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Save your wrist cock until after your left arm is parallel and you will swing with more power.
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The golf club should travel in a circle around your body during your swing, and a wide radius on your backswing will help you hit longer shots. A wide arc helped Jack Nicklaus win more major championships than any player, and he stressed it in his writings about the golf swing. One way to create a wide arc is to delay cocking your wrists until after your left arm is parallel to the ground swinging back. That movement will stretch your swing arc and help you wind up your upper body muscles for powerful shots.
Start the club back low to the ground, along the target line or slightly to the inside. You want to keep your hands and wrists very quiet in the first part of the swing to prevent them from cocking too early.2.
Use the big muscles in your back, shoulders, chest and core to move the club away from the ball. Instructors call this move a вЂњone-pieceвЂќ takeaway because your torso, arms and club are all moving back together.3.
Picture your arms and the club shaft forming a letter вЂњY.вЂќ Keep the Y-shape intact until your left arm is parallel to the ground.4.
Allow your wrists to start hinging once your left arm passes the parallel mark. Think about forming an L with between the club and your left arm.5.
Feel like momentum and the weight of the club cause your wrists to hinge as your left arm rises higher in the backswing.
Grip a driver with your hands separated so your left hand is in the normal position, and you right hand is closer to the end of the grip. In this split position, your right arm will feel much longer than normal. That will help you feel a wider backswing with less wrist motion.2.
Make a low, wide, one-piece takeaway. Staying low and striving for width will teach you to keep your hands quiet in the first half of your backswing.3.
Keep you right arm extended, but not stiff. Introducing tension to your swing can restrict your wrist cock and rob you of clubhead speed later.4.
Let your wrists cock gradually after your left arm passes parallel to the target line. You don't need toВ hit balls doing this drill, but making practice swings will teach you the feel.
- In trying to create a one-piece takeaway with quiet wrists, some golfers end up dragging the club back so that, when their left arms are parallel, the clubhead is bellow their hands. That can cause you to pick the clubhead up outside the target line. If that happens, you need to make a compensating move to get the club back on the correct path, which makes it harder to be consistent.