The follow through to finish

Flat left wrist…. Controlling the clubface is done with a flat left wrist. If it bends or arches you change the angle up to 45 degrees open or closed. If we can move through impact with a flat left wrist we can judge the constant rate of face rotation through the ball. This also provided additional power and trajectory control.
Try working through the following series of drills starting with a basic (chipping) motion work on applying more left thumb pressure down on top of the shaft through impact. You should notice more of a flat or arch in the left wrist as pictured below.
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Adding more angles (wrist hinge) and turn in the backswing we use a full roll to knuckles down follow through position. The left wrist remains vertical to the ground, is FLAT with the forearm and club shaft and SQUARE to the radius of the circle.

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Left Shoulder Rocks Up

It is the rocking up of your left shoulder not the turning of your left shoulder that allows your right hand to reach and hit deep through the ball. When you run out of right arm to extend in the downswing, the momentum of your hands, arms and club pulling against your right shoulder, will pull your head and body up and forward well after impact.You are driving the club head through impact at quite a speed and it is the body which acts as a kind of shock absorber and slows it all down, after the ball has been struck and after you have hit through full extension. Conversely, if your left shoulder does not rock up, you will run out of right arm and the club will pull your body up out of the shot early. It is your left shoulder rocking up that gives you more right arm. When you do not have enough right arm, your swing ends early as it pulls the club head across the target line into a very shallow finish.

THE LEFT WRIST MUST REMAIN FLAT DURING THE ENTIRE SWING.

IF THE LEFT WRIST IS FLAT THE CLUBFACE WILL ALWAYS BE SQUARE.

Finally work to a twist away finish with the back of the left hand facing the target. At this point you maintain all 4 pressure points and a flat left and bent right wrist condition. The shaft should still point at the target line.

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