Unhinge Wrists Correctly for a Powerful Downswing - Golf Tip (Video)
Unhinge Wrists Correctly for a Powerful Downswing - Golf Tip (Video)

Now here is a great drill to make sure that you’re using your wrist position effectively during the downswing. We know a lot of golfers create a big turn back here but when they catch the club from the top they lose all their power too early and then they are quite slow through the impact phase. So here is a great drill that you can do just simply using the towel that you have on your golf bag. What I’d like you to do is roll it up so it forms almost like a rope, so you’ve got it like a rope like this and I make my grip on it there and I swing nicely up to the top. And at the top it should sag against my body or against my shoulders, I’m just going to hold it a little bit longer, swing back and it sits against my shoulders there. Now as I pull down I want to drag my wrist down keeping the towel sliding across the back of my shoulders and then really whipping through the impact phase here. So I want to feel like its stays against my shoulders for a while and then whip through the impact phase and the fast track whipping through here the better the release would be for my wrists. What I would like to avoid doing was having it at the top and flicking it away from my shoulders there and then having no power coming down. So if I was a flipper and a flicker I would flick there and then have no power here so I want to resist and then really whip it through and accelerate right to the point of impact. And what that will then look like with a golf club, loads of angle here, a big pull down and a big release right at the ball using the power just when I need it most and avoiding the flick out here that then means I have got no power through there. So a correct wrist release using your golf towel is a great training drill.

2015-03-26

Now here is a great drill to make sure that you’re using your wrist position effectively during the downswing. We know a lot of golfers create a big turn back here but when they catch the club from the top they lose all their power too early and then they are quite slow through the impact phase. So here is a great drill that you can do just simply using the towel that you have on your golf bag. What I’d like you to do is roll it up so it forms almost like a rope, so you’ve got it like a rope like this and I make my grip on it there and I swing nicely up to the top. And at the top it should sag against my body or against my shoulders, I’m just going to hold it a little bit longer, swing back and it sits against my shoulders there. Now as I pull down I want to drag my wrist down keeping the towel sliding across the back of my shoulders and then really whipping through the impact phase here. So I want to feel like its stays against my shoulders for a while and then whip through the impact phase and the fast track whipping through here the better the release would be for my wrists. What I would like to avoid doing was having it at the top and flicking it away from my shoulders there and then having no power coming down. So if I was a flipper and a flicker I would flick there and then have no power here so I want to resist and then really whip it through and accelerate right to the point of impact. And what that will then look like with a golf club, loads of angle here, a big pull down and a big release right at the ball using the power just when I need it most and avoiding the flick out here that then means I have got no power through there. So a correct wrist release using your golf towel is a great training drill.