Disc Golf Beginners Guide Days 2-3 - Putting Practice

This post is supplementary material to the 30 Day Plan To Get You Up And Running With Disc Golf. This articles delves in todays topic : Putting Practice

Putting is a crucial aspect of disc golf, and the ability to make accurate and consistent putts can make a big difference in your overall score. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, putting practice is an essential part of improving your game. In this guide, we’ll go over some tips and drills to help you become a better putter and lower your scores on the course.

Start with Fundamentals

Before you start practicing, make sure you have a solid understanding of the basic techniques and principles of putting. This includes grip, stance, and follow-through. Make sure you’re comfortable with these fundamentals before you move on to more advanced drills.

Practice Consistency

Consistency is key in putting, and the more you practice, the more consistent you’ll become. Find a spot on the course or at a practice area where you can set up a basket and work on making a set number of putts in a row. Start with a goal of making 10 putts in a row, and then gradually increase the number as you get better. This drill will help you develop confidence and consistency in your putting game.

Use Target Drills

Target drills are a great way to improve your accuracy and focus. Start by setting up several baskets or targets at varying distances, and practice making putts to each one. You can also use cones or markers to create a target area and focus on hitting it with each putt. As you get better, you can decrease the size of the target area to make the drill more challenging.

Focus on Speed Control

Speed control is an important aspect of putting, and it’s essential to be able to putt at different speeds and distances accurately. You can practice this by setting up targets at varying distances and practicing putting with different speeds. Start with short putts and gradually increase the distance. Pay attention to the speed of your putts and make sure you’re putting at a consistent speed for each shot.

Putt from Different Angles and Obstacles

Putting from different angles and obstacles is an important part of the game and can help you prepare for real-life situations on the course. Set up targets at different angles and practice making putts from different positions, such as from behind a tree or around an obstacle. This will help you improve your accuracy and prepare you for challenging shots on the course.

Make Practice a Habit

The key to becoming a better putter is to make putting practice a habit. Try to practice putting at least once a week, and make sure you’re putting from different distances and angles. The more you practice, the more comfortable you’ll become with your putting technique, and the more confident you’ll be on the course.

Putting is a crucial aspect of disc golf, and regular practice can help you become a better putter and lower your scores on the course. Start with the fundamentals, practice consistency, use target drills, focus on speed control, putt from different angles and obstacles, and make putting practice a habit. With these tips and drills, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a more confident and successful disc golfer.

It cannot be underestimated how important being a good putter is to your game, and being able to make those short shots with accuracy can make a big difference in your overall score.

Here’s the deal: for putting practice, you’ll  obviously want to use a putter. Putters are designed specifically for short, accurate shots and putts. They usually have low speed, stability, and minimal glide, making them easy to control.

When you’re shopping for a putter, keep an eye out for these flight numbers:

  • Speed: A speed rating of 1-2 is good for beginners. These putters are slower and easier to control.
  • Stability: You’ll want a stability rating of 0. This means the putter is overstable and less likely to turn over.
  • Glide: A glide rating of 2-3 is perfect for putters. This means the putter has minimal glide and will be easier to control.

Here’s an example of some common flight numbers for beginner-friendly putters:

  • Speed: 2
  • Stability: 0
  • Glide: 2

Keep in mind that different brands and models may have different flight numbers, so it’s always a good idea to try out a few putters and see what works best for you. Some popular beginner-friendly putter brands include Innova, Latitude 64, and Discraft.

Look for putters with speed ratings of 1-2, stability ratings of 0, and glide ratings of 2-3. Try a few out, find the one you like best, and get to putting! Improving your putting skills can make a big impact on your overall game, so have fun with it.


Choose A Neutral Disc For Putting

If you are new to disc golf I won’t confuse you with all this talk of stability just yet. I have other posts on this site that go into that in much more detail like this one here.

A neutral disc golf putter typically has  a stability rating of 0. So look for the following when you are choosing a putter.

  • Stability: A stability rating of 0, which means the disc is balanced and has a neutral flight pattern.
  • Speed: Usually between 1 and 4, with the lower numbers being slower and easier to control.
  • Glide: Usually between 2 and 5, with lower numbers indicating less glide and more control.

It’s important to note that different brands and models of putters can have different flight ratings, so it’s always a good idea to check the specific ratings for a putter before purchasing it. However, the above flight ratings are a good starting point for what you can expect from a neutral disc golf putter.

Keep in mind that these ratings are just guidelines and may not reflect your personal preferences. The best way to determine what works best for you is to try out different putters and see how they fly. This will give you a better understanding of what flight ratings you prefer and what will work best for your game.

If you are still confused here’s the reasons beginners should choose a neutral putter

  1. Consistency: Neutral putters have a balanced flight pattern, meaning they will fly straight and not turn to the left or right as much as other putters. This makes them easier to control and more predictable, leading to more consistent shots and putts.
  2. Easy to Use: Neutral putters are easier to use than other types of putters. They don’t require any special technique to get them to fly straight, making them a great choice for beginners who are still learning the basics of disc golf.
  3. Versatile: Neutral putters can be used for a variety of different shots, from short putts to medium-range shots. They are a good all-around choice for beginners who are still figuring out what kind of discs they prefer.
  4. Reliable: Neutral putters are often preferred by experienced players because they are reliable and consistent. For beginners, this means they can rely on their putter to perform the same way each time they throw it.

In summary, neutral putters are a great choice for beginner disc golfers because they are consistent, easy to use, versatile, and reliable. They offer a balanced flight pattern, making them more predictable and easier to control, which can help beginners improve their game and reach their goals faster.


Some Beginner Friendly Putting Discs

  • Innova: The Aviar, Rhyno, and Whale are popular beginner-friendly putters.
  • Latitude 64: The Diamond and Ruby are popular beginner-friendly putters.
  • Discraft: The Buzzz and Zone are popular beginner-friendly putters.
  • MVP Disc Sports: The Axiom Alias and Anode are popular beginner-friendly putters.


Ok now you know where you are going with this, keep going with the 30 day plan, and you’ll be well on your way to mastering this sport.