Bryson DeChambeau, who will take part in both the Ryder Cup and the world championships for long rides this month, said his hands were ‘ruined’ by calluses of intense training for the events.
DeChambeau discussed his “two-per-day” schedule during a recent interview with Golf.comand said he hopes the unique atmosphere at a training complex in North Carolina will help unlock his ‘full potential’.
Golf.com, which published the interview Tuesday, describes DeChambeau’s hands as fried and requires band.
“My hands were crushed by it,” DeChambeau said. ‘People do not realize how difficult the long road 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 or a bad break or get a bad wind. On FlightScope you can get the ball speed number, and when you get a ball speed number, it’s so different and unique.
DeChambeau’s grueling routine consists of two 90-minute speed training sessions each day at Bobby Peterson’s One Stop Power Shop, located in Newton Grove, North Carolina. He told Golf.com that he “collects endless amounts of knowledge about equipment, as well as the technique, emotions and adrenaline that a long ride entails”.
‘You’re talking about maximum PRs [personal records] in the gym, “he said.” This is the same thing as with speed training. If you hit that new number, everyone goes crazy. It’s just a cool environment to be a part of. “
DeChambeau, who boasts the longest average ride distance on the PGA Tour, announced last month that he will participate in the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship in Mesquite, Nevada, on September 28th.
As for the Ryder Cup, which kicks off on September 24 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, DeChambeau is not worried about training too hard.
“I do it every week,” he said. “Is it scary? Hell yes. Initially, 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 out of it and the most relaxed state of it. If I do not do speed training, “I know how to balance it mostly. Why not go hard and do both?”