When to Best Start Wrist Hinge During Backswing Women (Video)
When to Best Start Wrist Hinge During Backswing Women (Video)

During this swing tip video we are going to have a look at where the best position is to start the wrist hinge during your backswing. It's really important that we get the correct position for the wrist hinge because if we begin the wrist hinge too early this can cause us to have a very steep backswing. If we've got a very steep backswing the club head is going to be moving too vertically too quickly and we won't be able to get a good rotational movement in with our shoulders. We'll be hinging the wrist really picking the club up and then chopping very vertically on to the ball. This is going to cause us problems because with that vertical chop down action we are going to tend to hit the top of the ball. You'll struggle to get the ball up into the air and you'll hit very low shots. And also all of your energy will be moving downwards and towards the floor rather than out towards the target.

If we use the wrist too late on the backswing you'll start to lift the arms and then as you approach the end of the backswing if you now use your wrist at the end of the backswing which is too late this movement here using the wrist will create an immense that's coming over you with the club and you'll end up collapsing finding it very difficult to keep the left arm straight at the top of the backswing and we'll see this kind of position demonstrated from a very late wrist hinge on the backswing. That's now going to cause us a problem because from here if we swing straight down again we are going to chop down towards the top of the ball which we've just discussed the problems of. Or you'll try and recover the position and try and straighten your left arm out and as you do that you'll also cast the club. You'll allow the club to move over the top of you as though you were casting a fishing rod and you'll create a straight line position between the left arm and the club way too early on the backswing you'll have released all your power and then you won't be presenting the club back to the ball with maximum club head speed for a really good distance.

So the correct position to actually hinge the wrist during the backswing would be create a straight line between the left shoulder, the left hand and the club head, keep the straight line position and we are going to move that straight line to the right of the golf ball. So we are moving that straight line to the right of the golf ball, we are keeping the club head over the target line at this point. Once the hands have just cleared being in front of the right thigh this is the correct position to now start to hinge the wrist so that the club becomes horizontal. Club head starts to rise just above the hands and we move into this L-Shape position at chest high. So that's the correct position to hinge the wrist. Take the straight line from the left shoulder, the hands and the club head to the right of the ball until the hands are right of the right thigh. Once we are in this position start to hinge the wrist with a thumbs up action into an L-shape by the time you are at chest high. If you work on hinging your wrist more correctly on your backswing you should see a massive improvement in your golf shots, you'll create much more accurate shots, much greater distance and find a lot more consistency.

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During this swing tip video we are going to have a look at where the best position is to start the wrist hinge during your backswing. It's really important that we get the correct position for the wrist hinge because if we begin the wrist hinge too early this can cause us to have a very steep backswing. If we've got a very steep backswing the club head is going to be moving too vertically too quickly and we won't be able to get a good rotational movement in with our shoulders. We'll be hinging the wrist really picking the club up and then chopping very vertically on to the ball. This is going to cause us problems because with that vertical chop down action we are going to tend to hit the top of the ball. You'll struggle to get the ball up into the air and you'll hit very low shots. And also all of your energy will be moving downwards and towards the floor rather than out towards the target.

If we use the wrist too late on the backswing you'll start to lift the arms and then as you approach the end of the backswing if you now use your wrist at the end of the backswing which is too late this movement here using the wrist will create an immense that's coming over you with the club and you'll end up collapsing finding it very difficult to keep the left arm straight at the top of the backswing and we'll see this kind of position demonstrated from a very late wrist hinge on the backswing. That's now going to cause us a problem because from here if we swing straight down again we are going to chop down towards the top of the ball which we've just discussed the problems of. Or you'll try and recover the position and try and straighten your left arm out and as you do that you'll also cast the club. You'll allow the club to move over the top of you as though you were casting a fishing rod and you'll create a straight line position between the left arm and the club way too early on the backswing you'll have released all your power and then you won't be presenting the club back to the ball with maximum club head speed for a really good distance.

So the correct position to actually hinge the wrist during the backswing would be create a straight line between the left shoulder, the left hand and the club head, keep the straight line position and we are going to move that straight line to the right of the golf ball. So we are moving that straight line to the right of the golf ball, we are keeping the club head over the target line at this point. Once the hands have just cleared being in front of the right thigh this is the correct position to now start to hinge the wrist so that the club becomes horizontal. Club head starts to rise just above the hands and we move into this L-Shape position at chest high. So that's the correct position to hinge the wrist. Take the straight line from the left shoulder, the hands and the club head to the right of the ball until the hands are right of the right thigh. Once we are in this position start to hinge the wrist with a thumbs up action into an L-shape by the time you are at chest high. If you work on hinging your wrist more correctly on your backswing you should see a massive improvement in your golf shots, you'll create much more accurate shots, much greater distance and find a lot more consistency.