The significance of wrist hinge/set/cock

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Duke of Hazards
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Re: The significance of wrist hinge/set/cock

Post by Duke of Hazards » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:15 am

Some golfers supinate thru impact, others (like Zach Johnson), hold off the release.

I'm not sure that it's possible to pronate through impact. You'd hit the ball with the sole of the club instead of the face.

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Re: The significance of wrist hinge/set/cock

Post by bryan k » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:56 pm

Duke of Hazards wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:15 am
Some golfers supinate thru impact, others (like Zach Johnson), hold off the release.

I'm not sure that it's possible to pronate through impact. You'd hit the ball with the sole of the club instead of the face.
That is typically what happens. Keep in mind that the normal tendency due to the arch of the swing is for the club head to rotate counter-clockwise through the impact zone. Therefore, a player who is pronating through the impact zone is very likely to still have some of that counter-clockwise motion, so it is possible to still hit the ball on the club face.

Ben Hogan explained it far better than I ever could. The interesting part is that now that I have cured the habit, I find it extremely difficult to mimick the behavior. Even so, it probably makes more sense to show rather than tell in this case.

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