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 Blowfly I - Signature Line

The DGA Blowfly I - Signature Line is a putter and approach disc that is straight to slightly overstable. The Blowfly I has a blunt edge and it wraps its way around a set of chains. It will stick if it hits the ground if you …

DGA Blowfly II - Signature Line

The DGA Blowfly II - Signature Line is a straight putter and approach disc that has a more beveled (pointed) edge than the Blowfly I and is designed to fly with a tad more speed. Because of that, the Blowfly II is referred to…

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 has quickly become one of the most popular discs of all time. This workhorse is the golf disc that yo…

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, 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 - 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

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. It is the perfect solution for anyone wanting a straight flyer with very limited fade. The Mako3 is available in the new Champion "3 Series" plastic, and is sl…

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…

Innova Tern - Champion

The Innova Champion 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 unders…

Innova TL - Champion

The Innova Champion TeeBird-L (TL) fairway driver is straight. The TL is the brother of the reliable TeeBird (see below). The “L” stands for “Less Overstable” and “Longer”. This disc has the same great speed and glide as the …

Innova TL+ - Champion

The Innova Champion TeeBird-L (TL) fairway driver is straight. The TL is the brother of the reliable TeeBird (see below). The “L” stands for “Less Overstable” and “Longer”. This disc has the same great speed and glide as the …

Innova Valkyrie - Champion

The Innova Champion 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…

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 …

Innova Vulcan - Champion

The Innova 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 understab…

Innova Nova - Pro

The Innova Pro Nova is a unique putter designed with overmold technology.  The rim uses a grippy putter Pro plastic, which is fused to a stiff, firm Pro center section.  The Nova has a stable flight that is amazingl…

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…

DGA AfterShock - ProLine

The DGA AfterShock - ProLine is a midrange driver golf disc. It is a less overstable variation of the DGA Shockwave. The main features of the AfterShock are good glide and control It holds straight lines and turnover lines on…

DGA Squall - ProLine

The DGA Squall - ProLine is a revolutionary midrange driver that is slightly understable. It features a driver-like grip, smooth release, super grippy and super durable ProLine plastic as well as incredible control for hyzer,…

DGA Undertow - ProLine

The DGA Undertow - ProLine is an understable fairway driver that was designed for increased control. The Undertow is a complement to it's over stable cousin, the Tsunami, and can be used for an assortment of different shots! …

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…

Millennium Astra - Quantum Stardust

The Millennium Quantum Astra is an ultra long range driver - Long Drift - understable. This wide rim disc is an easy golf disc for beginners to throw. Experienced players will enjoy it as a great specialty driver or roller. B…

Millennium Astra X - Quantum

The Millennium Quantum Astra-X (Xtra-Overstable) is a Limited Edition variation of the Quantum Astra. Unique conditions during production caused these discs to form with a slightly taller dome and a less steep inner wing wall…

Millennium Aurora MS - Quantum (QMS)

The Millennium Quantum 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 …

Millennium JLS - Quantum

The Millennium Quantum 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 JLS - Quantum Stardust

The Millennium Quantum 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 Omega - Quantum (Q-Mega)

The Millennium Quantum Omega, Q-Mega for short, is a putt and approach disc that flies straight. It was designed for maximum control and has a firm feel for players who don't like a soft putter.The Q-Mega in Quantum plastic …

Millennium Orion LS - Quantum

The Millennium Quantum 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 Polaris LS - Quantum Stardust

The Millennium Quantum 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 …

MVP Axis - Proton

The MVP Proton Axis is a midrange driver with a straight, neutral flight. Due to MVP's GYRO Technology, it exhibits substantial glide. It is great for holding long, accurate lines. The Eclipse Axis has a glow in the dark r…

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…

Dynamic Discs Witness - Lucid

The Dynamic Discs Lucid Witness is a fairway driver great for players with lower arm speed. An understable flight path and tremendous glide make the Witness an excellent choice for players looking to gain distance without sac…

Latitude Bolt - Opto and Opto Air

The Latitude 64 Bolt - Opto and Opto Air 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…