In September 1982 Golf Pro Ken Venturi made a huge splash on the cover of Golf Magazine
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.
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
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.
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