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Swing Analysis - Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau recently turned pro and is gaining popularity. He's a golfing machine student, has studied physics, and plays with a set of clubs that are all upright and the same length. In this analysis video, see why he hits it consistently and what you could learn to apply to your own game.

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in this analysis video we're going to

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take a look at the swing of Bryson de

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Shambo now Bryson de Shambo has had a

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great amateur career and recently turned

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professional and we're going to take a

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look at a couple things that are unique

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about his golf swing but whether we're

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going to look at two key things that you

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can learn to apply to your game right

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away that I think will help you with

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your ball striking consistency now I'm

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not going to pretend to know all the ins

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and outs of brixon swings but I am going

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to give you my opinion on what's going

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on now

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he's interesting he's a physics major

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he's got all the clubs all the irons at

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the same length the length of a 7-iron

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on a little bit more of an upright plane

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so over here on the right we'll see him

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attempt to swing on a single plane and

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this is a this is a pretty decent camera

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angle but what we'll see is that even

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with his his best efforts you'll see a

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little bit of a shallowing during

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transition because that's great club

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dynamics or club fundamentals so while

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he's probably as close to a single plane

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as anybody we've seen I think that it's

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you know it's more of a perception than

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it is a reality so what can you learn

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from what Bryson demonstrates Bryson has

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this kind of unique setup he has a

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definitely an unorthodox kind of weak

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grip but there are a couple key

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fundamentals to just good golf that you

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can pick up from his swing without

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trying to adapt the whole upright single

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like the iron if you want to give that a

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try please let me know how your

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experiment works out it's just with a

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with limited data on people trying it I

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don't have very much to compare that

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aspect to so let's talk about how he

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sequences his body for different clubs

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and what he does with his wrists that

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allows him to play with kind of a weaker

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grip

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so one of the arguments that he makes

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for playing all the same length clubs is

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that allows him to keep his swing

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exactly the same for all of his iron

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shot now we're going to use our normal

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thigh parallel check point to to get a

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rough idea of what's going on with this

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sequencing so with this short iron we

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can see that his thigh parallel

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checkpoint is kind of somewhere between

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those two frames so we'll say that he's

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getting his thighs back to parallel

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roughly when the shaft is parallel so

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now if I kind of fast forward to a

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longer iron shot if we take a look at

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that five parallel checkpoint

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we can see that we got lucky with the

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the frames of typical TV and we can see

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that he's getting his thighs pretty

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close to parallel a little bit higher up

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somewhere in the same spot because we

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saw with this one it's between those two

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frames so we can see that he's using a

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little bit earlier or a little bit more

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lower body with the longer iron than he

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was doing over here on the left with the

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shorter iron so he's not making exactly

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the same swing even if he has clubs that

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could potentially work with exactly the

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same swing now if we fast forward and we

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get to him hitting a driver we can look

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again for that same five parallel check

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point and we can see that it's before

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this frame just slightly before this

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frame so around that left arm parallel

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so as he moves moves into longer clubs

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he tends to get earlier activity of his

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lower body so one of the ways that I've

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heard others describe it is that the the

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driver in the longer swing is more of a

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total body or lower body activity while

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a shorter iron let's say 7-iron through

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your wedges can be a little bit more of

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an upper body driven swing in order to

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have the proper angle of attack and path

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for those

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dynamics now even though Bryson has

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tried to engineer a set so that he can

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have exactly the same swing you'll see

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that his natural athleticism and

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figuring out how the golf club works has

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allowed him to develop a spectrum where

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he uses more lower body for the longer

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clubs and a little less for the shorter

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clubs if you struggle with the longer

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clubs learning how to use your lower

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body can usually help out help change

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your angle of attack as well as your

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path as long as you're aware of how to

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control the clubface for this different

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engine so that's your key takeaway

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number one is that there's no one swing

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that works with every single Club and

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the best golfers in the world have

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figured this out for key number two

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let's talk about what you have to do if

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you're going to play with a weak grip so

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the second key takeaway for your swing

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is looking at the amount of flexion in

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the lead wrist

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so from this three-quarter view you get

