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Bryson DeChambeau: One-Plane No More

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

In this video I focus on the swing changes of Bryson DeChambeau which have moved him away from the truly single plane swing he incorporated 3 years ago. I doubt that he would change anything unless he thought there was a better way to do it, so I find it extremely interesting that he would introduce more shifting into his swing instead of keeping it more aesthetically pleasing. You would have to ask him why he has changed it so radically, but I think it’s fairly obvious how he has changed it. I see him setting up with his weight more out over the balls of his feet than before, and the new swing is definitely more bent over at impact than the one from 2015. The backswing is pretty much the same to P3, and it’s from P3 to P4 that we see the biggest differences. It appears to me that he in incorporating less forearm rotation and rotating his upper thoracic more than he used to, which turns his upper right arm and shoulder area more behind him and points the shaft off the original plane to one that is much more across the line. That requires him to make a more dynamic transition move to get the upper right arm back in front of him (which gives him more secondary stretch between the upper and lower trunks and thus more potential for power) while the less rotated forearms eventually require less left forearm supination to square the clubface. He excels at returning the shaft to the original shaft plane at impact, so I’m guessing that he dispensed with the obsession to swing on one plane and decided to see what worked better. I’m sure we will see more changes in the future, all of them well thought out and more than likely effective, which is scary.

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Simpson, Reed and Watney: Cupped Left Wrist at the Top

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

Lately we have seen a lot of the top players utilize a flat or bowed left wrist at the top of their swings, namely Spieth, D. Johnson, Keopka and Rahm, but here I focus on 3 recently successful players in Patrick Reed, Nick Watney and Webb Simpson, all of whom get to the top with the left wrist definitely cupped. Some of this has to do with grip type, but in general cupping the left wrist keeps the clubface more open, and with the addition of forearm rotation tends to point the club either on plane or left of the plane at the top. Hogan stated that he liked to roll the face open and cup the left wrist right from the start of the swing all the way to the top and being a Hogan fan, I have always taught that it was a good idea to maintain the bend in the back of the left wrist to the top and starting down, which I think is a simple idea for students to understand. The cupping of the wrist helps my own swing by adding wrist cock, which enables me to increase my lag and produce more speed, something I am conscious of since I go 5’8” and 160 lbs. I also throw in here a couple swings of Bryson DeChambeau, who uses an extremely weak, palm grip and seems to be eliminating all forearm rotation in the backswing keeping the clubface constantly closed, the opposite of Hogan. DeChambeau is hitting the ball as well as anyone on Tour, while Reed just won the Masters, Watney finished second at the Wells Fargo, and Simpson is in control of the Players Championship.

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Set Up Routine: Rose, DeChambeau and Woods

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

I didn’t pick these players for any particular reason other than the TV coverage caught their entire set up routine, and I like to look at and time what they do before each shot. Routine is an especially important concept for young players to learn, but it can help anyone who is serious about the game by standardizing their movements prior to starting the swing. Having a routine helps in several ways, the most important of which is having a way to quickly go through a checklist (grip, alignment, distance from the ball, balance front to back and side to side, ball position, foot placement, etc.), making sure that you are not dooming yourself before the hard part starts.

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Swing Analysis: Bryson DeChambeau

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

Lots of buzz in the media leading up to this years Masters on Bryson DeChambeau the 2015 NCAA Division 1 Champion and U.S. Amateur Champion. this swing analysis includes exclusive video footage from Mark Long, thank you Mark. Bryson has definitely taken over the title of “most interesting man in golf” from Miguel Angel Jiminez as you will see by his very cool swing and the fact that all his irons are the same length. Certainly he has dominated the amateur ranks this summer.

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