Jump to content
IGNORED

Bryson DeChambeau - Oy


ShawnSum

Recommended Posts

2 minutes ago, colin007 said:

Lol there's no understanding when it comes to me. If I said I think Bryson is a dick because he whines and pouts (as do Bubba and Speef, who I also dislike) someone could just as easily say that's just his passion and drive. That's just one thing. But again, it's not something that I care if anyone understands.

Okay colin007, I choose to not understand you.  And dislike you.  ☺️

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1 hour ago, Double Mocha Man said:

It's always nice to know where that mindset is coming from... it can lead to understanding...

Sure, but the subconscious mind exists. Dislike doesn’t have to come from a rational easily explained place.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Just now, Grizvok said:

Sure, but the subconscious mind exists. Dislike doesn’t have to come from a rational easily explained place.

Surely you are right here, but when talking in a forum, points are expected to be explained or conceded, and he has done neither. @colin007 hasn't added anything to the conversation about Bryson's distance gains or bulk up other than "I didn't like him before and I don't like him now", or something of the like. Maybe he can start his own forum "bryson-haters-anonymous"

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
7 hours ago, Bonvivant said:

Surely you are right here, but when talking in a forum, points are expected to be explained or conceded, and he has done neither. @colin007 hasn't added anything to the conversation about Bryson's distance gains or bulk up other than "I didn't like him before and I don't like him now", or something of the like. Maybe he can start his own forum "bryson-haters-anonymous"

FWIW, I dislike BD as well. I find his slow play infuriating. He whines and pouts all the time like a 7th grader. His approach is pseudo-scientific, but he is not a scientist because his methods are impatient and without peer review. He will change his approach on a whim. Real science takes years and he has no patience for that.
 

I feel his power and weight gain are beyond curious and into the ‘suspect’ range. If an NFL player gained 40 pounds in three months, their would be similar concerns from me. Just the caloric intake alone would be staggering. The hours spent working out would be to the detriment of practicing golf. It’s just not as easy as BD makes it sound. Tiger and Rory spent years gaining strength and muscle mass and they are tiny compared to BD.

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator
7 hours ago, Bonvivant said:

Surely you are right here, but when talking in a forum, points are expected to be explained or conceded, and he has done neither. @colin007 hasn't added anything to the conversation about Bryson's distance gains or bulk up other than "I didn't like him before and I don't like him now", or something of the like. Maybe he can start his own forum "bryson-haters-anonymous"

Did your post here further the discussion of the topic? Glass houses.

Back to the topic please.

Scott, it hasn’t been three months. He was bigger at the Presidents Cup.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

FWIW, I dislike BD as well. I find his slow play infuriating. He whines and pouts all the time like a 7th grader. His approach is pseudo-scientific, but he is not a scientist because his methods are impatient and without peer review. He will change his approach on a whim. Real science takes years and he has no patience for that.
 

I feel his power and weight gain are beyond curious and into the ‘suspect’ range. If an NFL player gained 40 pounds in three months, their would be similar concerns from me. Just the caloric intake alone would be staggering. The hours spent working out would be to the detriment of practicing golf. It’s just not as easy as BD makes it sound. Tiger and Rory spent years gaining strength and muscle mass and they are tiny compared to BD.

I agree with almost everything you said except the bit about patience.

He may not have patience for something to become a proven fact, but in his defense - he does not have time to wait years. His career is now.

Also, I don’t know how long his body will hold up. I watched the Cuomo episode with BD and his physio- they say his body will hold up. I’m not convinced- but I have recency bias with Tigers back. 

Did you see that episode? Do you think the physio is right and BD won’t get hurt because of this?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I know it's his own body, but it feels a bit irresponsible. I'm not a doctor but rapid changes of this magnitude disturb internal organ functionality. He is young so his system will probably adapt. But isn't it bit of a gamble? 

@MiuraMan, I absolutely don't buy you need bulk to counter swing speed. Look up Domenic Mazza who at 16 yrs old and skinny as rail drove 400+ in LD competitions. His body didn't fly off for lack of 'counter weight' to his clubhead speed, which I am certain was 130 mph plus.

Yeah, so for one BD's science seems flawed in the least. Nobody is denying what he is doing these days but he has become bit of a circus act, entertaining some but bewildering others with his means. 

For all his scientifically exacting ways I don't see how his margin of errors - accuracy in ball flight or putts is any better than a 'normal' top flight tour pro.

I haven't managed to garner hate or anything like that for him but it's all seems pretentious and unnecessary from my perspective.

Edited by GolfLug
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1 hour ago, GolfLug said:

I know it's his own body, but it feels a bit irresponsible. I'm not a doctor but rapid changes of this magnitude disturb internal organ functionality. He is young so his system will probably adapt. But isn't it bit of a gamble?

Lol what? You're not a Doctor but then claim "rapid" changes of this "magnitude" disturb internal organs? Okayyyyy.

First of all, it's not been a rapid change, check the date I originally posted this, we are going on like 8 months or more now due to Corona. At first I'll admit what he originally claimed did sound silly, but then he was given a lot more time than originally planned and it's really not that big of a deal. The guy is lifting heavy shit and has increased his caloric intake a whole hell of a lot...pretty simple stuff.

