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I have always been told by a friend of mine that your wrists should roll over through the impact of the ball. Is this true and if so what is a good drill to practice this so it happens consistently?
--Sammy J. from Ashmore, IL

Hi Sammy. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com.

I'm excited to get to help you improve your game. Yes, it is true that your wrists should roll or release through impact. Think of your clubface as a kitchen door swinging on a hinge. It swings open (just a bit) on the backswing, back to square at impact and then closes on the follow through. This is done through the rolling of our forearms.

The wrists should stay flat with the forearms and roll with them. An all too common mistake is cupping the wrists and flipping as opposed to rolling.

Here is a drill that may help. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

Roll Down Drill:
Roll Down Drill

Keep in mind it is impossible to cup and roll at the same time. So if you focus on rolling your forearms over you will prevent a flip.

Thanks for the question and let me know if you have any others.

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