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‘Don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this’ – Bryson has Eureka discovery with golf swing

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The evolution of Bryson DeChambeau’s golf swing has been fascinating to watch over the past couple of seasons.

In two years, the 28-year-old has gone from T34 in driving distance to the longest hitter in the game, and while on a recent night range session, he appears to have found a formula to hit it even farther and straighter.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Bryson is hitting balls alongside Long Drive Pro Martin Borgmeier when DeChambeau had a breakthrough that both men agreed was a ‘Eureka’ moment for the Californian.

After piping a drive dead center early in the session, Bryson excitedly exclaimed, “Oh my god, I’ve finally figured something out”, before going into detail, saying:

“So, when I try to apply force internally, it gets the handle there (in front of body, clubface open)…that’s right. But if I can feel like my wrist is behind my elbow as I’m swinging, it keeps the head more ahead of me.

It needs to stop (forearm/wrist) so that the handle can go forward and keep turning through. Whereas, if I keep applying force, it’s going to keep the wrist going that way (central) and keep the face open.”

After figuring out this ‘Eureka’ moment, Bryson then implored amateur golfers to try different things as “if you don’t hit the golf ball good with a thought process in the first two, three shots, it’s not working.”

Going back to his new swing discovery, Bryson says

“What I’ve found was, when this right forearm goes internal, there’s obviously weight and inertia over here (clubface), and when I apply force, that’s going to make the clubface go open. If I’m strong enough, obviously, I’m going to do that (flip forearm/hands), but then the face to path is way closed. 

So I want to feel like I’m stopping and allowing the hands to go through so I can create this in and out path, and it’s helping to initially close the face.”

With Martin Borgmeier, the two agree that the new swing move helps both path and face but were both fascinated to see how it could eventually affect the speed aspect too.

Between each other, the two big-hitters also agreed that speed would slow down until Bryson began timing it correctly but that it could actually end up adding speed. And that’s exactly what happened. 

After hitting several more shots perfectly with a little draw, Bryson noted how “it’s a way to stabilize everything and control the timing of the closure rate”. The next aspect? Adding speed.

After stabilizing his swing with the new discovery, Bryson ramped up the speed while still hammering each shot down the middle.

Within 15 minutes, Bryson was hitting his 8-iron with a slight draw and reached 163mph ball speed. Something he had never achieved before.

The Californian finished up his session saying: 

“Had a Eureka moment. Figured out something in regards to biomechanics and physics of the swing just in regards to this right forearm’s internal rotation, how it applies force to the club, how that translates into the momentum of the clubhead squaring up or not squaring up. Long story short, I got something unique and cool.”

How impressed was Long Drive Pro Borgmeier with not just the discovery but how Bryson used it to gain speed in such a short space of time? Very. He said:

“Doing that in 15 minutes and how he progressed through it, that was very impressive. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this. One of the most impressive things I’ve seen this year.”

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. geohogan

    Dec 27, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Bryson is like Chris Columbus landing in Western hemisphere thinking he discovered India.
    The faster the torso rotates through impact the more the clubface needs to open. Opening the clubface from top of DS,offsets body rotation to square the clubface at impact.

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  3. Michael

    Dec 10, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Drama Queen. Brooks is right.

  4. Zilla

    Dec 8, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Can someone explain in detail what he is saying is his Eureka moment? Watch several times and don’t get it. Elbow forward of wrist or release of the right hand with a twist of the wrist? Or what?

    • TheBatman

      Dec 9, 2021 at 1:15 am

      Yes. He discovered “the flip” lol.
      No, but seriously. He literally discovered the flip-closure of the clubhead toe. That’s it. That’s all it is.

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  6. Brooksie K

    Dec 3, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Bryson puts the “cool” in “un-cool”

  7. Robert Cote

    Dec 2, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    That’s in 5Lessons

  8. Nick Thompson

    Dec 2, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Didn’t Bryson just describe the Mike Austin swing?

  9. Robert Johansson

    Dec 2, 2021 at 10:02 am

    One day, you all do this.
    I know

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0YPCB3sV20

  10. Mo

    Dec 1, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Finau can still hit further with equal equipment…

  11. Bob

    Dec 1, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Hmm, right elbow in. Isn’t that one of Hogan’s revelations?

  12. Al Wood

    Dec 1, 2021 at 11:38 am

    You still have to be able to putt

    • BrysonsDumbHat

      Dec 1, 2021 at 12:17 pm

      Bryson was 20th in strokes gained putting last year. 10th the year before that.

      • gwelfgulfer

        Dec 2, 2021 at 10:35 am

        The you’d think he would win more given the length advantage…

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  14. Benny

    Dec 1, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Yeah, Ill stick to my day job! Wtf

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You can play this Minnesota golf course for free if you’re under 18

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Golf is in a great place at the moment, with an enormous interest in a mere sighting of Tiger Woods on the range and then at his own Hero Challenge.

