With 1,352 votes cast, representing 66 discs from 15 of the top disc golf manufacturers, we have a decisive winner for the Best Disc Golf Disc For Beginners!
But first, an overview of the poll methodology and results:
The Nomination Process
Respondents were given the following two rules before nominating new discs or voting on discs that had already been nominated:
- The vote is for the ONE disc you would say all beginners should buy.
- If there is more than one disc you’d recommend, you may select up to 3 options, but the purpose is not to create a 3-disc set. Our goal is to find the 1 consensus best disc.
All disc nominations were made by visitors to our site. Top Sources for nominations:
Interestingly, the top three discs actually combine to make an amazing 3-disc set for beginners: 1 Putter, 1 Midrange, and 1 Fairway Driver!
#1 Overall – Discraft Z-Line Buzzz
With a whopping 16.7% of the overall votes, Discraft’s Buzzz was the clear winner, receiving almost twice as many votes as the next closest midrange.
Considering the Z-Line Buzz has more recorded Aces than any other disc, we were not at all surprised by the outcome.
We typically recommend Rocs for all players based on their ease of use combined with the high percentage of professional players who carry them, but in this poll, the top recommendation by today’s players for beginners was definitely the Buzzz.
#2 Overall – Innova Champion Leopard
We list the Leopard as the “most versatile” driver in our Top 10 Disc Recommendations because its moderate speed and turn ratings (6 and -1, respectively) give players the ability to make a Leopard fly in almost any pattern they want by altering the throw speed and release angle.
Additionally, the high glide and low fade allow it to fly far, even at the relatively low release speeds we see with most beginners.
#3 Overall – Innova Yeti Pro Aviar
The Aviar’s predictable flightlines and straight finishes have been used to win more PDGA Open Championships and PDGA Putting Championships than any other putter.
Additionally, the Aviar is currently the most popular putter among the world’s top pros.
While the top professional drivers are often poor choices for beginners, with putters the best designs can (and should) be used by players of all ability levels.
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