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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 211
It doesn’t take Einstein (who DeChambeau lists as one of his idols) to tell there’s far more to the California native than just that funky cap, which we’ll all be seeing plenty more of in the coming years (DeChambeau will almost certainly do for old-school apparel what Rickie Fowler did for garishly overt displays of colour). The collegiate star, who has a degree in physics and has used that knowledge to fine-tune numerous parts of his game with a scientific approach, readily embraces the ‘mad professor’ label bestowed on him by some of his peers, who seem somewhat bemused by his different take on the game. But watch those opinions flip once he inevitably starts winning on the main tour, and players start tweaking their games to “be a little more Bryson”. And that’s only a matter of time, because on paper, his theories make perfect sense. Having 37.5-inch 7-iron shafts in every single one of his irons means he can make exactly the same swing and stance every time he hits the ball, whether that’s 200m or 20m from the green. Sure, the uniform length requires changes to his club head angles and weights to ensure appropriate distance gapping, but on face value, he could be onto something. Same goes for that swing. You won’t find any coaches advocating a takeback with almost no hinging. But basic mechanics dictate that the fewer moving parts a machine has, the less likely it is that something will fail. Maybe that was the reason for him winning a four- man playoff on Sunday. Having reached sudden- death, his potential success was a question of mental strength, rather than whether things would go wrong physically. And it’s there that he has an awareness that he’s got most players covered. “It’s a big patience test for me, and I think I passed,” DeChambeau said after potentially costing himself victory with a three-putt for bogey at the 17th. HE READILY EMBRACES THE ‘MAD PROFESSOR’ LABEL BESTOWED ON HIM BY SOME OF HIS PEERS, WHO SEEM SOMEWHAT BEMUSED BY HIS DIFFERENT TAKE ON THE GAME. 2 x Nights Accommodation in a 2 or 3 Bedroom Apartment 1 x Round of 18 Holes starting from: Relax, Stay & Play in the Bay! firstname.lastname@example.org 02 4916 4777 Subject to availability. Rates are for self-con- tained accommodation and based on four share only. Excludes all school holidays, public holidays & long weekends. Golf cart hire additional. per person Four Share $155 per person SIX Share $145
GA Express 210
GA Express 212