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I have had numerous requests to talk about Bryson DeChambeau’s action in his swing, and here we are. So many great aspects to talk about. (We did a face-on analysis on Monday of this week on my regular channel as well to complete the picture)

Time to remove all the confusion when it comes to weak grips, single planes, strong grips and dual planes. Enjoy!

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Shawn Clement is the new Director of Development at the Royal Quebec Golf Academy in Quebec City, Canada and a class A PGA teaching professional. Shawn was a 2011 and 2015 Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year nominee while Directing at the Richmond Hill Golf Learning Centre. He was also voted in the top 10 (tied with Martin Hall at No. 9) as most sought after teacher on the internet in 2016 with 83 000 subscribers on YouTube and 36 millions natural views. Shawn has been writing for numerous publications since 2001 including Golf Tips Magazine and Score Golf Magazine. He also appeared of the Golf Channel’s Academy Live in July 2001 with Jerry Foltz and Mike Ritz. Shawn Clement has the distinction of being one of the only professionals fit by Ping’s Tour fitting centre where he was fitted with left and right handed clubs including 2 drivers with 115 plus miles per hour and 300 plus yard drives from both sides.

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  1. geohogan

    Feb 2, 2019 at 10:25 am

    BD hits it great with roll over release, flip, right arm straightening at impact
    when his timing is on.

    Both BD and Shawn would do well to listen to advise to “cut grass’,
    ie sweep the ball with no release, no flip
    Who ever heard of cutting grass (Melhorns grass whip) with a roll over release , or steep, flip of the hands.

  2. The Infidel

    Jan 27, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Modern Instructors and golf media clamour over whatever technique happens to be winning or performing well that week/month/year. Its actually quite pathetic. How many golf teachers tried to talk away Jordans chicken wing, Phils over-swing or Potter Jrs over the top chop just because they won that week. BD is no different. He’s a fantastic athlete who has his own way of getting the best out of his game. His AoA is way too steep at times and he struggles with anything short of a full swing on a flat lie but hey, lets ignore that for click bait. Gold media and the associated teachers need to be better.

  3. MartinP

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    This is a shocking video, guy is maybe tasteful for the american market but he has very limited knowledge on how to swing to produce good numbers

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Swing speed vs. quality impact

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In today’s age of hitting the ball as hard and as far as you can on tour, I am amazed at the number of amateur golfers who totally disregard the idea of quality impact. In fact, you can hit the ball further with better impact than you can with poor impact and more speed (to a point.) Sure, if you can kick the clubhead speed up 10 MPH-plus versus your normal speed, then this is not a requirement, but in reality most players only swing a few MPH faster when they actually try. Yes, this is true, I see it day after day. You might think you can swing 10 MPH faster but rarely do I see more than 2-3 MPH tops.

I had a student that came in the other day and was obsessed with swinging harder but when he did his impacts were terrible! When I put him on Trackman and showed him the data he was astounded that he could swing slower yet produce more distance.

Here was a typical swing he made when swinging faster 105.8 mph where the impact was low on the face and the ball carried 222.3 yards.


Here was a typical swing he made when swinging slower 102.9 mph where the impact was much better on the face and the ball carried 242.7 yards.

Now, obviously we know that this works to a certain degree of swing speed but it does show you that focusing on quality impact is a key as well. I’m always telling my players that I want them to swing as hard and as fast as they can AND maintain quality impact location — if you can do both then you can have it all!

The best way to understand impact quality without dismantling your swing is to use foot spray to coat the face of the club then hit a few balls to see where impact normally occurs and see if you can adjust.


If you can, great, if not, then go see your teaching professional and figure out why so you can find quality impact once and for all!

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How to warm up for golf PROPERLY

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Leo Rooney, Director of Performance at Urban Golf Performance, shows you how to get ready to hit balls and/or hit the golf course.

Who is Leo Rooney?

Director of Performance at Urban Golf Performance
B.Sc Exercise Physiology
TPI, NSCA

Leo Rooney played 16 years of competitive golf, in both college and professionally. He got a degree in exercise physiology and has worked with anyone from top tour players to beginners. Leo is now the Director of Performance at Urban Golf Performance and is responsible for the overall operations but still works closely with some elite tour players and the UCLA Men’s Golf Team.

He also has experience in long driving with a personal best 445-yard drive in the 2010 European Long driving Championship.

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Tip of the week: Let the left heel lift for a bigger turn to the top

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In this week’s tip, Tom Stickney gives a suggestion that would make Brandel Chamblee proud: lift the left heel on the backswing for a bigger turn.

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