The 9 Best Discraft Putters (By Popularity)

by Denis Flaschner, Professional | PDGA #49081

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Based out of Michigan, Discraft is a longtime titan of the flying disc world. Best known for their near-monopoly on the sport of Ultimate, the company has really ramped up their disc golf selection in the past few years by building their pro team and releasing new molds, several of which are putters.

Discraft makes some of the best disc golf putters on the market. Endorsed by multiple world champions, this brand is very hot right now. In this article we'll take a close look at the best putters in the Discraft lineup. From overstable approach shots to short finesse putts, there is surely a putter on this list that will fill any gap in your bag.

Luna

Discraft Big Z Luna

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 3
  • Glide: 3
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 3

Dimensions

  • Height: 2.0cm
  • Diameter: 21.1cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.4cm
  • Rim Width: 1.1cm

Popular Plastics

  • Big Z
  • Special Blend

When Paul McBeth stepped up for the clinching putt of the 2021 United States Disc Golf Championships, the Luna was the putter in his hand. Of course he buried shot for his third USDGC title. Check out McBeth and his Lunas perform in the most pressure packed situations in this video that showcases two putts and a pinpoint drive off the tee:

 

 

Designed by the 5x World Champion, the Luna is a versatile putter that is great for tee shots, approaches and putts. Since it debuted in 2019, the Luna has been one of the most popular disc golf putters on the market.

It is a beadless and slightly overstable mold that can absorb a lot of power and torque without turning over. With only 2.0cm of height and shallow 1.4cm rim, the Luna has a low and aerodynamic profile that boosts its speed rating up to 3.

This disc can fly a long way. Many players might be picking up the Luna instead of a midrange for their next 300ft tunnel shot. It doubles as a reliable option on the green. A true do-it-all putter, the Luna is popular in durable Big Z plastic for throwing and grippier Special Blend plastic for putting.

Challenger

Discraft Challenger

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 2
  • Glide: 3
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 2

Dimensions

  • Height: 2.2cm
  • Diameter: 21.0cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.6cm
  • Rim Width: 1.0cm

Popular Plastics

  • Jawbreaker
  • Pro D
  • Soft X
  • FLX

The Discraft Challenger is stable putter that has been a mainstay in the Discraft lineup for nearly 20 years, and for good reason.

An all around workhorse, this disc is great from tee to green, and is a favorite of professional disc golfers. Before he was in the booth doing commentary for the Disc Golf Network, Nate Doss won 3 World Championships with the Challenger as his primary putt and approach disc.

The Challenger is a great putter for disc golfers who feel comfortable gripping a deep rim. It also has a small bead that runs along the bottom of the rim. This makes it the tallest profile putter in on this list. It has the the slow and reliable flight that you expect from a go to putter.

This popular putter has been around long enough that it has been produced in every possible Discraft plastic. The standard Pro D version is an affordable option that is great for beginners. Find the Challenger in ultra durable but slick Z line plastic for tee shots and approaches. Many players prefer the Jawbreaker plastic blend, which offers a happy medium of durability and grip.

Roach

Discraft Roach

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 2
  • Glide: 4
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 1

Dimensions

  • Height: 2.0cm
  • Diameter: 21.1cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.5cm
  • Rim Width: 1.1cm

Popular Plastics

  • Pro D
  • Big Z
  • Jawbreaker

The Roach is one of the best disc golf putters for beginners that is a perfect introduction to the world of putting. This beadless disc is slightly understable, making it fantastic for low power players who need a reliable straight putter. It also performs well on turnovers and hyzer flips. The Roach has a slow and steady flight for short putts, and its high glide rating makes it a solid choice for long runs at the basket.

The Roach is a bit more forgiving than the Luna or Challenger. It has a lot more glide and significantly less fade than those two. Available in many plastics, we recommend trying out the Roach in the grippy yet durable Jawbreaker blend available in our store now. This popular putter is produced in premium Z line and cheap baseline Pro D plastic as well.

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Banger GT

Discraft Banger GT Putter

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 2
  • Glide: 3
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 1

Dimensions

  • Height: 2.0cm
  • Diameter: 21.2cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.6cm
  • Rim Width: 1.0cm

Popular Plastics

  • Jawbreaker
  • Big Z

In Discraft terms the "GT" stands for "Grooved Top." Where the majority of putters are have a flat or domey top, the GT version has a circular indent for the thumb to rest against. This design promotes a consistent grip, particularly for upshots and drives. Players who prefer a spin putting style will enjoy the extra leverage the grooved top provides.

Aside form the unique top, the Banger GT is a beaded putter with neutral flight characteristics. It is a very straight flyer that is excellent for beginners, as it does not take a lot of power to get it up to cruising speed.

Since it is a bit slower and less aggressive than some of the other discs on this list, the Banger GT is a great approach putter for situations where you need to a soft and abrupt landing.

Spin putters in particular may prefer the Banger GT because of its groove top. We have the Banger GT available now in both Jawbreaker and Big Z plastics.

Focus

Adam Hammes Focus

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 2
  • Glide: 2
  • Turn: -1
  • Fade: 2

Dimensions

  • Height: 2.1cm
  • Diameter: 21.1cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.6cm
  • Rim Width: 1.0cm

Popular Plastics

  • Jawbreaker
  • Pro D
  • Soft

The Focus is a slightly overstable putter with a prominent bead under the the rim. When used for putting, it will have a pronounced hyzer fade, making it ideal for hyzer putts. This is great if you have an aggressive and confident stroke, but the lack of glide may be frustrating for finesse putters who like to float into the chains on a flat angle. In terms of stability, it fits somewhere between a Roach and a Luna.

