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15 Best Disc Golf Throwing Putters

Putt and Approach discs come in so many different shapes, sizes, and flight ratings, its hard for a player to actually sit down and shop for a new putter that is going to fit their needs.

Finding the perfect putter is hard enough, but finding the best throwing putter, when they’re all labeled “Putt and Approach“ can be even tougher.

They all seemingly have the same flight ratings, yet good putting putters vary greatly from good driving/throwing putters, and some are even good at both.

Especially when you consider that you’ll often need a different one for a variety of shots, such as a long straight flight vs one that is going to fade significantly at the end of it’s flight. Whereas a putting putter often comes down more to player comfort, and less about disc ratings.

You'll also often hear players talk about how learning to throw a putter for long distances can unlock the secrets to fine tuning your maximum throwing distance as throwing one beyond 250-300 feet can be extremely difficult.

It's even harder when you are throwing putters that just aren't built well for throwing long distances.

If you’ve been confused, you’re not alone,

and luckily,

we’re here to make the process just a little more simple by giving you some recommendations for

The 15 Best Disc Golf Driving Putters

we feel are on the market today to help you further lower those disc golf scores.

But before we get into our complete list, we want to cover some questions about throwing putters that players often have, and ones that will help you choose which putter you may want to add to your bag to be used off the tee.

If you want to skip over this and get right into the list, all you have to do is CLICK HERE!

Otherwise, let’s get started!

What is a driving putter? What makes it different than a putting putter?

While most putters can technically be used for both putt and approach. Some are just simply better for either putting or approaching, rather than both. There are exceptions, but this is generally the case.

Most of this can come down to flight ratings, where driving putters are often just a touch more stable with more fade than their putting putter counterparts. This extra fade is often not noticeable however in terms of flight because putters are also rated for slower speeds.

When thrown hard, this extra fade and stability will simply allow the disc to fly very straight, rather than turning and burning if the fade was just 0 or 1, like most of the popular putting options out there.

Driving putters will often offer more specialized fade ratings as well, as high as 3 or 4, which make them excellent choices for aggressive hyzer and forehand plays that you often encounter during approach shots.

What makes a good throwing putter?

Similar to the previous answer then, a solid throwing putter has to feel great in the hand, but also needs to be able to handle the strong forces applied during a backhand or forehand throw.

While finesse shots are common, sometimes a maximum distance drive with a putter is necessary, so you'll want an option that is able to reliably handle this force without turning over on you, unless desired of course.

What plastic should I buy for a throwing putter?

Most putting putters are bought in basic or sub-premium plastics due to their tacky feel, which helps with grip and grabbing the chains.

You may even prefer this plastic for your throwing putters as well.

But players will often steer towards a more premium plastic instead to help with the durability of their throwing putters, extending the life of the disc and its flight ratings.

I used to putt with a Dynamic Discs Deputy in their classic plastic for instance, but I also loved throwing my Deputy for long turnover shots.

So instead of beating in my primary putter too far with tree and ground hits, I picked one up in their premium Lucid plastic and have never looked back as the disc has held up extremely well.

Premium plastics may be a little more slick when wet than a more basic plastic, but the trade-off in durability is well worth it.

Why should I throw a putter instead of a mid-range?

Learning to throw a putter for distance will not just improve your form and technique, but will also open up a lot of shot opportunities as well.

I actually carry just as many throwing putters as I do mid-ranges because of this.

My mid-ranges are great when I need just a little bit more distance than I can achieve with a putter, but I personally can control distances much easier with my throwing putters and they seem to be more forgiving during short approach shots that require a little more finesse.

Putters often have slower speed ratings with respectable glide, so they are also less likely to take aggressive skips past the basket on approaches.

While mid-ranges still serve their purpose in my bag, I don't use them near as much once I learned to confidently throw my putters.

What flight ratings should I look for in a driving putter?

This will ultimately come down to what shots your looking to fill in your bag.

I carry 3 throwing putters in my bag currently, one for short turnover shots (understable), a reliable straight flyer with a touch of fade (stable), and two plastics of a disc with reliable fade for hyzer shots and forehands (overstable).

Your personal needs may be different than mine, but I do recommend getting one of each stability.

Beyond that, most putter options will be relatively similar in terms of speed and glide. Some will be slower, such as the Berg or the Pig, which make them less suitable for long distances, but make them superb choices for approach shots.

So my advice is to figure out what shots you seem to throw or need the most, and then make a choice based on your individual needs and skills.

If for instance you don't throw many turnover shots, you probably are going to prefer a straight flying option over an understable one that turns over, or vice versa.

Now that you know the basics, it’s time to get into our list!

