Best Disc Golf Driving Putters

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It’s time for another post choosing the absolute “BEST” discs in another category (according to our unfortunately flawed opinions :))! Today, we will be looking at the best driving putters on the disc golf market.

What makes a putter a driving putter? the term “driving putter” Isn’t really a technical term when it comes to disc design and manufacturing. However, discs that are commonly referred to as driving putters are discs that fall into the traditional “Putt and Approach” classification. They are sometimes popular discs used for putting as well, but what makes them a driving putter is they are discs that perform well off the tee on shorter holes, usually about 300 feet or shorter. They are discs that can hold up when thrown with power for longer shots.

As always, we are using two key words when selecting our nominees and winners–popularity and utility. We are looking for popular driving putters that can be utilized by disc golfers of a variety of skill levels. For reference to popularity, here are the top 10 best selling putt and approach discs during the final quarter of 2018:

Top Selling Putt and Approach Discs

  1. Discmania P2 Psycho
  2. Axiom Envy
  3. Innova Aviar
  4. Westside Maiden
  5. Dynamic Discs Judge
  6. Dynamic Discs Warden
  7. Gateway Wizard
  8. Innova Nova
  9. Discraft Zone
  10. Westside Harp

Now, here are our nominees for The Infinite Discs Best Disc Golf Disc: Driving Putter Disc.

Axiom Envy

The Axiom Envy is a slightly overstable putter that functions well as a driving putter. It has a flat top and features the signature gyro technology overmold. For driving, the Envy maintains a straight flight with a reliable soft overstable finish at the end of the flight.

Westside Harp

Here we have the recent winner of our best approach disc award, and the way it is used off the tee makes it a popular choice as a driving putter as well. The Westside Harp might be our most overstable disc nominated today, and some may argue this overstablility makes the Harp not a true driving putter. But the Harp is available in a lot of plastic blends, and these different plastic blends offer a variety of stability performances. The BT Hard Harp which was made popular by Ricky Wysocki is a more straight and stable flying Harp, so it is a great choice for those looking for a more mild Harp.

Dynamic Discs Judge

The Dynamic Discs Judge has always been a top seller ever since its release in 2012. The Judge is a beaded putter that is very popular both as a putting putter and a driving putter. Beaded putters are often popular choices for driving putters because they offer a little more stability so it can handle more power and a little more wind than their beadless counterparts. The Judge is no exception to this. It is a great, straight flying putter that is very predictable and easy to learn to use.

Innova Nova

The Innova Nova was nominated in our approach discs article, but not in our putters article because approaching and driving is really where this disc excels. It is one of the most unique discs on the market featuring an overmold design that allows this disc to fly very very straight for a long time. It is a true stable flyer, meaning when thrown on a straight flat line, it holds that line very well with nearly no fade at the end. The Innova Nova is a true driving putter.

Discmania P2

The Discmania P2 has been topping the sales charts over the last couple of years. The P2 is a popular choice for putting and driving. in the best putters post, I mentioned that Discmania does a good job of differentiating the different plastic blends and the benefits of each blend. This is especially applicable for the driving aspect of the P2. The S-Line P2 is a more overstable driving putter, while the D-Line P2 is a great hyzer-flip driving putter for more understable flights.

Prodigy PA-4

All of the discs in Prodigy‘s PA series are popular choices for driving putters, but the one that we are nominating is the PA-4. The PA-4 has a unique rounded rim and is often referred to more as a driving putter than a putting putter. It offers a pretty straight to understable flight pattern and is available in pretty much all of the Prodigy plastic blends.

Dynamic Discs Warden

The Warden was nominated in our best putters article, and there I explained that is basically a beadless Judge. That is interesting when you look at those two discs as driving putters. The Warden is straight to understable off the tee with lots of glide. It is great as a straight flyer, maybe the only disc on this list that can compare to the Nova in the way it holds a line with minimal fade at the end.

Gateway Wizard

The Gateway Wizard won our best putter award, and in that article we mentioned how the Wizard is also a popular driving putter choice. Similar to the Judge, it has a bead and a deeper dish which allows for lots of glide and a smooth and soft overstable finish at the end of the flight. Also the Wizard is available in a bunch of plastic blends so whether you like a soft or stiff driving putter, you can find a Wizard that will work for you. straight flying putter that can be lethal from distance as well.

