Best Disc Golf Putter of 2022

Best Putter of 2022

Sales Rank Rating Fan Vote Average
Discraft Zone 1 2 1 1.3
Infinite Discs Alpaca 2 3 3 2.7
Axiom Envy 5 5 2 4.0
Gateway Wizard 3 9 9 7.0
Dynamic Discs Judge 6 15 5 8.7
Innova Aviar 4 17 8 9.7

The final rankings for the best putter are very close to the sales rank for the past year. The Zone took the number one spot in both Sales and Fan Vote. There were a lot of comments about the Zone not being a putter, but rather a throwing disc. However, the category includes putt and approach, so we didn’t make a distinction. Check out the best putters list by clicking the links above.

 

The Top Selling Putter

Although the Pandemic is still in full swing, the supply chain is slightly better than in past months, so the sales are a little more indicative of the popularity of discs, rather than sales based on whatever discs might be available. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the top sales for putt/approach discs for last year. These are ranked only against other putt/approach discs, not all types of discs.

 

 

Top Putters By Sales

Rank Disc Manufacturer
1 Zone Discraft
2 Alpaca Infinite Discs
3 Wizard Gateway
4 Aviar Innova
5 Envy Axiom
6 Judge Dynamic Discs
7 Pig Innova
8 EMac Judge Dynamic Discs
9 Warden Dynamic Discs
10 Roach Discraft
11 Praxis Thought Space Athletics
12 Pilot Streamline
13 P Model S Prodigy
14 Pure Latitude 64
15 Ruin Infinite Discs
16 Link Discmania
17 Luna Discraft
18 Banger GT Discraft
19 Penrose EV-7
20 Rune Viking Discs

 

New Brands, New Molds

 

In addition to the unprecedented growth in the numbers of disc golfers in the past few years, we’ve also seen an explosion of new manufacturers and molds. This gives us more options to choose from and takes a little bit of market share from the historically popular putters.  In 2020, we posted a list of the best putters and Discraft held a third of the top twenty discs. This year, although Discraft still maintains the top spot with the most molds, their number shrank. They now hold 20% of the top 20. Additionally, nearly half of the manufacturers in the top 20 only have a single mold. Here’s a look at number of molds by manufacturer:

 

Manufacturer # of Molds in the top 20
Discraft 4
Dynamic Discs 3
Infinite Discs 2
Innova 2
Axiom 1
Discmania 1
EV-7 1
Gateway 1
Latitude 64 1
Prodigy 1
Streamline 1
Thought Space Athletics 1
Viking Discs 1

Top Rated Discs

One of the tools we use to determine the Best Putter for 2022 is the individual disc ratings on our website. It gives us a picture of our customer’s opinion about the disc over time. Customers can rate a disc on a scale from 1-5, and comment about what they like or don’t like about a disc. It’s a great tool to check out when considering which discs to buy.  Here is a list of 20 of the top-rated discs, along with the customers rating.

 

Disc Mold Customer Rating
Praxis 4.93
Zone 4.90
Alpaca 4.87
P Model S 4.86
Envy 4.82
Pilot 4.81
Link 4.78
Rune 4.76
Warden 4.74
Wizard 4.73
Pure 4.73
Pig 4.68
Roach 4.66
Luna 4.65
Ruin 4.64
Judge 4.62
Banger GT 4.59
Aviar 4.44
EMac Judge 4.40
Penrose 4.38

 

The Age of These Putters

If you follow the sport of disc golf very much you’ll probably notice that several of the discs out of the top 10 are very new to the disc golf world. It is impressive that such new molds are competing for the title of Best Disc Golf Putter against tried and true classics. Maybe they will be the classics of the future, or maybe they are hyped molds that will fade into oblivion in the near future. We’ve seen that in the past, where a mold becomes popular due a a particular player, only to slow down in sales once the marketing ends. Only time will tell how popular molds will be in the future. Still, we wanted to look at the ages of the molds and see which ones have earned their way onto the list by virtue of years of sales. The newest kids on the block are the Emac Judge and the popular Alpaca. On the other end of the lifespan spectrum is the Aviar, a mold that has been around longer than a lot of current disc golfers. The average age of all the top 10 molds is about 10 years old. That age would be three years newer were it not for the Aviar. Here is a list of the top 10 molds and the date they were PDGA approved:

 

