Reply To: Bowing the left wrist.

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RossRoss
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Ross Jan 30, 2021
The old concepts of seeing knuckles is for old traditional golf instruction. It would use a setup “look of the knuckles” to pre-offset a correction factor, for how the hands were gonna throw the club head at the ball. None of this is repeatable. In a Large Muscles swing, we use our body’s rotation vs. throwing the club head for power, so there is no need for pre-corrections in our grip. We try to setup our grip with the club face square and shaft inline with the front arm, and ideally a flat to bowed out front wrist, because this is how we want to return. Hogan discovered this bowed front wrist and called it “supination”. He did not setup that way, but he would have to go through all kinds of adjustments and gyrations during the downswing, just before impact to get into the same impact position that we just setup with. FYI… the strongest, most supportive grip “look” at impact is, front wrist slightly bowed out, shaft inline with front arm, back wrist bent in helping hold the wrist in that shape. Any other look at impact and the club face can easily turn/twist and can cause off-center hits. Sorry for the lengthy explanation. So my answer to you Femgolf1 … experiment with some grip changes to find a setup shape that allows you to just turn through impact without any flip or hand manipulation needed to achieve a square club face.