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a good look at how much he actually bows

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that left wrist um during the downswing

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and you may think that that's incredibly

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unique what makes it look unique is

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because of his weak grip that's where

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average is somewhere around 20 25 30

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degrees somewhere in that range where

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basically wherever that lead wrist is it

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set up it's going to be more flexed at

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impact some guys with really strong

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grips never get fully deflection some

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guys with strongest grips do get into

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flexion with weak grips you'll almost

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always in fact I can't think of a single

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example of at or level golfer where they

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have a weak grip and they don't hit the

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ball with a significant amount of flex

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in that lead wrist so I'll show you one

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or two other kind of weaker players who

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exude the same pattern or who utilize

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that same flexion of the lead wrist

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earlier in the downswing so here you can

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see from the down the line view he's got

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a pretty flat left wrist and then by the

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time we get him to the next really clear

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kind of shaft parallel frame you can see

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that there's a significant amount of

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flexion otherwise this would be in line

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with that lead forearm

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now one of the things that he does

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that's fairly unique is you'll see him

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actually increase the flexion through

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the release to the point where you'll

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still have some flexion in some shots

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like this one well into the

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follow-through so here are two other

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weak grip players we've got Corey Pavin

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who isn't known to beat for being a

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really long hitter but with a really

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weak grip you can see that he gets into

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a similar significantly bowed position

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you'll see that Alan the way through he

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he doesn't really increase but you can

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see that the left wrist there is still

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relatively flat now over here on the

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right is will Mackenzie who's had some

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some good success on tour he also plays

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with a very weak grip and so when he

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gets down into that delivery you'll see

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he has a similar looking exaggeration of

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that flexion in that lead wrist and

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you'll see as he goes through he has a

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significant amount of flexion in that

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lead wrist as well very similar to some

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of the wrist mechanics of Bryson D

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Shambo so what you'll see is if you are

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going to try to hit some tore trajectory

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with a weak grip you're probably going

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to have to hit the ball with a

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significant amount of flex in that lead

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wrist if you tend to grip it weak and

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then come back with that wrist and more

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of a straight or even extended position

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you're going to have a hard time doing

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the body pivot that helps create speed

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and the proper angle of attack and path

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in order to get those tore launch

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conditions so you've got your two kick

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takeaways use more of your lower body

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when you're using your full swing and if

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you're going to have a weak grip both at

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wrist like crazy or if you have a

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neutral grip if you both at wrist it

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won't look like you're bowing the wrist

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quite as significantly as someone who

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does have a weak grip now I want to give

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you kind of a little bonus takeaway we

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is there certain shots that just require

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certain physics down in order to pull

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them off so Bryson understanding physics

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has totally adopted a bunker game that

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does not fit this kind of one plane

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model so you can see that he sets up

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with much more of a squat position his

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he's got a significant angle the the

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handle is low you can see that he's

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smart enough and he's good enough

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athlete that he's made the adjustments

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in order to be able to hit a bunker shot

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so it's not that he's just trying to

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simplify absolutely every shot he's

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figured out a way that works for his

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full swing I think he probably could

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have gotten to this level with more of a

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conventional setup and makeup but as a

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it's more important to kind of be

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committed to what you're doing and since

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his physics mind decided that it made a

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whole lot of sense to have every club

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the same length even though his swing

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doesn't cut isn't exactly the same with

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all of them he's figured out a great way

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to build something for him to build his

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golf game around that being the single

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linked Club but even with that concept

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of the single leg Club you can see over

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here on the left that he has recognized

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that he has to make adjustments to hit a

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bunker shot you'll also see that he has

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more of a cupped wrist and you'll see

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that even though it's blurry as he comes

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through you can see that that lead wrist

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is not getting into flexion because that

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would expose too much of the leading

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edge and make the bunker shot incredibly

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difficult so one of the great things

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about golf is you have to learn to adapt

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your swing to the the scenario in front

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of you there are certain shots that

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favor

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using certain techniques and there are

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certain shots that favor others if

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you're confused about what to do for

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each specific shot head over to golf

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