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6 Responses to Pro Tip of the Week: Take it Away!

  1. John Neeson May 14, 2014 at 12:58 am #

    Faldo who was pretty technical emphatically suggested in his books that the correct wrist-set on the way back was one of the right wrist setting ”backwards” rather than upwards. When I do this I tend to get a flat left wrist at the top rather than a slight cupping. It feels strong but if anything I get some hooks with it.
    Any thoughts on this?

  2. Mike May 14, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    It’s an interesting comment about wrist movement. I don’t deliberately cock the wrists up (lift the club) as Wayne suggests in this video, I just set the right wrist backwards during the backswing and the wrists cock up automatically(it’s a feature of our anatomy) but the upwards wrist movement occurs later in the backswing. Try bending your right wrist back and you will notice that it automatically cocks up at the limit of backwards flex. I find this a simpler way to move the wrists and it gives an identical top of swing position to the method Wayne describes.

  3. steve strobeck May 14, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    This video should be a help to everyone, as the takeaway is the most controllable action of the swing, once the setup is assumed. For me the most important “takeaway” from this was the rotation of the upper body around the spine which if performed properly facilitates a steepness in the shoulder turn, which in turn promotes a degree of right hip depth.

    I’ve never tried to intentionally cock the wrists either but maybe doing so could help me as my wrist “set” has more of the Stricker look. Wayne once told me that most people fail to cock their wrists because they have grips that don’t allow the wrists to work properly. But I think my grip is basically ok.

    When he talks about “setting the wrists” Faldo seems to me to be talking more about wrist bend than about wrist cock.

  4. Alex Hooper May 15, 2014 at 7:38 am #

    Two thoughts that are completely unrelated to each other.

    1) I have really enjoyed the tip of the week. Great addition to the site. For example, I know there is information on the backswing in almost every video, but this is a good reminder of some backswing fundamentals. I went to the range last night and spent about 15 minutes working on some ideas presented here. Very cool stuff.

    2) Anthony Kim had a great golf swing and I did enjoy his run a couple of years ago. Hoping he can recover from whatever is ailing him and he can get back on tour.

  5. russ aragon May 15, 2014 at 8:52 am #

    Again great job explaining WD, one thing that helps me with this move was your wrist cock video where you suggest applying Pressure with the right hand to the top of the left thumb to help and keep the left arm straight. This helps me to maintain my width on the backswing and keep the shaft moving up the plane. This also keeps me from getting my hands at the top of the backswing to far behind my head which in turn helps me with the out move from the top.

    If you are a struggling player and would like to get better I strongly suggest that you give this site a try. WD is a great player/ instructor you WILL get better. I have never seen an instructor spend as much time on learning the golf swing and being able to explain the swing as clearly as WD does.

    Thanks,

    Russ Aragon
    PGA Member

  6. russ aragon May 15, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Again great job explaining WD, one thing that helps me with this move was your wrist cock video where you suggest applying Pressure with the right hand to the top of the left thumb to help and keep the left arm straight. This helps me to maintain my width on the backswing and keep the shaft moving up the plane. This also keeps me from getting my hands at the top of the backswing to far behind my head which in turn helps me with the out move from the top.

    If you are a struggling player and would like to get better I strongly suggest that you give this site a try. WD is a great player/ instructor you WILL get better. I have never seen an instructor spend as much time on learning the golf swing and being able to explain the swing as clearly as WD does.

    Thanks,

    Russ Aragon
    PGA Member

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