- The right hand and forearm roll over the left; this action is called the release.
- At impact, the hands are slightly ahead of the ball, with the shaft tilted toward the target.
- The clubhead strikes the ball an instant before hitting the turf.
- Your right knee points inward, at the target.
- The left hip has “cleared,” i.e. rotated left of the target, with the right hip coming around toward the ball.
- The shoulders are square to the target line, your weight evenly balanced on both feet.
Golf’s moment of truth. If your grip, setup, takeaway, backswing and downswing are in order, here’s what happens as a wedge contacts the ball:
Because the wedge swing creates a downward blow, most shots will produce a divot just beyond where the ball lies.