Dec 9th, 2016
Bryson DeChambeau shows off side–saddle stroke
And it seems to be working
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Bryson DeChambeau has been giving his new side–saddle putting technique an outing at the Frank–Templeton Shootout, and it sems to be working. He sank one birdie putt from long range, and carded a 10 with playing partner Lexi Thompson in the scramble format to lie eighth on the 12-team leaderboard.
DeChambeau’s new technique involves standing facing his target, with his ball slightly outside his right foot, and gripping the club in an unorthodox fashion, with his right hand extended halfway down the shaft and pointing downwards, while his left hand grips both the club and all of his left wrist.
He then swings the putter like a croquet player might use his mallet, swinging straight back and then through the line of the putt.
‘I think it's an easier way to putt and could be another game-changer like the one-length [irons],’ he told Golf Digest in October.
You have to listen to what the Golf Scientist is saying, as he clearly knows what he's doing. In 2015 he became only the fifth player ever to win both the US Amateur and the NCAA Division 1 Championship in the same year.