A buzzz and a beer wrote:The two popular sports that I consider to have the people that are the most athletic are soccer and basketball.
Personally I think I'd pick male gymnasts at number one. With the level of power, dexterity, control and versatility required there they could be pretty good at pretty much anything if coached properly.
While I have the greatest respect for people who can do what I cannot do (and never could have done given my genetic limitations) in many, many sports (and totally agreeing that gymnasts are studs), disc golf excellence demands hand-eye coordination to an extent likely beyond most gymnasts. Not that some gymnasts do not have it or could not develop it, of course. But skills are specific and unique and each sport requires a particular set of them.
Personally, I choose my sports based on the best chance of success given my minor strengths and massive weaknesses. Don't we all?
Since Bo Jackson could excel in (evidently) everything and since Michael Jordan could not hit a minor league curveball, it only proves I have no idea how to evaluate this topic. In my mind, Pro Basketball requires the most impressive combination of coordination, endurance, balance and strength (height doesn't hurt either) of any sport. Could any disc golfer play Pro Basketball? I'm betting NO. Could any Pro Basketballer play disc golf? I'm betting all of them. As an aside, would it be fun to watch Shack try short putts?
No, no. Not Al Schack, he has never missed a short putt in his life, I'm talking about that other Shack guy.
Announcer: "Shaquille O'Neil has just pumped his drive over the clubhouse, over the bordering fairway and over the cell phone towers to the green 650 feet away. Unfortunately his putt for double eagle is about 22 feet as he has never hit any putt at 22 feet. Haha. Guffaw. All you viewers remember when he tried to hit free throws in the NBA. Haha. Well he was a genius in free throws compared to putting. Vegas has put the under over on this putt-out at 3. Hold on folks."