Bryson DeChambeau, who is set to compete in both the Ryder Cup and the World Championship in long-distance driving this month, said his hands are “broken” with calluses from intense training to the events.
DeChambeau discussed his “two-a-day” plan in an interview with Golf.com recently, saying he hopes the unique atmosphere of a North Carolina-based training complex will help unlock its “full potential” .
Golf.com, which published the interview on Tuesday, described DeChambeau’s hands as being callused and demanding tape.
“My hands are ruined by it,” DeChambeau said. “People are not aware of how difficult a long drive really is.
“In golf, it’s the only thing where you can judge your performance by a number. Not necessarily by going out and playing golf because you can catch a sprinkler head or get a bad break or bad wind. On FlightScope you can see “and when you get a bullet speed number, it’s so different and unique. It’s like a bullet shot that sets a new record number. You’re trying to find the full potential to break through.”
DeChambeau’s grueling routine consists of two 90-minute speed workouts each day at Bobby Peterson’s One Stop Power Shop, located in Newton Grove, North Carolina. He told Golf.com that he collects “infinite amounts of knowledge about equipment, as well as the technique, the emotions and the adrenaline that goes into long driving.”
“You’re talking about maximizing PR [personal records] in the gym, “he said.” It’s the same kind of thing you do with speed training. When you hit the new track, everyone goes crazy. It’s just a cool environment to be a part of. “
DeChambeau, who boasts the longest average driving distance on the PGA Tour, announced last month that he will compete in the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship in Mesquite, Nevada, on September 28th.
As for the Ryder Cup, which kicks off Sept. 24 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, DeChambeau is not worried about him training too hard.
“I do it every week,” he said. “Is it scary? Hell yes. First, when I tried to do it last year, it was very scary. But now that I’ve been through it and experienced the worst pain from it and the most relaxed state of it where I do not do any speed training, I mostly know how to balance it. Why not go hard on life and do both? “