While not in any specific order, we did try to spread the top options out by representing multiple brands and multiple uses on our list so that you can choose an understable, stable, and overstable option to get you going.

I personally carry one of each in my bag, and use them all frequently while playing.

While giving you variety, we were still able to suggest the most popular options among players today so you can check these discs out with confidence!

That being said, let’s get into the list!

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Flight Ratings: 4, 3, 0, 3

If you have followed our page or seen other putter articles, you'll know that I absolutely love the Zone, and use it on just about every hole I play.

While it is a beefy approach putter with a fade of 3, the Zone does fly relative straight when I really crank on it but it reliably fades on every throw, even flat releases.

Where it really shines however is hyzer forehands and backhands, as well as flex shots that get me out of tough situations where finesse is still needed.

In the hand it will not feel like your traditional putter, feeling closer to a mid-range, but the utility aspect of this disc and the amount of situations you find yourself using it in is incredible.

As we go through this list, there will be several options that are extremely similar from other brands, but the Zone sets the bar extremely high!

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Flight Ratings: 3, 3, 0, 2

The Envy has always been a fan favorite among those who used it, but James Conrad put this putter on the map with his miraculous 280ft throw in during the summer of 2021 at the Worlds Championships.

From that point on, the Envy earned celebrity status in the disc golf world.

Prior to 2021, I had limited experience with MVP/Axiom discs myself, but just like the rest of the disc golf community, I had to get my hands on this disc and check out the hype myself.

And let me tell you, it took just one throw for me to be impressed!

A lot of players seem to get hung up on the unique overmold technology used by MVP/Axiom, but the Electron Firm plastic feels great in the hand.

Tacky, but not base plastic tacky, and it has held up extremely well so far.

Although it has a fade of 2, the speed 3 really helps this disc perform like a true stable throwing putter and will hold any line you put it on very well, with just a touch of fade at the end.

Conrad’s Envy was likely beat in to his perfection, but on his throw the Envy held the anhyzer line it was put on for the entire flight of it’s chain seeking mission.

I bagged the Envy immediately after testing it, replacing my Buzzz for shots that need to be dead straight, but less distance than the Buzzz was needed for, < 300 feet or so.

I will occasionally throw it on some hyzer depending on conditions, but when I need a straight flyer, the Envy is my go to disc.

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Flight Ratings: 3, 3, 0, 1

Quite the newcomer to the disc golf world, Thought Space Athletics has been making a splash and rapidly gaining popularity among players from all over the world, so the fan favorite Praxis had to be included on this list!

Manufactured by MVP, the TSA Praxis is another extremely straight flying, stable option for you to consider in your quest for the perfect throwing putter.

With slightly less fade than the Envy, this disc epitomizes your classic point and shoot disc.

It’s a great option to learn lines and perfect your form with, as this disc will hold any line you put in on, and will fly dead straight wherever it is aimed.

It may be new, but it is highly touted among those who have tried it, so do not hesitate to try it yourself!

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Flight Ratings: 2, 4, 0, 1

From a newer option, we move on to a time tested classic in the Dynamic Discs Judge!

This beaded putter has been around for a long time and has been one of the options on our list that has definitely withstood the test of time.

With a glide of 4 and speed of 2, this straight flying, stable disc will confidently get you down the fairway whether it is from off the tee or from the field.

What is unique about this disc compared to others on our list, is that while a great choice for approach shots and driving, it is also a great putting putter, and can be used in both situations.

If this interests you, you’ll certainly want to grab one in multiple plastics to maintain it’s longevity.

If beaded putters aren’t your thing, but you like the looks of the Judge, then you’ll definitely want to check out it’s sister discs, the micro-beaded EMac Judge, and the beadless Warden.

Both are great options that are extremely similar to the Judge, but without the bead.

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Flight Ratings: 3, 3, -1, 1

Up next is the stable, straight flying Latitude 64 Pure!

Many players find that the Pure checked all the boxes to become their putting putter, but the Pure is an excellent choice as a driving putter as well.

With it’s turn and fade ratings of -1/1, out of the box this putter will be extremely straight flying for any player who is able to control their speed. These ratings also make it a very beginner friendly disc for both putting and throwing.

As the disc beats in, it will become more understable and a great choice for short turnover shots or hyzer flips.

Because of all these features, you will always be able to find some use for the Pure, so give it a shot today!

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Flight Ratings: 4, 3, 0, 3

Early into our list, I spent a lot of time talking up the Discraft Zone as a reliable overstable thrower, so now it’s the Harp’s time to shine!

The Harp is the first disc on our list that matches the Zone’s flight ratings and is fully capable of handling all of its duties on the disc golf course as well as it‘s rival can.

