What Discs Do The Pros Use? – Answered

Whether you’re new to disc golf or have been playing for a few years you may be thinking of investing in a serious set of discs. With all the possible options, its easy to get overwhelmed. One place to start is by looking at what discs professional players use. Here is a list of the discs used by the world’s top 10 pro disc golf players ranked in the PDGA (2020). This list covers the top five male players and the top five female players

The list focuses on the brand and model of discs broken down by their use. It’s worth noting that most of these players have a few different versions of the same disc using different types of plastics, different graphics and varying degrees of how broken in they are. Their preferences change depending on the situation such as dealing with wind or getting around an obstacle.

Professional players exclusively use the discs made by their sponsors so their bags may change significantly when they switch sponsorships. You’ll see a bit more variety with players sponsored by Dynamic Discs because of their partnerships with Westside Discs and Latitude 64. Many of these players also have signature lines with their sponsors.

One thing we noticed while compiling this list is that some choices are more sentimental than practical. They may choose a disc with a graphic from a tournament that they are really fond of or one that is from a friend’s signature line. Sometimes they keep discs because they’ve had it for a long time and decided to always keep it in their bag.

Players are constantly tweaking the discs in their bags. These lists were created with the most current information we could find.


Paul McBeth

Paul McBeth began his professional disc golf career in 2008. He is a five-time PDGA world disc golf champion winning the title for four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015 and then reclaiming the title in 2019. Paul was sponsored by Innova Discs from 2005 to 2018 when he won his first four world championships. Near the end of 2018, his sponsor changed to Discraft and he won his fifth world championship while sponsored by them.

According to a 2019 JomezPro video here is what’s in Paul McBeth’s bag:

Where to Buy

The best place to buy your disc golf discs is at InfiniteDiscs.com. They have a huge selection of nearly every disc made by every brand, and by purchasing from them, you’re helping to support the disc golf community. Each link above will take you directly to that disc on their website, or you can get to their front page by clicking the button above.


Ricky Wysocki

Ricky Wysocki began his professional disc golf career in 2010. He has won the PDGA world championship twice (2016 and 2017). Richard was previously sponsored by Latitude 64 and is currently sponsored by Innova Discs.

According to a 2019 Innova Discs video here is what’s in Ricky’s bag:

Where to Buy

The best place to buy your disc golf discs is at InfiniteDiscs.com. They have a huge selection of nearly every disc made by every brand, and by purchasing from them, you’re helping to support the disc golf community. Each link above will take you directly to that disc on their website, or you can get to their front page by clicking the button above.


Eagle McMahon

Eagle Wynne McMahon has been competing since 2009. He made his mark in 2015 for coming in second behind Paul McBeth at the Glass Blown Open at the young age of 17. Some notable accomplishments include coming in first at the 2019 PCS Open and the 2018 Konopiste Open among numerous other tournament wins. Eagle has been sponsored by Discmania since 2015. 

According to a 2020 Discmania video here is what’s in Eagle’s bag:

Where to Buy

The best place to buy your disc golf discs is at InfiniteDiscs.com. They have a huge selection of nearly every disc made by every brand, and by purchasing from them, you’re helping to support the disc golf community. Each link above will take you directly to that disc on their website, or you can get to their front page by clicking the button above.


James Conrad

James Conrad has been playing since 2000 with early wins in Junior divisions. Since going pro, he has had some notable wins including the 2019 United States Disc Golf Championship and the DGPT – MVP Open at Maple Hill in 2018. 

According to a 2020 Johnny Discgolf video here is what’s in James’s bag:

Where to Buy

The best place to buy your disc golf discs is at InfiniteDiscs.com. They have a huge selection of nearly every disc made by every brand, and by purchasing from them, you’re helping to support the disc golf community. Each link above will take you directly to that disc on their website, or you can get to their front page by clicking the button above.


Chris Dickerson

Chris Dickerson has been playing competitively since 2013. Since then, he has rung up numerous tournament wins. Some notable recent victories include the 2020 Golden Horseshoe Open and the 2019 South Florida Open. Chris is sponsored by Prodigy Disc.

According to a 2018 Prodigy Disc video here is what’s in Chris’ bag:

Where to Buy

The best place to buy your disc golf discs is at InfiniteDiscs.com. They have a huge selection of nearly every disc made by every brand, and by purchasing from them, you’re helping to support the disc golf community. Each link above will take you directly to that disc on their website, or you can get to their front page by clicking the button above.


