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 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…

Innova XT Nova - Pro

The Innova Pro XT 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 amazi…

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 …

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 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 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 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 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 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…

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 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 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 TL+ - Champion

The Innova Champion TL+ differs from the TL in that it is made from the Plus Mold. The angle of the rim under the disc was changed in that It angles outwards slightly more than the regular rim which is more of a 90° angle to …

Innova TL - Champion

The Innova Champion TL (TeeBird-L) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Aviar Putter - XT

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

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 Archon - Champion Glow

The Innova Champion Glow 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 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…

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…

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 - 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 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…

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…

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 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 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 …

ABC Secret Weapon - Gold Line

The ABC Secret Weapon - Gold is an understable long range driver. It does what only a broken in golf disc will do. Perfect for those left to right shots and carving your way through the woods. Give this understable disc some …

ABC Money Putter - Gold Line

The ABC Money Putter - Gold 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 pr…

ABC Flying Squirrel - Gold Line

The ABC Flying Squirrel - Gold 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 friendly.…

Millennium Polaris LS - Standard Dyed

The Millennium Standard Dyed 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 origi…

Millennium JLS - Standard Dyed

The Millennium Standard Dyed 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…

Aerobie Arrow

Introduced in 2003, the Aerobie Arrow approach and putter disc golf disc brings the patented Aerobie spoiler rim to the game of disc golf. With the straightest flights and least fade of any known golf disc, the Arrow golf di…

Gateway Warlock Super Stupid Soft - "S"

The Gateway Warlock Super Stupid 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…

Gateway Warlock Super Soft - "S"

The Gateway Warlock Super 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-sp…

Gateway Magic Super Stupid Soft - "S"

The Gateway Magic Super Stupid 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 appr…

Gateway Magic Super Soft - "S"

The Gateway Magic Super 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 di…

Innova Valkyrie - Pro

The Innova Pro 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 wh…

Innova Leopard - Pro

The Innova Pro 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 dis…

Innova Beast - Pro

The Innova Pro 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 pr…

Innova Wahoo - R-Pro

The Innova R-Pro Wahoo is an understable long range distance driver that floats!!! It is a fast disc with a lot of glide and great grip. It flies similar to the Dragon but with increased speed and range. The Wahoo will give y…

Innova Vulcan - Pro

The Innova Pro 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 understable or…

Innova Skeeter - R-Pro

The Innova R-Pro 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 …

Innova Polecat - R-Pro

The Innova R-Pro 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 …

Innova Dart - R-Pro

The Innova R-Pro 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 …

Innova Aviar Putter - R-Pro

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

Millennium Polaris LS - Standard

The MillenniumStandard 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 - Standard

The Millennium Standard 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 stronges…

Millennium Omega SuperSoft - SuperSoft plastic

The Millennium Standard Omega SuperSoft putter flies straight and is all about touch. It's super soft great grip and chain-grabbing stickiness have made it a favorite among disc golf players of all skill levels. The Omega Sup…

Millennium Omega SuperSoft - Big Bead

The Millennium Standard Omega SuperSoft Big Bead is a putter that flies straight. It features a large bead around the rim which offers a little bit more fade than the beadless or small "micro" bead that is featured on the ori…

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…

Millennium Omega AP - Standard

The Millennium Standard Omega AP is a putt and approach disc that flies straight. Compared to the Millennium Omega SS, it is made from stiffer, super grip material for when you want to lay up to the basket. Made to improve yo…

Millennium JLS - Standard

The Millennium Standard 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 ne…

Millennium Aurora MS - Standard

The Millennium Standard 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 Astra - Standard

The Millennium Standard Astra is an ultra long range driver - Long Drift - understable. This wide rim disc is an easy golf disc for beginners to throw. Beginners and slower arm speed throwers will find success in releasing it…

HyzerBomb Tank - Base-Soft

The Tank that player’s fell in love with in the 90's is back! The HyzerBomb Tank - Base-Soft is a beginner friendly stable putt and approach disc that is softer and more flexible than the Panzer Tank. It boasts a broad sid…

Dynamic Discs Warden - Classic Soft

The Dynamic Discs Classic Soft Warden is a putt and approach that takes everything players love about the Judge and removes the bead to provide additional comfort in the hand. This putter has a very straight flight path and c…

Dynamic Discs Warden - Classic

The Dynamic Discs Classic Warden is a putt and approach that takes everything players love about the Judge and removes the bead to provide additional comfort in the hand. This putter has a very straight flight path and can fl…