blueblood, on 13 June 2011 - 01:55 PM, said:
Thanks ahead for any help posted, the knowledge of most of the posters on this board is impressive.
If you see the first attached picture, my left wrist is cupped at the top of my swing.
Is this acceptable or should I work to flatten it out? A flat wrist just doesn't feel comfortable.
The second picture is on my follow through. Left wrist is still cupped. Same question, is this proper?
My current ball flight is a draw, with alot of pull hooks, HC is 14
There are some pretty good responses here, but be careful. This is a quick rundown.
Do check your grip. I would venture to say that if you are already drawing and pulling, it is strong enough for now. The flat left wrist conversation is completely relative to your grip position. A stronger grip, makes the left wrist appear more cupped at the top. Your clubface however, is open at the top.
Due to the fact that you say you are hitting draws from an open clubface position at the top, tells me that you have figured out a way to square the club at impact. What is more disturbing to me than your position at the top is the follow through. The extremely cupped wrist and left arm position looks as though you are likely collapsing your left side at impact and into your follow through.
For now, your grip is probably fine. You probably need to work on keeping a much more firm left arm and wrist through impact. Your left arm needs to be straight at impact. I suspect that the collapsing is probably your adjustment to square the face.
As you work on a straighter left arm at impact, you may hit a few shots to the right. Then look at your grip, and/or look at your left wrist at impact. The left wrist should actually be bowing slightly through impact.
Work on swinging only with the left arm, even without a ball, and work on using your left arm and left wrist to square and rotate the club through impact. This should allow you to fix your left side to be more firm through impact!
The Golf Surgeon