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I've always been a wrist cocker, but recently I've been keeping my wrist locked throughout my swing. For me, it has allowed the face to stay square and reduce my misshits by 70-80%. I'm sure it's not for everyone, but it's really helped me find the center of the club and hit them straighter. Look at Bryson's swing. Straight back, straight through, with very little wrist action. His swing has been called one of the simplest swings, and one of the easiest to stay consistent.

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His wrists actually are cocked at the top of his backswing, otherwise, his club would still be pointing in the direction of his arms. It's certainly not John Daly “ish”, but it's still there. It's one of the compound levers within the swing.

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His wrists actually are cocked at the top of his backswing, otherwise, his club would still be pointing in the direction of his arms. It's certainly not John Daly “ish”, but it's still there. It's one of the compound levers within the swing.

Yeah I agree. I said little wrist action.

 

 

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So anyways, after half a dozen rounds with the early wrist set, my ball striking has done nothing but improve.

I wish I could better express what it is that Im doing.

 

Its a little bit like a slight forward press, which starts cocking them, and then as the club continues back to where the arms are at about 9:00 o'clock, and moving, the club is swinging up to almost straight up. So they're almost set by say 10:00 o'clock.

 

So then However much of a turn I want to take, I'm already set. And if I want to hit a lower flight, I just hold on a hair longer on the swing. And with the recent talk about playing wedges lower for more control, I think this is a good format for me to use as I start trying to work on that concept, as everyone seems to be in agreement that its the "better" approach for the shorter distances in a lot of situations. And certainly an area I was fairly ignorant about.

 

Even my regular playing buddy has commented about how crisp the balls are getting struck, and distances have actually crept up a few yards. And even longer irons are better.

 

I don't know that this an acceptable , generally accepted "swing tip" or not, but (FOR ME) its been really eye opening, and I just wanted to throw it out there for guys that are "searching" for their swing, as perhaps a helpful hint.

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I've messed with the wrist cock initiation, worked well for pitches and such but found myself throwing the club behind me with full swings. Went back to my preferred inconsistent swing.

 

Remember Ryan Moore's crazy wrist cock he would do because of an injury?

 

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So anyways, after half a dozen rounds with the early wrist set, my ball striking has done nothing but improve.

I wish I could better express what it is that Im doing.

 

Its a little bit like a slight forward press, which starts cocking them, and then as the club continues back to where the arms are at about 9:00 o'clock, and moving, the club is swinging up to almost straight up. So they're almost set by say 10:00 o'clock.

 

So then However much of a turn I want to take, I'm already set. And if I want to hit a lower flight, I just hold on a hair longer on the swing. And with the recent talk about playing wedges lower for more control, I think this is a good format for me to use as I start trying to work on that concept, as everyone seems to be in agreement that its the "better" approach for the shorter distances in a lot of situations. And certainly an area I was fairly ignorant about.

 

Even my regular playing buddy has commented about how crisp the balls are getting struck, and distances have actually crept up a few yards. And even longer irons are better.

 

I don't know that this an acceptable , generally accepted "swing tip" or not, but (FOR ME) its been really eye opening, and I just wanted to throw it out there for guys that are "searching" for their swing, as perhaps a helpful hint.

which is what nearly all the greats do, club should be 'set' when lead arm is parrallel to the ground. The issue I get (which causes lots of terrible casting) is letting the club 'fall back' instead of pointing more upright at 9 o clock. But when it does it's a joy to hit pure strikes.

 

thanks again for reminding me as my game had fallen apart recently as I forgot this while working on a decent turn resulting in a laid off club and theres no way back from that in the downswing unless your timing is perfect to square the face.

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Just remember, Paul Azinger played with a cupped wrist, because of the way he swung the club.... Just like anything in golf, just because pros do it, doesn't mean it's a prescription for success with your swing.

 

 

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It never turns out good doing anything ‘major” in the swing like wrist cocking.Many will shorten their arc width and natural turn rotation.It might work now, but let's see how it goes in a month or two.

