Although many people think disc golf goes into hibernation during the winter months, the sport actually does not die when the air gets chilly! In fact, quite the opposite. Local leagues and clubs gather throughout the winter and continue to compete on a weekly basis. Tournaments, known as “ice bowls”, are hosted during winter months and profits from the competition are typically donated to local charities and food banks.
To my surprise, the highest rated disc golf disc is a speed 7 fairway driver. The Innova TeeBird is the standard of excellence and nearly every driver is compared with this top rated disc. While it’s not the fastest disc, the TeeBird is loved for its accuracy, control, and ability to resist turning over. From twenty different voters, the TeeBird has a perfect 5 star rating. Every voter has said that this disc is a “must have.” While there are 18 discs on our website classified with speed 7, only three of them have ratings above 4.5. Here is more information about the top rated fairway drivers as rated by our reviewers:
Innova TeeBird – The gold standard of disc golf drivers. This classic disc is found in the bag of thousands of serious disc golfers. Here
are some of the comments by the 20 voters who rated the TeeBird with a perfect rating of 5.0. Sean Steele says:
Probably the smartest thing you can put in your bag for whatever skill level. If you’re a beginner a DX Teebird can be your max D overstable wind fighting driver. As you progress and get better you will get more in other plastics yet still love this disc. It’s the one disc I can reach for when I don’t know what else to throw and instantly give me confidence. Fights wind, bad form, and anything else you can do to make it not work and it still works. Best rating I can give for any disc.
I recently lost both of my TeeBirds in one round. I nearly quit the game of disc golf, not wanting to go on without the single greatest disc ever created. I’ve talked 2 friends into buying some and they’ve turned to it almost as much as I have. It’s the perfect problem solving disc that will help you out of any situation as well as give you added confidence to fire one down a narrow fairway. There’s really nothing this disc can’t do. Twas truly a dark day when they went missing. I mourned for the appropriate 5 days before getting back on the course.
Innova TL – A relative of disc golfs top rated driver, the TL (Teebird Less Overstable) has slightly less fade at the end of its flight. Not nearly as many disc golfers have experienced the TL, and from four votes, this disc has a rating of 4.75. Clayton Upper says:
If you are ever stranded on a desert island, and that desert island for some reason has a ancient disc golf course, and you have one disc, this should be it. It is very versatile. It powers down nicely, so can be thrown mid range distance without a huge fade out. It can also be powered up nicely, especially on anny routes, to fall just a few feet shy of the big rimmers, with a lot more forgiveness. Beginner friendly and expert sexy.
Latitude 64 River – The River is loved for its amazing glide. For newer disc golfer, this disc will fly farther than anything else. While it glides farther, the River is “touchier” than the TeeBird, and it doesn’t have as high of rating. From 14 votes, the river has a rating of 4.5. Kyle Cook says:
My current driver of choice, especially in the Gold Line plastic. Not only do these discs look AWESOME, they fly great. You can easily put the River on a variety of lines, and count on it to finish reliably every time. I like to throw disc on a straight line and just let the disc do the work The pearl look to the Gold Line is an added bonus.
To check out all the speed seven drivers with ratings and reviews, click this link.
Prodigy Disc Golf has entered the scene by making a huge splash, pulling the biggest names in disc golf to join their team at launch.
Prodigy’s lineup will be a “limited release” and they announced that they would like to have their full lineup available by mid-spring. The first discs will be the drivers, followed by putters, then midrange, and capping off their releases with fairway drivers. Prodigy is using (what appears for now) a very basic naming scheme such as the “D1” and “D2” for distance drivers. The naming scheme appears to be very similar to that used by Lightning Discs.
[two_third]Much is still unanswered about Prodigy discs – what will the quality of plastic be? Will they bring any unique aspect to the sport?
Speculation also surrounds Prodigy, but by pulling heavyweights in the sport immediately at launch, they have established immediate credibility.
This is the second major disc golf lineup brought to attention in just one month, as Dynamic Discs released their lineup earlier in December.
This gives players even more discs options to become familiar with to find the perfect disc to dominate the game.
We at InfiniteDiscs.com are pursuing retail agreements, and hope to be able to release the Prodigy lineup as it becomes available. You can see our full lineup of Prodigy Golf Discs by clicking here: Prodigy Golf Discs
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When it comes to highest rated putters, the new MVP discs are very popular. Gateway also offers some putters that rank in our top six, and Innova and Discraft each have just one overstable putter that are highly rated.
[quote][one_half]I ditched my Ions and Anodes for the rhyno, I have SE’s and you just can’t deny what they do in the wind! I straddle putt with plenty if zip on them and they really hold the line.
[/one_half][one_half_last]This is my putter of choice, it has made my anhyzer putt skill really come up from the ashes!As an overstable putter yet it is still a disc to be counted on. I also use it as a approach shot disc where my mid range might be to much for.
