Wrist Extensor Stretch to Help You Close the Clubface at Address

By Ramsay McMaster

The second exercise is the wrist extensor flex. Once again we set the shoulder blades and make sure the posture is right first. A lot of people make the mistake of not stabilizing first and just moving the hand peripherally and they probably will do that in their golf swing as well. They will be armsy or have a pure core position as they set up. Everything you do should be shoulders down, belly button in, make sure the trunk is stable first.

How to Do a Wrist Extensor Stretch

You see Denis is bringing his fingers back but he has also wrapped the thumb in with it, a lot of people tend to bring the hand back and leave the thumb out, but you have to stretch it every way. The other thing that tends to happen and people don’t tend to realize that these muscles go over the elbow and as they stretch they bring the shoulder up or bend the elbow.

Avoid Damage to Your Neck and Arms

I see a lot of people in this bent elbow position and usually they are very tight, in other words the muscles, soft tissue and the nerves are tight, and if they are in this position when they are stretching there is a fair chance that they will cause a lot of damage to the neck and their arm because they have not prepared their arms in a flexible position for golf. Once again holding those stretches, do right and left, making sure you keep the shoulder position, holding for 15 seconds on either side.

Working these exercises will make it easier to get the desired fold in the right wrist and a little bit flatter in the left wrist, but essentially if you lack movement in your right wrist you are going to struggle to fold the wrist back and flatten the left wrist out. Once again, if you are the sort of player that has a open position at the top of the swing where the left wrist is a little too cupped and the right wrist is a little too straight and the clubface a little too open, this will help you get that clubface into a slightly squarer, less open position.


Category: Stretching
Sub Categories: Backswing, Posture, Wrist

About the Instructor

Ramsay McMaster
Ramsay McMaster
The Melbourne Golf Injury Clinic
1100 Dandenong Road
Carnegie, VIC 3163
Melbourne, Australia

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