A Simple Golf Swing Drill

Accelerate Your Hands Through the Ball During Impact

Improving your golf swing can be a frustrating experience unless you have the right tips and techniques to help you adjust your swing style, body rotation, grip, and stance.

There are dozens of nifty adjustments that you can make, as advised by professional golfers, but being an amateur can further complicate the learning curve without simple and easy golf tips. However, one of the most overlooked aspects of improving your golf swing is taking notice of the position and movement of your hands and forearms during impact.

Have you ever considered what is happening down there? If you haven’t, take the time to give this advice a try because it’s one of most vital parts of a successful swing.

The Tip…

First set up in a position at impact, just the same as if you were when making a real swing at the ball. Now take your trailing wrist and “flip it”, just like casting a fishing line. This flipping-wrist action is a fairly common problem among golfers, also known as a “wrist break”, and is totally wrong. Therefore, the solution is to end the wrist break habit, which will improve your swing immensely.

The easiest way to pay attention to what your hands and wrists are doing, and correcting the problem, is to use a wristwatch. Go ahead and strap one on so you can visualize the correct way to move your hands. As you approach impact with the ball, the leading arm should have the face of your watch pointing straight towards your target line.

Next, I want you to rotate the face of your watch so that it is pointing straight at the ground. When you have a club in your hands, this move will make the trailing forearm and wrist flip over the top of your leading forearm and wrist.

One added bonus to this move is that you produce more distance to the ball in addition to reducing any slicing because the club face will “close” smoothly. Each time you swing you should initiate this move during impact. And be sure that your forearms are working in sync. The club face actually closes with the toe turning over as the ball is lifting up and off the face.

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