The Best Disc Golf Putter for 2024

best disc golf putter

Last updated on April 5th, 2024 at 01:44 pm

Last updated by Turbo Ted

 

 

When playing disc golf, unless you have a lucky throw in from a long way away from the basket, you will end up putting. Nearly every hole we play will end with us throwing our putter into the basket (hopefully on the first try). It seems like the disc that we will be using the most in our bag should be one that we carefully choose. In this blog we will look at the features of the Best Disc Golf Putters to help you find the one that is right for your game.

What Is So Special About A Putter?

In addition to being one of the most-utilized discs in our bag, the putter has a few other distinctions that are worth discussing:

  • In the absence of a wind, most putters will behave relatively similar to each other when putting in close range. Then it just becomes a matter of feel to determine which putters we want to use. If we want use our putter to drive off the tee, then the putter’s flight numbers matter. And putters will become useful in developing good form…
  • The slow speed of a putter makes it one of the best ways to see what our driving form is telling us. Faster disc mask form issues and we may develop bad habits by throwing them when we are just starting to play. Beginners are recommended to use putters or mids when first starting out.
  • Putters don’t take a lot of power to throw upshots, so we can slow down our throw and focus on our form.
  • They have minimal reaction on drives when they slow down and come in contact with the ground
  • Because all discs, including putters, have a flight rating that affects how it flies when thrown hard, you need to learn and familiarize yourself to read the numbers found in the disc. These numbers are the ratings of the disc in terms of its speed, glide, turn, and fade.

When it comes to putters, us disc golfers need to consider a few features of the disc in order to pick the one that will work best for them. Naturally, we need to consider the flight numbers, so we can get a putter that has the glide and stability that we are looking for. We also need to determine the physical characteristics of disc, such as beaded or beadless, the plastic type, and the dimensions of the disc, such as rim depth. We will look at some of those characteristics as we explore the Best Putters.

Best Disc Golf Putters

 

Products Flight Rating Beaded Stability
Infinite Alpaca Speed: 3 Glide: 3 Turn: 0 Fade: 1 No Stable
Discraft Zone Speed: 4 Glide: 3 Turn: 0 Fade: 3 No Overstable
Innova Aviar (DX)
Speed: 2 Glide: 3 Turn: 0 Fade: 1 No Stable
Yikun Yi
Speed: 3 Glide: 3 Turn: 0 Fade: 0 No Stable
RPM Ruru
Speed: 3 Glide: 3 Turn: 0 Fade: 1 Yes Stable
Yikun Xing Speed: 2 Glide: 4 Turn: 0 Fade: 1 Yes Stable
Doomsday Discs Bleak  Speed: 2 Glide: 4 Turn: -1 Fade: 1 No Stable
Divergent Discs Nuno Speed: 3 Glide: 4 Turn: -1 Fade: 1 No Stable

1. Infinite Discs Alpaca

Infinite Discs Alpaca putter

The Alpaca has been a popular putter since its release. It is a beadless putter with a straight flight and gentle fade. The Infinite Discs website lists the Alpaca as one of their best discs in all of disc golf. Many of their top pros use the Alpaca to putt with. Plus, it is an excellent disc for drives or approach shots. This amazing disc is available in several plastic types to suit your preference.

Speed: 3

Glide: 3

Turn: 0

Fade: 1

Check out all of our Infinite Discs Alpaca discs HERE

2. Discraft Zone

Discraft Zone Putter

The Zone is easily the most overstable putter on our list. While it is called a putter because of the speed of the disc, it is mainly used for driving or approach shots. It has the stability to resist the torque of a long throw, which is what makes the mold so popular.

The Discraft Zone is a beadless putter with a straight flight and a hard fade. Its flight, its feel in the hand, and the great way it cuts through a headwind. It is also a strong contender for flick shots.

Speed: 4

Glide: 3

Turn: 0

Fade: 3

Check out all of our Discraft Zone discs HERE

3. Yikun Yi

Yikun Yi putter

The Yi is a beadless putter with a straight, stable flight. It is versatile and can be thrown from the tee or fairway, and also makes a wonderful putting putter. The Yikun Yi’s beadless rim is easy to grip, even with smaller hands. It makes a great choice for longer putts. The Yi’s rounded nose will putt well in anything short of heavy winds.

Speed: 3

Glide: 3

Turn: 0

Fade: 0

 

Check out the Yikun Yi in their premium Nature Line plastic HERE

4. RPM Ruru

RPM Ruru

The RPM Ruru is a putter that has a straight flight and a bit of fade at the end. It has a small bead and a deep rim. It comes in a couple different plastic types, and they both offer a lot of grip. The disc is named after an owl that is native to New Zealand, home to RPM discs.

