While watching the Memorial Championship in Arizona this last week, I wondered what putters and mid range discs the Prodigy Pros were using. Whatever they used worked very well, but up until yesterday, only Prodigy Drivers had been PDGA approved. For future tournaments, these amazing disc golfers at team Prodigy will be using primarily (if not exclusively) Prodigy.
Yesterday the PDGA approved four mid range discs, and three putters. Here’s a break down of the soon to be available discs by Prodigy.
Mid Range Discs
Prodigy will have four different mid range discs of different stabilities, but with very similar feels. The dimensions of these discs, height, wing length, etc. are all very similar (not sure how discs so similar can fly differently, but I’ll just trust them for now). Prodigy is going with the same formula to describe their mid ranges as they did their drivers. The M1 will be the most overstable of the bunch, while the M4 will be understable.
Here’s what Prodigy says about each of these new discs:
M-1 – “designed to be over stable with incredible consistency and control. The M-1 mid range is good for all conditions and flies as well into the wind as it does with the wind.”
M-2 – “designed to be slightly over stable with incredible consistency and control. The M-2 mid range is good for all conditions and flies as well into the wind as it does with the wind.”
M-3 – “designed to be stable for moderate power throwers and for players who need a disc that will finish left (right handed throwers) with incredible consistency and control. The M-3 mid range is good for all conditions and flies well in all wind conditions.”
M-4 – “is an extremely reliable under stable mid range driver. It is designed for all players and flies extremely far for a mid range. The M-4 will turn up when thrown hard and will then have an extremely long glide and a soft straight finish.”
The M1 and M3 are available for pre-order here.
The PDGA has approved three Prodigy putters. The PA-1, PA-2, and PA-4. Not sure if there will be a PA-3 or not at this point. Following the same pattern used with the drivers and mid’s, the lower the number, the more overstable the discs will be. Here is a break down of each new putt and approach disc:
PA-1 – “designed to be over stable. The consistent flight path of this disc makes it a favorite of disc golfers looking for consistency and reliability in all wind conditions.”
PA-2 – … exactly the same description as PA-1, with the exception of “stable to over stable.”
PA-4 – “under stable Putt and Approach disc designed for all palyers and skill levels. The PA-4 will turn up when thrown hard and will then have a long glide and gentle turning finish.”