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Hi All 

 

I went for a lesson last night. First one in a long, long time and the first time with this instructor - he is a bit of an "old timer" but came recommended. 

 

I have been playing good golf this year. One swing change that i have incorporated is to ensure that the leading edge is in line with my back at P2 - square or slightly closed position. My wedges have been particularly poor though, so decided to go for the lesson.

 

The instructor asked the type of shot i like to hit. I like straight, but happy with a baby fade. The shot i hate is a pull or hook. I have enough speed not to need to hit a draw and my experience of such has been to often get too handsy with a draw.

 

He had me cupping the left wrist during takeaway and at the top, then turning through the ball to the left. Obviously, with all you hear about the flat or bowed left wrist being the way of teaching now, i was very skeptical about cupping the left wrist and feeling like the club was open. 

But within a couple of shots, the ball was flying, long, high and straight with the occasional slight fade. Wedges were pure and my driver as straight as it has been ever!

 

So, does anyone know why cupping the left wrist works for me? The instructor said it allows me to turn more and stay in the shot, but that just seems to contradict everything i have read or seen on youtube for the past 5 years!

 

Unfortunately, i dont have a video. As i say, this guy was pretty old school.

 

Thanks

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1 hour ago, gaffs said:

Hi All 

 

I went for a lesson last night. First one in a long, long time and the first time with this instructor - he is a bit of an "old timer" but came recommended. 

 

I have been playing good golf this year. One swing change that i have incorporated is to ensure that the leading edge is in line with my back at P2 - square or slightly closed position. My wedges have been particularly poor though, so decided to go for the lesson.

 

The instructor asked the type of shot i like to hit. I like straight, but happy with a baby fade. The shot i hate is a pull or hook. I have enough speed not to need to hit a draw and my experience of such has been to often get too handsy with a draw.

 

He had me cupping the left wrist during takeaway and at the top, then turning through the ball to the left. Obviously, with all you hear about the flat or bowed left wrist being the way of teaching now, i was very skeptical about cupping the left wrist and feeling like the club was open. 

But within a couple of shots, the ball was flying, long, high and straight with the occasional slight fade. Wedges were pure and my driver as straight as it has been ever!

 

So, does anyone know why cupping the left wrist works for me? The instructor said it allows me to turn more and stay in the shot, but that just seems to contradict everything i have read or seen on youtube for the past 5 years!

 

Unfortunately, i dont have a video. As i say, this guy was pretty old school.

 

Thanks

In my opinion ( worth less than 2 cents ) 

 

you can play cupped or bowed.  So long as you make the move to start closing the face coming down.  Sounds like you do/are.  I can be flat to cupped at the top.  Depends on what shot I’m trying to hit. Definitely cupped hitting a fade. So was young tiger , jack etc.  it’s not any indication of a bad move in my opinion.  The bowed wrist is just the latest fad .  If you then shut the face more coming down from that position it’s really hard to turn enough to not hit the big snap hook.  So if he’s putting you in a neutral position coming down.  Listen.   
 

 

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I understand you focusing on the cupped left wrist but don't overlook the positives of turning left through the ball.

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8 hours ago, Krt22 said:

If you have a strong grip and were closing the face further early in the swing, that can cause issues. But without video it's hard to say, since we all know feel is not real.

 

That is possibly what i was doing. My grip is on the stronger end. I felt like sometimes i was early extending, perhaps in order to square the club up, as i possibly knew it was too closed. From there, its easy to miss both ways! 

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8 hours ago, bladehunter said:

In my opinion ( worth less than 2 cents ) 

 

you can play cupped or bowed.  So long as you make the move to start closing the face coming down.  Sounds like you do/are.  I can be flat to cupped at the top.  Depends on what shot I’m trying to hit. Definitely cupped hitting a fade. So was young tiger , jack etc.  it’s not any indication of a bad move in my opinion.  The bowed wrist is just the latest fad .  If you then shut the face more coming down from that position it’s really hard to turn enough to not hit the big snap hook.  So if he’s putting you in a neutral position coming down.  Listen.   
 

 

 

Thanks for this. Yeah, i did say i wanted to avoid the left miss, and i guess this is a great way to do that. 

Practicing tonight, it feels like the more i clear and turn the straighter the ball goes, without ever going left!

You are right about Jack. Also Fred Couples is pretty cupped and it the top too.

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