Left wrist/club angle at address

mattwoodmattwood Members Posts: 480 ✭✭✭✭

This may not be something that many folks think about but I have found for me it's critical to my setup. Being tall I have always struggled with a consistent setup (distance from the ball, posture, etc). What I have found is that if I sole the club too flat, thus raising my left wrist too much and decreasing the left wrist angle, it leads to all sorts of problems. It changes my posture, the grip on the club, and leads to an inside takeway where the club gets behind the hands too early and flat and leads to a lot of toe shots and unwanted hooks with longer clubs and even some shanks at times with wedges. When I make sure the toe of the club is slightly off the ground at address, it lowers the handle and increase the left wrist angle. Now it is much easier to take a consistent grip and keep the club outside the hands and gets the wrists hinging correctly. I just try to maintain that angle in the first part of the takeaway and the club sets a little more vertically. Anyone else find this to be an issue?

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  • Drewmiller07Drewmiller07 North carolinaMembers Posts: 187 ✭✭✭

    Spot on. Lower the handle and remember the hands and club head are on train tracks.

  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members Posts: 2,879 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    45* angle at set up.

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,453 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I also hold the angle away, no arm roll

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  • golfer07840golfer07840 Smart ass from Northwest NJMembers Posts: 1,778 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 13, 2019 12:46pm #5

    I have been fighting hooks all year, in spite of taking the club away a little bit on the outside. Sunday, on the range, with about 20 balls left, I was slowly rehearsing the swing and I noticed how naturally my shaft was going vertical (toe first) into the ball. So I decided to lower my hands at address. After about 5 balls to get used to it, I was shocked at how well struck and straight my shots were going.

    I have also had an issue with shanking wedges. I need to hit more balls, but based on the OP, higher hands at address (and obviously at impact) can also lead to shanks to the wedges, so it's possible this little "A ha" moment will help with my 2 biggest issues.

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  • ZitlowZitlow Members Posts: 308 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 13, 2019 1:46pm #6

    The hands and arms are higher at impact than at address because the energy in the club head is pulling the left arm and shaft into a straight line condition.

  • golfer07840golfer07840 Smart ass from Northwest NJMembers Posts: 1,778 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zitlow said:
    The hands and arms are higher at impact than at address because the energy in the club head is pulling the left arm and shaft into a straight line condition.

    Meanwhile, Kevin Kisner per https://www.golf.com/instruction/kevin-kisner-shows-you-how-hit-more-greens

    Opinions are my own and are never to be taken seriously.
    and for God's sake, if you're going to whine about Jim Nantz, have the respect to spell his name correctly.
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    3W: Tour Edge Exotics 13* Stiff
    3-4 HY: Callaway Rogue Stiff
    5-PW: Callaway Rogue Stiff steel, True Temper
    48* Titleist, 52* Callaway
    Putter: Nike Method
    Ball: ProV1 -- or whatever I find in the woods while looking for my ProV1

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