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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DGA Blunt GumbPutt - Signature Line

The DGA Blunt GumbPutt - Signature Line is a straight to slightly overstabe blunt edge putter and approach disc. It's like an 'eraser' that lowers your score. With ergomatic quick release grip, it is the stickiest plastic of …

DGA PowerDrive GumbPutt - Signature Line

The DGA PowerDrive GumbPutt - Signature Line is a straight pointed edge putter and approach disc that's like an'eraser' that will lower your score. With ergomatic quick release grip, it is the stickiest plastic of all DGA dis…

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 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 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 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 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 Meteor - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z Meteor is a midrange driver. with a stability rating of -0.5, understable. It is Discraft's most popular understable midrange, and delivers incredible glide. The Meteor fits nicely into Discraft's midrang…

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 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 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…

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, the Ar…

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 - 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 Beast is …

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 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…

Innova Mako3 - Champion

The Innova Champion Mako3 is a mid range driver that is straight. A slightly different mold than the Mako, it is the perfect solution for anyone wanting a straight flyer with very limited fade. The Mako3 is slightly faster th…

Innova Mamba - Champion

The Innova Champion Mamba is a beginner friendly distance driver that is understable. It was designed to give maximum distance for minimal effort. The Mamba has more high speed turn than any other Innova long range driver. Th…

Innova Monarch - Champion

The Innova Champion Monarch is a great beginner friendly distance driver that is understable. It has significant high speed turn making the Monarch a good choice for beginning disc golf players and those with slower arm speed…

Innova Panther - Champion

The Innova Champion Panther is a straight to slightly understable mid range golf disc with a shallow rim. Players of all abilities can use it for throwing medium and short range shots. The Panther is a perfect disc for those …

Innova Roadrunner - Champion

The Innova Champion Roadrunner is a beginner friendly 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 long t…

Innova Sidewinder - Champion

The Innova Champion 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…