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Wrist Angle Effect on Putter

Motions That Influence Wrist Angles

Diagram showing motions that influence wrist angles: Flexion/Extension, Radial/Ulnar Deviation, and Rotation

Remember this picture that you saw when we talked about the role of wrist angles? In putting, the motions that influence your wrist angles are the same. The main metrics that are responsible for controlling your putting direction are Flexion/Extension, Ulnar/Radial deviation and your wrist Rotation.

Lead Wrist Extension and Flexion

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The effects of the lead wrist flexion and extension on the putter face are opposite of trail wrist effects.

Lead wrist extension (cupping) adds loft to the putter face, increasing the launch angle.

Lead wrist flexion (bowing) removes loft of the putter face, decreasing the launch angle.

 

Trail Wrist Extension and Flexion

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Trail wrist flexion (bowing) adds loft to the putter face, increasing the launch angle.

Trail wrist extension (cupping) removes loft of the putter face, decreasing the launch angle.

 

Radial Deviation and Ulnar Deviation

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Radial deviation moves the putter face above the initial shaft plane

Ulnar deviation moves the putter face below the initial shaft plane

Trail Wrist Rotation – Clockwise Direction and Counter-Clockwise Direction

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Rotation in a Clockwise direction (palm up move) twists the putter face open. The ball will go off-target to the right, a push.

Rotation in a Counter-Clockwise direction (palm down move) twists the putter face closed. The ball will go off-target to the left, a pull.

Once you are familiar with how the wrist angles affect the putter, you need to learn what typical faulty putting patterns are and how to fix them, which you will find in the next post! 

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