I mean Brandel Chamblee even approves of what he's doing and Brandel is the #1 hater of all time on calling people out about undertaking big body transformations.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


23 hours ago, MiuraMan said:

“Yeah, well, I got bored,” DeChambeau said on Thursday. “I love the game of golf, and I love the journey that it takes me on, and I want to keep pursuing different avenues to try to get better, be the best that I can possibly be, and I felt like this is one that I could accomplish.”

I remember Tiger saying something very similar years ago when he tooled with his swing, gained muscle mass, etc. I also remember a similar backlash from some fans and commentators.

Obviously, BDC does not have the talent, charisma, fan base, or winning record of Tiger, and never will. Even if he drives it 400 yards.

But I will say he's doing a decent job of making the news and increasing his value to certain brands. If nothing else, it's at least a good short-term marketing strategy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
4 hours ago, iacas said:

Scott, it hasn’t been three months. He was bigger at the Presidents Cup.

Right, he was 220 at the Presidents Cup in December. He’s 240 now.

gettyimages-1193007187.jpg?w=640

MELBOURNE, Australia – Bryson DeChambeau didn’t need his trusty compass or any scientific formula to...

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

7 hours ago, GolfLug said:

 

I know it's his own body, but it feels a bit irresponsible. I'm not a doctor but rapid changes of this magnitude disturb internal organ functionality. He is young so his system will probably adapt. But isn't it bit of a gamble? 

 

Kids his age drink a case of beer, sleep two hours, hit a water park where they eat hot dogs and nachos, blow up fireworks in their hands, and cap the event off with a bottle of Tequila.

BDC increased his caloric intake and hit the gym. He’ll be fine.

  • Like 4
  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

25 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Kids his age drink a case of beer, sleep two hours, hit a water park where they eat hot dogs and nachos, blow up fireworks in their hands, and cap the event off with a bottle of Tequila.

BDC increased his caloric intake and hit the gym. He’ll be fine.

Welp, not sure if them kids put on 40 pounds in a hurry but your word is heavier than mine in this realm. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

48 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Kids his age drink a case of beer, sleep two hours, hit a water park where they eat hot dogs and nachos, blow up fireworks in their hands, and cap the event off with a bottle of Tequila.

... and you don't even have to be a kid to have all that fun!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
10 hours ago, boogielicious said:

Tiger and Rory spent years gaining strength and muscle mass and they are tiny compared to BD.

It’s not the same thing. Tiger and Rory put on lean muscle mass. Bryson moved up several weight classes.

The goals are different. It’s much easier to put on muscle and fat than it is to put on lean muscle alone.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • iacas changed the title to Bryson DeChambeau - Oy

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Direct links for Mevo, Mevo+, and Pro Package. Save 10% on Mevo with coupon code "IACAS" as well.
  • Posts

    • Day 207 - More Day 1 drill and slow motion swings with an 8-iron, chipping with a 58* wedge and putting setup using my PuttOUT mirror and wall mirror. 
    • Those aren’t the ball flight laws.
    • Almost everyone tries to jump ahead. Even if they don’t, seeing where they will likely go can be a distraction. It also slightly removes flexibility to adjust on the fly. If the instructor chooses to, correctly, the student might not understand why. I have a road map for virtually every student. I share them with none. Closest I’ll get is saying “that’s probably the next thing, but we are not there yet” if a student mentions something.
    • The podcast helps to serve the understanding of golf instruction and the dynamics between the two for majority of students who are not able to appreciate how long it takes to ingrain smallest of changes or are just straight up impatient.  I didn't hear anything that can be contradicted what was discussed, but I will say a lot of well meaning students see golf instruction as car-driving school or even skiing instruction - meaning, at the end of a few lessons and bit of guided practice, acquisition of some level of permanent competence is automatic given a basic ability to swing a club. I am not sure if that can be 'fixed'.  It's also so easy to give bad instruction and completely ruin the student swing. The struggle is real.. 😄. Maybe one thing I might suggest is that when a student is provided a priority, if a road map of next priorities to get to the 'promised land' can be laid out then may be a student would stick to the sequence of these priorities and not abandon it until the current priority is mastered - with a caveat of how it would be adjusted if necessary as things progress. A customized curriculum FWIW.  My two cents..  
    • A round in the life of a weekend hack:  So shot 37-47 = 84 (Par 70) yesterday. Hit every fairway on the front nine hitting slight pull cut (may be 5 yards curve at the most). It has been working fairly well last two months and am gaining a lot of confidence with it.  On the back nine, Hit ok drives on 10th and 12th and then it happened.... I had the bright idea of hitting a push-draw on 13th hole that is guarded by a tree on the right side of the fairway against anything but a straight ball or slight draw (left is OB death along the entire length of the fairway). Long story short, I hit the draw except it was a pull draw hitting it OB on the left. So double bogey #1.. On the 14th, I thought I just needed to make a slight correction to the pull and hit 'out' a bit. So I end up hitting a push over-draw - also OB left that tightly runs along the entire length of the fairway. Double bogey #2.  Pumped another one OB on 15th to a straight pull (attempting to get back to my 'glorious' pull fade) - double bogey #3,  By now, my mouth was completely dry and I was struggling to remember what day it was.. lol.. and and promptly proceeded to hit another OB on 17th wayyyy out right in full correction mode - this one came with a wonderful triple bogey!     Finally I came about my senses and piped one straight down on 18th and finished with a par.   All I could tell myself was it was good battle. 😂  
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Just trying
      Just trying
      (38 years old)
    2. Peter_b
      Peter_b
      (50 years old)
    3. SACgolf
      SACgolf
      (56 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...