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is Dechambeau the future of golf?   Golf talk

Started Jul-8 by HAX (CVeratanictu); 2162 views.

From: Charlie6D


I watched him on TV Saturday and Sunday.  It was good to be able to watch live golf again.

Actually, I'm somewhat impressed with BD.  He is definitely someone who is going to play the game HIS WAY!!!  He doesn't give a rat's ass what anyone else thinks of his style or method.  He applies logic (as he sees it) to the game and decides what the logical way of doing things is, and that's what he does.  I admire someone who is a logical thinker and doer, and not someone who just follows the crowd.

One small gripe I have with him is that he is a slow player.  If the PGA ever starts enforcing strict time limits, he might run into trouble with his very deliberate (slow) style of play.  Other than that one gripe, I give the guy credit for doing it his way. 

He damn sure has bulked up and swings for the fences on every drive.  There's no laying up or "keeping it in the fairway" for him.  He's a "bomb and gouge" type player.  On many of today's courses, that style works well... especially when he can AVERAGE 350+ yards off the tee.



From: Tom0956i


The only time I watched any of this tourney this past weekend, Nick Faldo was remarking about his wedges and thinks he ought to go the traditional route in them. He apparently is having a problem with distance control with them.

Art.. (ArtMBGolf)

From: Art.. (ArtMBGolf)


Not everybody who is big and strong hits it far, but today's players are more fit on average than in the past.      
The added strength has added length for DeChambeau, without issues, possibly due to his mechanical swing.    
A wiry guy that relies on timing, might mess up his swing by bulking up.   
I agree that he should try standard length SW's.   
He is using some Rebar iron shaft, that is said not to flex.  

HAX (CVeratanictu)

From: HAX (CVeratanictu)


Yeah...his shafts are I think Prototype one offs for him and they are called REBAR.

Can you imagine the size of your balls needed to swing a golf shaft named "rebar" ?


From: NineMileSkid


I believe the size and weight of balls are strictly defined by the ruled of golf. So I  hope the steroids don't shrink his.

One of his missed fairways was a green side bunker on a 400 yd par 4.

Faldo recommended he go to steel in his wedges for better distance control. I also think he should have a more conventional length lob wedge to provide more options around the greens.

Hopefully he hasn't been hanging out with Barry Bonds.

HAX (CVeratanictu)

From: HAX (CVeratanictu)


I think that is a given about Bonds.  You don’t build 25 pounds like that in a short period of time without some chemical assistance.

Burat (DocFreddie)

From: Burat (DocFreddie)


What I want to know is: is it now a fairer fight between him and Koepka (and I don't mean golf!)?


From: hookdeloft


Ian at TXG thinks the longer short iron shafts are decreasing his spin angle because they require a flatter swing.  That, in turn, decreases the amount of spin he can generate.  It does seem he misses a lot of greens long.  I'm not really looking forward to watching a tournament full of guys hitting 350 to 400 yard drives and then chipping a lob wedge onto the green on the vast majority of par 4s.  And that is where we're headed in the next 10 or 15 years. Watching one guy do it is interesting.  Watching the whole field do it would be beyond boring.