I haven’t taken a look at Bryson DeChambeau’s swing of late because I had put the blog on hiatus, however I wanted to share this even though I wasn’t going to be looking at golfers’ swings going forward.
This particular swing action Bryson’s however is nearly a perfect imitation of what I’ve called Ben Hogan’s “Perfect Pivot” action.
Nearly is pretty darned good when you think that virtually no one outside of WAX Golf has swung like Hogan since… well, since the Modern Golf Swing zombie took over everyone’s brains.
I don’t know if anyone in the industry has called attention to the fact that Byron’s swing model (and the longest driver on Tour by far when in full swing) is a Classic Golf Swing model because I gave up watching televised golf some time ago, but here it is in its full splendor:
If you look at Ben Hogan’s “Perfect Pivot” model:
You’ll see his head is nearly perfectly stable, with most of the apparent motion being the unstable camera & Hogan’s hat turning to his right as his head turns with the pivot.
If the camera had been stable & Hogan was bareheaded, you’d see very little motion, which is what I call it the “Floating Pivot” with the head floating in place.
We’ve talked about the “Swinging Gate” of the left or leading leg on the pivot with the hips turning in place like a barrel, now let’s take a look at Bryson:
See how the right hip moves behind him as the left leg “Swings The Gate” with the leading heel of course coming up, which is the only way to get this action.
Bryson could likely get a perfectly stable head even while going for 200+ mph ball speed if he tilted his spine a little more to the right (you know my mantra on the right-tilted spine being optimal):
So, all of this poppycock that the Modern Golf Swing is more powerful than the Classic is again revealed as nonsense – the longest driver by far on the PGA Tour is a Classic Golf Swing model user, and not only that, he’s using Hogan’s “Perfect Pivot” action about which I’ve been making MCS Golf Swing videos since 2014.
I have always said that you could drive it far using Hogan’s pivot action – I myself have easily exceeded 300 yards driving just doing the research & not even swinging much at all over the years, and that’s at the age of 48 when I was driving it 330 yards in neutral conditions:
Someone much younger & stronger than me is playing pro golf with 190s mph ball speed with a Ben Hogan-esque pivot – I’m delighted to see this action on the world’s biggest golf tour!
Better late than never.