Bryson DeChambeau targets 205-210mph ball speed using tips from World Long Drive No 1 Kyle Berkshire

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If you think Bryson DeChambeau spent the holiday season relaxing and chilling, think again.

The prodigiously-long-hitting American used the off-season to work on getting even longer with the help of current World Long Drive No 1 Kyle Berkshire. DeChambeau’s goal is to get his average ball speed up to 205-210 miles per hour within a year and a half, having already clocked highs in that region this year.

“Kyle gave me some nice little secrets that allowed him to get from where he was in college – he was 118, 119 – to where he is today, around 150; so I implemented some of his techniques. A lot of it has to do with pushing the limits of your body and going for long hours of swinging your golf club with a golf ball and trying to help up the ball speed,” said DeChambeau during the PGA Tour’s Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua in Hawaii where he finished T7.

“I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced a runner’s high or something like that, where you get these extra endorphins – and that’s kind of what breaks your neurological CNS (Central Nervous System). I guess that is what breaks your nervous system down which is a great thing. And over time as you keep building it and you keep pushing it and pushing, it just keeps going up and up.

“I’m going to keep getting speed until I get around 205 to 210, in that range. Once I achieve those speeds and I’m comfortable with that, not trying to swing my butt off and it just happens naturally, that’s when I’ll probably stop and go down the chipping rabbit hole and try and understand my chipping and wedging a lot bit better,” added the 2020 US Open champion.

DeChambeau noted that he almost blacked out a few times using the extreme techniques. “There were times where I was seeing a tunnel and I had to stop. I mean, you just have to stop.”

But you can rest assured that DeChambeau will never stop chasing speed.

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