While it has a bit of turn when thrown at higher speeds, the Focus has a distinct amount of low speed fade. On approaches it will fly straight and get to the ground quickly when it slows down. A no-nonsense disc with a simple design, the Focus is an excellent choice if you like a bead on your putter.

Magnet

 

 

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 2
  • Glide: 3
  • Turn: -1
  • Fade: 1

Dimensions

  • Height: 2.0cm
  • Diameter: 21.2cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.4cm
  • Rim Width: 0.8cm

Popular Plastics

  • Pro D
  • Soft

First released back in 1993, the Magnet is an old school putter that is overshadowed by the more popular putters on this list. That doesn't mean this isn't a great disc, especially for new players. It has a very thin rim that both feels and flies similar to a traditional catch frisbee.

The Magnet's slow speed and forgiving flight characteristics make it very easy to throw. But there is a definite limit to the disc's range. It becomes less reliable at higher speeds and has trouble maintaining a hyzer angle. This makes it a less versatile option for intermediate and advanced players who want a workhorse putter.

Ringer GT

Ringer GT Putter

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 4
  • Glide: 4
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 3

Dimensions

  • Height: 1.7cm
  • Diameter: 21.1cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.1cm
  • Rim Width: 1.0cm

Popular Plastics

  • Jawbreaker
  • Z FLX

The Ringer GT is the other groove-topped putter from Discraft, but it couldn't be much more different than the Banger GT. This is a fast and aggressive overstable driving putter. Its shallow, thick, and beaded rim is easy to grip and rip, particularly for forehand approaches. The grooved top is noticeable, but not quite as prominent as it is in the Banger GT.

Once in the air, it has a consistent flight in all weather conditions. It does a great job of fighting headwinds and still finishing on a reliable hyzer line. The Ringer is not the best option for short putts. It is more of a utility putter for tricky upshots that demand an overstable flight path. In fact, it's closer to a mid range than a putter.

Many players descrive the Ringer GT as a beginner-friendly alternative to Discraft's other overstable putter/midrange hybrid, the Zone. The Ringer GT is popular in premium plastics, and we have it available now in a super grippy Rubber Glo blend.

Fierce

Discraft Fierce Putter

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 3
  • Glide: 4
  • Turn: -2
  • Fade: 0

Dimensions

  • Height: 1.9cm
  • Diameter: 21.1cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.5cm
  • Rim Width: 1.0cm

Popular Plastics

  • Jawbreaker
  • Z Line

The Fierce is an understable putter designed specifically for 5x World Champion and unquestioned greatest female player of all time Paige Pierce. Well known as a long range sniper on the green, Pierce needs a putter that fits her aggressive short game. By all accounts, the Fierce delivers. Check out this behind the scenes look at the creation and development of this unique disc.

The understable Fierce gets tremendous glide on long putts and approaches. Where other putters are hyzer out early, it continues to float forward towards the chains.

This versatile disc is also great for drives and approaches, particularly on turnover and hyzer flip lines. Pair it with an overstable counterpart like the Luna or Zone to cover all your shots within 250ft.

Great for both beginners and seasoned veterans, we have this highly sought-after disc available now in multiple plastic blends. The Jawbreaker Rubber Blend Fierce is especially eye-catching, while both the Big Z and Metallic Z versions are more durable options.

Zone

Discraft Zone

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 4
  • Glide: 3
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 3

Dimensions

  • Height: 2.0cm
  • Diameter: 21.1cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.3cm
  • Rim Width: 1.2cm

Popular Plastics

  • ESP
  • Z Line
  • CryZtal

More of a midrange than a putter, the Zone is one of the most popular molds in disc golf. This overstable approach disc can absorb maximum speed and torque without turning over. With a very predictable flight and comfortable hand feel, the Zone is a very trustworthy disc. It is in the bag for pretty much every pro on the Discraft team, and it's probably carried by a few players in your local club.

The Zone is especially beloved for forehand throws, and many beginners throw their first sidearm upshots with this disc. It also has enough stability to confidently attack the green on windy days.

Since it is so overstable, the Zone is best when thrown on hyzer and flex lines. It will not get a much anhyzer glide on turnovers and it won't hyzer flip. Pair it with a Fierce and all approach lines will be covered.

We have several different Zones available from our Discraft discs collection.

FAQ's

Is the Discraft Zone a putter?

The Zone is somewhere between a putter and a midrange and is used primarily as an approach disc.

What is the most popular Discraft putter?

The Discraft Zone is by far the most popular disc on this list, but as we mentioned, it is primarily an approach disc. For more traditional putters, the Luna is quite popular now and the Challenger has the longest history. According to the sales numbers at Infinite Discs, the Roach was the best selling Discraft putter last year, coming in at 38th place of all discs sold.

What putter does Paige Pierce use?

According to her last "in the bag" video, Paige Pierce uses a Special Blend Fierce as her primary putter. She also carries the Pro D Banger GT as an approach disc.

What Putter does Paul McBeth use?

Paul McBeth uses the Luna as a primary putter. He also bags a Zone for approach shots.

What Putter does Paul Ulibarri use?

Paul Ulibarri uses the Pro D Challenger as his primary putter and both the Ringer and Zone for approaches.

What putter does Adam Hammes use?

Adam Hammes uses a Jawbreaker Focus as his primary putter and a Zone for approaches (notice a Zone theme here?).

What putter does Michael Johansen use?

Michael Johansen uses an X line Ringer GT for putting and a Banger GT for approach shots.

What putter does Ezra Aderhold use?

According a 2021 in the bag video, Ezra Aderhold uses the CT Rubber Blend Roach as a primary putter. He also uses the Fierce, Luna, and Zone in various plastics.

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