Top that with the healthy debate on the recent PIP awards and what looks like being record amounts of bloggers and podcasts in 2022, and the sport is in rude health at premier level. But what of grassroots?

As reported by The Morrison County Record, the Little Falls Golf Course will no longer charge anyone aged 18 or under to play golf as ”an investment in our community”.

Aimed at getting a younger generation to take up the sport, City Administrator Jon Radermacher continued, “If you get people hooked on golf, or at least exposed to golf when they’re in their younger years, they’re going to come back when they’re older and capable to pay. They’re going to be future members for our course. I think, for us, that could yield some great benefits.”

With the circa $200 junior membership fee a thing of the past, as well as family membership now a discontinued option, and the abandonment of senior and resident discounts, single membership and that for couples rises to $800 and $1500, respectively.

As well as the initiative, Little Falls will use the increase to offset increasing expenses and to offer pay rises for their employees, many of which have seen their workload increase over the past year as interest in golf has soared both here and throughout the world.

Whilst green fees will change slightly depending on date and time, they expected the average round to be around $45 for a non-member aged 18-plus, something Radermacher says will “be in line with where we need to be.” He continued, “With those changes on the membership side and then the greens fees side, I think that really would set us in line for future years.”

Radermacher called the plan “radical,” but the Minnesota course is hopefully on track to produce another Tom Lehman, one of the County’s most successful golfers.

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The 10 most read articles on GolfWRX in 2021

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With the year almost in the books, here we take a look back at the top-10 most-read articles on GolfWRX for 2021.

From big equipment news and in-depth analysis to hot takes and beyond—excluding WITB pieces—here are the top-10 stories that grabbed the attention of WRXers over the past 12 months. And THANK YOU for reading and your loyal following.

10. Golf fans react to bizarre driving range video

A stranger driving range video is unlikely to ever be found.

Read it here.

9. GolfWRX Members Choice: Best fairway wood of 2021

Our fitters break down the best fairway woods of 2021.

Read it here.

8. Symetra Tour player hit with baffling two-stroke penalty

A rules violation that had more than a few people scratching their heads.

Read it here. 

7. The member list at Michael Jordan’s private golf club is a sight to behold

MJ’s member’s list at The Grove is as exclusive as you would expect.

Read it here.

6. Gary Player’s son ‘banned from the Masters’ for perceived guerrilla marketing

The incident that clouded the opening day at the 2021 Masters in controversy.

Read it here.

5. Sergio Garcia’s wife fires warning to ’embarrassing’ U.S. Ryder Cup fans

Sergio Garcia’s wife putdown of the U.S. Ryder Cup fans got many people talking before this year’s Ryder Cup.

Read it here.

4. Best driver 2021: By club fitters for you!

Our fitters break down the best drivers of 2021.

Read it here.

3. ‘Patrick Cantlay p****d me off’ – European Ryder Cup rookie hits out at U.S. star

Shane Lowry was not happy with Ryder Cup star Patrick Cantlay following a one-sided affair at Whistling Straits.

Read it here.

2. Bryson reveals the cut-off point on money list where players make an annual loss on Tour

DeChambeau had his say on what the cut-off point is where players make an annual loss on Tour, and his answer stunned many of our readers.

Read it here.

1. ‘What the f**k you doing?’ – Former Masters champ tells Brooks Koepka to ‘get a life’

Ian Woosnam sticking the boot into Brooks Koepka was our most read article of 2021.

Read it here.

 

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John Daly says Bryson isn’t close to his prime long hitting for this reason

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John Daly was known for his huge-hitting when he was in his pomp on the PGA Tour and he was showcasing that skill once again recently on his way to winning the 2021 PNC alongside his son John Daly II.

Following the win, the multiple major champion appeared on the Full Send Podcast, and when the subject came to distance, Daly was in no doubt that even the likes of Bryson DeChambeau wouldn’t be able to match his length in his prime.

When asked if he could outdrive Bryson or any other long hitter today at his best, Daly was in no doubt, saying: “Oh! by far, I would”, before calling himself the “straightest long hitter that ever lived.”

The reason why Daly doesn’t believe any of the current big-hitters could keep up with him at his best? The golf ball.

“I looked at the monitor at the Masters last year, and he was at 200/205mph ball speed or something, and I remember Nick Faldo was watching him, and I was like ‘Nick, I was at 220mph, man’ and that’s with the balata ball. I was carrying the ball 330/340mph with the balata ball.”

Daly went on to say that what Bryson is doing is phenomenal but added that he doesn’t believe any long-hitter could do handle the balata ball, bar Bubba Watson and that “Tiger would agree.”

The 1995 Open Champ also had a word of advice for all amateur golfers on how to pick up some length after identifying a key mistake he sees so many amateurs commit.

“The problem with amateur golf is that they never finish their backswing. They never get a full turn. You should be able to try and turn the club in your hips as far as you can turn them to get power, especially as the golf ball is so easy now it goes straight.”

Check out the full interview below.

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