What are the top selling putters for each disc golf brand and which one flies the farthest?
This is the question nobody is asking, but a lot of people are curious to find the answer to thanks to lots of extra Covid 19 stay at home time.
In this video, professional disc golfer Drew Gibson helps us answer these all important questions. He also likely sets the world putter distance record for about ten different disc brands.
If you’re concerned that you can’t throw a putter 500 feet, don’t be. Drew is one of the most powerful and farthest throwers in the world. Most disc golfers are happy to throw a driver the distance he gets the Stego to go.
Top Selling Disc Golf Putters by Brand
For this video, Drew used our top selling putter, over the last six months, from each disc golf brand. We carry over 40 different disc brands, but several of those brands are mostly irrelevant or no longer producing discs, so we didn’t bother including putters of disc golf brands unless their best selling at least made our top 75 putters list. The big brands like Innova, Discraft, and Dynamic Discs have dozens of different putters that all sell well. By comparison the top selling putter from Viking is not as popular as the 17th best selling putter from Innova.
Note, the Reptilian Stego thrown in this video is not really considered a putter, but as you can tell, in terms of distance it doesn’t go nearly as far as a putter, so Drew thought it would be good to compare that unique utility disc here.
In this quick clinic, professional disc golfers and UPlay Disc Golf founders Zoe Andyke and Dustin Keegan teach us basic tips of how to throw the disc farther and get more driving distance.
The number one thing that new players want is driving distance. Here are a few tips to help you get more:
1. Line up your arms to see how far you can reach back. By reaching back all the way, you have potential for more hit speed and much more power.
2. Turn your head, hips, and shoulders with your throw. Line your head up with your reachback and throw
3. Load your body for that perfect line by maintaining a perfect 90 degree angle.
4. Allow your bodies to pull through your arms utilizing the muscles in your legs and hips.
5. Allow your off hand (the one not holding the disc) to follow through.
6. Stay “springy” at the legs in an athletic position to maximize leg power. Don’t stand up straight when trying to throw for distance.
In this quick disc golf tutorial, Dave Feldberg discusses the differences between different putting styles. There are advantages and disadvantages to each putting style. Depending on the conditions and scenarios, to be the best disc golfer you can be, Dave recommends that you learn and implement both putting styles. He also gives additional tips and explains why Paul McBeth is the best disc golfer in the world.
A “spin putt” is where you spin the disc by rotating your wrist at least 90 degrees during your putting motion. Spin putts are more effective when putting into headwinds and for longer distance putts. The spinning motion helps the disc travel farther and makes it less susceptible to movement from wind.
A “push putt” is often the preferred choice for closer putts. This putting style is also referred to as a loft or shovel putt. With a push putt you simply open your hand and let the disc come out. The push putt is recommended for short term accuracy. A big advantage of the push putt is that when these putts miss they generally stay much closer to the basket and require shorter comebacks.
At last years Las Vegas Challenge we introduced the Emperor as a player pack disc for amateur participants.
Exactly one year later, the Emperor reigns on the pro stage with this incredible ace by Garrett Gurthie — on a par 4 hole making this shot both an Ace and an Albatross!
After a shot like this, you better believe that there will be a Garrett Gurthie G-batross Emperor available soon.
All Emperor’s On Sale
To celebrate this incredible shot, all Emperor’s are on sale through the end of the month, and you can save an additional 10% by using the discount code EmperorAce at checkout.
If you aren’t familiar with the Emperor, it is a stable/overstable distance driver similar to the Innova Destroyer. Each Infinite Discs run features a unique stamp with the run number, flight ratings, and quantity manufactured in that run. Because each run varies slightly, this system allows you to easily find the feel and flight characteristics that you like best.
Right now is the perfect time to try out the Infinite Discs Emperor.
In this quick putting tip, Team Infinite member Drew Gibson gives us advice to help improve our putting accuracy.
By focusing on spreading his fingers out along the bottom of the disc and thumb towards the center of the flight plate, Drew feels that he’s able to get better control of the angle and trajectory of the disc when he putts.
As you can see from this video, for Drew, this gives him a nice clean release and accurate putting stroke. Perhaps this tip can help you improve your putting as well.
While the nation reacts to last nights State of the Union address, we are ready to start gathering data for our 2020 State of Disc Golf Survey. There has been significant change in disc golf during 2019, and your input matters. The results this survey provides are beneficial for sponsors, tournament directors, disc golf companies, and parks departments considering adding disc golf.
This survey takes about 15-30 minutes to complete and will close on February 18th.
Disc golf related prizes of all types will be given to random winners who fill out the survey. Past years prizes have included discs, bags, and portable disc golf baskets. This years prizes will include a disc golf cart.
Please share the survey with your disc golf friends and disc golf social media groups. The results to this survey are valuable to disc golfers everywhere, and everyone’s input matters.
Four new Prodigy discs are now available. These are still great discs designed by the pros at Prodigy, but there’s something slightly different about the newest Prodigy discs.
Introducing the Prodigy Ace Line
Up until now, all Prodigy discs were manufactured in the USA. Over the past several years Prodigy has invested in a new disc golf manufacturing facility overseas. The discs produced in the China factory are now known as Ace Line discs. Similar to the way that Discmania has their Yikun manufactured Active Line discs, Prodigy has now released four available Ace Line discs.
Overall, it appears that the Ace Line will allow you to purchase great Prodigy discs at an even lower price point.
What’s Different with Ace Line Discs
New Molds: The four released Prodigy Ace Line discs all feature new and different molds that vary from the existing Prodigy discs.
New Names: These discs feature a new naming system making it easy to know exactly how each disc will fly by simply reading the name.
