How to Load the Wrist in Your Backswing for Maximum Power

By David Glenz

After we start the club away in the golf swing we start getting into the power sources in the swing.

Wrist Action to Create Power in the Swing

One of the key elements here is the wrist and hand action involved to create some speed and power from the golf club. As we take the club directly away from the ball, from the point where the club is parallel with the ground, we have a loading process of the wrists.

  • It is kind of a back bending of the right wrist more so than a cocking of the left wrist. The right wrist bends back and this is the completion of what the hands and arms do in the golf swing, the rest of the backswing from about shoulder height and back would be wind up of the body. However, even from the three-quarters backswing position I can create a lot of speed and power.
  • As I change direction I want to get the club back down to where it was pretty much on the takeaway. It is somewhat narrower, but the big thing that I am doing besides for creating some speed is that I am getting that clubface to square up early to the ball. For those of you who push the ball to the right we will see your clubface looking over to the right very late into the downswing.

So as we get this loading and releasing action you can see how you can start to get a lot of energy into the ball. The next point we are going to look at is as we get to impact with this and how you can really get some smoke on the ball and hit some real solid driving golf shots.


Category: Wrist
Sub Categories: Backswing, Distance, Downswing, Impact

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