Backhand, forehand, flex shots, head winds, you name it, the Harp will be able to handle it.

With a stout fade of 3, it will be reliably overtstable for you in all conditions, making it an excellent choice for hyzer shots whether you’re approaching the basket from the tee or the fairway, backhand or forehand.

I highly suggest adding an overstable throwing putter to your arsenal, and the Harp is certainly up to the task!

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Flight Ratings: 3, 1, 0, 3

Moving on, we arrive to the first Innova option of our list, the Pig!

The Pig really picked up momentum as a fan favorite when former Innova team player Ricky Wysocki started to utilize the Pig as his primary approach putter.

Why did he use it so much?

Well it makes sense! The Pig is a slow flying, low glide, overstable disc with a deep rim that significantly reduces the odds of this disc skipping on past the basket on your approach shots. Something all pro players should want in an approach disc.

While other approach putters may fly farther, they do so with more speed and glide, making them vulnerable to skipping in situations where the Pig simply eats up the dirt as it bites on impact.

You’ll definitely still get some respectable driving distance out of the Pig, but its low glide of 1 is going to cause it to seemingly fall out of the sky in flight and sit down more smoothly, which is very handy for approach shots.

It’s fade of 3 also gives this pork plenty of overstable “beef”, and allows it to handle all conditions while always wanting to finish with some fade.

The Pig may be unique, but is definitely worth checking out and field testing to see if it works for you!

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Flight Ratings: 3, 1, 0.5, 4

New for 2022 is the Sockibomb Slammer by Dynamic Discs!

As mentioned, the Pig was a very popular disc for Ricky Wysocki prior to him leaving Innova, so it was only a matter of time before Dynamic Discs answered the call and catered to his needs in adding a Pig-like disc to their lineup.

They did so in a big way by reinventing a very well performing disc for them, the Slammer, and creating the Sockibomb Slammer!

While similar to the Pig in terms of Speed and Glide, the Sockibomb Slammer turns up the overstability factor of the Pig significantly by having an extremely low turn of 0.5 and a very high fade of 4.

With these ratings, the new putter will do anything other overstable options on this list can do, and will excel in approach situations where you need a lot of fade with the disc sitting down quickly and not skipping past the basket. The new Slammer will do this extremely well whether it is thrown forehand or backhand.

Being so new, many players haven’t even yet got their hands on a Sockibomb Slammer at the time this article was written, but it is already quickly becoming a fan favorite for those who have.

So if you get the chance to try one out, definitely jump at the opportunity!

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Flight Ratings: 1, 1, 0, 2

Up next is perhaps one of the more unique putters on our list, the Kastaplast Berg!

While the Berg is a very popular putting putter option, it is quickly becoming a favorite thrower as well!

On the surface it appears to be slightly overstable with it's fade rating of 2, but because of it's ridiculously low speed rating of 1, you'll quickly realize how straight of a flyer this disc is.

Players have gravitated towards this putter as a throwing/driving option not just because of how straight it flies, but also because of it's low speed, low glide, and comfort in the hand.

These ratings make the Berg very easy for players of levels to control.

Combine this with manageable turn and fade and you have yourself a point and shoot option that will go wherever you need it to without fading out too much or skipping away past its target upon landing.

If you're looking for a low flying putter like you've never seen before, then you'll want to try out the Berg!

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Flight Ratings: 2, 3, 0, 2

Number 10 on our list takes to one of the more time tested options, the Gateway Wizard!

While Wizard is also known as an excellent putting putter option, it's comfort in the hand and slight overstability make it an excellent option for throwing as well.

Those who favor the Wizard rave about how comfortable this beaded putter feels in the hand, which is an important quality to achieve consistency in your throws.

The Speed of 2 that the Wizard is rated for pairs nicely with it's Glide of 3 and it makes it very easy for players of all skill levels to throw and control while it's fade of 2 makes sure that this disc will fly nice and straight before ending it's flight with a soft, reliable fade.

Try out this classic putter today!

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Flight Ratings: 3, 4, 0, 1

Up next is an option all too familiar to the Prodigy lovers out there, the PA-3!

Simply put, the PA-3 is one of the straightest flying throwing putters on the market, so it should definitely not be overlooked if you are looking for a stable option to add to your bag.

All of the plastics are very comfortable, which matches the relatively shallow rim extremely well for superior player comfort when using this disc as a thrower.

The Speed of 3 is manageable for all players, but the Glide rating of 4 is especially impressive as this disc will want to carry and carry down the fairway whether from the tee or from the field, so try it out today!

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Flight Ratings: 2, 3, 0, 1

Speaking of stable throwing putters, we cannot forget about the Discmania P2!

