Back in April I started playing disc golf. Coming from Ultimate Frisbee I was a bit apprehensive. I wasn’t sure if I could get the disc to fly the way I wanted. I knew I wasn’t going to be good, and I wasn’t sure if I would have fun. Well I was right about the first two – I am still working on getting the disc to fly the way I want to, and I’m not a good disc golfer. However, I can say with absolute certainty that disc golf has been super fun for me. I wanted to share the three best beginner discs I’ve found for disc golf.
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The three discs below were recommended to me as a beginner, and I’ve found them to be excellent starter discs for disc golf. With the Ultimate Frisbee background that I have, I wasn’t quite sure where to start with buying discs. If you are looking to get started with disc golf, no matter your sports background, here is what I would suggest.
Innova Leopard 3
The Leopard 3 is a very beginner friendly driver. Drivers in disc golf are similar to drivers in ball golf – they allow you to throw the disc quite far. However, they don’t have the accuracy a midrange might have. The Leopard 3 is a relatively stable (which means it goes straight) driver. If thrown well, it should go straight for the duration of the flight, and have a slight tail to the left at the end. It’s versatile and reliable, and is a great disc to start driving with!
The Discraft Buzzz is one of, if not the most popular disc in all of disc golf. The Buzzz is a mid range disc. Mid range discs aren’t designed to go as far as drivers, but what they lack in distance they make up for in accuracy. It’s much easier to throw a mid range disc accurately between 100 and 300 feet, than it is most drivers. The Buzzz is really the premier mid range disc in disc golf. I have found that a well thrown Buzz will go straight through the duration of the flight (if you don’t get the angle or wrist snap right, it will tail left). It’s a flexible disc to throw, and can be thrown in a lot of different situations.
The Aviar is a putter. Putters in disc golf are similar to putters in ball golf – they allow you to throw the disc with pin-point accuracy (both left-to-right, as well as height and distance) at short ranges. There are a few different ways to throw a putter, so you likely won’t be using a regular wind-up with the Aviar. But it’s a great starting putter, and depending on the type of plastic you buy it in, it’s quite cheap.
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