Disc golf tips on disc selection for the beginner
Disc golf tips on disc selection for the beginner


– I’ve been playing disc
golf for a little while now and something that I’ve
noticed about new players is when they get even a little interested in disc golf, they are hooked. And so they’ll go online and watch videos of the top pros to see
what they’re throwing in order to find out what
type of discs to buy. I’m here today to tell you that may not be the best option for you to
get started out on disc golf. So let’s take a look at
some discs that are better to get you started out. (upbeat music) Let’s start out with drivers. You don’t necessarily need to be throwing the same discs as the
top pros and here is why. The top pros throw with a lot of power, and they generate a lot of spin
and velocity on there discs. And because you’re just
getting into the sport, you won’t have the same
power and be able to generate the same spin as they do. Because of that, we like to suggest some lighter weight, slower, and more understable discs to you. Such as the Dynamic Discs
Thief, Breakout, and Witness. Here’s a good example. A newer player is just
starting out with disc golf. And they’re using an Enforcer. Because the Enforcer is a high-speed, overstable distance driver, you’ll notice that the disc doesn’t get much distance and fades almost immediately to the left. Compare that to the Witness, because of the understable
characteristics of the disc, newer players will be able
to get much more distance and throw much straighter
lines with the Witness. Next up, are Midranges. A Midrange is a disc that you will use when you need control more
than you need distance. For beginners, Midranges are mostly used when you’re approaching
the disc golf basket. And if you are brand-new to disc golf, you may notice that your
Midranges are flying about as far as your distance drivers are. That’s relatively common
for newer players, and that’s going to change as
you improve upon your basics. The Truth is a neutral flying Midrange, that’s great for straight
approaches to the basket, or even shorter drives off the tee. Now onto the most important
disc in your bag, your putter. When choosing a putter, your
choice really comes down to how the disc feels in your
hand, and how it flies for you. Dynamic Discs has several
different types of putters, including some that have
a bead on the bottom, which is a small raised ridge
on the underside of the disc. Like the Judge and our easy
to throw putter, the Gavel. The Marshall, which has a
micro bead on the bottom, and then the Warden and
the Deputy, both of which have no bead on the bottom. In this video, we’ve discussed several different molds
and flight characteristics. And we understand that if you
are brand-new to disc golf, all of this information may
be a little daunting to you. So if you’re just looking
for three discs to get out there, and get started, we recommend the Dynamic Discs Witness for all of your distance shots. A Truth for your approach
shots to the basket, and a Judge to complete
the set as your putter. As you progress and learn more about the fundamentals of disc golf, your choices of disc will progress as well and your needs will change. Until then, go and grab these discs and get out, get active, and play disc golf. (upbeat music)

17 thoughts on “Disc golf tips on disc selection for the beginner”

  1. Xander Zaretzit says:

    Best explanation yet of how to start out. Mr. McCall, (Sterling, if you will) has explained what takes most of us a month or three to prove to a newer player. "No, it's a speed 13, not a distance 13" kind of explanation. Great job, D.D, another one in the heart of the chains!

    (And can't wait to see you all at Pocono……..going for "most fun had all year" as our mindset, I'm sure it'll happen.)

  2. Sleepy Alligator says:

    I've been playing all summer. I'm getting past "just beginning" to "beginning this summer", and I don't know how to really choose what discs, particularly drivers, to seek out. I need knowledge of how to pick discs as my playing changes as I (hopefully) improve.

  3. Dusty Decker says:

    I really thought Jackie was going to throw that up shot in at first. LOL

  4. Apt Pupil says:

    Great job as usual boys! Gotta admit I did chuckle slightly at the thought of a new player using something like defender or enforcer, 3.5 years in I barely have the arm speed for those.

  5. AJ Brown says:

    I so wish I would have seen this six months ago when I started! I've wasted a lot of money!

  6. Micha-el Cleveland says:

    I was lacing the Truth this weekend. I have been playing since 1993, the Truth is not "just" a beginner disc

  7. JayPal3 says:

    Great video, thanks!

  8. Brian Rieschick says:

    Wish i had seen this when I started playing. Nicely done Robert and DD.

  9. Tobias Ruhland says:

    I'm Toby, and i approve this video

  10. Ryan west says:

    Great work sir!

  11. big Z says:

    0:05 well you definitely aren’t wrong there sir

  12. big Z says:

    I have been playing since October and I play constantly. My go to disc are the Captain (only for a bigger course, because the Captain has amazing glide and flies about 50’ to 100’ more than my drives, so maybe around 300’ to 350’), I love the Truth( but I love it in the Prime Plastic) and I always have atleast 2 Judges in the bag

  13. Greenpea says:

    Probably the best video circulating on Youtube for beginners. Everything you said in the beginning is exactly what I did initially. I watched "in the bag videos" and bought what the pro's used. That beginner three pack should be the first thing store reps introduce to newbies.

  14. D.O’H says:

    I’d like to here your top picks for intermediate players as well.

  15. Petri Väisänen says:

    Hi, great video but what about plastic, what to choose for example for Witness, Truth and Judge as beginner?

  16. Ken Riddleberger says:

    Thanks, very helpful. I am one of those newbies that is hooked!

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