sethdavidsdad, on 09 November 2017 - 12:57 PM, said:
It is combination not rolling the forearms too early and working the hands in at the start
This. In one of the first lessons I took, the pro advocated keeping the clubhead outside the hands on the way back. The feeling to do this (for me) is: trail arm "above" lead arm on the backswing...or don't roll the forearms early. The problem I had executing it then was not understanding the wrist set and how it played a role, and the pro at the time didn't talk about that - he had me almost throwing the club up from that point, which felt really unnatural.
Monte covers this in his video on the three components of the backswing - blending the wrist set with lead forearm rotation and shoulder turn. My biggest struggle with my swing is rolling the forearms early. I think one of my main issues has been thinking about the backswing and wrist set in too much of a "2D" fashion, if that makes sense. It's occurred to me that my understanding of the vertical wrist set has been wrong, and it has led me to roll my forearms to get my hands to a position where vertical only means "up" in a 2D way, as opposed to vertical meaning "up and back towards me". When I do it the wrong way, the clubhead is inside my hands at waist-high, but it's outside them if I do it correctly.
Apologies if this was rambling or off-topic, but I've been thinking about the clubhead in relation to the hands and the wrist set a lot recently.
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