WHY TOO OPEN CLUB FACE IS BAD?
HOW TO FIX CLUB FACE
So how to fix this open club face?
Now look at the comparison of 2 swing positions:
Using Hackmotion Wrist Sensor we have been measuring PGA Tour players and we consistently see that top players square the club face early by avoiding extension (cupping) of the lead wrist. They square club face early, so they don’t have to square it late.
The goal is to gradually get into a position from which you have to do less club face manipulation leading up to the impact
HOW TO LEARN SQUARING THE FACE EARLY
To learn how to consistently square the club face you need 2 things:
1. You need to know what your lead wrist is doing throughout the swing. You need DATA
2. You need a way to know when your wrist is in a good position. You need FEEDBACK
With Hackmotion Sensor you can get both data and feedback. First let’s look at the data to see how extended or flexed your wrist is and how it is behaving during the downswing.
Below is Hackmotion 3D model with European Tour player’s wrist data during downswing. The number with red circle around is extension of the lead wrist. It starts from +11 extended (cupped) at the top and gradually moves to -7 flexed (bowed) at impact.
This gradual decrease in extension is the key to face control and we typically see this among tour players. A typical amateur swing increases extension and then at last moment tries to remove it – an almost impossible task.
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WANT TO GET STARTED?
If you are interested to start understanding how wrist flexion/extension squares the club face you can order the Hackmotion wrist sensor here.
If you want more in-depth information about wrist data, take a look at our learning center (link below).