This is why you don't improve!
Correct wrist angles are crucial for successful clubface control.
In the video below golf coach Rob Cheney using HackMotion demonstrates why many golfers are not improving and what to do to change that!
The key to consistent swing is getting the clubface into a good position before it gains speed.
Look at PGA Tour rising star Sungjae Im – first move starting his downswing, he is twisting the clubface shut using his hands.
Once you get into a bad position during transition, it is impossible to recover.
Amateurs have been sold a lie – they think they will add more distance if they hinge their wrists to get more lag. But actually it is the opposite.
Look how the player below lifts hands, cups the wrists and then pulls on the handle during the transition – he gets into a position he cannot recover from and cannot rotate his body. This is obviously extreme case, but to lesser extent it happens very often.
Extreme wrist hinging and pulling, open clubface, losing speed
Good Example: Tommy Fleetwood
Once the clubface is in a good position, you are able to rotate the body.
Wrong wrist and hand motion gets players into a terrible position:
- The more they hinge wrists and pull on the club, the more they open the clubface and get the club too much in front of them.
- This leads to them having to stall the pivot to square clubface by flipping their hands before impact.
- So they actually lose speed and distance because they cannot rotate the body.
Tour players like Tommy Fleetwood are able to generate speed with their bodies, because they get the clubface in a good starting position, not too open.
Early squaring of the clubface and stable wrist mechanics create consistency.
Look how Tommy Fleetwood squares the clubface early – it points down and towards the target. He gets the clubface behind him, so he can rotate his body.
Now, look how the player struggling with slice (like most amateurs) has his clubface wide open and pointed to the right. The only way he can hit the ball is by moving the swing path to the left, and the out-to-in club path creates massive side spin and a weak slice.
All of our information is based on carefully analyzed pro player data, developed together with leading golf instructors.
How to train clubface control with HackMotion
With the help of HackMotion wrist sensor you can learn correct wrist mechanics by having clear data on where and how to improve!
Step 01:Make a few shots to measure the wrist movement. Pay attention to the lead wrist extension (cupping) at the top and in downswing. Are you within the recommended range?
To learn the correct wrist positions, use Hackmotion’s audio biofeedback to signal when your wrists are in the correct position.
Practice regularly by using HackMotion sensor to monitor the progress, compare you bad swings vs good swings and get accurate data after each swing. Clubface is king when it comes to consistency, so make clubface control key to your game.
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