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John Hansen 03-25-2020 12:55 AM

Just when Brodie was building tons of interest, this Break from disc golf comes along.

brutalbrutus 03-25-2020 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by John Hansen (Post 3566238)
Just when Brodie was building tons of interest, this Break from disc golf comes along.

He's still making vids...



Idk, it could be a good thing. He definitely still has a lot of form work to do. Especially when it comes to consistency on the longer FHs and BHs

glassila 03-25-2020 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by John Hansen (Post 3566238)
Just when Brodie was building tons of interest, this Break from disc golf comes along.

True, but I bet his appeal will stay pretty high during the down time. No new tourneys to watch + he has a lot of disc golf content out there for his short time + I'm sure he will continue to make videos.

DoWork 03-25-2020 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by glassila (Post 3566547)
True, but I bet his appeal will stay pretty high during the down time. No new tourneys to watch + he has a lot of disc golf content out there for his short time + I'm sure he will continue to make videos.


The smart guys will be churning out content while people are in this captive audience state. He is going to 100% keep hammering.

DiscFifty 03-26-2020 02:28 AM

I like Brodie, but I find the vids of just him playing or with his wife, about as entertaining as those CCDG vids with lesser known players. It's ok for a few minutes but then it gets a bit boring. I'm still going to check in from time to time, but it's going to be hard to beat some of that earlier content. I think he should do a mix of real game play and some trick shots on the course to spice up the video a bit. His tournament quest is extremely entertaining, too bad that's on hold.

JuanA 03-26-2020 10:22 AM

Brodie needs more Paul in his videos.

aredoubles 03-26-2020 11:43 AM

I'm fine with solo Brodie rounds, as long as they're on quality courses. These little pitch-and-putt courses are stupid to watch anyone play.

brutalbrutus 03-26-2020 01:52 PM


drk_evns 03-26-2020 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by JuanA (Post 3566867)
Brodie needs more Paul in his videos.


I would never not agree with this. Itís the preferred formula.

That being said, I enjoy watching all Brodie videos too.

jakebake91 03-26-2020 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by brutalbrutus (Post 3567001)

Could this be the only thing Brodie does better than any other touring pro??



.....will be doing this in the yard later!!

JuanA 03-26-2020 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by jakebake91 (Post 3567049)
Could this be the only thing Brodie does better than any other touring pro??

I think he has them all beat with social media.

So maybe it's two things?

araytx 03-26-2020 03:28 PM

The mere fact that we are on post number 1,212 of this thread says something.

jakebake91 03-26-2020 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by araytx (Post 3567060)
The mere fact that we are on post number 1,212 of this thread says something.

You guys have a point there.

The throw that nobody else has?

araytx 03-26-2020 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by jakebake91 (Post 3567068)
You guys have a point there.

The throw that nobody else has?

It's been used many times. Most older golfers (like myself), use it to get out of woods or on through-the-trees approach shots. In Texas it's called a "pancake." But it is not "new" by any stretch. I think it was seen on camera and emphasized for the first time.

broomerang 03-26-2020 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by araytx (Post 3567060)
The mere fact that we are on post number 1,212 of this thread says something.

I think Brodie is good for the sport but the number of posts here are meaningless.

Most of us are rapid serial posters with nothing to say and less to lose.

Jimb 03-26-2020 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by broomerang (Post 3567102)
I think Brodie is good for the sport but the number of posts here are meaningless.

Most of us are rapid serial posters with nothing to say and less to lose.

That's what you say. :p

glassila 03-26-2020 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by broomerang (Post 3567102)
I think Brodie is good for the sport but the number of posts here are meaningless.

I must disagree. Over 1200 posts to a thread entitled "Brodie Smith PDGA#128378" is not meaningless. I would venture a guess that other than McBeth, Paige Pierce, Lizotte and Eagle, the name Brodie Smith is mentioned in these forums more than any other player. It looks like his Dark Horse 3 pack is selling very well at $55 plus tax. There is definitely a connection here.

DiscFifty 03-26-2020 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by araytx (Post 3567077)
It's been used many times. Most older golfers (like myself), use it to get out of woods or on through-the-trees approach shots. In Texas it's called a "pancake." But it is not "new" by any stretch. I think it was seen on camera and emphasized for the first time.

I threw (scoober, pancake, etc) it years ago playing various home made games with a frisbee. lol...

broomerang 03-26-2020 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by glassila (Post 3567169)
I must disagree. Over 1200 posts to a thread entitled "Brodie Smith PDGA#128378" is not meaningless.

