Sonic vs. Rattler Is The Battle We Deserve

Earhart against Gurthie should be the marquee event of the 2020 season

Discraft Elite Team member Brian Earhart is a noted Rattler enthusiast.

The lefty has talked-up the super slow, thin-rimmed putter in the past, and the release of an ESP plastic version has only increased his excitement for the lid.

While Earhart has promoted the Rattler, Innova Star Team’s Garrett Gurthie is a long-time Sonic thrower. The Sonic, for those uninitiated, is similar to the Rattler in that it is an unconventional putt and approach disc for a high-level pro to be tossing around on the course. Gurthie’s prowess, however, sparked renewed interest in the ribbed disc and a special Star plastic edition was molded for him.

Earhart put two-and-two together and decided what better way to showcase the quirkier side of the sport by challenging Gurthie to an 18-hole one disc battle, Rattler vs. Sonic.

This is the best idea ever.

Gurthie responded in kind, and now we wait for one of the video crews to coordinate the showdown once the tour gets rolling.

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  1. Bennett Wineka
    Bennett Wineka

    Benn started playing disc golf in the '90s but has somehow never gotten any better. He lives in Decatur, Georgia and cares too much about Atlanta United and UNC basketball. Email him at [email protected]


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