How keeping the ‘flex’ in your wrists can improve your ball-striking consistency
When your trail wrist loses its angle too early before impact, the clubhead either dumps into the ground (see: chunk) or it rises (see: thin). To get the correct feel, all you need is a trailhand glove and a plastic fork (see: any fast-food chain).
Slide the fork into your trail-hand glove, keeping the handle in line with your index finger and the back of the fork curved along your flexed wrist (above). With a wedge, slowly make three-quarter swings.
Your goal: Keep your wrist pressure against the fork. In addition to your backswing, it’s critical to feel the same pressure as you swing through impact. At the very least, don’t lose contact between the wrist and the fork until the ball is off the clubface. If you lose contact, you’ve lost your wrist angle.
Carol Preisinger is a GOLF Top 100 Teacher and is the lead teaching pro at The Landings Club in Savannah, Ga.