Let’s start with the easiest to understand thing about Bryson DeChambeau’s 6th PGA tour event win this past Sunday in Detroit, Michigan – the money.
Mr. DeChambeau won $1,350,000 while runner-up Matthew Wolff took home $817,500 and 3rd place finisher Kevin Kisner pocketed $517,500.
It’s good work if you can find it eh.
Now I can only guess at the science that goes into matching up the technology of his equipment with his golf swing; suffice it to say that it goes way beyond using a 5.5-degree loft driver.
It’s no small wonder why when interviewed that Mr. DeChambeau ALWAYS gives great credit to the whole team behind him;
> a team that you nor I could never have, so why ask why or how…just watch him pummel 350-yard drives and enjoy it.
What we can say is he is applying the unorthodox Moe Norman-esque single plane swing approach “on steroids”;
> I’ll address the single plane approach more deeply in another article and video, but for now the promotion of the single plane approach can be summarized as follows:
– limit the movement of the hands and body to reduce variables and thereby increase consistency.
Now I’ll summarize my issue with that so us mere mortals can play golf without thinking we need a whole team of professionals from various disciplines in order to play golf well;
> There is a deep intrinsic connection between our hands and our body…
> To experience this, sit down quietly and hold your left hand palm up resting on your left thigh and your right hand palm down on your right thigh…
– as you inhale you will notice that your left lung fills with significantly more air than your right lung.
– switch the hands’ orientations and you’ll notice the same thing happens with the right lung.
As I’ve shown in nearly all of my videos and written about especially in the immediately preceding article,
– the hands effectively move the body through predictable and repeatable physical and physiological triggers and channels.
– the technique that my mentor [Peter Croker, PGA-Australia] and I teach helps you discover and experience those hand-body connections and triggers…
– …and how to incite and exploit those instinctive built-in automatic repeatable triggers…
– …for the purpose of purely striking-compressing a golf ball consistently.
So to limit the movement of the hands is to forsake our built-in “muscle memory” which is connected to our built-in instinctive neuro pathways…
> For instance, if a ball came flying at your face your protective instincts would be incited and would trigger the built-in “muscle memory” to quickly and automatically duck and turn your head and put your forearms up to block the projectile.
If a speeding ball was thrown at your face daily for a year you’d react exactly the same way each time, no timing or thought required.
Again, the methodology we teach specifically seeks to incite your instincts so that you can move to strike-compress a golf ball purely and in a naturally repeatable way with no timing or thought required.
> It’s not about limiting movement, it’s about moving freely in a way that incites a human being’s instincts to trigger repeatable and predictable movements common to each of us.
So, as impressed as I am with DeChambeau’s dominant performance, [and the work it must have taken to be able to do what he does];
> I am nowhere near even considering the abandonment of millions of years of evolution for the purposes of hitting a golf ball.
That said, I’m eager to enjoy watching him absolutely annihilate the golf ball en route to his next quest for a PGA tour event victory.
Signing off for now – Ted Williams.
Questions…comments? Email me at Twilliams@MyGolfingStore.com