DGA offers advice for beginners. They recommend you start out with a controllable mid range like the ProLine Squall and play a couple rounds with just a single disc to really learn what it can do for you. Once you get the feel, the Rogue and Undertow drivers, the Squall mid range (as mentioned) and the Reef putt & approach are all excellent beginner friendly discs. These discs come in RDGA plastic which is less expensive and max out at 150 grams. The lighter the disc the easier it is to throw for beginners and definitely the best choice for kids starting out. The RDGA discs however are not as durable as the ProLine discs and don’t have as nice a feel.

We too recommend starting with a lighter weight multi-purpose or mid range driver because they are easier to control than long range drivers. And a lighter weight disc is easier to control than a heavier disc. A lighter disc doesn't have as strong of a tendency to curve left or right.

Once you develop the control and feel for throwing, you can go for more distance and finesse with other mid range and longer range drivers. You can also experiment with heavier discs to find the weight that is right for you. The type of plastic is also something to consider, but we suggest you start with the less expensive discs first.

Consider starting with understable discs which are the most beginner friendly. They have a tendency to turn right when thrown flat, straight and with average power for right handed back hand (RHBH) throws. It's just the opposite for lefties.
Also try stable discs which have a tendency to fly rather straight and basically don’t turn when thrown flat, straight and with average power. Many of these are considered beginner friendly. Avoid overstable discs until you gain some experience.

Although these discs are considered beginner friendly, they are used by top pros too.

As you gain confidence and strength, you will want to add more variety including overstable discs to your arsenal.

Read more Beginner Information. Find other useful info on these links: DGA's Flight Chart | DGA Plastics.
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If you still have questions about any discs or would like some advice on what types of discs are best for you, please contact us. We've been in the business since 1987, throwing even longer and we love what we do!


DGA AfterShock - D Line

The DGA D Line AfterShock is a stable to slightly overstable midrange driver golf disc. It is a less overstable variation of the DGA Shockwave. The AfterShock features are good glide, control and extremely versatility. It hol…

$8.95

DGA Reef - D Line

The DGA D Line Reef 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 ca…

$8.95

DGA Squall - D Line

The DGA D LineSquall is a revolutionary midrange driver that is slightly understable. It features a driver-like grip, smooth release, incredible speed and control for hyzer, anhyzer and straight shots. It will hold very long …

$8.95

DGA Squall - RDGA Line

The DGA RDGA LineSquall is a revolutionary midrange driver that is slightly understable. It features a driver-like grip, smooth release, incredible speed and control for hyzer, anhyzer and straight shots. It will hold very lo…

$8.95

DGA Steady - D Line

The DGA Steady - D Line is a putt and approach disc that pays homage to the sport and founder of DGA, Ed Headrick. Affectionately known as "Steady Ed", he got his nickname from his steady hand and putting prowess on…

$8.95

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 …

$13.95

DGA Blowfly II - Signature Line

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$13.95

DGA Blunt GumbPutt - Signature Line

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$13.95

DGA PowerDrive GumbPutt - Signature Line

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$13.95

DGA AfterShock - ProLine

The DGA ProLine AfterShock is a stable to slightly overstable midrange driver golf disc. It is a less overstable variation of the DGA Shockwave. The AfterShock features are good glide, control and extremely versatility. It ho…

$14.95

DGA Sail - ProLine

The DGA ProLine Sail is an understable distance driver that was designed to give beginners with slow arms the ability to get great control and extra distance out of their drives. The Sail produces effortless glide, allowing p…

$14.95

DGA Squall - ProLine

The DGA ProLineSquall is a revolutionary midrange driver that is slightly understable. It features a driver-like grip, smooth release, incredible speed and control for hyzer, anhyzer and straight shots. It will hold very long…

$14.95

DGA Undertow - ProLine

The DGA Proline Undertow 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! It…

$14.95

DGA Reef - SP Line

The DGA SP Line Reef 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 c…

$16.95

DGA Squall - SP Line

The DGA SP LineSquall is a revolutionary midrange driver that is slightly understable. It features a driver-like grip, smooth release, incredible speed and control for hyzer, anhyzer and straight shots. It will hold very long…

$16.95

DGA Undertow - SP Line

The DGA SP Line Undertow 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! It…

$16.95