He shined at the Masters, and his budding pro career looks bright. Copy his impact position for explosive irons.
1. BE A PULL HITTER
At the top of his backswing, Bryson’s left shoulder was under his chin. Now it’s as far away from his noggin as it can get. Pulling your left shoulder up and away like this pulls the grip into the impact zone ahead of the clubhead, leading to pure, ball-first contact.
2. DOWN IN FRONT
DeChambeau’s arms extend downward in front of the center of his chest. Copy this! This syncs up your arm swing with your body turn, making square contact almost automatic. It should feel like your arms reach full extension just after you strike the ball.
3. SAVE SOME HINGE
Even though DeChambeau has extended his arms, he’s maintained some bend in his right wrist. This is huge! Keeping some flex delofts the club for even more yards. Your new mantra: “Extend with bend.”
4. PUSH OFF AT LIFTOFF
Through impact, Bryson’s legs snap almost dead straight. It’s a massive power boost. The trick is to push your feet into the ground, not just lock your knees. You know how pros talk about swinging from the ground up? This is it.