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…

Latitude Diamond - Opto

The Latitude 64 Diamond - Opto is a multi purpose driver or fairway driver. It has an understable flight path with good glide and small fade. It is available in the Light Line which is a new line of discs (now called the E…

Latitude Fuse - Opto

The Latitude 64 Fuse is a very versatile understable midrange driver. It has been co-designed with pro, Jesper Lundmark. The Fuse has a stable, predictable flight pattern up to 90 meters (300 ft) and it can hold curves with m…

Latitude Jade - Opto

The Latitude 64 Opto Jade is a fairway driver in the very popular ”Easy To Use” line of discs from Latitude 64°. The Diamond has been one of the most sold discs of any kind from Latitude 64° simply because it suits both men a…

Latitude Pearl - Opto

The Latitude 64 Pearl - Opto is an understable midrange driver with a small grip and a neutral flight path. It is the second disc in the Easy-to-use series of discs from Latitude 64° that started out with the Diamond. The …

Latitude River - Opto

The Latitude 64 River - Opto is a stable fairway control driver with exceptionally good glide and control. It´s easy to throw and fits most players' power and skill levels. With small fade and amazing glide, you can really le…

Latitude Ruby - Opto

The Latitude 64 Ruby - Opto is an understable putter and approach disc with a small grip and a neutral flight path. It is in the Easy-to-use series of discs from Latitude 64° that started out with the Diamond. Beginner friend…

Latitude Striker - Opto

The Latitude 64 Striker - Opto is a stable fairway driver golf disc that is perfect disc for accurate drives. The excellent balance makes it suitable for most players. It is not too overstable and not too understable, making …

Latitude Vision - Opto

The Latitude 64 Vision - Opto 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.…

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 …

ABC Flying Squirrel - Platinum Line

The ABC Flying Squirrel- Platinum is an understable mid range driver. It is one of the easiest discs to throw. This disc will effortlessly go 250 feet by giving it some hyzer with a 3/4 throw. Excellent glide. Beginner friend…

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 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 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 Nuke SS - Elite Z Glo

The Discraft Elite Z Glow NUKE SS is a maximum distance driver nbsp;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 deve…

Innova Kite - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star 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-…

Innova Leopard - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star 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 turnov…

Innova Mako - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star Mako is a mid range driver that is straight. It is a large diameter disc and Innova's straightest flying and straightest finishing mid range driver. It has the flight characteristic of a putter with the g…

Innova Mamba - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star 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. T…

Innova Roadrunner - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star 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 …

Innova Tern - Echo Star

The Innova Echo 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 under…

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…

Discmania Craze, CD - S Line

The Discmania Craze, CD - S Line is a straight distance driver.An all purpose control driver, it is Discmania's very first driver and has good range and great reliability in most wind conditions. It can be thrown to fly strai…

Discmania Fever TD2 - S Line

The Discmania Fever TD2 - S Line is an understable distance driver, the most understable (-4 high speed turn) disc in Discmania's line-up. It is a reinvention of the versatile Rush TD. The Fever is best suited for anyone seek…

Discmania Maniac, P1 - S Line

The Discmania Maniac, P1 - S Line is a straight ideal putter and it works great as an approach disc. The P1 flight characteristic is very straight at high and low speeds. It is very soft and rubbery. This is one of the truest…

Discmania MD1 - S Line

The Discmania MD1 - S Line was the first Discmania Golf Disc. It is a mid range driver and a stable flyer with good range and a predictable low speed fade. Stable and predictable mid range driver. Beginner friendly. Availa…

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 - ESP

The Discraft Elite ESP 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 Avenger SS - FLX

The Discraft FLX 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 that …

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 - ESP

The Discraft ESP 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 of 0.0 (stable). It has quickly become one of the most popular discs…

Discraft Buzzz - FLX

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

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 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 Comet - ESP

The Discraft ESP Comet is a super accurate, straight flying approach disc with stability of 0.0 (stable). It holds whatever line you throw it on. Great for all players in all conditions and super accurate from any distance. G…

Discraft Impact - ESP

The Discraft ESP Impact is a long range driver with a stability rating of 0.0 which means it flies straight. It is easy to throw and control by all players, Ams to Pros. The Impact will help you to stay in the fairway and low…

Discraft Meteor - ESP

The Discraft ESP Meteor is a midrange driver. with a stability rating of -0.5, understable. The Meteor fits nicely into Discraft's midrange golf disc lineup next to the Comet. It delivers steady, controlled turnovers with a l…

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 Nuke SS - FLX

The Discraft FLX NUKE SS is a maximum distance driverwith a stability of 1.1. The moderately overstable disc delivers virtually effortless distance for newer players with lower arm speed. The Nuke SS gives developing players …

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 XL - ESP

The Discraft ESP 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 is…

Discraft XL - FLX

The Discraft FLX 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 is…

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…

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…

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 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 Beast - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed 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 beginn…

Innova Beast - GStar

The Innova GStar 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 …

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 Dart - GStar

The Innova GStar Dart is a putt and approach disc that is super straight. It is very flexible with even more grip. The GStar offers flexibility and even more grip. It has an opaque color like Star with a pearlescent sheen pla…

Innova Dart - Star

The Innova Star 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 s…