September 26, 2017

How To Hit A Golf Ball Straight: You Must Hinge Your Wrist Correctly

how to hit a golf ball straightIn terms of learning how to hit a golf ball straight,  there seems to be some misinformation afloat about the wrist hinge during the golf swing. There are several disciplines in terms of  how to hit a golf ball straight but one such requirement has to do with a proper wrist hinge.

Assuming all other requirements are met to hit straight golf shots, the wrists must hinge naturally during the back swing and unhinge naturally during the downswing.

This means they should not arch, cup or rotate during the back swing or downswing.

I recently read an article that implied an arched wrist hinge will produce a straight ball flight. Here is a part of the article on this golf method.

“Do you do not forget a few years ago, when Greg Norman endorsed a product for learning the proper position of the right hand. It was a gadget that you strapped onto your wrist.

It had a thingy that pulled your index finger back a bit, and forced your right wrist to bend back in a

‘cocked position’

Try this.. Just hold your right hand in front of you with your palm pointing to the left and then bend your wrist straight back toward your forearm.

You see that angle amid the back of your hand and your forearm? That is what this device of Greg Normans did.

Believe it or not.. this is the perfective position for your hand to be an impact.

That was the whole idea behind the gadget. To instruct humans how the right wrist was supposed to act in the Golf Swing. ( I recognise there are lefty’s out there, sorry, your on your own to reverse things)

Trouble was that it was in truth not at all comfortable. You could use it chipping. And it was a very utile gadget for that. But it was hard to use in a full swing.

But it sure did show how the wrist must work.” Read more…

The trouble with these golf swing instructions is the right hand does not work independent of the left hand when gripped on a club.

For example, if you were to to assume a comfortable stance and posture to your ball, align your shoulders parallel with your target line, center the sweet spot of your club face as near to the back as possible, grip your club in a conventional manner, maintain your stance and your spine angle, arch your wrist and then execute a non-manipulative swing without un-arching your wrists during your backswing,  you would produce a hook ball flight rather than a straight one.

Such gadgets are rarely effective if you want to improve your golf game and lower your golf scores.

They certainly are not beneficial when learning how to hit a golf ball straight.

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