Discraft Avenger SS - Titanium

The Discraft Titanium Avenger SS is a maximum distance driver with a Stability of 0.5 (slightly overstable). Discraft took the best aspects of the Avenger, its speed and glide, and flatted the edge. The result is a golf disc …

Discraft Buzzz - Titanium

The Discraft Titanium Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (stable/slightly overstable). In comparison, the Pro D has a stability of 0.0 (stable). It has quickly become one of the most popular di…

Discraft Nuke SS - Titanium

The Discraft Titanium NUKE SS is a maximum distance driver with a stability of 1.0. The moderately overstable disc delivers virtually effortless distance for newer players with lower arm speed. The Nuke SS gives developing pl…

Westside Hatchet - Tournament

The Westside Tournament Hatchet is a distance driver. Speed 9, Glide 6, Turn -2, Fade 2. Official specifications Max weight 176.8 gram. Diameter 21.3 cm. Height 2.0 cm. Rim depth 1.2 cm. Rim thickness 1.9 cm. Insi…

Discraft Buzzz - USADGC Commemorative Glo/Dye Edition

The Discraft Elite Z Glo/Dye USADGC Commemorative Edition Buzzz supports the 2014 United States Amateur Disc Golf Championships, held June 6-8. Only 2,000 were made, so this is a very limited run. This unique edition features…

Westside Hatchet - VIP

The Westside VIP Hatchet is a distance driver. Speed 9, Glide 6, Turn -2, Fade 2. Official specifications Max weight 176.8 gram. Diameter 21.3 cm. Height 2.0 cm. Rim depth 1.2 cm. Rim thickness 1.9 cm. Inside rim …

Discraft APX Soft - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Soft APX is a putter with a stability rating of 0.0 (stable). It is made with a special elite plastic that allows for consistent releases on crucial putts. It's just tacky enough for a perfect grip, and s…

Discraft Buzzz - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (stable to slightly overstable). In comparison, the Pro-D has a stability rating of 0.0 (stable). It has quickly become one of the most p…

Discraft Buzzz - Elite X Dyed Fundraiser for Great Lakes Open '03

The Discraft Elite X Dyed Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (slightly overstable). It has quickly become one of the most popular discs of all time. This workhorse is the golf disc that you'll …

Discraft Comet - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Comet is a super accurate, straight flying approach disc with stability of 0.0 (stable). It holds whatever line you throw it on. The Comet™ was crucial to Ron Russell's Pro Worlds disc golf victory. Great…

Discraft Focus, Soft - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Soft Focus is a putter with a stability rating of 0.5 (slightly overstable). It was the 2009 Ace Race proto. This versatile bullet-nosed brute fills a gap in Discraft's putter line up, being their only 0.…

Discraft Putt'r - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Putt'r is an excellent turnover approach putter with stability of 0.0, stable. It goes super straight, and feels great in your hand. It holds anhyzers particularly well. Great in all conditions. The Putt'…

Discraft Stratus - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Stratus a long range driver with a stability of -1.0 (understable). It is great for beginners as well as pros. Easy to throw, it will fly straight and hold a line at low to mid speeds, or fade to an anhyz…

Discraft XL - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X XL is an extra long range driver with stability ratings of 0.0 to 1.5 (stable to moderately overstable). It is a terrific beginner friendly golf disc that flies straight with very little fade. It is easy …

Discraft Xpress - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Xpress is an extra long turnover driver with stability rating of 0.0 (stable). It is an excellent choice when you need to throw a long slow anhyzer. The Xpress will hold that turnover line and keep on gli…

Vibram Ascent - X-LINK

The Vibram X-Link Ascent is a stable to over-stable fairway driver and the first driver made by Vibram. It is designed for disc golfers with good arm speed that are looking for a consistent fairway driver that combines great …

Vibram Ridge - X-LINK

The Vibram X-Link Ridge is a stable putt and approach disc golf disc. It excels at the finesse approach and can handle a power drive. It likes to hold the line and will fly true. As a putter, the ridge has a comfortable grip …

