In this post we will look at U.S. Open champion’s Bryson DeChambeau’s wrist data from his driver swing.
His swing is a great example of release with a lot of wrist rotation through impact which allows him to maintain clubface control while having huge clubhead speed. Check out the images and data showing movement of rotating the lead forearm into a palm up position.
First of all, let’s quick review the terms, what wrist and hand data we measured with HackMotion.
Rotation Clockwise (-) /Counter-clockwise (+).
Supination (palm up move) increases positive graph value (+)/ Pronation negative (-)
Flexion (-)/ Extension (+)
Radial (+)/ Ulnar (-) Deviation
wrist FLEXION (-) / EXTENSION (+)
1. Bryson is actually in flexion at address -13 degrees. He tries to match his impact position. This is unusual but exactly what Bryson has been doing (check out his quote below). The jumbo grips and extremely weak left hand grip are also likely the cause of this phenomenon.
2. Bryson adds extension very late in his backswing, he has a bit of extension at the top (11 degrees) and he adds very little additional extension in transition (max 14 degrees extended). Overall he does not have excessive extension at the top.
3. At impact Bryson is flexed (bowed) -20 degrees, so he has actually taken out all the extension and added more flexion than he had at address. Bryson does not add additional flexion through impact. After impact Bryson is slowly adding extension, but little compared to other players.
So Bryson has relatively stable wrist extension throughout the swing and does not release his clubhead speed by massive extension after impact. So how does he release the speed? The answer is ROTATION of the lead wrist
Source: Golf.com article, link below
CLOCKWISE(-) / COUNTER-clockwise(+)
RADIAL (+) / ULNAR(-) DEVIATION
2. Bryson is adding quite little radial deviation during transition, only 4 degrees. Obviously this was not Bryson’s “full rip” swing, during which he adds more wrist hinge, however his normal controlled driver swing, still produces very long drives.
This shows that Bryson is able to hit big distance by not adding much radial deviation. He generates speed with body rotation and wrist supination allows him to have clubface control.
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Golf.com article source: https://golf.com/news/steal-bryson-dechambeaus-5-swing-secrets-and-find-your-perfect-plane/