Golf Disc Tips for Beginners

When you're just starting out, we recommend sticking to the basics and resist the urge to try out too many discs at once. It can be very easy to get caught up in the various techniques for throws and the many disc type functions, and many players become overwhelmed and frustrated as a result.
In the beginning, the best thing you can do for your game is to practice throwing your frisbee at every opportunity. A lightweight disc (<150 g -166 g) is a great learning tool; special lightweight "150 Class" discs are perfect to practice with when you're still developing a proper technique.

While there's really no such thing as a "beginner's disc", understand that some discs are simply going to be better suited for experienced players. You may be tempted to reach for a heavier disc because intuition would tell you that the heavier the disc, the further it'll fly. However, because it requires more strength to create rotational inertia, a heavy disc's stability can actually work against you.

Best Disc Golf Discs for Beginners

In disc golf as in regular golf, you have various tools at your disposal: the driver, the mid-range discs and your putters. In addition, different disc manufacturers use different types of plastics, which also affects how a disc will fly.

Similarly to traditional golf, it's in a beginner's best interest to choose only a few of these tools when starting out. Learning to tackle your shots with a couple of putters and a few mid-range discs will help you to develop your technique and build your confidence as a disc golfer. Stay away from higher speed drivers until your throw becomes stronger and more accurate, and you learn to develop proper positioning and follow-through.

Innova, Latitude 64, Discmania and Discraft all feature a great selection for beginners at lower prices. These discs are made with lighter plastics, making them great for those with less arm speed and accuracy.

Best Discs for Children

While every child is different, the golf discs generally best suited for kids between six and 12 will weigh 135 grams or less. Discs such as the Innova DX Shark or the Starlite Valkyrie will help new players gain extra distance, and they'll grow with them as they become more comfortable with long shots. Older children and more experienced kids tend to fare well with discs from our 150 Class collection.