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Old 01-17-2020, 11:18 AM
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That was before I was in the game and before all the old youtube videos I have found. Jeez he is ripped! He looks like a gymnest with that build.
His full time job before Innova hired him was as a physical trainer.
Super nice guy also.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:59 AM
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Brodie on a lead card in 2020 at an A tier or above would surprise me. But if he stays dedicated beyond 2020 it would not surprise me to see him get over a 1000 rated quickly and maybe make some lead cards 2021 and beyond. We all know there is a ton of nuance to being an elite disc golfer both in ability and knowledge, but Brodie is not just a "raw athlete". He is a special talent with gifted hand eye coordination. He was able to get to a +2 handicap on actual professional level golf courses in a couple of years with no significant history in the sport. If you know golf, you know how rare that its. Couple that with his work ethic and his understanding of "training" vs "playing" and I'll think he'll surprise most haters.

It's very possible he is one of hundreds of guys who get to that 1000 - 1010 range but never cross over to "elite" however you define that. I have seen many super talented guys I thought would keep going plateau. It's that crazy consistency that eludes everyone but those in the top tier.

I'm rooting for him. The "bro" vibe that has garnered him 2 mil subscribers on YouTube does not bother me that much. I watched the Smashboxx interview and he seems like a solid guy to me. haters gonna hate tho ya heard.

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Old 01-17-2020, 12:47 PM
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Brodie just announced he will be sponsored by Discraft.

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Old 01-17-2020, 01:15 PM
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Yep... BS to DC.
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:16 PM
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He might never get to "elite" status as a disc golfer, but I would expect him to improve rapidly.

We tell everybody that to improve, you need to learn how to throw putters and understable discs. Well, this guy has been mastering slow, understable discs for 15 years. He knows how wind affects flights. He knows release angles. Ultimate and disc golf aren't the same, but the physics are consistent.

We tell everyone that if you want to improve, study people that are better you. Brody is currently practicing his distance drives, with Emerson Keith holding the rangefinder. Later this month he's gonna spend a week getting tutored by Simon Lizotte and Paul McBeth.

And most of all, anyone who wants to improve is going to need time and practice. By starting out with a sponsorship and no "day job", he's going to have more time and money to invest in disc golf than almost anyone. I don't know the terms of his Discraft deal is, but I'd wager that it's one of the biggest deals in the sport.

Brodie's growth as golfer is not going to follow a typical growth pattern because Brodie's situation is not at all typical.

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This is great for the sport IMHO. He's going to bring a lot of eyes to disc golf that normally would never consider playing. Every sport in the history of sports has its stars that people either hate or love. That's what makes the sport entertaining to watch.

I'm looking forward to footage of his first courtesy violation lol

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Old 01-17-2020, 02:58 PM
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I hope he does have some competitive finishes in tournaments, because I'm sure there will be people who love and hate him. Should make for some entertaining golf if he can claw his way up there.
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He might never get to "elite" status as a disc golfer, but I would expect him to improve rapidly.

We tell everybody that to improve, you need to learn how to throw putters and understable discs. Well, this guy has been mastering slow, understable discs for 15 years. He knows how wind affects flights. He knows release angles. Ultimate and disc golf aren't the same, but the physics are consistent.

We tell everyone that if you want to improve, study people that are better you. Brody is currently practicing his distance drives, with Emerson Keith holding the rangefinder. Later this month he's gonna spend a week getting tutored by Simon Lizotte and Paul McBeth.

And most of all, anyone who wants to improve is going to need time and practice. By starting out with a sponsorship and no "day job", he's going to have more time and money to invest in disc golf than almost anyone. I don't know the terms of his Discraft deal is, but I'd wager that it's one of the biggest deals in the sport.

Brodie's growth as golfer is not going to follow a typical growth pattern because Brodie's situation is not at all typical.
he pretty much has residual income coming from YouTube from both his main channel and golf channel at this point, he can do whatever he wants with no limitations. as for his Discraft deal I don't think its as big as you think, certainly no where near Paul or Paige. I don't think he's doing it for free obviously but he does still need to prove himself on the course.
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Also the Distance drive practice is paying off, he can already throw over 450ft.

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he pretty much has residual income coming from YouTube from both his main channel and golf channel at this point, he can do whatever he wants with no limitations. as for his Discraft deal I don't think its as big as you think, certainly no where near Paul or Paige. I don't think he's doing it for free obviously but he does still need to prove himself on the course.
It might be more incentive based when compared to other players, the better he does the pay will scale a lot more. But they can at least expect good marketing from his social media. I think its a good risk to take at any rate.

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