Stop Golf Wrist Flip With This Swing Aid
A very common swing fault among amateurs and high handicap golfers is the golf wrist flip. It’s a false sense of how the club releases through impact, and most of us struggle to get it right. The result is a powerless golf swing with no lag coming into impact. The longest hitters have a tremendous amount of lag, and that can only happen with the right wrist remaining bent through impact.
You see…golf impact is an optical illusion. When we address the ball, our eyes see where are hands are at, and in our mind, we feel we need to get back to that same position, and in fact this is an incorrect release of the club.
The correct golf impact position is one with the hands ahead of the club, with a forward shaft lean, lag in the wrists, and the right wrist STILL in a bent position.
The problem with this, is it is very hard to replicate this unnatural impact position by just pounding more balls, and trying with all our might to get our hands ahead, and keep the right wrist bent. They say a golfer who flips, will fight to improve that for a long time, because the right hand just can’t get out of the golf swing of a flipper.
Proper Golf Practice
When it comes to golf practice, golfers WASTE many, many hours and lots of money on pounding range balls with no goal in mind. I’m guilty of this, but have recently set out goals before I get to the practice range.
The most effective way to stop the flip in golf is to use a golf swing aid that keeps your right wrist from bending at all. This will quickly show you how it feels to get the right hand out of your golf swing. You can’t do it in my opinion without such an aid. When you strap it on, it immobilizes your right wrist, so when you go to hit a ball, and your brain says to flip, you can’t.
And what happens next is quite surprising. You realize how much you have to use the pivot of your body to hit the ball and release your club. You are going to feel like you have to turn WAY THROUGH the ball to hit it, when you don’t flip at it.
During practice with this aid on, you will have a ton of mishits and frustration, but once you feel it, it’s something you’ll cherish, as hitting (compressing) a golf ball is a thing of beauty.
Recommended Swing Aid
As I have mentioned in this article, using a swing aid that does not allow your right wrist to bend in your swing is one of the most effective ways to stop the golf wrist flip. Take a look at our Golf Wrist Lag Aid.
After you use this swing aid during practice consistently, you’ll have an impact, that has no flip in it (see image to right), and has all the elements needed to compress the golf ball (ie. hands ahead, forward shaft lean, flat left wrist).
Look at the red lines I’ve drawn it right wrist in the picture. Notice the bend the does not decrease at impact?
I want you to imagine the feeling of smashing the ball, taking a nice dollar-sized divot after the ball, and watching it bore through the air, straight at your target. This can be achieved quickly using our Golf Wrist Aid.