Stop the Dreaded Chicken Wing

FOLLOW THROUGH

It is interesting to note that seemingly correcting what you do just after you have struck the ball is the key to striking the ball well. Try making practice swings where you maintain the “thumbs down” attitude well into follow through and thus maintain full extension of both arms and the club shaft in line with the left arm for much of the follow through. The actual action of hitting that ball will be made easy for you, through a full understanding of these three principles.

THE MOTION OF THE LEFT WRIST WHILE THE BALL IS ON THE CLUBFACE WILL CREATE DIFFERENT BALL FLIGHTS AND TRAJECTORY.

HORIZONTAL HINGING OF THE LEFT WRIST

The wrist remains vertical to the ground, is FLAT with the forearm and club shaft and SQUARE to the radius of the left shoulder circle. This hinging motion allows for the club head to travel on the natural rotation of the arc of this circle. This natural rotation allows the clubface to move from open to closed, producing a slight draw. The upper left arm remains in contact with the chest.

ANGLED HINGING OF THE LEFT WRIST

The wrist remains Vertical to the ground and square to the target line (the left hand arches away from the left forearm), making an attempt to keep the club head moving toward the target. This motion disrupts the natural rotation of the club head, opening the clubface, causing a fade.

VERTICAL HINGING OF THE LEFT WRIST

The Left wrist moves from vertical to the ground, to horizontal to the ground. At this point the left wrist is pointing 90 degrees away from the target toward the sky. This vertical hinging motion allows the club head to remain square to the target line while the clubface is rolling back away from the target. This rolling back action adds additional loft to the clubface. It produces a higher than normal shot with little or no roll. The upper left arm moves upward away from the chest.

THE LEFT WRIST CAN COCK BUT NOT BEND.

Dreaded

 

Full twist away puts the back of the left hand on the target. The right wrist remains somewhat bent and palm pressure remains. Shaft is pointing at the target line. Body and head released fully.

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