Battle with Brodie Smith Recap
It was an awesome opportunity to get to head down to Dallas, Texas and film some content with Brodie Smith. I was mostly excited to see how much Brodie has improved his game since we last saw him down at the Waco Annual Charity Open where he put up solid scores for it being his first sanctioned tournament. He's been grinding hard this "offseason" and it's clear his game has cleaned up a ton. For those that don't know, Brodie was a Professional Ultimate Frisbee Player/Youtuber before jumping in the sport of Disc Golf. He's been public throughout this journey explaining to his 2.2 MILLION YouTube subscribers what he's bad at and how to improve his game. A lot of people have doubts that he can be a successful touring pro but after watching how hard he works and how serious he takes it, they should change their opinions because the man is on a MISSION.
Once we got to the Dallas area, we decided that it'd be Gabe, Blaine, Brodie and I playing singles at Bill Allen Memorial Disc Golf Course in The Colony, Texas. The course is a good mix of woods and park style golf which helps Brodie showcase his abilities. Going into the round I was expecting to keep up with him since we have similar ratings but I think he had other ideas. The biggest improvements I saw in his game were his forehand anhyzer shots with the Dark Horse (putter) and his inside the circle putting. First of all, these forehand putter shots weren't from 100 feet, they were off the tee at about 300 feet with good accuracy. It's the smoothest shot he has in his arsenal in my opinion. That's where having ultimate frisbee experience comes in handy because it's a very similar throwing motion. Brodie's putting is getting ridiculous!!! The guy didn't miss anything inside the circle. He would take his time no matter how far the putt was, go through his routine, and toss it right in the chains. It also didn't help that us GK Pro guys were out here flying by baskets left and right on our putts. We blame the incredibly hot Texas sun and soaking wet hands lol.
The effortless distance Brodie is getting right now also impressed me because he's literally reaching 460-500ft on the reg. If he can get that distance throw dialed in accurately and consistently then I don't see how he's not going to compete on tour. Brodie Smith admittedly also needs to work on his forehands a little bit more. He can for sure throw them well and accurately but just needs some more distance. Brodie told us that he's becoming more confident with his scramble game after playing more difficult courses and it showed. To be able to shake off a bad drive and save 3 with a nice scramble shot shows that his game is maturing. I truly think he's only a year away from becoming a 1000 rated disc golf player. Make sure to check out the YouTube video and see for yourselves.