What is the best disc golf putter for beginners? These are the top putters for a new disc golfer to try.
- Discraft Challenger
- Innova Aviar
- Black Zombie Chainsaw
- Dynamic Discs Warden
- Westside Swan 1 Reborn
- MVP Atom
- Latitude 64 Pure
Why Are These Disc Golf Putters For Beginners?
We’ve tested each of these putters extensively and found they have characteristics that we believe are beneficial for new disc golfers.
Most beginning disc golfers benefit from high glide putters that allow them to focus on their putting form instead of generating power. These beginner disc golf putters also show flight characteristics that are mostly stable (straight) to slightly understable (turn right when thrown right-hand back-hand). Overstable putters (fade left when thrown right-hand back-hand) can give new disc golfers difficulty, but putters that are severely understable can result in developing bad putting habits and may slow progress.
Just to be clear, there are many other putters that will work great for beginners, but these are the putters that we most commonly recommend to new disc golfers based on their preferences. And just for the record, these putters are not exclusively for beginners, they work great for advanced disc golfers also.
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Beginner Friendly Disc Golf Putters
There are specific reasons why we commonly recommend this list as the best beginner disc golf putters. Read on to learn what makes each putter a great choice for a beginner.
The Discraft Challenger is slightly more overstable than the other putters on this list. However, it is a slow speed with high glide and extremely workable. It should feel comfortable for most putting styles and feels like a traditional putter with the blunt nose.
The Innova Aviar is one of the most popular putters made and is often the first recommendation for a beginning disc golfer. This is one of the most versatile discs available and it comes in many variations to suit your evolving putting style. The Aviar is the quintessential disc golf putter.
Black Zombie Chainsaw
The Black Zombie Chainsaw is not very well known, which is unfortunate because it is a wonderful disc. It has the top flight plate of a Gateway Wizard, but it is straighter and doesn’t fade as hard. The Chainsaw still has just as much glide as the Wizard, but it’s much easier to shape your lines. It’s also a faster putter than most on this list which makes it a great option to use as a driving putter.
Dynamic Discs Warden
The Dynamic Discs Warden is a fairly straight putter with incredible glide. This allows a beginner to easily toss it toward the basket with little effort. The high glide of the Warden also give it finesse so you will be able to bend the flight path in ways other putters won’t allow. The Warden is also not considered understable which may give it extra consistency which makes for a great beginning disc golf putter.
Westside Swan 1 Reborn
The Swan 1 Reborn is the most understable putter on this list. It’s perfect for a beginner that doesn’t have much power. Since it is available in multiple different plastic options, the Swan 1 Reborn fits well for both spin and push putters. As the beginner player matures this disc becomes a go to option for longer putts.
The MVP Discs Atom is one of the straightest discs we’ve ever thrown. Even better, the Atom also has high glide and it is often difficult to find a high glide putter that is straight. The Atom uses MVP’s overmold technology giving it a great feel and the added benefit of the overmold’s gyroscopic effect. The Atom is also a smaller diameter putter than most putters which often feels more comfortable as a beginning disc golf putter.
Latitude 64 Pure
This is another extremely high glide putter. The Latitude 64 Pure is known for finesse and ability to find any line. It’s a beadless putter with a flat top and low profile so it fits comfortably in many disc golfer’s hands. The Pure has just a little more fade than the Atom which can add confidence to a longer putt.
After you’ve tested these beginning disc golf putters, consider trying these overall best disc golf putters.
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