Bryson DeChambeau’s no-look drill will make you an ‘unstoppable’ ball-striker

To help get the feel for the center of the face, Bryson DeChambeau shares a quirky drill that requires you closing your eyes. Check it out

To help get the feel for the center of the face, Bryson DeChambeau shares a quirky drill that requires you closing your eyes.

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If there’s one thing we know about Bryson DeChambeau, it’s that the quirky LIV golfer is willing to try nearly anything to improve his game.

He uses single-length irons, has experimented with bulking up and was one of the first to adopt putting with the flagstick in.

“It’s statistically proven to be a benefit in 99 percent of situations [when the pin is in],” he once said. “Anything outside 10 feet I’m going to leave it in. If I accidentally hit it three feet instead of two feet past the flag, it will stay in the cup. It has a better potential of staying in the cup than with it out.”

So what’s the 2020 U.S. Open champ cooking up now? How about a no-look drill that he says can make you “unstoppable” when it comes to your ball-striking ability. Take a look below to see how it works.

Try this Bryson DeChambeau drill to feel the center of the clubface

In the video above (courtesy of LIV Golf’s YouTube channel), DeChambeau walks through a whacky no-look drill that certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted. So if you’re someone who constantly worries about the outcome of every shot on the range, it might not be for you.

However, if you’re willing to think outside the box and work on feeling how the club is in space, DeChambeau says this unique drill is perfect to try.

“A drill that’s very helpful for learning where the club is in space — and this may sound crazy — is the fact that you need to learn to hit the golf ball with your eyes closed,” DeChambeau says.

Wild? On the surface, yes. But he goes on to explain why this no-look drill can be effective, as well as how to practice it — which first starts with making sure “you’re in a safe environment,” where you aren’t going to hit someone else.

“The most important thing that you can do is learning where the center of that club is at all times with your eyes closed,” DeChambeau says. “If you can do that, you’re on your pathway to hitting it like the best in the world. This is what the best in the world can do. They can literally close their eyes, hit the ball and know where it’s going off the face by their input.”

Admittedly, DeChambeau says this drill is a bit extreme — but it’s well worth it if you’re serious about improving your ball-striking.

“It’s a bit psychotic, but what else is new with me?” he joked.

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Next, DeChambeau then demonstrates the drill, closing his eyes and bombing one off his driver, even calling his shot, proclaiming it went right down the middle of the range. (While the camera doesn’t actually pan to the result, the sound of the ball off the face did sound pretty damn pure.)

“You really have to be, internally, feeling everything,” DeChambeau says. “You’ve got to sense where the club is and try to hit that golf ball, and get really good at being precise at hitting in the center of the face with a square face angle with your eyes closed.”

The whole point of this no-look drill is to give yourself a better understanding of a repeatable motion. If you know where your clubface is in space with your eyes closed as it comes through impact, you should be able to replicate that when they’re opened.

However, DeChambeau doubles down on the difficulty of this drill, and describes why it’ll be “torture” on you as you try it — but why it’ll all be worth it in the end.

“It’s one of the most difficult things you could ever do to yourself, because it’s physical torture,” DeChambeau says. “But if you can get comfortable with knowing where the club is in space, and making that correct motion every time — what you feel through the handle and making sure you do it the right way every time — you’re on your way to being unstoppable in the game.”

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