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Golf Pro Experts on the Importance of the Flat Left Wrist

How Important is the Lead Wrist in Golf? The Experts Agree it's a Key Factor in Your Swing

The Flat Lead Golf Wrist is a key element in your swing. That's why we created the Wrist Rite to help you keep and maintain a flat wrist while you play. But don't just take our word for it. Here is what the experts have been saying for years about the importance of a flat lead wrist.

Tiger Woods

If Tiger says it's the #1 Common mistake of golfers, then need we say more. Tiger talks candidly in his books about the vital importance of keeping a flat wrist at key points of your swing. READ MORE....

Ken Venturi

In September 1982 Golf Pro Ken Venturi made a huge splash on the cover of Golf Magazine where he physically put casts on his wrists to keep his wrist from bending. Read the Highlights as we learn more about the importance of lead wrist correction from experts like Ken Venturi.

Hank Haney

Keep Your Left Wrist Flat

Compress the ball with the club's true loft.

The most important part of the golf swing is the moment of impact, obviously. And though there are a lot of different swings that can product solid impact, it's undeniable that there's only one kind of impact that can produce a particular kind of ball flight.

The important thing to remember is that the neutral grip, the back of your left hand represents the clubface. If the back of your hand is facing the target at impact, that's where the ball will go.

Good players not only have the back of the left aimed at the target, they also keep the wrist flat. That way your trapping the ball between the clubface and the ground and preserving the true loft of the club - one of the keys to a powerful hit.

If the wrist cups, you are adding some loft through impact and giving up that ball-turf compression. Practice hitting balls focusing on your left hand, not on your backswing weight shift or anything else, and you'll start to feel the connection between your hand's position and the trajectory and direction of your shots.

by Hank Haney
Golf Digest Teaching Professional
December 2009 Issue : Golf Digest

The BIGGEST GOLF MISTAKE is when golfers bend their lead wrist when the clubface makes impact with the ball.

Most teachers and instructional theories overlook teaching the correct position of the clubface. The Wrist Controls the Clubface Direction.

The problem is there is very little time, 1.5 seconds, to get your wrist in the right position if it's out of position at the top of your swing. If your not constantly aware of how your wrist is positioned you'll be hitting the ball all over the place.

For just half (1/2) the price of a golf lesson the Wrist Rite golf tool provides a lifetime of lessons on one of the most important aspects of the golf swing, the flat lead wrist. Every golfer, pro shop, golf student and golf pro should have this product.

MORE TOP EXPERTS on the Flat Lead Wrist

"Keeping the left wrist from cupping is essential to keeping the clubface on-line during the swing. If, from a weak hold, you hinge your wrists so that the left wrist cups, you'll rotate the clubface too far open on the backswing. Only the player blessed with ultra-fast hand speed will be able to square up the face at impact from this position."
Joe Thiel, PGA Master Professional, Golf Tips Magazine

"High Handicappers execute what is called an early release. They scoop the ball at impact because they lose the lag too early in the downswing. They have a collapsed left wrist and their hands are behind the ball. As such, they suffer a tremendous loss of power and direction and end up with a very weak hit. It's necessary to hit down with a flat left wrist that's ahead of the ball at impact."
Karen Palacios-Jansen Class A LPGA Teaching Pro

"There is only one position your hands need to be in at impact if you want to hit a solid crisp shot. The back of the forward or front hand (lead) needs to be flat. No condition is as critical in the golf swing. Back wrist bent, front wrist flat - that is the key to longer golf shots at the proper height!"
Tom Jackson PGA Osterbrook G&CC (Ontario Golf Magazine - OG)

"The flat left wrist is not only the number one alignment but also the first imperative. When the left wrist is allowed to bend during the impact interval, control of the clubface becomes difficult, if not improssible. The flat wrist allows for better control over the clubhead and clubface."
Joe Daniels, GSED, The Golfing Machine
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