The P2 is slightly slower than the PA-3 with a rating of 2 and has a little less glide with a rating of 3, but the P2 will fly reliably straight for most players in nearly all conditions.

It is just stable enough to not turnover with excess speed or headwinds, so expect just a little bit of fade from this viable throwing putter option in your own field work sessions under normal conditions with little wind or tailwinds.

Discmania recently broke away from Innova and is manufacturing their own discs, but the quality has remained the same, so you should definitely give them a shot if you haven’t already!

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Flight Ratings: 3, 4, -1.5, 0

One of my personal favorites for throwing putters comes in at 13 on our list, the Dynamic Discs Deputy.

A few years ago, I made the Deputy my primary putting putter due to it’s point and shoot quality and it’s exceptional comfort in the hand.

As time went on, I would use the turn of -1.5 to my advantage by using it off the tee for short turnover shots of less than 250ft.

My basic plastic was taking a beating because of this so I purchased myself one in premium, Lucid plastic and have never looked back. Even though it is no longer my putting putter, I keep this disc in my bag and use it for just about every round I play.

I really enjoy throwing the Deputy on just a little bit of hyzer and watching it flip to flat before slowly turning over and finishing softly to the right.

When thrown more flatly, the Deputy will become much more understable and finish more aggressively to the right than usual for RHBH players.

New players will see this disc fly very straight, but will continue to bag it as their form and arm strength improve and it becomes a turnover disc for them as it did for me.

If you like Dynamic Discs molds and are looking for an easy throwing, understable option than can also be used as a putting putter, then be sure to try the Deputy!

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Flight Ratings: 3, 2, 0, 2

The Innova Aviar is one of the most classic, best selling discs of all time, and is often one of the first discs new players get their hands on when entering the world of disc golf.

While traditionally known as a putting putter, it is also an excellent choice for players to learn and fine tune their throwing form as the Aviar is dead straight in it’s flight path.

As good as it is, Innova took the Aviar to a new level by creating the Aviar3.

This new iteration made the Aviar more tolerable of higher arm speeds by increasing the speed rating from 2 to 3, while keeping glide relatively the same and making the disc just a touch more overstable with a fade of 2.

The result is a true throwing putter that can handle being ripped on while still maintaining that dead straight, stable flight path with a subtle yet reliable fade at the end of it’s flight.

The Aviar may offer you more variety in terms being able to handle your putting and throwing duties, but if you’re looking for a dedicated straight flying driving putter, then grab yourself the Aviar3!

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Flight Ratings: 4, 3, 0, 3

As we approach the end of our list, you may have forgotten how much we talked up the Zone, and subsequently the Harp as overstable throwing options that you should consider adding to your bag.

So it’s time to introduce another excellent option to fill the overstable throwing putter slot, the MVP Entropy!

While the Axiom Envy is an excellent straight flyer, it’s sister company is responsible for producing one of the best overstable options on the market today in the Entropy.

It’s flight ratings mirror the Zone and Harp, which when considered with comfort in the hand make it another great option to handle all of your hyzer and flex shot needs during drives from the tee and approach shots, regardless if throwing backhand or forehand.

The over mold technology may take some getting used to (although not for me), but once you do, this disc will quickly become an oft used and reliable disc in your bag, so be sure to try it if you can!

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Honorable Mention (well, more than that as it's a great option!)

Flight Ratings: 3, 4, -2, 0

We were going to cap this list at 15 solid options, but we just simply could not keep this understable disc off of it, and that disc is the Discraft Fierce.

As mentioned, I am a huge fan of the Dynamic Discs Deputy, and the Fierce is all of it plus a little but more as it features a turn rating of -2 as opposed to -1.5 as seen in the Deputy.

This difference is subtle enough that you won’t notice too much variation in flight path between the two, and simply means that you can add just a touch more hyzer on your release to achieve the same flight path as the Deputy.

The Fierce is a great option for any player with slower arm speed as it will fly extremely straight on most release angles, outside of anhyzer, and you’ll continue to bag it for short turnover shots as it is an easy to control disc in finesse situations from the tee and fairway.

If you need a straight to understable option and aren’t quite sold on anything yet, trust the Discraft Fierce to get the job done!

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And there you have it! The 16 Best Driving Putters that you should consider adding to your bag today!

We're confident that from this list you'll be able to find not just one, but several options to test out and add to your bag.

Once you learn to throw them, driving putters open up a big part of your game and you'll find yourself using one on just about every hole you play!

The hard part is finding a good one to trust, and finding one that suits your needs may take time, but luckily you have a good head start to finding your own throwing putters as any option on this list will get the job done!

That being said,

Happy Disc Golfing, and go rattle those chains!

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