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  1. Moe is one of the few golfers that have no wrist cock AT SETUP. Most golfers have the lead wrist partially cocked at setup. Which again leads to my puzzlement about how they can say they don't cock their wrists. If they didn't cock their wrists at all, then their setup would look like Moe Norman.
  2. The picture below shows someone with zero lead arm wrist cock at setup (Moe Norman). Notice that because he has no wrist cock, the club and arm form a straight line. Here Moe at the top of the backswing. Notice the club is now at a right angle to his lead arm. How did he do that? He cocked the wrist on his lead arm. If he had no lead arm wrist cock, then the club would still be running in a straight line out from his arm. I'm not exactly sure what people mean here when they say they don't cock their lead wrist in the golf swing. Unless their left arm and golf club form a straight line at the top of the golf swing, they are cocking the wrist at the top of the backswing. Below is a picture of someone at impact position. Notice the lead wrist is not cocked. This is typical, because of the centrifugal force pulling the club out. Unless you are in this position at the TOP of the backswing (shaft and arm in a straight line) you most definitely ARE cocking and uncocking your lead wrists.
  3. Do you mean unhinging or uncocking? They are two different things. The thread is about cocking the wrists. Not hinging the wrists.
  4. Back to the original question: yes, you should cock your lead wrist. The releasing of that lever on the downswing transfers the energy to the club, making it move faster. If you don't cock your wrist, the energy won't be as efficiently transfered from the arms to the club.
  5. Is this about wrist cock or wrist hinge? They are two different things. Wrist cock is when the lead arm's wrist bends toward the thumb. The back of the wrist is still perfectly flat for most golfers. Wrist hinge is when the trail arm's wrist folds directly backwards (how you get the holding a waiter's tray position).
  6. Anytime I hear someone say they are thinking of going to a 10 finger grip, I suggest they also look at a mesh (Greg Norman) style grip. Like the 10 finger grip, all your fingers are on the club. Like the interlocking grip, your hands are intertwined for stability.
  7. I follow Sam Snead's advice: you should grip your club like you are strangling a bird.
  8. Titleist is a ball company that makes clubs on he side. I suspect most people were thinking of their balls and not their clubs when answering the survey. Ping ugly? It is part of their appeal, as in "anything this ugly must be good, or they would never sell any." I suspect their recent offerings (which look pretty slick) have actually hurt the brand from that standpoint.
  9. I like Wilson Staff, but survey shows they need to rebrand the line by dropping the Wilson name entierly. Maybe to just "Staff". Nobody wants to drop $1,000 on a set of clubs, only to hear someone say "Nice clubs, I saw a set of Wilson clubs in Wal-Mart for $97; is that where you got yours?" It is easy to devalue a brand; difficult to rebuild it back to elite status. They will never get the big-box, Wall-Mart smell off of the Wilson name.
  10. Discussions about keeping the arm straight always seem to go off base, because people have different images of what straight and bent mean. Some people assume that only ram-rod, hyper-flexed is straight. Some allow a little bend, but consider it straight. The image below has a 10 degree bend in it. I would consider an arm that is anywhere between this and ram-rod straight to be "straight" for golf purposes. Any arm bent more than this I would not consider to be straight for golf purposes. I believe a straight arm at the top of the backswing is a golf fundamental. I also believe that actively focusing on keeping your arm straight in the downswing is an error. The same forces that are pulling your club head out during the downswing are also pulling on your arm. If you keep your arm relaxed in the downswing it will maintain its straight posture. Be careful to set your arm straight at the top of the backswing, then forget about it.
  11. Welcome to the forums Lime Shark :)

     

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