There are threads on here about literally nothing with over 5k posts. My point was we're meaningless and don't take anything we talk about as a measure about anything.

Brodie is definitely putting disc golf in front of a new audience.

In my opinion the money Discraft is spending on him is worth more than what they're spending on McBeth.

araytx 03-27-2020 06:21 AM

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Originally Posted by broomerang (Post 3567102)
I think Brodie is good for the sport but the number of posts here are meaningless.

Most of us are rapid serial posters with nothing to say and less to lose.

I challenge anyone to find human interest threads in these forums with this many posts. Not saying there aren't any, but I'd be curious to find out if my supposition is close to correct. Your point, while well-taken, ignores the fact that serial posters' typically short attention span causes them to move on to the next thing pretty quickly. My point is that here, they continue to return.

brutalbrutus 03-27-2020 06:32 PM

I'm not watching it but he is live streaming a "How long to make 1000 putts" challenge from his basement...



DiscFifty 03-27-2020 07:24 PM

wow.. props to Brodie. Almost 1500 people watching the live stream, donating money, etc. That's how you do it folks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFJmkKYQ0dw

broomerang 03-27-2020 10:07 PM

I sincerely hope Brodie is donating those in kind to food shelters or something while this pandemic is happening. He does not need tips from people to survive.

mizunodave 03-27-2020 10:11 PM

Hit 2250 viewers at one point. 1000 20' putts made, 4 hours and 7 minutes. Commitment.

broomerang 03-27-2020 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by mizunodave (Post 3567730)
Hit 2250 viewers at one point. 1000 20' putts made, 4 hours and 7 minutes. Commitment.

Thatís pretty awesome. Also there are probably 2000 disc golfers out there really missing throwing if they are watching someone make 1000 putts.

My arm would fall off. I get tired after about 100.

brutalbrutus 03-27-2020 10:49 PM

I was in there for minute while grabbing the embed code. While I was in there, I noticed someone made a $500 donation...:eek:

brutalbrutus 03-27-2020 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by broomerang (Post 3567754)
Thatís pretty awesome. Also there are probably 2000 disc golfers out there really missing throwing if they are watching someone make 1000 putts.

My arm would fall off. I get tired after about 100.

Its my back that I have problems with while practicing putts. That half bent over position while holding an arm(s) out just wrecks me.

DiscFifty 03-27-2020 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by broomerang (Post 3567727)
I sincerely hope Brodie is donating those in kind to food shelters or something while this pandemic is happening. He does not need tips from people to survive.

If you research his channel(s) metrics, contrary to popular belief he is by no means making a killing in youtube videos. He's a long ways away from his millions of views videos he used to get a few years ago. Now days you're probably getting $400-1800 for every million views. It takes a ton of views to make serious money on youtube, that's why PPV is growing for some content providers. Dude just got married, let him make as much money as can from his channel(s).

wolfhaley 03-28-2020 01:43 AM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3566745)
I like Brodie, but I find the vids of just him playing or with his wife, about as entertaining as those CCDG vids with lesser known players. It's ok for a few minutes but then it gets a bit boring. I'm still going to check in from time to time, but it's going to be hard to beat some of that earlier content. I think he should do a mix of real game play and some trick shots on the course to spice up the video a bit. His tournament quest is extremely entertaining, too bad that's on hold.

I have no problem watching Mrs. Brodie play disc golf. None at all.

Chains Bailey 03-30-2020 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by blazerico (Post 3534357)
a million views on youtube is worth how much, $500? maybe if this guy wins a a few worlds, then he'll influence product sales, but until then...

"Until then" came and went...seems they can not stock enough of his product to meet demands.

How many World Titles has he won? Oh, he has only played in ONE event ever?

BigFlickLuke 03-30-2020 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Chains Bailey (Post 3568620)
How many World Titles has he won?

A couple in college, and a couple after college, if I recall.

Jugular 03-30-2020 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by BigFlickLuke (Post 3568713)
A couple in college, and a couple after college, if I recall.

Not Worlds. US Championships.

Halcůn 03-30-2020 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by wolfhaley (Post 3567801)
I have no problem watching Mrs. Brodie play disc golf. None at all.

She was a cheerleader for the Cowboys, and is a current Instagram model. She literally does "look at me, I'm hot" for a living.

BigFlickLuke 03-30-2020 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Jugular (Post 3568725)
Not Worlds. US Championships.

