Early Wrist Cock for Juniors

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Early Wrist Cock for Juniors
Category: Wrist
Sub-Category: Posture, Backswing, Equipment

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Video Golf Tip | Early Wrist Cock for Juniors
By Ed Ibarguen

You know I was on the driving range the other day and there were three or four parents out there with some anywhere from five to eight year olds and their kids were out there playing golf and it was a wonderful sight for me to see because I love to see the children out with the parents on the golf course and enjoying it. What I noticed was that most of the kids did not have equipment that was well suited to them. Maybe it was because the parents did not think the kids were old enough to get instruction they basically just let their child go out there and what I saw was a lot of takeaways that would go back to about waist-high and then the child would have to lift because the club gets very heavy. What I would ask you to do is just take your 7-iron and hold it out at arm's length and feel the weight of the club. Then take the club and cock that wrist so that it is a 90 degree angle with your arm and tell me which is lighter, the one with the wrist up or the one parallel to the ground? You will quickly see that with the wrist cock and the club pointing up is much, much lighter. So get your child to understand that swinging this club early into a cocked wrists position will make the club lighter so that they can turn and have a better opportunity to maintain the posture in the backswing at a very young age. You can imagine how difficult it is for a child, that if they are out in here and then lift up in the backswing, the club flops back down and then they are trying to come on in and hit that ball. Just a little small tip, if you are not at the point of taking your child to a PGA professional, do not be afraid to hold the club out, see how heavy it is parallel to the ground and how light it is when held with a wrist cock vertical to the ground. You know what Johnny, Susie, let's make the club light as quickly as possible in our backswing and then swing it through to the target. Good luck.


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