Speed: 3

Glide: 3

Turn: 0

Fade: 1

Check out all of our RPM Ruru discs HERE

5. Innova Aviar (DX)

Innova Aviar (DX) putter

It is a fun fact that most long-time disc golfer have at least used an Aviar at some point. The Aviar from Innova is one of the original molds that was first released in 1984, and has been in production ever since. It is still relevant among professional disc golfer and amateurs alike. The Aviar is considered one of the most popular putter in the world.

The Innova Aviar is a low-speed, straight discs with minimal fade. The putter is beadless (although there are beaded versions of the Aviar), and is used as much as a putter as a throwing disc.

Speed: 2

Glide: 3

Turn: 0

Fade: 1

Check out all of our Innova Aviar discs HERE

6. Yikun Xing

Yikun Zing

If you are a beginner and want to improve your putting game, then the Xing putter from Yikun is a good choice for you. It provides stability and a predictable flight for newer players. Regardless of your putting style, the Xing is a great option.

The beaded Xing has a deep rim and a rounded nose. It is fairly stable if used as a thrower, with a little bit of fade. The mold is just as happy as a putting putter, grabbing and holding the chains. It is available in several different plastic types and colors.

Speed: 2

Glide: 4

Turn: 0

Fade: 1

Check out all of our Yikun Xing discs HERE

7. Doomsday Discs Bleak

Doomsday Discs Bleak putter

If you like beadless putters, you should check out the Doomsday Disks Bleak. It feels amazing in your hand and has the numbers you need for stable flight. If driving with a putter isn’t your thing, check out how good the Bleak does as a putter. It has a feel that is similar to a couple other popular beadless putters.

Doomsday Discs has made a name for itself by having a prepper/end times theme. The names of its mold are chosen by its loyal fans and all follow the theme. The Bleak one of the first molds from this young brand.

Speed: 2

Glide: 4

Turn: -1

Fade: 1

Check out all of our Doosmday Discs Bleak discs HERE

 

8. Divergent Discs Nuno

Divergent Discs Nuno

The Nuno is an excellent beadless putter that has a little bit of turn to make shaping shots a little easier. Its flight numbers will give you the ability to throw the disc in nearly every situation, or simply use it as a putting disc. The Nuno has a lot of glide for distance.  It comes in a few different chain-grabbing plastic types.

The rim of the Nuno is medium thickness and has the nice beadless feel. Combined with the grippy plastics, the Nuno will give disc golfers a confident grip for controlled drives. If you are putting with a Nuno, you need to be comfortable with a beadless feel and a lot of grip.

Speed: 3

Glide: 4

Turn: -1

Fade: 1

Check out all of our Divergent Discs Nuno discs HERE

 How to Choose a Disc Golf Putter

We just discussed some of the best putters in disc golf. Now you need to do a little research to find out which ones will work for you. There are several factors to consider. First, you need to consider what you will be using the putter for. With a putting putter, as mentioned above, nearly any disc will work for putts inside the circle. With a throwing putter, stability becomes a big factor.

  • Stability –If you can throw a putter over 300 feet, you might want to look at the molds that are more overstable. They will be able to handle the higher speed of the throw. If you throw less than that, you can get something that is stable, or a little fade.
  • Beaded or Beadless – The feel of the bead in your hand is something that you either like, dislike, or are neutral about. The bead can make or break a disc. If you don’t know how you’ll like a bead, you could try one of each and see if it makes a difference for you. Some people like the way a beaded disc leaves their hand. Others don’t like the feel of the bead. If the bead is small enough, it might not matter to you.
  • Pro tip: Ask your buddies, club members or random people on the course what they prefer. Then ask if you can feel and throw their discs and see what you like, or if it doesn’t matter much to you.
  • Plastic type – While the plastic type can affect the flight of the disc, an important factor is how it feels in your hand. Some people like grippier plastic, while others have issues releasing a disc with a lot of grip. This is another thing you can learn by borrowing other people’s discs. If you don’t have that option, order a couple different plastics from Discount Disc Golf. Fortunately, our low prices make that easier.
  • Hard or Soft Plastic – I like softer, grippier plastic for my putting putter, and really don’t care for stiff plastics. I do prefer a stiffer plastic for my throwing putters. However, I am comfortable throwing a softer plastic, too. Over time you will develop preferences, or learn that you can throw and putt with plastic. Until then, get a variety and start playing. You’ll learn what you like.

After You Find What You Like

One of the best things you can do to improve your putter game is to find what you like, and get a bunch of the same molds so you can practice regularly. Check out our putter-pack options for the best deals. That repetition will drop strokes off your score and give you confidence in your putts. Also, pick up an inexpensive practice basket to make things even more convenient, and putt, putt, putt! Inventing games helps motivate you to putt and make it fun. Keeping some kind of score when you putt gives you a feeling of pressure, which sort of replicates the feeling in competition.

 

Conclusion

It is a fact that looking for the best disc golf putter can be challenging with all the brands available. This review aims to provide our readers with the essential information to help you choose the right putter for you. After selecting the appropriate putter, consistent practice will enhance your putting skills and overall capability as a disc golf player.