From where I stand, there's no difference, commie.

broomerang 03-30-2020 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3567759)
If you research his channel(s) metrics, contrary to popular belief he is by no means making a killing in youtube videos. He's a long ways away from his millions of views videos he used to get a few years ago. Now days you're probably getting $400-1800 for every million views. It takes a ton of views to make serious money on youtube, that's why PPV is growing for some content providers. Dude just got married, let him make as much money as can from his channel(s).

Dude has a contract with Discraft, he doesn't need donations to pay his bills.

Check out his video from today, he's outside his home (which looks to be worth $1-2 million if I had to guess).

Don't take my posts the wrong way. I'm cool with him making money and having expensive things. But he doesn't need donations from people and during this pandemic he could make a difference by donating that money.

I happen to think he's the kind of person that probably gives a lot to charity. I'm simply pointing out that it would be really cool of him to do so right now in a transparent way.

ray1970 03-30-2020 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by broomerang (Post 3568845)
Dude has a contract with Discraft, he doesn't need donations to pay his bills.

Hmm. Iíd be impressed and surprised if his deal netted him much money.

Just speculation on my part as I have no idea how a disc golf contract is structured but I donít think you really get much of a paycheck. Free discs, some apparel, maybe a payout from your sponsor if you place well in sanctioned events, etc.

Iím sure he gets some royalties from his signature discs and whatnot but Iíd really be surprised if Brodie made enough money from disc golf to actually make a living.

DoWork 03-30-2020 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ray1970 (Post 3568859)
Hmm. Iíd be impressed and surprised if his deal netted him much money.


It didnít. His advantage is that he can dedicate *all* of his time to being good at [insert sport here] and clearly has done ok for himself before he decided DG made sense. As a content creator he is playing the game he plays to a T and IMO has proven it isnít just about being sick at the sport. There is more than one way to be successful in the DG jobosphere if youíre creative and dedicated.

rocthecourse 03-30-2020 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ray1970 (Post 3568859)
Hmm. Iíd be impressed and surprised if his deal netted him much money.

Just speculation on my part as I have no idea how a disc golf contract is structured but I donít think you really get much of a paycheck. Free discs, some apparel, maybe a payout from your sponsor if you place well in sanctioned events, etc.

Iím sure he gets some royalties from his signature discs and whatnot but Iíd really be surprised if Brodie made enough money from disc golf to actually make a living.

I'd be surprised if Brodie doesn't make over $50,000 from disc golf this year. I can see him easily making a lot more than that.

broomerang 03-30-2020 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ray1970 (Post 3568859)
Hmm. Iíd be impressed and surprised if his deal netted him much money.

Just speculation on my part as I have no idea how a disc golf contract is structured but I donít think you really get much of a paycheck. Free discs, some apparel, maybe a payout from your sponsor if you place well in sanctioned events, etc.

Iím sure he gets some royalties from his signature discs and whatnot but Iíd really be surprised if Brodie made enough money from disc golf to actually make a living.

Brodie isn't just a professional disc golfer. His contract with Discraft is obviously geared more toward being a Brand Ambassador. Why do you think he's posting videos almost daily? It has nothing to do with disc golf, this is just the medium that he or Discraft have chosen.

He is very unlikely to ever achieve a world title or any significant wins. He's tens of thousands of hours of experience behind the best and he's not a young guy. He's got existing injuries that will affect him as well. Sure a portion of his compensation is going to be tied to signature discs and other similar "pro perks" but his sponsorship is less about how good he is at disc golf than any other sponsored "pro". Brodie is technically an amateur by the way.

If the contract with Paul McBeth has proved anything it's that sponsors have big dollars for people that can drive both new revenue and increased Brand Awareness. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Brodie's deal was as lucrative as Paul's.

Brodie is an extension of the move's they have made to have both Paul and Paige under their umbrella. Paul and Paige give them the marketing slogans of being the choice of the World Champions / best players. Brodie gives them the reach to non-disc golfers. His YouTube channel had more subscribers than all disc golf related channels combined. They essentially purchased an influencer, and a good one at that.

My point is: Brodie is making good money. Really good. Probably more than you think, and definitely enough to pay his bills without him needing donations during live streams. He's making the majority of his income through his sponsorship deal I can guarantee it. Youtube views and commission off signature discs are a bonus for sure. The dude has enough followers and passion to make money as a marketing figure for any company he chooses. He decided to do business with Discraft, partly because he loves throwing discs, but also because they are paying him top dollar to do so.

Hampstead 03-30-2020 07:04 PM

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