Flat Left Wrist Through Impact

In our first article demonstrating the "Taly training aid":https://www.taly.com/golfchanneldb.html?utm_source=iSeekGolf&utm_medium=KillerImpactTalentLink&utm_campaign=iSeekGolfLinkKillerImpactTalent we showed how it can be used to visualise the Flat Left Wrist in relation to the left forearm in figures showing a face-on view. In this follow-up we will have a look at some down-the-line views for further illustration.

In Figure 1 you can see the Left Arm Flying Wedge, the angle of the shaft to the left arm set up by using a Finger Grip. As we know from previous articles the left hand finger grip is the most powerful grip available, allowing maximum clubhead travel for the roll of the left wrist into the impact zone due to this angle called the #3 Power Accumulator. The Pressure Point #3 (PP3) associated with the accumulator is the first section of the right index finger, or the proximal phalanx. The shaft angle to the left arm is the wedge-like attribute giving the component its name.

In Figure 2 the left arm is still in the same condition but now the left wrist is fully cocked. You can see that the wedge angle is substantially increased. The wrist cock provides the # 2 Power Accumulator. The last three fingers of the left hand provide the associated Pressure Point #2. Only the bend in the right elbow, the #1 Power Accumulator is more powerful. The associated Pressure Point #1 is the base of the right palm against the left thumb in the grip.

In Figure 3 the clubhead has been allowed to fall with gravity, the weight has lowered the left arm a little and all of the wedge angle has been taken out. It has found its in-line condition with the left arm. Accumulator #3 has been "zeroed out".

Throughout these motions the clubhead will have remained behind the Taly's red nose. This motion gives the ideal concept of how the left wrist cocks and uncocks with no bending in the opposite plane, i.e, no shifting of the clubhead towards the Taly's nose. It's a vertical motion in the plane of motion of the left arm, or a rotational motion, but never a horizontal motion.

In Figures 4, 5 and 6, with only the left hand on the club, you can see the alignments of the cocked to uncocked wrist through the clubhead's relationship to the "Taly":https://www.taly.com/golfchanneldb.html?utm_source=iSeekGolf&utm_medium=KillerImpactTalentLink&utm_campaign=iSeekGolfLinkKillerImpactTalent. By simply learning to slowly whoosh the club around in only the vertical plane of motion or the rotational, without allowing the FLW to break down with a hitting at the ball impulse in a horizontal motion, you can very quickly grasp the function of the cocking, uncocking and rolling of the left wrist with no right hand interference.

Now we are ready to have a look at the simple chipping motion from in front of the golfer to see how these relationships appear in motion whilst hitting a ball.

In Figure 7 the club has been taken away from the ball and the Taly appears in front and outside of the clubhead.

In Figure 8 we are at impact. The FLW is intact and the "Taly":https://www.taly.com/golfchanneldb.html?utm_source=iSeekGolf&utm_medium=KillerImpactTalentLink&utm_campaign=iSeekGolfLinkKillerImpactTalent remains outside the clubhead. The right forearm is in line with the shaft into impact.

Figure 9 shows the follow-through to Both Arms Straight. Only now does the clubhead appear outside of the Taly's nose from this angle, but certainly not forward of it. The Flying Wedges are now past the low-point and the pivot has taken the entire assembly up and in.

Now matter how far back you take the club in your backswing, these alignments are pretty darned important. It is possible to have them messed about in the backswing but it means you have to un-mess them in the downswing. Too many moving parts are just too hard to realign in the short time period of the downstroke.

Figure 5 shows as much wrist cock as you will ever need and from here the pivot would continue back and the hands be raised higher with the bending right elbow. The relationship of the Taly to the clubhead would remain the same. Many a player raises their hands higher and destroys the alignments by bending the right wrist further, taking the club off plane, with the idea that this will create more power. It does not and is totally redundant.

So keep it simple. We hope the two articles on keeping the FLW using the "Taly training aid":https://www.taly.com/golfchanneldb.html?utm_source=iSeekGolf&utm_medium=KillerImpactTalentLink&utm_campaign=iSeekGolfLinkKillerImpactTalent have given you plenty of food for thought.

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