Gateway Warlock Review

The Warlock is yet another high-quality putter from Gateway, who seem to pump out P&A molds like nobody else on the market.  The Warlock is essentially a Wizard (my personal favorite) without the bead on the rim.  Since the bead is what gives the Wizard it's stability, the Warlock is much less stable.  The Warlock makes a great ultra-straight putter or short-distance turnover driver.

I recommend that Warlock to beginning players because it will give a perfectly straight line right out of the box.  Overall, this is a high-quality putter for anyone who needs to add a straight flying putt and approach to their bag.   It is available in the standard plastics that Gateway offers,  but I prefer the super soft mold...not too soft, not too hard!

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Gateway Magic Review

Description - Easy to control putter, ideal for beginners

Pros - Super straight right out of the box

Cons - Holds ANY line, not stable at all

Compares to - Polecat w/  little more speed

For a disc golf beginner there is nothing more important than accuracy, especially when it comes to putters.  Gateway Disc Golf has long been known for their expertise when it comes to putting. The Wizard is  favorite among many pros for its dependability and versatility. Often overlooked is the

Magic, a less stable putter from Gateway.

The Magic's "Magic" lies in its ability to hold any line. It's outer edge is a little more blunt than a Wizard, resulting in a more straight flight path.  In fact, the Magic has been compared to a well-worn Wizard...which is a very good thing in my book.

While the Gateway Magic Putter will indeed hold a straight line it is not particularly good in the wind or for longer approach shots. Unfortunately, the Magic's ability to hold a line makes it vulnerable when conditions are not ideal.  As a result the Magic tends to be less popular among seasoned players than Aviars or Wizards.  While the Magic will not replace my go-to putters, it is a really nice choice for beginners or those with trouble putting consistently with more stable discs.

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Gateway Wizard Putter Review

I first tried out the Gateway Wizard at my local course. We have a local vendor who sets up his portable shop, complete with thousands of discs and even a couple of targets.  I picked up this unfamiliar putter with a strange heat stamp and I was instantly hooked. It felt great in my hand and flew very straight from the first toss. But what was this mystery disc?

Eventually I discovered that it was the Gateway Wizard (and I bought one within minutes).  This disc has become an increasingly popular putter in my bag for a number of reasons. For one, it feels great. It has a rounded outside with a ridge to place my pointer finger. When the Wizard was designed by the folks at Gateway, feel and comfort were definitely kept in mind. Think of it like an Innova Aviar with a rounded bottom.

Secondly, and probably the most important factor of any disc, is the flight pattern.  The Wizard flies predictably with just a bit of low speed fade. It is great in the wind, uphill, or downhill. I also like this disc for approaches inside 100'. The Wizard is truly one of the best kept secrets in disc golf...although many long-time players have been raving about this disc for years now.

My only concern with this disc is the consistency of the plastic. The Wizard is available in regular, soft, and even super soft. However, individual discs can be very inconsistent in softness...I have even held some "soft" Wizards that feel softer than their "super soft" counterparts.  If you buy your discs in person make sure you compare them to insure that you enjoy the feel.

Despite some interesting inconsistencies in plastic the Gateway Wizard is an awesome putter. Familiar with Innova and Discraft? Try giving this Gateway disc a toss.

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