Vibram Sole - X-LINK

The Vibram Sole X-Link is a stable putter off the tee. It is designed with a slight dome, a more rounded shoulder, and is Vibram's first traditionally shaped putter with a bevel on the bottom of the wing. The Sole has a tad m…

Vibram Summit - X-LINK

The Summit X-Link is an understable putt and approach disc golf disc from Vibram. It compliments the overstable V.P. putter. The Summit flies straight at lower speeds. It is great for beginners as well as players looking for …

Vibram Trak - X-LINK

The Vibram X-Link Trak is a fairway driver and the stable complement to the Ascent. The Trak is suitable to slower arm speeds as well as the big arms. It flies straight and true right out of the box. Be prepared to be surpris…

Vibram Ascent - X-LINK Firm

The Vibram X-Link Firm Ascent is a stable to over-stable fairway driver and the first driver made by Vibram. It is designed for disc golfers with good arm speed that are looking for a consistent fairway driver that combines g…

Vibram Ridge - X-LINK Firm

The Vibram X-Link Firm Ridge is a stable putt and approach golf disc. It excels at the finesse approach and can handle a power drive. It likes to hold the line and will fly true. As a putter, the ridge has a comfortable grip…

Vibram Sole - X-LINK Firm

The Vibram Sole X-Link Firm is a stable putter off the tee. It is designed with a slight dome, a more rounded shoulder, and is Vibram's first traditionally shaped putter with a bevel on the bottom of the wing. The Sole has a …

Vibram Summit - X-LINK Firm

The Summit X-Link Firm is an understable putt and approach disc golf disc from Vibram. It compliments the overstable V.P. putter. The Summit flies straight at lower speeds. It is great for beginners as well as players looking…

Vibram Trak - X-LINK Firm

The Vibram X-Link Trak Firm is a fairway driver and the stable complement to the Ascent. The Trak is suitable to slower arm speeds as well as the big arms. It flies straight and true right out of the box. Be prepared to be su…

Vibram Ridge - X-LINK Soft

The Vibram X-Link Soft Ridge is a stable putt and approach disc golf disc. It excels at the finesse approach and can handle a power drive. It likes to hold the line and will fly true. As a putter, the ridge has a comfortable…

Vibram Sole - X-LINK Soft

The Vibram X-Link Soft Sole is a stable putter off the tee. It is designed with a slight dome, a more rounded shoulder, and is Vibram's first traditionally shaped putter with a bevel on the bottom of the wing. The Sole has a …

Vibram Summit - X-LINK Soft

The Summit X-Link Soft is an understable putt and approach disc golf disc from Vibram. It compliments the overstable V.P. putter. The Summit flies straight at lower speeds. It is great for beginners as well as players lookin…

Discraft Avenger SS - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z Avenger SS is a maximum distance driver with a Stability of 0.5 (straight to slightly overstable). Discraft took the best aspects of the Avenger, its speed and glide, and flatted the edge. The result is a…

Discraft Avenger SS - Elite Z Dyed

The Discraft Elite Z Dyed Avenger SS is a maximum distance driver with a Stability of 0.5 (slightly overstable). Discraft took the best aspects of the Avenger, its speed and glide, and flatted the edge. The result is a golf d…

Discraft Avenger SS - Elite Z Glo

The Discraft Elite Z Glo Avenger SS is a maximum distance driver with a Stability of 0.5 (slightly overstable). Discraft took the best aspects of the Avenger, its speed and glide, and flatted the edge. The result is a golf di…

Discraft Buzzz - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (stable to slightly overstable). It quickly became one of the most popular discs of all time. This workhorse is the golf disc that you'll…

Discraft Buzzz - Elite Z Dyed

The Discraft Elite Z Dyed Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (slightly overstable). In comparison, the Pro D has a stability of 0.0 (stable). It has quickly become one of the most popular discs…

Discraft Buzzz OS - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z Buzzz OS is a midrange driver with a stability of 1.7 (overstable). Players have depended upon the ever popular, dependable, consistent, controllable and accurate Buzzz for a wide range of shots. But the …

Discraft Buzzz SS - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z Buzzz SS midrange driver with a stability of 0.0 (stable) flies like a well-seasoned Buzzz right out of the box! Use it to hit pinpoint gaps, and take advantage of its nice glide for super smooth, buttery…

