Body Rotation Pulls Flat Front Wrist

Most miss hits are caused by a “bent in” or “flipped” front wrist at impact! A solid golf shot at impact, will have the front wrist flat or even bowed out a little and the back wrist is bent in. This wrist alignment keeps the shaft in line with the front arm and maintains a full radius.

What generally flips the wrists by impact is, the body rotation stops half way, to support some kind of hand release or throwing of the club head at the ball. This “hit at the ball” urge starts before impact, so by impact the opposite of what we are trying to accomplish has happened; the club head has passed the hands and bends the front wrist in.

There have been many fixes over the years to salvage the swing just before impact. Ben Hogan’s “Supinate” (roll or bow your front wrist just before impact) helped, but was a trade off with the face of the club pointing all over the place. This fix is not reliable… you may get more solid shots in many different directions.

The real big issue in all of this is the BODY ROTATION STOPPING because, when the body stops turning, the arms and club pass the body’s core/mass or what I call the Body’s Sweet Spot!!!

With my method, if you use the body rotation to trap the ball, keeping your hands passive, your front wrist will stay in setup position* and you get solid golf shots that are straight and long. What happens, is as the body unwinds, the ball is trapped with the entire body, all body parts aligned with the body’s sweet spot and they all sum together for a very efficient golf shot. With a little practice, this athletic move is very repeatable for a reliable golf swing… Ross

* I teach to setup with the shaft of the club already in line with the front arm. This is how we want impact.