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 Beast - Star

The Innova Star 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 and p…

Innova Aviar, InnColor - Star (DU Open Fundraiser)

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

Innova Aviar Putter - Star

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

Innova Archon - Star Echo

The Innova Echo Star 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, th…

Innova Archon - Star

The Innova Star 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, the A…

Lightning Upshot #2 - Standard

The Lightning Standard #2 Upshot is a putt and approach disc. It is a predictable putter and mid range driver. It is good for over 100 yards and still stable as a straight line approach shot. Great beginner disc. Weight ra…

Lightning Upshot - Standard

The Lightning Standard Upshot is a putt and approach disc. It is great for straight line approach shots and for putting. It's a must of the critical short game. The Upshot is stable and easy to learn. Great for beginners! …

Lightning Slice #3 - Standard

The Lightning Slice #3 - Standard is a midrange driver. It is a verstile, understable disc that is great for a controlled turnover. It will hold a slice for 90% of its flight saving right handers on left handed holes and vice…

Lightning Slice #2 - Standard

The Lightning Slice #2 - Standard is a long range driver. It is essential for the starter package! The #2 Slice is easy to throw and control. It's good for mid to long range drives. It flies long and straingt but can be turne…

Lightning Slice #1 - Standard

The Lightning Slice #1 - Standard is a maximum distance driver. It has a fast and slightly understable flight path. Lighter and mid weights have the ability to hold a slice or trunover. Weight range 160-187 gms. Discs u…

Lightning Roller #2 - Standard

The Lightning Roller #2 - Standard is a long range driver. At 9.25" diameter, it is the largest disc in the Lightning line. Inside grip rings make it an awesome forehand roller. Weight range 175-195 gms. Discs uner 183 …

Millennium Omega AP Standard - Big Bead

The Millennium Standard Omega AP Big Bead is a putt and approach disc that flies straight. Compared to the SuperSoft Omega the "AP" is made of Millennium plastic which is a more firm and still a bit sicky. Use it to improve y…

Lightning Flyer #3 - Standard

The Lightning Flyer #3 - Standard is a long range driver that is perfect for mid to long range straight line drives. It is stable and very predictable. A favorite with advanced players. Weight range 160-185 gm. Discs un…

Lightning Flyer #1 - Standard

The Lightning Flyer #1 - Standard is a maximum distance straight line driver. A variation of the #1 Driver, the slightly broader leading edge lets it fly longer with a tailwind. Lighter weights are great for beginners. Wei…

Lightning Driver #3 - Standard

The Lightning Driver #3 - Standard is a very fast long range flyer with a long straight line glide. It is absolutely awesome with a tailwind. Easy to learn. Weight range about 136-186 gms. Discs under 150 grams float in…

Lightning Driver #1 - Standard

The Lightning Driver #1 - Standard is a very fast maximum distance flyer, maybe even the best overall disc on the market. Lighter weights recommended for beginners. The #1 seller. Weight range 132-177 gms. Discs under 1…

DGA Squall - SP Line

The DGA Squall - SP Line is a revolutionary mid-range disc that is slightly understable. It has a driver like grip and incredible speed. One of the fastest mid-range discs on the market, you can use this disc to drive short h…

DGA Reef - SP Line

The DGA Reef - SP Line is aslightly understable putter and approachthat evolved from the revolutionary Discraft APX mold. It has a slow, straight flying, controllable flight path with consistent fade. It can keep your putts c…

DGA AfterShock - SP Line

The DGA SP Line Aftershock is a midrange driver golf disc that is the less stable compliment to the Shockwave mid-range disc. The SP Line Aftershock can handle huge anhyzer lines and still produce a significant amount of fade…

Millennium Polaris LS - Sirius

The Millennium Sirius Polaris LS (Long Straight) is a long distance driver that is straight (stable). It is ;one of the most dependable straight drivers in the history of disc golf. It took the sport by storm when originally …

Millennium Orion LS - Sirius Dyed

The Millennium Sirius Dyed Orion LS (Long Straight) is a distance driver that is straight (stable). Unsurpassed combination of distance and accuracy in long straight shots. It will stay straight and long for all but the stron…

Millennium Orion LS - Sirius

The Millennium Sirius Orion LS (Long Straight) is a distance driver that is straight (stable). Unsurpassed combination of distance and accuracy in long straight shots. It will stay straight and long for all but the strongest …

Millennium JLS - Sirius

The Millennium Sirius JLS is a distance driver - Straight - Stable. It was introduced in the summer of 1999 as an experimental run of just 2000 discs. Immediately, disc golf players realized that Millennium had reached a new …

Millennium Aurora MS - Sirius

The Millennium Sirius Aurora MS is a mid range driver - Straight - Stable, and possibly the truest flying disc ever made. It has no rollover, virtually no fade, and surprising distance for a midrange driver. All you have to d…

Millennium Aries - Sirius

The Millennium Sirius Aries is a moderately high speed long range turn driver suitable for all skill levels. Beginners will find that it exhibits enough glide in order to increase their distances, and experienced players will…