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HOW DO I HINGE MY WRISTS IN MY BACKSWING FOR GOLF? 

Elite PGA golf instructor Dan Whittaker shares his variation of one of the truly phenomenal drills for establishing a proper wrist set in your backswing. Pausing at important checkpoints such as the midpoint of the backswing helps you evaluate your swing plane and wrist hinge.  It helps build a consistent swing that will arrive with the club face square and with maximum speed and power at impact.

WRIST SET DRILL

The wrist set drill is going to really help you perfect your backswing. Lots of players struggle with the proper swing plane and how the club sets in the backswing. We're going to start off at our address position and take the golf club back in one piece.  We will pause at the one quarter point of the backswing to check and see if the right elbow is aiming down and the left arm is relatively flat? From here we're going to hinge our wrists and turn the club to the top and pause or freeze. The reason for the drill is it lets you see where you are halfway back.  You can make some minor adjustments and put yourself into perfect position at the midpoint of the backswing.  After adjusting your position perfectly - you've got a visual and physical "frame of reference". Your body likes frames of reference. It likes to visualize or reference the picture of where you should be at the midpoint of the golf swing. When you practice this drill and pause at the midpoint, your body will start to be able to remember how this position felt. It will then become more automatic to stretch to the top and then turn through. After performing the drill, the golf swing just becomes a rotation back and a rotation through, which will really give you a great overall feeling. 


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