The World Famous Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo Early Wrist-set Drill

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Re: The World Famous Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo Early Wrist-set Drill

Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:52 pm

I find BK's opinions on technique interesting, especially since they come from a decent player. He seems to side-eye any kind of attempt to improve one's swing. I don't think he's actually ever said it this way, but responses seem to imply that nobody ever needs to work on their swing, rather they simply need to get out on the course more often, and maybe take on a more positive, carefree attitude. I mean I can see some truth to that philosophy, but I can also attest that there are people who have real technical issues that require some effort and concerted study to correct.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:44 am

I will not hide in the shadows any longer. I need to let my light shine bright.

The wrist set has changed my life. There can be no more hiding. At first I was hesitant, to set the wrists early. I was afraid. Not just of failure, but of condemnation from the general golfing community. Why, I am not quite sure. Have mercy on them, Faldo. All good swingers hinge the wrist a certain way. Some do it early in the swing, some late, some in the middle. In the end, what is the goddamn difference. Is my question to you.

But hey, if someone wants to poo-poo my lifestyle choices I guess I am okay with it now. I am out and I am proud. Don't care how early of a wrist set I have. Can't happen early enough far as I'm concerned. No more toe-dipping, I am jumping in like a cannonball. It works for me. It keeps me on plane physically and mentally. In fact my wrists are set right now and I'm miles away from any golf course or range.

This drill slash concept has opened the door to understanding the separate phases of the backswing and downswing. Jesus Christ. No more living in darkness.
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Post by DougE » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:42 am

It's added at least 10 yards to my irons. People around my club have been noticing and commenting about my early wrist-set, but many of those same people have been commenting on how well...and how far---I have been hitting my irons of late. It really pisses one of my buddies off when he pulls out his 7W on a long par three and then I pull out 6 iron and fly it just as far. I am yucking it up inside! I have so much more confidence over most iron shots, even those which don't offer good lies. It's immediately obvious that my ballspeed has been much better as a result of the early-wrist-set for the last couple months. Pooh-pooh it if you all want, but it has really given me a new lease on my golf life. I feel like I can play well for more years going forward than I thought possible.

I am 100% with you on this one Beef. Early-wrist-setters, stand proud! :yess

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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:50 pm

Noticed that Michelle Wie is rocking some super early wrist set lately, for what its worth.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:43 pm

For now I have moved on from an early-set feel. Doesn't diminish my appreciation for it, or this drill at all. I was a wayward soul, and it set me on the straight and narrow. I will still shout about it from the rooftop.

Recently I am having more of a gradual set feel--takeaway feels more one-piece. I can sort of sense some hinge happening late in the swing too. I don't think the timing matters much. It's more about being on the correct plane. Which is what this drill helped me to learn. :wah
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Post by DougE » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:21 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:43 pm
For now I have moved on from an early-set feel. Doesn't diminish my appreciation for it, or this drill at all. I was a wayward soul, and it set me on the straight and narrow. I will still shout about it from the rooftop.

Recently I am having more of a gradual set feel--takeaway feels more one-piece. I can sort of sense some hinge happening late in the swing too. I don't think the timing matters much. It's more about being on the correct plane. Which is what this drill helped me to learn. :wah
Yes, I have moved away from it somewhat, as well. It is more blended into my backswing now, along with a bit of left wrist supination at the top. However, when I feel like I need an extra bit of distance with whatever club I am hitting to make sure it gets "there," I will preset early as I move off the ball, just like in the drill. It is EXTREMELY helpful from rough, where any extra speed through the ball can make the difference between barely getting out and getting it clean and hitting it long. (Think Bethpage Black.) So, it is a conscious effort/element I add to my swing when I feel it is necessary. And it works much more often than not.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:43 am

Thank you. Let us join hands and offer up a prayer of thanks to Nicholas our patron saint of quality wrist hinge.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:32 pm

I'm back doing this shit again.
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Post by DougE » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:10 pm

It works.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:09 pm

DougE wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:10 pm
It works.
It do. It is very straightforward. The best way to understand what should be happenin' at the ball imo. Spiritually it is related to the Ben Hogan waggle.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:15 am

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Re: The World Famous Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo Early Wrist-set Drill

Post by DougE » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:40 am

In addition to the wrist-set drill portion of the above video, the part showing the minimal head movement reminds me of a drill I learned many years ago from Tom Watson. It is extremely helpful for those who move too much off center and really helps you to learn to cover the ball better, back and through, as a result. All you need is a simple wire coat hanger. I've sketched diagrams to aid in the description. They aren't ideal, but hopefully, will help. Sorry, I could not figure out how to make the sketched diagrams present in a vertical format as they were intended to be. So you'll just have to bend your neck 90 degrees to the left!

Cut the hook part off a hanger and straighten out the wire as best as possible. (Fig.1). It'll be about 3-4 feet long.

At one end, fashion the wire into a circle about 2-3 inches in diameter. (Fig.2)

Bend that circle section a little less than 90* to the rest of the wire. Stick the straight end of the wire into the ground about a foot or so away from the ball perpendicular to your target line. (Fig.3)

Address the ball as you normally would, and adjust the wire loop position so that when you are set and ready to start your backswing, you're viewing the ball so it appears to be inside the loop. (Fig.4)

Make your back swing and down swing through the ball, never allowing your vision of the ball to move from within the loop until contact between the ball and clubface is complete.

This is a great way to learn to stay over and cover the ball through impact, increasing both ballstriking accuracy and distance.

Yeah, I know, a video would be better. :facepalm
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