Understanding Wrist Hinge in the Golf Swing (Video)
Understanding Wrist Hinge in the Golf Swing (Video)

So let us now have a look at how wrist hinge or more importantly wrist cock can make a big influence in your golf swing. When you set up to the golf ball, you should feel that you are gripping the golf club nicely and your hands are just nice and loose on the grip, not too much tension in there. If you look from the front on angle here, you will see that already my wrist have a slight cock or hinge in them. They are not going to sit perfectly straight line there. They should sit slightly down in this position. As I turn to this angle now, I keep this position, I am going to turn my chest making a nice one piece turned back, my hands are just starting to flex upward slightly as I come around to an L-shaped position here. You will see the shaft gets to vertical, the left arm gets to a horizontal position and that would be about a 90-degree wrist hinge. As I finished that swing to the top, I keep a nice, firm wrist action. I am not letting the club drop or fall here, this would reduce the power and the tension I have.

So it is one piece, L-shape and finish and as I reverse that back down, the club will naturally release to a straight line and I have pretty much reversed that on the follow through, hinging to here than hinging to another L-shape. Letting my hands have that nice, relaxed hinging action is a very powerful way of delivering the golf to where you are using much speed is possible but keeping the clubface nice and controlled, nice and squared for impact.

So if you can understand the fundamentals of wrist hinge and wrist cock that will definitely help you improve.

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So let us now have a look at how wrist hinge or more importantly wrist cock can make a big influence in your golf swing. When you set up to the golf ball, you should feel that you are gripping the golf club nicely and your hands are just nice and loose on the grip, not too much tension in there. If you look from the front on angle here, you will see that already my wrist have a slight cock or hinge in them. They are not going to sit perfectly straight line there. They should sit slightly down in this position. As I turn to this angle now, I keep this position, I am going to turn my chest making a nice one piece turned back, my hands are just starting to flex upward slightly as I come around to an L-shaped position here. You will see the shaft gets to vertical, the left arm gets to a horizontal position and that would be about a 90-degree wrist hinge. As I finished that swing to the top, I keep a nice, firm wrist action. I am not letting the club drop or fall here, this would reduce the power and the tension I have.

So it is one piece, L-shape and finish and as I reverse that back down, the club will naturally release to a straight line and I have pretty much reversed that on the follow through, hinging to here than hinging to another L-shape. Letting my hands have that nice, relaxed hinging action is a very powerful way of delivering the golf to where you are using much speed is possible but keeping the clubface nice and controlled, nice and squared for impact.

So if you can understand the fundamentals of wrist hinge and wrist cock that will definitely help you improve.