With the global pandemic shutting down much of organized Ultimate in 2020, many Ultimate Frisbee players have picked up disc golf as a new hobby.
While these are both flying disc sports, the flight of Ultimate discs is substantially different than that of most disc golf discs. Ultimate Frisbee players are able to adapt to and excel at disc golf faster than many without frisbee backgrounds, but learning to throw disc golf discs can be a frustrating experience.
In this article we are going to discuss the best golf discs for ultimate frisbee players. We’re going to go over some of the different golf discs that fly and feel more like Ultimate Frisbees, and provide tips for helping Ultimate players transition to disc golf.
We’ve asked hundreds of Ultimate players for their feedback and have assembled our own local panel of players to help us determine the absolute best frisbee golf discs for the Ultimate player.
Best Discs Overall
The overwhelming feedback from Ultimate to Disc Golf converts is to start out with putters and midrange discs. From our online voting, these are the top 15 golf discs recommended for the Ultimate Frisbee player. Note that not a single driver made the top 15.
|Rank||Disc Name||Disc Type|
|5||Infinite Discs Anubis||Midrange|
|8||Innova Zephyr||Specialty Disc|
|6||Discraft Buzzz SS||Midrange|
|10||Innova Condor||Specialty Disc|
|11||Discraft Zone||Approach Disc|
|15||Dynamic Discs Truth||Midrange|
It’s also interesting to note that almost all of the most highly recommended discs are made by the top two brands Innova and Discraft. It’s no surprise that a high number of Ultimate players choose Discraft as this brand is by far the #1 choice for Ultimate Frisbees.
Best Putters for Ultimate Players
According to our online feedback, the following are the best putters for Ultimate Players. In general, the more understable flying putters — like the Innova Sonic, and the deep dish putters were recommended.
Best Midrange Discs For Ultimate Players
When it comes to Midranges, neutral flying wide diameter mids were the most highly recommended.
|4||Infinite Discs Anubis|
|5||Discraft Buzzz SS|
|7||Latitude 64 Fuse|
|8||Dynamic Discs Truth|
|14||DD Emac Truth|
Best Drivers for Ultimate Frisbee Players
While drivers are the most difficult for Ultimate Players to get used to, once they do they absolutely love getting the incredible distance that only a bevel edge golf disc can provide. While many like to recommend the low speed drivers that are best for normal beginners, many Ultimate players can handle understable high speed drivers after just a few throws. Listed below are the most recommended drivers for the Ultimate convert.
|1||Infinite Discs Maya|
|2||Discraft Avenger SS|
|5||Latitude 64 Diamond|
|13||Latitude 64 River|
|14||Infinite Discs Sphinx|
What are the best golf discs for Ultimate players?
To help us out, we’re looking for feedback from people who now play disc golf who began with an Ultimate background. In the comments below, please let us know what disc golf drivers, midrange discs, and putters were best for you as you learn disc golf.
We’re gathering some more data and once we have it will provide a lot more data to help you determine the best disc for the ultimate player. Once we have that data, this post will be updated.