Question by Chris M: What should the wrist hinge feel like in the golf swing?
I just began golfing and find that many of the instructional aids don’t discuss what the hands should be doing during the golf swing. My question is should I hinge my wrist towards my forearm or should they hinge towards the sky? Thanks for any help.
Answer by A.REKKIN
One drill I learned was to address the ball normally, take the club straight back until the club is pointing straight backward and is parallel to the ground. Next, raise the club to a vertical position by bending your wrists. This will give you the feeling, strength and flexibility in your wrists. I’d say your wrists should bend towards your forearms so you don’t open or close the club face too much. However, when your wrists start to bend in your backswing they do probably bend towards the sky also.
The real kicker to wrist hinge is being able to hold onto it as long as possible on the downswing and still maintain your timing. If you can do that, you’re doing great. You’ll probably experience more power and crisper ball striking.
I have trouble doing that.
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