When it comes time to purchase a set of discs to learn the sport there are three major brands to look at. Innova, Discraft, and Dynamic Disc. Besides being readily available let’s talk a little about why I think it’s good to stick to these beginner disc golf sets.
The three brands I recommend and whyThe three brands I recommend for beginners in no particular order are Innova, Discraft, and Dynamic Disc. While there are some other great manufacturers out there when it comes to a set of disc these three have it dialed in. These companies have put in the time and have the experience to assemble a great set for beginners. They know which discs in their vast inventory are best for those who are just learning the mechanics behind throwing a disc. If you’re going to buy a beginner set I’d stick to Innova, Discraft, and Dynamic Disc for their familiarity with the sport and its players around the world.
Buying from these reputable manufacturers have great benefits
- Easy to find online
- Easy to find in stores
- The majority of players use these brands
- You’ll likely stick to one of these brands in the end.
- PDGA approved disc
Why buy them in a setIt’s the quickest way to get going! Buy one, two, or three sets for your friends and family, and you’re ready to have fun on the course. If you’re at the sporting goods store and you see the sets grab em and go so can you spend more time playing instead of looking at the cool graphics and colors of the disc. It can be overwhelming to try to pick the right disc from a selection without knowing anything about disc golf, to begin with. But seriously. These brands know the discs and what it means to be a beginner to the sport. They’ve handpicked these disc NOT because of their cheap or affordable. They’ve selected these discs because they’re the easiest disc to learn with. As you progress in the sport you’ll likely spend your time searching for new discs and price comparing shops etc. While you’re just starting out the awesome sets help you get started quickly. I myself started here and purchase them for my kids and recommend them to friends and beginners all the time. Can you imagine taking everyone’s advice to go get this disc and or start with this or that disc weight? “What? Discs have weights?” Yeah, they do. You’ll hear so many weird names and numbers your head will likely spin. Get the set and learn all that jargon afterward if you want to learn more about the sport. On the note of disc weights, I wrote a little bit about how those weights affect your throws. Click to read Understanding disc golf discs weights will improve your throws.
What makes them beginner discs?Beginner discs usually have a few characteristics that make them great starter discs.
- Slower Speeds
- Lighter weights
- Beginner plastic