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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Ching Legacy - Power ON SALE $5.75!

The Ching Legacy - Power is a mid range disc. This retro traditional ‘smooth top’ model satisfies a range of stability demands with exceptional control and respectable glide. An excellent choice for anyone that just can’t see…

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 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 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 …

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 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 #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 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! …

Discraft Avenger SS - Pro D

The Discraft Pro D 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 tha…

Discraft Buzzz - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.0 (stable). In comparison, the other types of Buzzzz have a stability of 0.5 (stable/slightly overstable). It has quickly become one of the m…

Discraft Eclipse - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D Eclipse is a low flying long range driver with a stability of 0.0 (stable) that is very easy to throw. Having a slighter wider rim and being heavier than most drivers (up to 180 grams) makes it great for ro…

Discraft Focus - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D 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 0.5 putte…

Discraft Hawk - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D Hawk is stable midrange driver with a stability rating of 0.0. This beginner friendly disc is a straight flier out of the box, an excellent all-purpose disc, especially handy on tight fairways, holds the li…

Discraft Magnet - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D Magnet is stable putter with a stability rating of 0.0. Not too hard, not too soft... it is used by thousands of seasoned disc golf players, goes in and stays in. It is excellent in the wind and makes a sup…

Discraft Magnet, Soft - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D Soft Magnet is a putt and approach disc with a stability rating of 0.0 It was specially engineered for players who love the Magnet but prefer a softer putter that grabs the chains. It's more tacky and flopp…

Discraft Rattler - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D Rattler is a super accurate putt and approach golf disc with stability 0.0. It flies slow, flat and extremely straight to get you in close from 100 to 150 feet and let you nail those 80 foot putts. Beginner…

Discraft XL - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D 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. It …

Innova Aero - DX

The Innova DX Aero is a Putt and Approach disc that is straight. The Aero is the straightest point-to-point golf disc and the easiest disc to keep on the fairway for novice players. It's a great all-around disc golf disc for …

Innova Archangel - DX

The Innova Archangel - DX is a fairway driver that is understable and one of Innova's easiest to throw for distance, especially for those with less power. The Archangel’s high glide, fast speed and turning characteristic all …

Innova Aviar Classic - DX

The Innova Classic Aviar - DX is a beginner friendly straight putt and approach disc. It's a beedless Aviar, made with a firm plastic, has a firm grip and is Innova's straightest flying Aviar model from start to finish. Relia…

Innova Aviar Putter - DX

The Innova Aviar Putter - DX 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. The Aviar Pu…

Innova Beast - DX

The Innova DX 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. This disc golf disc is suitable for …

Innova Birdie - DX

The Innova Birdie - DX a putt and approach disc that is straight. The Thumtrac grip provides a sure release. It has great chain catching ability. Great for approach shots as it flies straight and slowly start to finish. It is…

Innova Cheetah - DX

The Innova Cheetah - DX is a straight fairway driver and an easy disc to learn. It flies straight for mid to long range shots on narrow fairways for all skill levels. It is a very versatile disc that is predictably stable at …

Innova Cobra - DX

The Innova DX Cobra is a predictable midrange driver that is straight to slightly understable. This slightly larger diameter disc is an excellent all-around disc that is easy to grip, easy to throw straight and has great glid…

Innova Dart - DX

The Innova DX Dart is a putt and approach disc that is super straight. The Dart is a small diameter golf disc well suited for all players. The Dart is especially good for long range putts and go-for shots. It has a flight sim…

Innova Dragon - DX

The Innova DX Dragon is a beginner friendly lightweight fairway driver golf disc that is straight. It has excellent glide for less powerful throwers who want to get more distance with less effort. Made of a special DX plastic…

Innova Eagle - DX

The Innova DX 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 characteris…

Innova Gazelle - DX

The Innova DX Gazelle is fairway driver that is straight to slightly overstable. It is a great overall disc for players of all skill levels because of its versatility and control. It is a dependable driver that has long strai…

Innova Kite - DX

The Innova DX Kite is a beginner friendly mid range driver that is understable. It is a great precision, small diameter golf disc that has good glide. It makes a great first roller. Beginners will find this is an easy-to-thro…

Innova Leopard - DX

The Innova DX 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 turnover disc…

Innova Polecat - DX

The Innova DX Polecat is a beginner friendly putt and approach disc that is straight. It is a straight and flat flying disc made in a comfortable, grippy plastic. This putter is great for short drives and approaches as it tak…

Innova Roc, Classic - DX

The Innova DX Classic Roc is a straight to slightly overstable small diameter putt and approach disc. It is an accurate disc that provides a great "touch" on shorter holes and longer approach shots. It is a solid performer fo…

Innova Shark - DX

The Innova DX Shark is the perfect mid range driver, straight to slightly overstable, for players of all skill levels. It is a very accurate disc golf disc for drives and approach shots. Great for predictable straight, hyzer …

Innova Sidewinder - DX

The Innova DX 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 those…

Innova Skeeter - DX

The Innova DX 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 mak…

Innova Sonic - DX

The Innova Sonic is a putt and approach disc golf disc that is understable. Introduced in October 2007 and based on the Hero 235 canine freestyle disc which is also a great disc for kids to learn to throw. The Sonic has a com…

Innova Stingray - DX

The Innova DX 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 consist…

Innova Valkyrie - DX

The Innova DX 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 whe…

Innova Wedge - DX

The Innova DX 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 easie…

Innova Wolf - DX

The Innova DX Wolf is an understable mid range driver designed for making medium range straight and turnover shots. It features the patented INNOVA Thumtrac for added grip and reliability. The Wolf allows any player to learn …

Innova XD - DX

The Innova DX XD is a putt & approach disc that is straight. It has a low profile and thin rim which promotes a secure grip and an easy, natural release. These features combined with straight flight characteristics make t…

Innova XD Plus - DX

The Innova DX XD Plus is a putt & approach disc that is straight. It has a low profile and thin rim which promotes a secure grip and an easy, natural release. These features combined with straight flight characteristics m…

Innova Zephyr - DX

The Innova DX Zephyr is a Specialty disc - throw and catch disc as well as a disc golf disc approved for Super Class tournament play. It has long been a favorite for the Overall events of Discathon and Accuracy (160 grams). T…

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 …

Innova Aviar Putter - DX Bottom - Stamp

The Innova Bottom Stamp Aviar Putter - DX 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.…

DGA Reef - D Line

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

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…