Discraft Buzzz SS - Elite Z Dyed

The Discraft Elite Z Dyed Buzzz SS midrange driver with a stability of 0.0 (stable) flies like a well-seasoned Buzzz right out of the box! Use it to hit pinpoint gaps, and take advantage of its nice glide for super smooth, bu…

Discraft Buzzz - Elite Z Super Color

The Discraft Elite Z Super Color Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (straight to slightly overstable). In comparison, the Pro D has a stability of 0.0 (stable). It has quickly become one of the…

Discraft Buzzz - Elite Z Super Color Fundraiser for Pro Worlds 06

The Discraft Elite Z Super Color Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (slightly overstable). The Pro D has a stability of 0.0 (stable). It has quickly become one of the most popular discs of all …

Discraft Buzzz - Elite Z Glo

The Discraft Elite Z Glo Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (slightly overstable). In comparison, the Pro D has a stability of 0.0 (stable). It has quickly become one of the most popular discs …

Discraft Buzzz - Elite Z CryZtal Fundraiser for DU Open

The Discraft Elite Z CryZtal Buzzz is a midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (straight/slightly overstable). In comparison the Pro D has a stability of 0.0 (stable). The Buzzz has quickly become one of the most popular dis…

Discraft Comet - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z Comet is a super accurate, straight flying approach disc with stability of 0.0 (stable). It holds whatever line you throw it on. The Comet was crucial to Ron Russell's Pro Worlds disc golf victory. Great …

Discraft Comet - Elite Z Glo

The Discraft Elite Z Glo Comet is a super accurate, straight flying approach disc with stability of 0.0 (stable). It holds whatever line you throw it on. Great fun for night disc golf. The Comet was crucial to Ron Russell's P…

Discraft Glide - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z Glide is an understable long range driver with a stability rating of -0.5. It's easy to throw and named for the way it just keeps going with minimal arm speed. Grab a Glide when you need a little more con…

Discraft Mantis - Elite Z

The Discraft Z Mantis is a maximum distance driver, with stability ratings of 0.8 (stable to slightly overstable). The Mantis is nicely domey with a lower profile to the nose, making it even more controllable at medium to slo…

Discraft Nuke SS - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z NUKE SS is a maximum distance driver with a stability of 1.0. The moderately overstable disc delivers virtually effortless distance for newer players with lower arm speed. The Nuke SS gives developing pla…

Discraft Nuke SS - Elite Z Dyed

The Discraft Elite Z Dyed NUKE SS is a maximum distance driver with a stability of 1.0. The moderately overstable disc delivers virtually effortless distance for newer players with lower arm speed. The Nuke SS gives developin…

Discraft XL - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z XL is an extra long range driver with stability ratings of 0.0 to 1.5 (stable to moderately overstable). The Pro-D XL is a terrific beginner friendly golf disc that files straight with very little fade. I…

Discraft XL - Elite Z Dyed

The Discraft Elite Z Dyed XL is an extra long range driver with stability ratings of 0.0 to 1.5 (stable to moderately overstable). The Pro-D XL is a terrific beginner friendly golf disc that files straight with very little fa…

Discraft Xpress - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z Xpress is an extra long turnover driver with stability rating of 0.0 (stable). It is an excellent choice when you need to throw a long slow anhyzer. The Xpress will hold that turnover line and keep on gli…

Discraft Xpress - Elite Z Dyed

The Discraft Elite Z Dyed Xpress is an extra long turnover driver with stability rating of 0.0 (stable). It is an excellent choice when you need to throw a long slow anhyzer. The Xpress will hold that turnover line and keep o…

Latitude Bolt - Zero

The Latitude 64 Bolt - Zero is an understable distance driver. The flight of the Bolt is like an understable Halo. It goes very fast and has an understable flight path with good glide. It will fit the player that does not hav…

Latitude Vision - Zero

The Latitude 64 Vision - Zero is a distance driver that was developed to suit beginner and amateur disc golf players. It has an understable flight path and good glide. It can also be used as a roller by more advanced players.…