Golf instructor Hank Haney advises you to get in a perfect position at the top of your swing.
My followers on Twitter send me pictures
and a lot of times, I get pictures of players
who obviously look like they’re very good players,
but their wrist position is not
exactly correct at the top.
What you’re looking for is your left wrist
being flat to your forearm.
Ideally the club face would be squared
to your wrist as well.
If it’s not that way,
then you either have it too bowed at the top
where the club tends to be closed
and a little laid off to the left,
or it’s too cupped at the top
where the face is a little too open
and this is a little more upright.
Both of those two mistakes
will tend to lead to inconsistency.
If you have the wrist bowed at the top,
you have to make sure you either open the club coming down
or you have to lead with your hands and up
and hit with the side of your hand
to keep the clubface from being too closed.
If the wrist is cupped at the top,
you have to flatten that club out
and or release your hands a lot at the bottom
in order to make up for the clubface being open.
So to be more consistent,
what I’d like to see is that left wrist
flat to the forearm at the top of the swing,
then you can just bring it right down that plane
and have it squared impact
without having to do any compensations.
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