We’ve all been inundated with the exploits of a certain golfer who has been hitting 190+ mph ball speeds on the PGA Tour after going on a weight lifting & eating regime, making some swing changes (for the better) & of course, picking up an er… helpful driver…
I would say it was a guy who was nearing his 50th birthday and who didn’t spend his days working out in the gym and drinking protein shakes, nor did he use a driver designed to keep the ball as long and straight on mis-hits as off the sweet spot.
Before anyone says I’m accusing BDC or Cobra of cheating, I’m not – the driver is perfectly legal, but I would say that because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s good for golf, or even a morally acceptable club to make.
Bryson certainly has increased his weight, strength and swing speed, but the kicker here is the driver he’s using, because he wouldn’t be doing what he’s currently doing with any other driver on the market.
I will admit to having had a few jokes and laughs at Bryson DeChambeau’s expense with all of the “Mad Scientist” stuff, but I am now actually interested in what he’s doing to some extent, because he’s progressed from when he went pro.
When Bryson turned pro, his swing model was one that I would not have called scientific in the least.
I wrote a blog post a few weeks back regarding my skepticism about Bryson DeChambeau’s purported ball speed numbers.
I’m now beginning to believe the hype, if you will, because if the following numbers from the trusted Foresight launch monitor are real, then he’s creating monster speed with his new, erm… physique.
Anyone with a scintilla of experience or knowledge would have to beg to see concrete proof of certain claims.
It seems that every time I turn the TV on to watch a golf broadcast (or have it watch me while I’m working), I hear something mind-boggling regarding golf swing mechanics or otherwise.
As I said last week, I had a technical disaster wipe out all of my final editing work a week ago Friday and had to start all over again.
I took another look at Bryson DeChambeau’s golf swing this weekend after John In Phoenix’ comment on him, and I’m sorry to say, I’m still not a fan, just as I wasn’t two years ago with my first look.
First of all, unless BDC has a congenital back condition or some chronic issue from a prior injury, I have to say – the golf swing shouldn’t hurt your back, and if you’re having back issues already at the age of 24, something is definitely wrong.
I caught Bryson DeChambeau’s 2nd round yesterday at the Masters as he played with Jordan Spieth and Paul Casey, and… those clubs…
13 degree upright, all the same length as a standard 6 iron, and it isn’t the clubs that make DeChambeau a good player.