Controlling the amount of turn in your swing can be directly related to wrist action. If you are new to the site, first let me say that good wrist action is no wrist action! Often times, when a golfer is losing shots to the right or left, it can be because he or she is under rotating or over rotating their wrists before and after impact. The Peak Performance Golf Swing uses a limited turn, which means there has to at least be some turn. But, how much?
Tom Bobrowski will sometimes hit high, floating shots to the right and he's not real sure how to correct it. He knows that his wrist rotation is playing a big part in his misses, but he's not quite sure how to fix it or how much rotation there should be.
I seem to execute the backswing properly - into the mitt - up the tree. However, on the following downswing I often under rotate so that the clubface is open upon contact, causing a high floating shot to the right. If I try to force more rotation, I often pull hook to the left. Help!
You need just the right amount of rotation. But, what is the right amount and where does the rotation come from? Well, your palms need to be perpendicular to the ground throughout the swing in order to be in the rigth positions. To do this, your arms and wrists rotate together because they're connected to the shoulder in the ball and socket joint. Rotate so that your clubhead is toe up at your toe line on both sides, not any farther.
Toe up to toe up is the right amount of rotation and the best way I can explain how much to rotate your arms. Over rotating will cause pull hooks and under rotating will cause slices like Tom has been experiencing. Swing the club the way your body was designed to move and you'll be fine!
Keep it vertical!
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