Feedback & Reviews on the MVP Ion:
[quote][one_half]The Proton (not soft) is very stiff. This putter is probably best for driving or longer putts. Has a tendency to roll when hitting the ground. Best wind putter (for putting, not driving) I have ever used; fights a headwind like a champ. Many players can throw Ions a long way and serve more as a midrange than a putter.
[/one_half][one_half_last]Ion takes over when I need to anhyzer around something on a putt or approach. This disc is perfect for me for the 75′ and out go for it situations. Nice dependable flight and stability with the small beaded rim.
Feedback & Reviews on the Discraft Zone:
[quote][one_half]The zone is the most overstable putter by Discraft. It has a consistant and predictable fade. This is not a disc for begginers. I find this disc very useful in wooded courses and for my second shot approache, ESPECIALLY when there is wind! In my experience this disc will skip when landing, so if you need that extra skip towards the basket, this is a gread disc for that purpose! I highly reccomend this disc, it will get a lot of use!
[/one_half][one_half_last]This disc is very predictable and very comfortable in the hand. It has more of a midrange feel to it than a putter. I like using it for approach shots and holes 300′ or under that require a lot of hyzer. I also throw forehand anny flips with this disc to get out of trouble, which has saved me many times.
Feedback & Reviews on the Gateway Magic:
[quote][one_half]I own 7… If that’s not a testament enough I will explain more. This disc is everything you want in an understable putter. Not so understable though that it won’t hold a line. And like every gateway disc you can get it in exactly the grip you want it in.
[/one_half][one_half_last]Excellent understable putter. Little wrist, and it will go dead straight 40 feet. It is Gateway, so you can get whatever plastic feel you want. Not a great driving putter, but can be used for short anhyzers. Only disc I putt with.
Feedback & Reviews on the Gateway Wizard:
[quote][one_half]The Wizard is one of (if not THE) top-rated putter because it does everything a putter should do. Flies straight, sticks to chains, doesn’t skip and doesn’t roll away.
[/one_half][one_half_last]I carry 3 at all times in various grades and degradations. I prefer the “eraser” feel of the ss and SSS plastic since I play in wind and rain a lot. The Wizard and Warlock are responsible for about -2 on my overall score since I adopted it. It just does what I tell it to every time. I put in a “fencer” stance with a lot of oomph…
Feedback & Reviews on the MVP Anode:
[quote][one_half]As a beginner I can tell you that this disc has a solid spot in my bag, but not as my go to putter. I actually use this more on upshots and putts outside my normal circle. It flies really straight and ends up right where you put it. I don’t drive putters yet, but I hear it is the cats pajamas for that.
[/one_half][one_half_last]I went out with two putters, my old reliable Aviar that I know and love and this bad boy. Every time I needed to putt, the Anode came out and it never disappointed. Sorry Aviar, you now take the back seat.
The average disc golfer doesn’t want to try EVERY disc on the market just to find out what the best discs are. We’ve had discs on our site rated and reviewed by hundreds of avid disc golfers to help you determine the best golf discs. If you’re looking for the perfect disc, this is the place to start…
Top Rated Distance Drivers
When it comes to highly rated distance drivers, understable discs hold the top spots, and Latitude 64/Westside discs are highly regarded. The Saint and Flow have the best overall ratings with nearly every reviewer saying these discs are “must haves.” It’s also interesting that the discs with the highest ratings are generally understable/stable and in the 9-11 speed category. This is likely due to the fact that the average disc golfer isn’t powerful enough for the ultra high speed discs. Moral of the story: If you don’t consistently throw for more than 350 feet, you’ll probably be happiest with a moderate speed distance driver.
Discmania announced today that they are launching the Psycho P2 in their P-Line plastic. This gives the disc a new price point, where it was previously available in the very affordable D-Line and in the premium, most expensive, S-Line.
Discmania is manufactured by Innova, so each plastic line is very comparable to any Innova plastic. The P-line is exactly similar to the Pro Line plastic. Discmania states that this plastic is “a plastic blend very similar to that used in Innova’s KC Aviars, so you know it will only get better with age.”
[one_half]Whether it gets better or not with age is up to the individual player, as they adjust as the disc adjusts. The JK Aviar is a very smooth disc with a grippy texture and an easy release.
The new plastic option will probably be your smartest decision in purchasing this putter. The reason being, putters do not require a higher grade plastic as they avoid the abuse that a distance driver may experience. [/one_half]
[one_half_last][box type=”download”]Discmania claims that this will be the putter of choice among the pros by next year. We’ll see if that’s true or not, but either way… You can purchase the disc by clicking here.[/box][/one_half_last]At the same time, the increased durability from the lower D-line plastic means that you can keep this disc in your bag for a long time and plan on it being dependable each time you pull it out for a nice short putt.