Bryson DeChambeau's average swing speed for the 2021 season is 133 mph. This is 19 mph faster than the average swing speed on the PGA Tour.
Bryson Dechambeau's Swing Speed Over the Years
Bryson has been able to increase his swing speed by 6% year over year since 2019. In that same time period, the rest of the PGA tour increased its average swing speed by less than .3%
What is Bryson DeChambeau's Ball Speed?
Bryson DeChambeau's average ball speed for the 2021 season is 191.5 mph. This is 22.5 mph faster than the average ball speed on the PGA Tour.
How To Increase Ball Speed Like Bryson
But what is he looking at? What are some things you can look at with a launch monitor to gain distance off the tee?
Here are a few of the most important metrics:
The Launch Angle & Ball Spin Combo
Outside of getting in the gym and bulking up, optimizing your launch angle and ball spin is the best way to gain distance off the tee.
The launch angle is what degree the ball is taking off relative to the ground. And the spin rate is how many rotations per minute your ball is spinning.
A high launch angle combined with a high spin rate is what results in a "ballooned" shot. You're hitting the ball high, but not very far. A low launch angle with low spin will result in a low line drive that will work out great in firm conditions. But anywhere else you'll be losing a lot of distance.
To maximize your distance, you want to hit the ball as high as possible with as little spin as possible.
So how do you do this?
Achieving a high launch angle coupled with low spin is easy in theory, tougher in practice.
To achieve it you need to simply swing up on the ball. Some might say tee it high and let it fly... In golf, the steeper the swing (think wedges) the more backspin you will get.
So to reduce your spin, you want to do the opposite of what you do with your highest spinning clubs. And that is to swing up on the ball.
The best way to do this is to:
- Tee it about a half-inch to a full inch higher than normal
- Move the ball an inch or two further towards your front foot or even past your front foot
- Lower your right shoulder (for righties) just a bit. So that your lead left shoulder is higher than your back shoulder.
Do these 3 things and you will be certain to hit the ball higher and with less spin! Just like Bryson.