Holding the seal of the wrist after impact and how it is done?
1st we need to be on the same page as to what holding the seal means. We’re going to do this without a club because as Joe Norwood says; “You can learn the golf swing in a closet” and most closets don’t have enough room to swing a club. So that being said let’s get into position so you can feel what I’m talking about then begin GOM’s to keep your right hand sealed not only at impact but into the follow through also. Once a break in the wrist occurs after impact it will viral into the downswing and occur before impact.
1. Let’s first agree (for the JNGS) about breaking the wrists on the downswing.
a. To feel this just put your right hand pointing down to the imaginary ball and flip the right hand (without moving the right arm) back to 6:00 as much as it will go.
i. This is the seal at impact.
b. Now flip the right wrist back to the starting point. Excellent, you have just flipped your right wrist which is an error with this swing. Also the momentum of the arms and hands moving down will cause the wrist to flip/break at a faster pace.
2. Pronation, although caused by the forearm is another factor that must be eliminated.
3. So here’s what to do to insure your right hand is sealed (thus keeping the hands ahead of the blade of the club).
a. Place some sort of straight edge (a ruler is fine) in line with the square of the right edge of the wrist which is created when you flip/break back your hand to the 6:00 position.
b. Now flip the fingers back to the 6:00 position to their maximum and you will see that the edge of the wrist/palm joint is aligned with the straight edge of the yardstick. The yardstick is placed from the 9:00 position to the 3:00 position and you can use another yard stick beginning on the side of the 1st and extend it to the 12:00 position. For this discussion you are not going to move your arms back so the 6:00 position is only relevant for the finger of the hand.
c. With your right hand sealed push straight down with the right arm and initialize the right shoulder to follow it. Push straight down to the imaginary ball at least 2 inches. Don’t go much farther because there are tendons in your right hand that will be stretching and you don’t want to stretch them too far otherwise they will pull and an injury may occur.
d. Now just slowly accelerate the right arm to the target or 12:00 about 6-8 inches and you will see that the palm of your right hand is actually facing and moving to the target or 12:00. Let’s not discuss what happens after 8-10 inches at this time, let’s get you to feel the delayed hit of the right hand after impact which will keep your shot on target. Stop after 4-5 inches and notice that your right palm is facing the target. If it’s not then you have rotated offline with your hips or flipped your wrists or pronated and in the worst case scenario have committed all three errors.
i. This is something you can work on at any time of the day, anywhere, anytime and this golf-o-metric will keep you online to the target.
ii. After you get some comfort with it then start making a right arm backswing to the knees, then to position One and then to position Two and remember the legs are locked, the right arm travels around the ribcage with the right elbow tucked in tight then the right forearm folds into the right bicep then drops straight down to the 7:30 position, then once the right arm is straight, the shoulders square to the target and then you are ready to perform the golf-o-metric I just discussed.
There are a lot of swings discussed out there. I don’t believe any swing is as dissected and perfected as the Joe Norwood Golf Swing. You can choose to attempt to play a rotational golf swing and get good or you can choose to swing like Joe and play like a pro. All golf scoring comes down to a mental factor during the round but a swing based solely on feel with feel as the primary factor is not as good as a swing based on feel with mechanics as the primary factor. This only means you’ll play better when you play good and play better when the going gets tough.
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