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10 Best Putters for Forehand Shots in Disc Golf

If you play disc golf long enough, you soon realize that the forehand shot is a must have skill to lower your score throughout a round of disc golf.


Forehands become especially useful on approach shots where you need a left to right finish as a right handed player (or a right to left finish as a left handed player) and are also trying to prevent a big skip away from the basket such as when throwing into a hill.


The problem is that you don't want to forehand a driver when so close to the basket, and not all putters make good forehand discs, which begs the question,


What are the best disc golf putters for forehand shots?


The good news is, there are numerous putters out there that will make an excellent choice for a forehand approach to the basket when you're trying to close out a hole,


And we're here to tell you what those putters are!



When players think of forehand putter options, most players think of a very overstable disc that can handle the torque needed to effectively forehand a disc,


while this is true most of the time,


There are exceptions!


Sometimes you need a more straight approach, sometimes you need a flex shot, and sometimes you need a shot that you could throw with a back hand but the opposite spin is needed because of terrain features.


It can be quite overwhelming.


So without further ado, let's take a look at the


Best Forehand Putters


that you need to consider bagging for your next round of disc golf!


Let's dive in!



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Flight Ratings: 4, 3, 0, 3


Unless you have complete brand loyalty, are sponsored, or are totally anti-Discraft, there is no reason you shouldn't bag a Zone.


It is not only one of the most popular approach putters in the game, but also one of the most effective and versatile as well.


Forehand, backhand, touch, skips, this thing can do it all.


Although the flight ratings are putter-like, the Zone reminds me of a hybrid between a putter and mid-range with its speed and glide.


Many players bag this disc strictly for forehand approach shots, but you'll find much more use out of it than that as I find myself using it on the majority of my upshots under 200 feet out from the basket.


This disc won't let you down, so click on the picture to check it out!




Flight Ratings: 3, 3, 0, 2


Moving on to number 2 on our list is the Axiom Envy!


While the flight ratings indicate a fade of 2, this approach putter is surprisingly straight in flight and is touted by many players as their go to approach disc for forehand shots when they need a disc to hold the exact line they put it on.


So whether you need some fade, turn, or an overall nice straight flight, you have full control over what this disc can do for you,


So give it a try today!


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Flight Ratings: 3, 1, 0, 3


Nothing will eat dirt and grass like a Pig!


If you're looking for a disc that is perfect for approaches where you do not want a big skip past the pin, this is your disc.


The deep rim and low glide will ensure that this disc comes cruising in nice and controlled before slowing down rapidly and sitting wherever it lands.


Pro disc golf player Ricky Wysocki relies on his Pigs regularly for forehand approach shots from both the fairway and the tee and so should you!


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Flight Ratings: 4, 3, 0, 2.5


Next up is the Harp by Westside Discs!


Another popular option among many disc golfers, the Harp offers excellent speed and glide for a putter with reliable enough fade that make it very suitable for all approach shots, especially forehands!


If you're looking for a disc that is slightly less overstable than the Zone, then the Harp is your disc!


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Flight Ratings: 1, 1, 0, 2


One of the slowest, and least glidey discs on our list, the Berg is the perfect forehand approach disc when finesse is key.


While the other discs so far can handle full speed arm action, if you slow any of the down, they will become much more overstable, meaning that you need to compensate for it in your shot and release angle.


Not the Berg!


With a speed and glide rating of 1, this disc is inherently slow, so it is built for shots that require much more touch and much less speed than the other discs already mentioned.


Because of this, it will not fade or hyzer out as much as other discs that are made to be thrown faster and harder.


If you need this kind of shot in your bag, then get the Berg!


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Flight Ratings: 3, 2, 0, 3


This Dynamic Discs could be much higher on our list as it is up there as one of the best!


The Slammer is the perfect disc when you still are a bit from the basket, say 150-250 feet, but still want a lot of fade at the end of the flight.


Faster, more glidey discs may get the job done, but at the risk of overshooting the basket. Slow these discs down and they suddenly become much more overstable than rated.


The Slammer on the other hand, while not as slow as the Berg, can still handle high speed flicks with the ability to hold its reliable fade throughout its entire flight and not hyzering out too quickly.


In addition to being a great forehand disc, it's also a great backhand approach putter as well!


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Flight Ratings: 3, 4, 0, 1


Coming in at number 7 on our list, from Infinite Discs, is the straight flying Tomb!


The Tomb as you may expect based on its flight ratings is an extremely straight flying, stable putter that will hold any line that you put it on whether thrown forehand or backhand.


Some would argue that the Tomb is THE PERFECT putter to learn forehands with because it teaches you how manipulate wrist and body angle to achieve the release angle you want, rather than relying on the disc to shape the shot.


If you're interested in an extremely straight flyer to practice forehands with, the Tomb is your disc!


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Flight Ratings: 3, 2, 0, 3


The Innova Aviar is arguably one of the most popular, most used putters on the disc golf planet, so why not make it better?!


Innova did this by taking their regular Aviar and making it extremely overstable with a fade rating of 3, as well as speeding it up to 3 and taking a little bit of glide away.


This makes for a less desirable putting putter, but an incredibly useful approach disc that has reliable fade in not only forehand approaches, but all approach shots.


If you like the Aviar but are looking for something more overstable, this is not a disc you'll want to pass up!


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Flight Ratings: 4, 3, 0, 3


If you you're looking for something off the wall and a putter you've never heard of, the Jokeri is your disc!


It may not be as well known as others on this list, but it is very popular, and VERY highly rated by those who have given it a shot.


Some of its success may be due in part to its identical flight ratings as the Zone, but we like to think that it is an awesome disc in its own regard.


If we've piqued your interest enough, be sure to go out on a limb and try something different!


You may just be glad that you did!


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Flight Ratings: 3, 3, 0, 3


Last, but certainly not least is the second option on our list from Discraft, the Ringer GT.


For this overstable, Discraft took their very popular Ringer, added some glide and fade to it, and finished it off with a thumb groove on top of the flight plate for added comfort.


What they got from doing this is a very comfortable, forehand friendly disc that you can add to your bag immediately.

It is slightly more glidey than the Slammer, but still makes for an excellent approach disc where not a lot of skip is desired.


If you're still only intrigued by the thumb groove on top, then check this disc out anyways! It could be come your next favorite disc!


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And that completes our list!


Is there a putter option that you bag for forehand shots that we didn't mention?


Let us know! We'd love to chat with you hear you make your case for it on the list!


Enjoy and Happy Disc Golfing!




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