Hooray! It’s 2022! Can you guys believe it? Just a few short years ago, we were talking about 2020. Then 2021. Now we’re here and I’m glad. Because the last couple of years have been rough.
As we’ve slogged through the Covid Pandemic, there’s been a lot of change and a lot of instability. But one thing that’s stayed pretty constant in my life is disc golf.
And this year is going to be different, y’all. I can feel it. So in order to keep improving, expanding our game, and having more fun, we need to get some new discs. That’s why I’ve brought you this post.
In it, we’re going to talk about putters. Specifically, the 7 best putters of 2022. Hopefully this post can give you a couple of good recommendations for your putting game. But real quick, let’s talk about three reasons why you need a good putter.
3 reasons why you need a good putter
Distance shots, approaching, and putting
Having a good putter is extremely important because you’ll need it for more than just banging chains. A good putter can perform in every way. If your disc can drive well, approach accurately, and catch chains when needed, you’ve found a great, well-rounded putter. Look for discs that can do it all because that’s crucial to lowering your score on the course.
You need to feel good to play good
If you like how your disc feels – the plastic, the way it flies, and how it putts – you’ll feel good. And if you feel good, you’ll play even better. You need that confidence on the course and it all starts with a good putter.
“Drive for show, putt for dough”
Lastly, if you’ve ever heard the phrase, “drive for show, putt for dough,” you probably know how important putting is to your overall disc golf game. The phrase itself means that, while driving is important to get distance, it’s all for show. Putting is what actually helps you close out each hole and is ultimately what helps you win (and win the money).
Alright, so that’s enough of all that. Let’s get into the 7 best disc golf putters of 2022!!
The 7 best disc golf putters of 2022
Our #1 Pick – Axiom James Conrad Envy (3, 3, 0, 2)
I picked the Axiom James Conrad Envy as my #1 pick because of how epic this disc is. I mean, it was made to commemorate his wild 2021 World Championship and one of the greatest disc golf shots ever, “The Holy Shot.”
Back in June of 2021, James Conrad and Paul McBeth were locked in a tight battle to see who would come out on top at the 2021 PDGA World Championship in Ogden, Utah. Approaching the last hole, McBeth had a one stroke lead over Conrad and it looked like he was going to become the six-time world champion. But the smell of comeback was in the air.
McBeth laid his shot up and was on the verge of victory, up one stroke on Conrad. Conrad needed a birdie from 247 feet out to force a playoff, but this shot seemed very unlikely. Even so, Conrad pulled out his trusted Axiom Envy and performed a couple of practice motions before he committed to the shot.
Then it happened. From 247 feet out, Conrad put he Envy up on an epic anhyzer in hopes of doing the impossible. “Get in the hole!” Screamed fans around the basket. The shot went in. The crowd EXPLODED. James knew it. He had made the ultimate comeback and everyone couldn’t believe what they had just seen. McBeth sunk his final putt and they went to a playoff.
Conrad won it on the first playoff hole, cementing a victory in one of the most unimaginable ways possible. Owner of “The Holy Shot” and the 2021 World Champion – James Conrad.
The Envy was already epic. But The Holy Shot changed this disc forever. MVP knew they had to do something special, so they made a special commemorative signature edition, which you can now get and keep that part of history alive forever.
If you’d like to read more about The Holy Shot, check out RogueDiscs.com’s post on it here.
As for the disc itself, the Envy sports flight ratings of 3, 3, 0, 2, making it decently overstable. But it normally flies fairly straight, so I wouldn’t worry too much about the +2 fade rating. You won’t even notice it while putting and it’s not a huge factor on drives either. Overall, the Envy rocks.
If you’d like to grab the awesome James Conrad Commemorative Signature Electron Envy, get it here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
2. Discmania Eagle McMahon Vapor Tactic “Razor Claw 2” (4, 2, 0 4)
The Razor Claw 2 is Discmania’s newest version of an already great disc: The Tactic. The Eagle McMahon Vapor Tactic takes it to a whole different level. I didn’t hear much hype around the original Razor Claw but this disc has been pretty popular so far. I’ve been really interested in this disc.
As for the disc itself, it’s pretty beefy. Not a hard disc to throw, and flies dead straight at first, but then has a REALLY hard fade on the end. I mean this disc could be pictured under the definition of overstable. This version of the Tactic features less glide and more fade, something Discmania did to “suit Eagle McMahon’s performance needs.” To put it simply, Eagle needed a disc with more fade, so Discmania gave him one. This disc is pretty awesome. If you want to read more about. The Razor Claw 2, check it out here on Discmania.net.
If you’d like to try one out, you can get it here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
3. Ev-7 Phi (3, 4, 0, 1)
The Phi is an interesting new disc from Ev-7. It’s gotten a decent amount of hype so far so I started looking into it more. I had never even heard of the Ev-7 company until I first wrote about the Phi in my best discs of 2022 post. The company itself was founded in late 2020 by PDGA Hall of Fame National Tour Champion and 2009 Masters World Champion Phil Arthur.
