Proper Wrist Hinge

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Proper Wrist Hinge
Category: Wrist
Sub-Category: Backswing, Downswing, Impact, Swing Plane

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Proper Wrist Hinge

Many golfers have an inconsistent impact position because of how they hinge their wrists in the golf swing. It really effects the shape of the backswing, the forwardswing and impact. Your wrists hinge three ways. They work up and down. They work back and forth and then they rotate in the golf swing, it is a combination of the three. Golfers who take the club too much to the inside have too much rotation when they go back. Golfers that lift the club usually are more vertical when they are hinging up. If you can just remember on your backswing that your first move is that your right wrist works back. If you look at the face on view my right wrists is hinging backwards and when I do that it allows the club to swing on plane every time as I go back. I am just letting this right wrist work back as I go back and by doing that I am keeping the clubface square to the arc, I am not letting it open, you can almost look where it is a little bit closed right here, and the path of the club is exactly where it needs to be. So when I set up, and you will see this a lot of times on Tour on television now where golfers are waggling the club back and setting the club in the right position and just feeling that wrist working back. A good drill which you can do is to set up, hinge the wrist back to the straight back position, and the start your swing and hit golf shots from there, learning how to hinge your right wrist back. I am going to demonstrate one for you. I am going to set up, slight waggle feeling the right wrist work back, then duplicate that when I hit the golf shot. So when you are learning the proper golf swing, learn to hinge the right wrist back, not up and not around. If you do that you will hit successful golf shots.

About the Instructor
Mike McGetrick
Mike McGetrick
McGetrick Golf Academy
4900 Himalaya Road, Building Q
Denver, CO 80249
Tel: 303-799-0870

Mike McGetrick heads the Mike McGetrick Golf Academy which is located in beautiful Denver, Colorado and features one of the most modern golf instruction facilities in the world. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #7


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