Discraft Zone

I may have spoken too soon when I said that the Harp was the most overstable disc nominated today. The Discraft Zone is another flat topped and overstable driving putter that has always been a popular choice for approach and driving off the tee. It has a comfortable rim for forehand shots off the tee as well. Again, this may not fit the “mold” as a traditional driving putter, but the Discraft Zone is a popular and reliable choice for shots off the tee, so it has earned a nomination today.

Your Opinion: Win a disc of your choice!

What is your favorite driving putter? Tell us your favorite driving putter (nominated, or not nominated) in the comments. We will select three people who leave comments to receive their favorite driving putter disc for free from Infinite Discs!

 

49 comments

  • Warden for dead straight no wind. Aviarx3 for wind and forehand.

  • Always fun driving with a putter! One of my favorite things to do for exercise is a running putter round, 10 pushups and situps at every tee box! I bring my big z roach, and my esp flx zone. Roach just goes dead straight and finishes dead straight. I use my zone for forehands and overstable shots. Both great discs. I’d have to say my roach gets the vote, after my buzzz it’s my most useful disc.

  • discmania P3x in any of the plastics

  • “You’re a wizard Harry!”

    This may be the only Gateway disc that I bag, but dang it bangs. The Wizard is smooth off the tee with reliable fade at the end of flight, and also grabs the chains and sits. I love this disc and don’t see myself changing my putter anytime soon!

  • Pa-4 is my choice!

  • The Axiom Discs Envy for almost everything. Although a Jawbreaker Zone does do a lot of work for me too.

  • I use an MVP Ion for my driving putter needs.

  • The DD Judge for sure! I drive with a fuzion judge, approach with a classic blend, and putt with the same classic blend. My favorite disc in the bag for sure

  • The Envy for straight to slight turnover off the tee. And the one and only Harp for anything that needs a strong fade at the end of flight. Both great choices. Admittedly, I’m always looking for another great driving putter and have tried a few on this list. For me, it’s all about how comfortable the grip feels, which is why I lean toward the slim profile putters for driving.

  • Favorite (and my only) driving putter: Wizard.

    In SSS plastic, I have one broken in to very understable at full power, one more stable, and one brand new.

    I love the Wizard, but honestly, I would also like to try some of the others on the list!

  • I love the Warden. It flips to flat when you give it more power, does great turnover shots, or power it down and hyzer it to hold the hyzer line to the ground. I like the classic soft for approach shots and the fuzion when I’m in the woods

  • Moonshins Deputy. It may not be the best overall driving putter due to its understability. But man it is a hyzerflip machine and it will just keep going right if you give it more juice. It’s super useful for gentle approach shots and giant anhyzers. It offers the opposite end of the spectrum compared to most putters on this list, and that makes it a great compliment.

  • Envy & Proxy! depends on if i want left or straight finish.

  • The Proton Atom, based on the Envy core, makes for a better driving putter (no bead). It is still plenty stable to handle the high speed off the tee, but once slightly broken in, it flies true and straight. Have one in my competition bag and one in my practice putter bag. It’s the go-to for distances that the Nova can’t quite get to.

  • Neutron Envy all the way! I currently bag 2 of these and use them frequently for long approaches to dives. These discs are money!! Super strait with a little fade. My beat in one will hyzerflip to flat for about 200. This definitely is the best driving putter i’ve ever thrown.

  • The best driving putter in my opinion is the Gateway Wizard (beaded). Hence, it is on the list. It’s fade is predictable, the deep dish just seems to sit on the air and glide where you want it. I have moved from the RFF to the SSSS (4S). It’s my go to on short holes, approaches, and even in the circle. I love it!

  • My favorite driving putter has to be either the Aviar3 or Aviarx3. Solid discs that can take some power.

  • Austin Ballentine

    The Nova has my bid. I try to throw it as much as I can, out to about 250.

  • Definitely my Star Aviar3. Holds almost any line you put it on, but can consistently count on it to not turn over.

  • Lat 64 pure. Surprised it didn’t make the list..

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