Disc

Date Approved

Aviar

1-Jan-84

Wizard

9-Jan-02

Pig

20-May-08

Zone

28-May-08

Judge

7-Dec-12

Warden

14-Oct-13

Envy

12-Jan-14

Roach

30-Nov-15

Alpaca

16-Nov-20

EMac Judge

5-Jan-21

Fan Voting

 

We asked you to help us out with our list of the best discs, and you let us know! Here is the list of best discs as taken from the comment section. Many of you had trouble narrowing it down to one mold. However, when we added the results, the top discs were clear. Here is a list of which molds you voted for:

Rank Mold Percent of Votes
1 Discraft Zone 17.0%
2 Axiom Envy 9.9%
3 Infinite Discs Alpaca 6.3%
4 Discmania P2 6.3%
5 Dynamic Discs Judge 5.8%
6 Latitude 64 Dagger 5.4%
7 Discraft Luna 4.9%
8 Innova Aviar 4.0%
9 Gateway Wizard 4.0%
10 EV-7 Penrose 3.6%
11 Kastaplast Berg 3.1%
12 Dynamic Discs Emac Judge 2.7%

The top 12 molds were divided among 10 manufacturers, which is unusual. Percentage-wise, however, Discraft captured more than a fifth of all the votes. Still, it’s good to see the putter love spread among manufacturers. Here are some of the comments we received about the top disc, the Zone. :

David – “I love the zone, it’s my favorite disc/ most used disc. I find myself really liking the Eve 7 Penrose as well”

Josh D – “I have trouble believing the Zone is a putter. If it was “what’s the best approach disc” then no question.”

Tyler – “The Zone will stay at the top because it’s so reliable”

We counted all of your comments, then randomly selected one commenter to win the $50 gift card. The winner is Aaron D, who was notified via email.

 

 

 

We Still Want to Hear From You

Let us know YOUR best putt disc. Comment below to let us know which putt/approach mold you find yourself using more than any other in your bag! How does your selection compare with the putters on our list?

 

244 comments

  • Colby Christophersen

    I think avair will always be the best putter out there.

  • Favorite putter hands down is the Axiom Envy

  • The best putter by sales will probably be the dagger or the harp 2.0. The best putter period will continue to be the envy but everyone under the sun including myself bought 5 so they wont sell quite as much. And the putter people really should give a chance to is the warlock. Feels exactly like a faith, nice deep rim beadless stable putter. The mold itself is good and why I picked it up in the first place but what made me fall in love was the variety of plastic blends from gateway. I think they are so far ahead of every other company in terms of offering putting putters that feel great in the hands as far as shape AND texture

  • 2022 the Wizard is coming out on top. Nikko is going to drop some big ones with em.

  • MVP Ion is the best putter. Great feel, good stability, and soft rim grabs the chains.

  • I love the Innova Invader

  • I think the Envy will jump up in popularity but I love the Lunar Wizard.

  • I love the zone it’s my favorite disc/ most used disc find myself really liking the Eve 7 Penrose as well

  • The envy and the berg are gonna sky rocket for sure the reko might be in it too. We’ll just have to wait and see

  • Love the Wizard. Especially in the hemp plastic.

  • P2 or the Rainmaker now if you like a little bit more shallow. I want to give the Alpaca a spin, heard good things so far.

  • Hands down the r- blend alpaca has been my favorite putting putter since switching over to them about a year ago now. Very reliable

  • For putting, I love the emac judge. Rim depth is good and its a fairly straight flight with less fade than a regular judge.

  • Gotta go with the Warden!!

  • Envy is a great throwing putter. Alpaca is a fun alternative to the P2. However, the penrose is going to keep gaining popularity!

  • The moment I found a Westside BT Burst Hard Shield in a used bin at the local disc golf store, Fly Green, I knew it was my favorite. Ended up collected them and haven’t looked back!

  • The infinite discs tomb has had the most impact on my game since my very first putter, the sonic, some 12 years ago. The tomb is the perfect throwing putter, and I use it on any straight shot within 200 ft. Since falling in love with it, I have tried many other infinite molds and several have knocked out my old mainstays. The tomb single handedly opened the rest of my game up to *infinite* possibilities.

  • The penrose I think will be the top seller this year!!

  • I’ll guess the Judge as the best putter for 2022

  • Wizard will always be a solid choice. I also like supporting the smaller American manufacturers.

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