Hooray for 2021! 2020 has been, for lack of a better phrase, a complete dumpster fire. We had Covid, quarantine, protests, politics, hate, and yep, cancelled disc golf. There’s not much else that could’ve gone wrong. But we made it to the new year. And we’re gonna play more disc golf!
But before we do, we need some new discs! I know that I’m definitely going to get a couple of new discs and I’ve been doing research here on the blog to find the best discs of 2021. This list that I’ve made is going to feature a couple of new discs and a couple of old discs to make sure I’ve given you the best discs to check out this year. Hopefully this helps. Alright, let’s get to it!
The 7 best disc golf putters in 2021
The Discraft Fierce is the first disc in 5X World Champion Paige Pierce’s future lineup of discs. By the time you read this, there may be other discs made for her in the mid and driver categories. But today, the Fierce is all by its lonesome. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad disc by any means.
In fact, the Fierce is such an interesting and well-crafted putter, I had to make it my #1 pick for best putter of 2021. Let’s check out a couple different ways the Fierce can help you this year:
The plastic: quite grippy to start. It has a nice feel similar to the Jawbreaker plastic that Discraft has shown us before. Feels great in the hand and overall, the disc seems to fly really well. I’m sure future runs might see different plastic but I’m completely okay with how it is now 👍.
Driving: the Fierce is a fantastic short range driving disc. I would put the longest average distance at about 200 yards but is great for low power. It’s also a nice hyzer flip disc if you need late turn. The -2 turn will come around nicely before its final little bit of ending fade.
Putting: the rubbery grip makes putting nice and easy. For putting, the fierce is extremely straight and has great glide. If you don’t want to use it in circle 1, it can be a great disc for those tough jump putt runs from circle 2.
Here’s what Discraft has to say about the Fierce: “The first disc in the Paige Pierce line, the Fierce putter! The Fierce is a straight flying understable putter that was designed along with Paige Pierce to create a with a small diameter putter with a good hand feel for players of all sizes. The Fierce putter demonstrates straight flights with effortless glide and exells at understable turnover approaches.”
Check out Disc Golf Nerd’s full review in the video below.
Check out Paige Pierce’s vision for the Fierce in the video below.
The Ruin is the best overall putter from the Infinite Discs lineup. With flight ratings of 3, 3, 0, 3, I would say that it’s somewhat similar to the Westside Discs Harp and flies pretty much the same. This disc will also be great for your approaches!
Here’s what InfiniteDiscs.com has to say: “The Infinite Discs Ruin is the small diameter, overstable approach disc manufactured by Innova that everyone’s been waiting for! This beadless approach disc has very little glide and will start fading right out of the hand, giving your upshots perfect, predictable placement.”
I think I’ve found a new favorite putter in the Viking Discs Rune. Yep, even more than my Dynamic Discs Judge. That’s how much I’ve liked the Rune (even though I’ve only played about 10 rounds with it). The funny thing is, Infinite Discs actually sent me the Rune to test and review. It really wasn’t even on my radar as a future disc purchase. It’s funny how things work out like that. But anyway, about the disc:
Super straight: this disc has been the epitome of a straight-flying putter. I’ve played multiple solo disc rounds with it and it has flown on a dang straight line every time.
Distance: I was surprised at how far this disc flew for me. I would say an average of 200-220 yards per drive on those holes that required a little bit of power.
Overall: between the reliability, predictability, straight flight, and ability to get decent distance for a putter (oh yeah, and it’s a pretty great putter, too), I’d say that the Rune is definitely worth trying. I will be buying another to play with very soon.
The Tactic has been another fairly underrated disc in 2020. With flight ratings of 4, 2, 0, 3, the Tactic flies almost exactly like the numbers suggest. Like other meaty mid-range discs, the Tactic is perfect for almost any scenario within 100-150 feet of the basket. If you’re looking for a great approach disc, grab a Tactic here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
The Tomb is another disc that I’ve started playing with recently that I’ve really enjoyed. It’s feels similar to the Discraft Zone but it flies much straighter. With flight ratings of 3, 4, 0, 1, the Tomb has the potential already to be a player’s go-to putter.
Here’s what InfiniteDiscs.com has to say: “TOMB is a flat-topped, low-profile, putt-and-approach disc with a comfortably smooth, beaded rim. The Tomb has just the right amount of stability to cover ground while threading the needle on approach shots, whether thrown forehand or backhand. It can also be used as a crossover mid-range, driving putter, or to hold the line while putting for distance or in moderate winds.”
The Invader sports decently beginner-friendly flight ratings of 3, 2, 0, 1. So far since its release, it’s been a really stable and reliable putt and approach disc. I’m definitely excited to get my hands in it. Grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
7. Discraft Luna (3, 3, 0, 3)
The Luna isn’t a new disc anymore but has been a super reliable disc for a lot of disc golfers now through all of 2020. This somewhat overstable putter, with flight ratings of 3, 3, 0, 3, can really fly when thrown for distance and feels great in the hand for everything else. We’ve almost all seen its distance potential from when Paul McBeth parked his Luna at the basket from 450 feet out at the 2019 Ledgestone Open. If you haven’t yet seen it, it’s pretty rad. Check it out in the video below ⬇️.
As for putting, the Luna is above average. It’s not the best putter I’ve ever used but I love how it feels in the hand and it can get the job done. Infinite Discs states that the Luna is “more overstable than a lot of other putters. It works great as a low-glide, beadless putter for players who putt with a lot of confidence.”
If you want a Luna, get one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
Don’t forget to check out the book!
Before you go, make sure you check out my awesome Beginner’s Guide, “The Disc Golf Player’s Manual.” It’s a jam-packed, 200+ page guide filled with the best disc golf tips to take you from beginner to winner on the course. Check it out! Then go get out on the course!