As for the disc, it was made to be a straight-flying versatile putt and approach that could become your go-to putter. At 3, 4, 0, 1, this disc is going to fly extremely straight and give you just a touch of fade on the end. Some players have raved about the Phi’s glide, others about how grippy the plastic is, and some players can’t believe how consistently straight the flight is until the fade kicks in. Good on all three fronts (putting, approaching, and driving) means that the Phi is an extremely well-rounded disc and will benefit your disc golf game tremendously. If you’d like to read more about the Phi, Check out Ev-7’s site here.
If you’d like to grab a Phi for yourself, you can get it here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
4. MVP Nomad (2, 4, 0, 1)
The Nomad is the first disc in MVP’s James Conrad lineup and it is a thing of beauty. No, really. According to Infinite Discs, the James Conrad lineup is set to feature some of his favorite places to travel and tie in MVP’s theme of science. This disc was inspired by Park Avenue trailhead in Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. So it was created to show off a small part of that beauty.
The Nomad has flight ratings of 2, 4, 0, 1, so a little bit less than the Phi above and on par with the Judge below. I’m curious to see how these few discs stack up. The Nomad, though, should be an easy, straight-flying disc for you with a small ending fade. This disc has already gotten rave reviews on several sites, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this disc became your go-to putter as soon as you try it out.
If you want a Nomad, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
5. Dynamic Discs EMac Judge (2, 4, 0, 1)
Guys…I love the Judge. I have been a Dynamic Discs fan for a long time and the Judge is hands down my favorite putter as of the date of this post. It flies well, putts well, approaches well, and feels absolutely phenomenal in all the different plastics it comes in.
But now, Dynamic has one-upped themselves and made an EMac Judge. I don’t know about y’all, but every single time Dynamic makes an EMac version of a disc, it’s almost guaranteed to be a better disc. Why? Well, no clue. That’s just what I’ve experienced over the last couple of years.
So as for the disc, the EMac Judge has flight ratings of 2, 4, 0, 1 and is an absolute beast on the course. I’ve had the pleasure of trying this disc out and couldn’t be happier (but I wasn’t surprised at all with how well this disc was going to perform). It flies perfectly straight and even surpasses the straight flight of the regular Judge. The only thing that I was surprised about after testing the Judge out is the fact that they kept the fade rating at +1. There’s really only a tiny bit for fade on the end of flight, so I would’ve thought that this disc would’ve had flight ratings of 2, 4, 0, 0. But I won’t complain because Dynamic Discs has once again made a great disc in the EMac Judge.
To grab the new EMac Judge, check it out here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
6. Loft Discs Hydrogen (1, 2, 0, 0)
The Hydrogen is a brand new disc that I know very little about because I haven’t been able to check it out yet. It also hasn’t had much exposure yet. I mean, the company itself is based out of Denmark (the first disc golf company in Denmark – congrats to them!) and was founded at the very end of 2020. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, which you can check out here, Loft Discs launched and brought us the Hydrogen. Loft Discs claims that the Hydrogen is “the straightest putter in disc golf,” a claim which will be undoubtedly tested by many (because there are just so many great, super-straight-flying discs).
But this disc looks really cool and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. If you’d like to try out the Loft Discs Hydrogen, check it out here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
7. Infinite Discs Alpaca (3, 3, 0, 1)
Last on this list, but definitely not least, is the Alpaca from Infinite Discs. The name intrigued me from the start. I started looking into this disc and I said, “this disc looks weird, has a name that might not make sense, and has flight ratings that make it appear to be super straight-flying (at 3, 3, 0, 1). I bet this disc is awesome.” But as weird as it may appear, after testing it out, It is most definitely REALLY awesome. The Reviews on InfiniteDiscs.com should tell you that this is a great disc, because a lot of players have given it 5 stars. But after you try it, you’ll be hooked. I really like the Alpaca and I think you will, too.
Here’s what Infinite Discs says about the Alpaca:
“The Alpaca is the quintessential beadless putter. While the Infinite Discs Cohort has a somewhat low profile rim, the Alpaca presents a deeper rim for more of a traditional putter feel. Whether thrown at the basket or lofted high for approaches and drives, the Alpaca will carry your workload with ease.”
if you’d like an Alpaca, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
So that’s it
The 7 discs on this list are some of the newest and best disc golf putters in 2022. No matter which disc you pick, you’ll surely be happy with any of the discs that you choose off of this list. Because they’re all awesome! But if you don’t want any of the recommendations in this post, be sure to check out the related posts below to find more discs!
Don’t forget about the book!
Before you go, don’t forget to check out the best beginner disc golf book on the planet, “The Disc Golf Player’s Manual.” This ebook is packed with over 200+ pages of the best tips, tricks, and advice for new players. This book is Epic. So don’t miss out!