Do you have a working understanding of where your hands should be during your golf swing? If you don't, today's video will surely help you. A Surgite named Vinnie sent in a lengthy question that centered around wrist action. He referenced "good wrist action is no wrist action" but feels that the only way he can get the club toe up in the forward catcher's mitt is to roll his wrists.
If Vinnie is actively trying to roll his wrists during his forward upswing, he's not adhering to the mantra of no wrist action. What you all must remember is that the wrists aren't what roll and control the clubhead. It's actually a roll of the arms, not the wrists.
I have been a devotee of your swing for about a year, and I am hitting the ball reasonably well. Current handicap hovers between 7 and 9, and if I ever get off the dime and practice the fundamentals of the wonderful Kenny Knox short game series, I might be able to go even lower. I find your explanations of the full swing both complete and accessible, and for the most part I enjoy working on my swing.
However, there are aspects of the swing where I need help on both the theory and the practice of the PPGS. Firstly, I am a little confused on the action of the hands, particularly at and just after impact. It seems to me that the "...no wrist action is good wrist action" mantra is somewhat antithetical to the toe up in the forward catcher's mitt concept. I can't seem to get the toe up feeling without a roll of the wrists. This produces a pop at impact that only feels wrong, but can also result in some fantastic, dead straight, pulls that over shoot the target by twenty yards. Can you help with the proper visual?
The wrist is a connection point between the fingers, arms, and up to the shoulder. We control the wrists from breaking or hinging by allowing our arms to be the leader in how the clubhead is manipulated.
The best way to let the club square up is to make sure you swing into the forward catcher's mitt toe up. If you need a good visual, think about or look at where your thumbs are during your backswing and forward upswing. They should be pointed up at each catcher's mitt checkpoint. If they are pointing upwards, your clubhead should mirror them, which will give you the toe up position you require.
Keep it vertical!
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