13-Part Series Features Appearances by Major Champion Bryson DeChambeau, World Long Drive Champion Kyle Berkshire and a Host of Experts to Reveal the Science Behind Distance
(ORLANDO, Fla.) — The fascination with the long ball – popularized on tour by professional Bryson DeChambeau – is taking the golf world by storm. In Build a Better Game: Maximum Distance, a new series streaming exclusively on GolfPass today, staff instructor and DeChambeau’s coach Chris Como takes a look at the science behind the big swing and shows amateur golfers how to increase speed safely.
With a reputation as a true student of the golf swing, Como has performed extensive research into biomechanics, publishing his work in scientific journals. He has a long history studying with many of the preeminent teachers of the game and his experience affords him the unique skill to translate sophisticated concepts into simple, tangible coaching practices. Other notable touring pros on Como’s resume include 15-time major champion Tiger Woods, Masters Champion Trevor Immelman and veteran Jamie Lovemark.
Build a Better Game: Maximum Distance features 13 episodes, each featuring an appearance by a top coach, golfer or scientific mind who demonstrate how amateur golfers can increase their club-head speed and distance, but also doing it in a safe way.
The list of guests appearing with Como include:
Bryson DeChambeau – Eight-time winner on the PGA TOUR and 2020 U.S. Open Champion is featured in three episodes, discussing how he transformed into the longest hitter in the game and offering details about the training regimen and techniques he uses to create speed, power and length.
Kyle Berkshire – 2019 World Long Drive champion, appears in two episodes and reveals how he leverages tension stored in the backswing to create monster drives.
Dr. Mike Duffy – Ph.D. in Biomechanics and professor in the Kinesiology department at Penn State University, shows how force-plate technology can create more distance off the tee.
Mark Broadie – Columbia Business School professor and inventor of the widely used Strokes Gained statistics, shares his research to illustrate how gaining distance off the tee will help lower scores.
Dr. Sasho Mackenzie – from the Department of Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, offers tips on how the train your body to swing a golf club faster.
Brad Peterson – the first person to hit a recorded drive of more than 500 yards, discusses his unique swing and how recreational golfers can duplicate it.
Brady Riggs – a GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher, shares his theories about gaining distance off the tee.
Jeff Flagg – 2014 World Long Drive Champion, shares some of the drills he uses to gain distance.
John Novosel – author of “Tour Tempo Force” discusses how this swing philosophy combined with the certain principles of physics can help optimize the long game by applying the proper force in the backswing and downswing.
Michael Neff – founder of Gears Sports, demonstrates his optical 3D motion capture tracking system and discusses how the longest hitters use technology to gain distance.
Build a Better Game: Maximum Distance was produced on location inside Como’s Dallas, Texas, home, which features his massive living-room laboratory dedicated to golf technology and fitness.