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Question

Bobby I have a question about the address position. Why is the left wrist not flat on a full swing like it is on a chip or even a pitch?

 

Bill S
November 07, 2015

Bobby’s Answer

Thanks for the question, Bill. I get this question a lot: “Why can I have a flat left wrist on a short swing but I can’t on a full swing?”

The best answer can be given with one word: Power.

When faced with a shorter shot like a chip, there’s no load, lag or workhorse available, so starting with a flat-lead wrist at address helps achieve that critical 4-inch in front swing bottom.

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In a full swing, we can stand at address with a bent left wrist because we rely on our load, lag and workhorse to achieve the 4-inch in front swing bottom while generating enough power to drive the ball down the fairway.

Watch the video below to see what I mean.

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Comments

  1. I have a hard time reaching a 4 inch swing bottom. I notice in your videos that when you get the club to parallel with the target line, it looks like the handle, and your hands, are out in front of the 4 inch swing bottom. Is that true?

  2. Ok!!! So what’s going on with the left wrist on the down swing if it’s cupped at the top of the backswing??

  3. Where does the 4-inch divot occur when attempting to hit a draw or a fade? Does the divot go to the right when hitting a draw or to the left when hitting a fade?

  4. When does your left wrist become flat, already during the backswing or in the downswing? The former seems easier. Would be great if you could explain/demonstrate.

  5. Please explain if you can achieve the 4 inch swing bottom when practicing from an artificial mat surface, such as a driving range? Thanks!!

  6. Good lesson. But, I agree with those who indicate the volume for these vids is MUCH lower than most other golf vids I watch (i.e., Revolution Golf).

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