Jason Dufner & Chuck Cook - Blast Golf (Part 1)

Jason Dufner and his coach Chuck Cook discuss what Blast Golf is all about and how much structure and knowledge it has provided them to improve their putting (Part 1).


Transcript

Jason's working with this Blast technology. He looks pretty good. What's going on here?

Well, what caused it was that Jason really liked the way Kevin Kisner and Charley Hoffman were putting. And short puts have always been an issue with Duf's game. And so he talked to those guys and found out they were using the Blast technology. And what he's trying to do, he's trying to get stable with his lower body so that the only thing that moves is his thorax.

Thorax, this area of the spine, or up here?

Yeah. The middle part of his back is controlling it. Remember how George Acher used to talk about putting with his lats and stuff like that?

Yeah.

So it's sort of the same philosophy. And so what the Blast does is it measures a bunch of different parameters.

Yeah. This device on the butt end of the grip is capturing all kinds of different data points, face angle, plane angle, lie angle, where you are in different points of your stroke. The biggest thing for me is it's measuring the pace of the stroke that it travels at. So we want to be real consistent at a two-to-one ratio.

Twice as long back as through is [INAUDIBLE]

Twice as long.

Time-wise.

Time-wise

Not length-wise.

It could be two seconds through, one second.

I say two-to-one.

Two-to-one ratio.

Got it.

And the philosophy, really, is kind of like a grandfather clock. It's always swinging at the same pace, because it has a fixed point, correct? So the pace of the stroke, if you think of a grandfather clock, the pace of the stroke is always the same pace. So in theory, if you hit something, that's going to roll at the same pace all the time.

So what we're trying to do is get really stable with our core and our body so that we don't have any type of movement. When I first started working with them, I'd have a lot of pivot.

Just wobbly.

Just kind of wobbly. And what that does is that changes the pace at which the stroke is going to be. It changes the pace that the head's going to move, which in turn changes the energy that's transferred into the ball, and then you see a different pace of stroke.