Why this 2024 PGA Tour rookie not often makes use of a launch monitor

In an period when it is not uncommon to see PGA Tour professionals carrying their footwear in a single hand and a launch monitor within the different, Chandler Phillips challenges that conference.

It does not matter that he Korn Ferry Tour 2023 Graduate IHe most likely will not contact his golf equipment for the subsequent month and a half. earlier than his debut as a member of the PGA Tour on the Sony Open. On this week’s episode of GOLF Subpar, Phillips instructed co-hosts Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz that he not often makes use of launch displays.

“There’s nothing towards it,” Phillips stated. “I believe it is nice know-how, however I do not use it. Yeah, it is simply that I’ve all the time been a sense participant. The one time I’ve actually used it was with wedges and stuff like that. However I do not really feel a lot within the discipline. My follow consists of enjoying lots.”

In an period the place Tour professionals usually spend hours and hours within the discipline with launch displays and different applied sciences to know the way far every membership flies, listening to that one not often makes use of one is a shock. At some occasions, you might even see professionals utilizing two totally different launch displays to take calls.

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Tour rookie Chandler Phillips will not contact his golf equipment for months. Sure actually


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However Phillips, a former three-time All-American at Texas A&M, stated he solely makes use of them for wedge pictures as a result of that is the place he feels he positive aspects essentially the most from follow. He talked about that he’s not a protracted hitter by Tour requirements (he was ranked 99th on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2023) and that he’ll enhance his hitting by scoring along with his wedges.

“If I follow my chipping and placing to the place I am comfy, the place it is the very best I can get for me, I really feel like I can hit 9, 10 greens a spherical and nonetheless hit a quantity,” Phillips stated. “If I do, I really feel like I can go very low.”

Phillips additionally revealed that he defies conference in one other means: He presently does not have a swing coach.

He used to have a coach in his hometown, however he’s not within the golf trade. Nonetheless, Phillips and his coach have labored collectively for thus lengthy that she feels she has sufficient to fall again on if one thing goes mistaken.

“I already know what it’s and I have already got one thing I can work on to get again to the place I should be,” Phillips stated.

For extra enjoyable tales from Phillips, take a look at the total episode under.

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