Bryson DeChambeau Explains the Science Behind Improving Ball Speed: ‘You Need to Be Accelerating, or Need to Have the Speed Right Down Through Impact’

Published 01/01/2022, 12:42 PM EST
Jul 1, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Bryson DeChambeau hits his tee shot on the 9th hole during the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


Bryson DeChambeau’s swing and driving distance has been the talk of the town for a few months now. The PGA Tour icon has truly grown into his game, his love for distance unparalleled. Of course, as he continues to play on the tour, his technique and swing only improve with time to suit his style of game.

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In a recent interview, Bryson DeChambeau spoke of ball speed and distance, sharing advice about the same.

Aug 28, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Bryson DeChambeau reacts on the first green during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Bryson DeChambeau advises on distance and ball speed

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Recently, the 2020 US Open champion was on the ‘On the Mark” podcast, where he discussed his swing alterations, low scoring, and search to become a great player.

Now, Dechambeau’s dedication to distance driving has helped make him one of the best at it. His skills are held in high regard, and so is his advice to anyone wanting to know more about the particulars. “What I was doing was just trying to swing as fast as possible to get it to go as far well, that caused a concussion,” he said.

According to DeChambeau, that is certainly not the ‘right way to go’, and one should avoid swinging fast when they are hitting hard. “That’s the key though, that is the key because you don’t need to accelerate the club really fast here, you need to be accelerating, or need to have the speed right down through impact, right.” he explained.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau reacts after holing his putt on the 9th green to win the hole during the Singles REUTERS/Brian Snyder

DeChambeau further spoke about the ball speed, and how one needs a longer, softer, and wider swing for a higher speed.

DeChambeau speaks about his love for distance driving

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DeChambeau’s earlier participation at the Long Drive Championship was not an unexpected surprise for all his fans. His love for the long drive was never hidden, the 28-year-old often speaking of it.

“It’s possibly the most fun thing I could do in the game of golf right now,” DeChambeau admitted. “It is a part of golf, right? So I can’t say I like it better than golf. But I can say it is my favorite part of the game because there’s so much to be exploited in that aspect still”. 

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Bryson DeChambeau last played the Hero World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods. While his next tournament is not yet confirmed, he can make an appearance at the Sentry Tournament of Champions taking place in January.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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