Discraft Ringer GT Review
The Discraft Ringer GT is a reliable overstable putter/midrange hybrid that is one of the most underrated discs we have in stock. The "GT" refers to the raised "Groove Track" on top of the rim. Also known as a "thumb track," this design gives a bit more bulk to the edge of the disc. This Ringer GT review breaks down one of the more unique discs for sale.
Discraft Ringer GT Plastics
- Z Metallic: A stiff, slick, and very durable premium blend. The Ringer GT will be very overstable in this plastic and will hold its original flight characteristics for a long time.
- Z FLX: Z FLX is a flexible and gummy version of the stiff Z-Line. It offers a better grip in all weather conditions.
- ESP: Solid durability but with a more flexible and softer hand feel. Discs generally fly close to their posted fight numbers in ESP.
Jawbreaker: A stiff rubber/plastic blend with a tacky feel. Popular for putters and mids, it will be less overstable than premium plastics. The Ringer GT will get more glide and distance in Jawbreaker.
Discraft Ringer GT Flight Numbers
- Speed: 4
- Glide: 4
- Turn: 0
- Fade: 3
These are almost identical flight numbers to the ultra-popular Discraft Zone. These putter/midrange hybrids offer a slow, overstable flight with a predictable fade. They will get some glide when thrown on force over flex lines, but on straight or hyzer shots they will drop out of the sky and get to the ground quickly.
Discraft gives the Ringer GT a stability rating of 1.7, slightly lower than the Zone's 2.0. But this is a marginal distinction. Both will hold the line into stiff headwinds and consistently finish on hyzer. The real difference comes in the shape and hand feel. Players with small hands may prefer the Ringer GT's shallow and thin rim shape.
- Diameter: 21.1cm
- Height: 1.7cm
- Rim Depth: 1.1cm
- Rim Width: 1.0cm
Most overstable approach discs have a deep, thick, and blocky edge. The Ringer GT's shallow and thin rim is unique to this category. The raised "Groove Track" on top adds a bit of bulk around the perimeter, but overall this is about as low-profile as an overstable putter will get. It is especially comfortable in a forehand grip.
The Ringer GT debuted in 2017, a decade after the original Ringer hit the market. It fits between the Zone and the Luna in the Discraft throwing putter lineup and gets marginalized due to the popularity of those molds. The Ringer GT is a hidden gem that players of all skill levels will find a use for.
Skill Level Recommendations
The Ringer GT is a great overstable approach disc for serious players looking to round out their putter pouch.
- Novice: Beginners should start with a more neutral and understable putter.
- Intermediate: Fantastic utility approach that perfectly compliments any workhorse putter.
- Advanced: A workable approach disc with a reliable finish. It flies a bit further and less overstable than the Zone.
- Pro: The Zone is more popular amongst Discraft pros, but longtime sponsored player Michael Johanson is known to bag a Ringer GT.