The first letter in the Ace Line naming system signifies which kind of disc it is. There are four potential disc types:
D- Distance Driver
F- Fairway Driver
After “Model” in each disc name the disc stability is stated. There are five different possible stabilities for each disc type:
US+ – Very Understable
US – Understable
S – Stable
OS – Overstable
OS+ – Very Overstable
New Plastics: The Ace Line will feature two different plastics. A base plastic, that doesn’t feel like base plastic, and a premium blend called Dura Flex. The four discs introduced with this initial release are currently only available in the Base Grip plastic. You can get this quality plastic for just $7.99 each right here at Infinite Discs.
The Ace Line Discs
The initial release includes a distance driver, fairway driver, midrange, and putter. The fairway driver, mid, and putter are also available through a three disc starter set.
We took the discs out for a few test throws, check out our quick Ace Line disc reviews here.
D Model S
The D Model S is a high speed stable distance driver. This is disc is comparable with the Prodigy D3.
F Model S
The F Model S is is a stable flying thick rimmed fairway driver. This disc goes really far for a fairway driver.
M Model OS
The M Model OS is an overstable midrange. This is the only overstable model in the initial Ace Line release. We didn’t find the flight of this mid to be overly overstable and it is still a solid mid for players of all skill levels.
P Model S
The P Model S is a stable flyind midrange with a flat top and a small micro-bead around the bottom rim.
With Christmas drawing near, we have a lot of customers who want to know if their package will arrive by Christmas.
Our staff at Infinite Discs is doing all we can to ensure that your package will arrive by December 25th. All orders received by 4:30 PM MST, are shipped out the same day. With that said, we have to rely on the different parcel carriers for the actual delivery. Here are some guidelines for the last days you will want to order different items, if you want to make sure* they arrive before Christmas. Read this article if you’re looking for good Christmas Gift Ideas.
Safe Order Deadline to arrive by Christmas: Tuesday, December 17th.
Small packages (2 or less discs), towels, small accessories, mini’s, physical gift cards, etc. weighing less than 16oz will ship by USPS first class mail with a 2-5 day delivery. Assuming the worst with a 5 day delivery in most instances it will be less), unless you make a Priority mail upgrade you will want to make sure your order is in by 4:30 on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019.
With Priority Mail Upgrade
If you pay extra for the “Priority Upgrade” (2-3 day delivery), your likely safe date to receive by Christmas is extended two additional days to Thursday, December 19th. The package will most likely arrive in time if the order is placed early in the day by Friday as well, but if your order is made after 4:30 PM on the 20th, and you NEED it by Christmas, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can give you a quote of what the cost will be for expedited shipping.
Medium Sized Packages:
Safe Order Deadline without Priority Upgrade: Monday, December 16th
For medium sized packages 3-11 discs and economy bags, we usually ship Fed Ex Ground within the United States. Depending on your proximity to Utah, and the size of your package, these packages may also go USPS Priority Mail. Orders received by 4:30 on Monday, December 16th, should arrive by Christmas. To be on the safe side in case of errors or inclement weather, you may want to pay the $3.50 charge for the Priority Mail upgrade to ensure a more speedy delivery. Medium packages with a Priority upgrade will likely arrive by Christmas if placed by 4:30 PM on December 19th.
If your order is made after December 19th, and you NEED it by Christmas, contact email@example.com and we can give you a quote of what the cost will be for express delivery.
Safe Order Deadline: Friday, December 13th
Large packages including baskets, large backpacks, and 11+ discs are typically shipped by Fed Ex or UPS ground, which can take up to a week to arrive depending on your location and proximity to Utah. It’s also important to know that many of these products are drop shipped directly from the manufacturer, who may not process your order as quickly as we do in house. If you want a large package to arrive by Christmas, you’ll likely be fine if your order is in by December 17th, but to be safe, you’ll want them in by 2:00 on Friday the 13th.
Unless you want to specifically arrange to pay a small fortune for expedited shipping, make sure you have them in early. Large packages are not eligible for our $3.50 priority upgrade. When this option is selected for large orders it only gives you expedited processing. Shipping large packages overnight or priority mail can literally cost you hundreds of dollars. If you need an expedited order for a large package, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote on your different shipping options.
Safe Order Deadline: It Might Be Too Late
If you want something internationally, it might already be too late to get to you by Christmas. For international shipping we use DHL Parcel International Standard which usually arrives to Canada and Europe within one week, but not always. So if you order before December 13th there is a good chance you will receive it by Christmas, but there is no guarantee.
If you’re too late for a disc golf Christmas gift, There is always next year right? Or, consider a Happy New Year gift… But you don’t really need a reason to give somebody a great disc golf gift do you?
Deadline to Arrive By Christmas: December 25th
The safest bet (and arguably the best Christmas gift for an avid disc golfer) is an E-Gift card. An email gift card code will be sent to you (or directly to the recipient) within seconds. The other nice thing about an electronic gift card is that you can personalize it any way you want. Print it up and put it in a card or a picture with an original poem you wrote, or a picture of yourself. Who doesn’t like a personalized gift? Or to make things super simple, just email the code directly to the recipient.
Safe Order Deadline: Nonexistent
What if I wait until the week of Christmas to make my order? Overnight and rushed 2 day shipping options are available, but these can get pricey and there are no promises on delivery time. This is not a safe option, however, if you would like to give it a try, email or call us before you make the order. The shipping price on these are determined case by case. Again, at this point, the best ordering option may be a gift card.
*In rare instances (less than 1% of all orders), packages get misplaced or lost by the individual carriers, or bad weather slows pickup or delivery, and packages do not arrive by the estimated time frame. We cannot guarantee that any package will actually arrive by Christmas.