Paige Pierce

Paige Pierce started playing professionally in 2009 and has risen to become the top ranked female player in the world. She has won the PDGA World Championships five times. She has also won the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships three times. In 2019, Paige signed a sponsorship deal with Dynamic Discs.

According to a 2019 Dynamic Discs video here is what’s in Page’s bag:

Where to Buy

The best place to buy your disc golf discs is at InfiniteDiscs.com. They have a huge selection of nearly every disc made by every brand, and by purchasing from them, you’re helping to support the disc golf community. Each link above will take you directly to that disc on their website, or you can get to their front page by clicking the button above.


Catrina Allen

Catrina Allen began playing disc golf in 2009 and quickly started winning competitions as an Amateur. In 2011 she turned professional and since then has won the PDGA World Championships and the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships. Catrina is sponsored by Prodigy Disc.

According to a 2018 Prodigy Disc video here is what’s in Catrina’s bag:

Putt & Approach

Mid-Range

Fairway

Distance

Where to Buy

The best place to buy your disc golf discs is at InfiniteDiscs.com. They have a huge selection of nearly every disc made by every brand, and by purchasing from them, you’re helping to support the disc golf community. Each link above will take you directly to that disc on their website, or you can get to their front page by clicking the button above.


Henna Blomroos

Henna Blomroos starting raking up competitive disc golf wins in 2013. As a professional player, she has won several major tournaments, notably the 2018 European Disc Golf Championships. Recent wins include the 2019 ET#8 Nokia Open and several victories on the 2018 Prodigy Disc Pro Tour. Henna was previously sponsored by Prodiscus and signed on with Innova Discs in 2019.

According to a 2019 interview for Innova Discs here is what’s in Henna’s bag:

Where to Buy

The best place to buy your disc golf discs is at InfiniteDiscs.com. They have a huge selection of nearly every disc made by every brand, and by purchasing from them, you’re helping to support the disc golf community. Each link above will take you directly to that disc on their website, or you can get to their front page by clicking the button above.


Kristin Tattar

Kristin Tattar has been playing disc golf professionally since 2014. She has won numerous tournaments including the 2019 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships and the Canadian National Disc Golf Championships that same year. Kristin is sponsored by Latitude 64. 

According to her Latitude 54 profile here is what’s in Kristin’s bag:

Where to Buy

The best place to buy your disc golf discs is at InfiniteDiscs.com. They have a huge selection of nearly every disc made by every brand, and by purchasing from them, you’re helping to support the disc golf community. Each link above will take you directly to that disc on their website, or you can get to their front page by clicking the button above.


Sara Hokom

Sara Hokom has been competing since 2008. She won the PDGA World Championships in 2012 and has won the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships twice. Recent notable wins include the 2019  Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic and the 2018 DGPT Tour Championship. Sara is sponsored by Legacy Discs.

According to her Legacy Discs profile here is what’s in Sara’s bag:

Where to Buy

The best place to buy your disc golf discs is at InfiniteDiscs.com. They have a huge selection of nearly every disc made by every brand, and by purchasing from them, you’re helping to support the disc golf community. Each link above will take you directly to that disc on their website, or you can get to their front page by clicking the button above.


Wrapping Up

The lists highlight a wide variety of options. There is no one brand dominating the bags of the top ten pros. Innova discs stands out because they sponsor three out of the ten. Some choices pop-up in a few different places like Innova Discs’ Aviar, but the players may have different variations of the disc or use them for different scenarios.

While it may be tempting to go out and buy the same discs as the world’s top players, there are a few things to keep in mind. These players have carefully chosen their discs based on their style of playing. It will be helpful to understand your own style and then look for what pros play in a similar way. Little variations can make a huge difference in what discs are right for you such as whether you favor backhand or forehand throws.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the pros have put in years of trial and error. They have tried countless discs to find what works for them. Before putting a lot of money into a bag, try different discs to find what you like. This is especially important if you are still developing your playing style.Lastly, its important to remember that the pros have advanced skills and they are able to handle more unwieldy discs. Some of the discs that they use may be very difficult for a less experienced player to handle. You may want to explore discs that are better suited to your level of playing and gradually move up to more challenging ones