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Wrist **** at top of backswing

Ty_WebbTy_Webb Advanced Members Posts: 2,905 ✭✭
Hi all. Hoping to check myself here. First off some info. My driver swing speed is around the 106-107 mark. My 5 iron swing speed is about 96-97. My 5 iron goes about 185, which I think is pretty short for my swing speed. My issue is I have a relatively steep angle of attack and get quite a high effective loft at the ball. The combo of which means a glancing blow rather than a powerful one. My coach also has been trying to get me to stop my wrists from collapsing at the top of my backswing. He was looking at it and he said “wait, do you ever notice the club out of the corner of your eye on the backswing?” “Yes, yes I do” “oh god!”



So anyway. Then I watched this video of Mark Crossfield’s



He does some swings trying to **** his wrists as much as possible and the gcquad shows him having the issue that I have. Light bulbs start going off. It has always been in my head that I want my wrists cocked as much as possible. So now I’m trying not to **** them. Not sure if it’s making a difference.



Now to the crux of my question. My left wrist. If it’s in radial deviation then it’s really hard to get it into a bowed position. Far more natural to be very cupped. If it’s in ulnar deviation then I can get it into a much more bowed position. Is that true for everybody or is that a quirk of me?



Does anyone have any thoughts or tips about keeping the wrist either neutral or in ulnar deviation at the top of the swing rather than radial?
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  • BTPBTP Born a Scamblin' Man Advanced Members Posts: 1,233 ✭✭
    Ty_Webb wrote:


    Hi all. Hoping to check myself here. First off some info. My driver swing speed is around the 106-107 mark. My 5 iron swing speed is about 96-97. My 5 iron goes about 185, which I think is pretty short for my swing speed. My issue is I have a relatively steep angle of attack and get quite a high effective loft at the ball. The combo of which means a glancing blow rather than a powerful one. My coach also has been trying to get me to stop my wrists from collapsing at the top of my backswing. He was looking at it and he said “wait, do you ever notice the club out of the corner of your eye on the backswing?” “Yes, yes I do” “oh god!”



    So anyway. Then I watched this video of Mark Crossfield’s https://youtu.be/koq7_-AhzSw



    He does some swings trying to **** his wrists as much as possible and the gcquad shows him having the issue that I have. Light bulbs start going off. It has always been in my head that I want my wrists cocked as much as possible. So now I’m trying not to **** them. Not sure if it’s making a difference.



    Now to the crux of my question. My left wrist. If it’s in radial deviation then it’s really hard to get it into a bowed position. Far more natural to be very cupped. If it’s in ulnar deviation then I can get it into a much more bowed position. Is that true for everybody or is that a quirk of me?



    Does anyone have any thoughts or tips about keeping the wrist either neutral or in ulnar deviation at the top of the swing rather than radial?




    That's true for everybody because we have more ulnar deviation range of motion than radial deviation. A simple test is face the palm down - deviate it to the left and then the right. It moves further to the left thus ulnar deviation is greater. Try this, simply set your hands lower at address. See if this makes a difference.
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  • Ty_WebbTy_Webb Advanced Members Posts: 2,905 ✭✭
    glk wrote:




    I have read this. My wrist gets too cupped for me and I wind up way across the line. I've found it really hard not to be cupped and I think it's because I've been fully setting my wrists (i.e. radial deviation) when I perhaps shouldn't have been.
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  • glkglk send it in jerome Advanced Members Posts: 3,231 ✭✭
    Ty_Webb wrote:

    glk wrote:




    I have read this. My wrist gets too cupped for me and I wind up way across the line. I've found it really hard not to be cupped and I think it's because I've been fully setting my wrists (i.e. radial deviation) when I perhaps shouldn't have been.


    I only focus (at least when I pay attention ) on extending my right wrist. The left does what it does. Stop focusing on the left wrist is the point.
  • crapulacrapula Golf! Advanced Members Posts: 1,743 ✭✭
    I don't think the two are really correlated.



    Grab a club and try bending your right wrist into full extension. Now add radial deviation. Left wrist should be in flexion.
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