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It never turns out good doing anything ‘major” in the swing like wrist cocking.Many will shorten their arc width and natural turn rotation.It might work now, but let's see how it goes in a month or two.

you do know it happens in everyones swing, it's just when is the OP's point.

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it played well again today, its money!

 

I might be taking a bit more divot, but the ball doesn't care, because its already on its way to the dance...

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I used it today with excellent results, got my draw back (occasionally), but will take a few rounds for it to be comfortable again.

 

Divots were big, but they were even and clean.

 

Slightly harder to ingrain it with the driver due to the longer shaft but it feels more natural. I found I was swinging smoother and I believe I got some yardage back as well.

 

Medal this weekend so lets see how it stands up under pressure ;)

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you do know it happens in everyones swing, it's just when is the OP's point.

of course.But manually forcing it never works.Everyone does it, so my question is why force it?

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I tried this before.And it only lead to a road of super bad golf.Made me take massive deep divots from coming into the ball so steep

 

Tread lightly on this philosophy

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of course.But manually forcing it never works.Everyone does it, so my question is why force it?

Its not a matter of forcing it, its just a little earlier, and its creating fantastic results for me.

If you don't like it, don't do it.

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I used it today with excellent results, got my draw back (occasionally), but will take a few rounds for it to be comfortable again.

 

Divots were big, but they were even and clean.

 

Slightly harder to ingrain it with the driver due to the longer shaft but it feels more natural. I found I was swinging smoother and I believe I got some yardage back as well.

 

Medal this weekend so lets see how it stands up under pressure ;)

I haven't rolled it with my driver yet, but I'm getting closer. I did get the 3 wood off the tee with it today, and that was good too.

Im hoping the driver kind of works itself into the mix.

 

I think a little bit bigger divots are fine, I'm guessing thats a result of greater lag thats created, and thats a good thing.

Excessive divots I think are probably due to coming over the top to much. As long as you're hitting the ball first with a good flight, you shouldn't have too gnarly of a divot.

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used it today and best ball striking game for awhile, attacked many pins and it was great for all irons and particularly for wedges. 4 wood was exceptional with it.

 

Driver is the weak point just now, drives are ok but inconsistent i.e left and right and off the bottom of the face.

 

I think the earlier wrist set is getting the club on plane in the backswing as opposed to it 'falling' behind the hands on the backswing.

 

It certainly promotes confidence in the swing but I did hit a few fat so the timing is slightly off. W.I.P but great results so far

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used it today and best ball striking game for awhile, attacked many pins and it was great for all irons and particularly for wedges. 4 wood was exceptional with it.

 

Driver is the weak point just now, drives are ok but inconsistent i.e left and right and off the bottom of the face.

 

I think the earlier wrist set is getting the club on plane in the backswing as opposed to it 'falling' behind the hands on the backswing.

 

It certainly promotes confidence in the swing but I did hit a few fat so the timing is slightly off. W.I.P but great results so far

When I read your reports, it feels as if I was the one writing it.

I think you need to be careful to stay on the right instep on the backswing to get that spanking "ball-first" hit.

 

I also hit all the hybrids and the 3-wood off the deck, as well as off the low tee-up, but the driver seems to be a different animal and I haven't had a chance to get to the range in the last week to work that out. It seems to work better for descending blows, which of course is everything except the driver.

 

As I'm watching the BMW today, I'm seeing many of the pros doing the same thing, so apparently its nothing new to the world, only me and you it seems... :rolleyes:

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I've come to the conclusion after trying again today that it works well for the irons, really well for the wedges, decent for fairway woods but poor for driver.

 

It might have a lot to do with the shaft length.

 

I'll try not cocking so early with the driver (until about halfway I reckon) and see if that helps consistency.

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Ya, good day for me too today. I actually found myself doing with the driver a little, but not on purpose.

But everything off the carpet has been solid.

I think it's starting to embed into my unconscience swing.

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For me, whenever I cock my wrist the ball seems to fly on a higher trajectory which I like so I will cock it when I need higher shots to check up quicker like on elevated greens.

 

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