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Where should my wrist be at the top of my golf back swing? Now the wrist positions that are out the back swing, are very, very important and they have a major role to play over the positioning of the club face. And as the position of the club face changes, if it changes that much that and it is contorted out of where it should be, the ball fly will suffer with either a hook, a pole, or a push, or a slice, and any of the kind of limit these variations of shot. So the wrist positions around the back swing are very, very important. Now there are quite few checkpoints that you can actually use.

During the back swing, what you kind of generally want to see is a good nice full wrist hinge and a wrist set. So as you take the club back, you want the wrist to be kind of cocking and hinging until the club shaft and the wrist and the arms form a 90 degree angle. Now that’s only half the battle with the wrist, because you can get in into this position with the full wrist hinge, but then you can either get them bowing, which will mean the back of the left hand, bows in this direction and kind of points out towards you guys there or a cup where the angle between the wrist and the club go the other way and we get into this cup position.

Now normally, a bowed position will close the club face and at the top of the swing, the back of the left wrist will point to the sky, the club face will point to the sky and as you come into impact, it’ll close it down and you’ll hit a pole or a hook or pole hook. The other way a cup will tend to open the club face at the top of the swing, and as you come into impact, you’ll either hear a fade or a slice or a shot up to the right hand side.

So the key golf wrist positions that you want to be seeing, are a full wrist hinge, but then the back of the left wrist to be flat against the back of the left arm. And as you approach the top of the swing, you are on the leading edge of the club to match up with the back of the left hand, the back of the left hand to match up with the back of the left arm and if you can keep those all in kind of that sequence and all lined up in the same way, that club will be delivered into the ball in a nice square fashion.

So although the wrists do have a role to play in that cocking which gives power, and which gives energies to the shot, it also has a major role to play in the club face alignment. So use those check points, use a mirror to check them or a video camera as well or a playing partner because it will be very difficult to see when you got to the topper swing on your own and then hopefully, you’ll have a little bit more power but also hopefully, you’ll have a lot more accuracy.