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Cupping Wrists

Cupping Wrists refers to the position of the lead hand at the top of the swing. This is the left hand for right handed players. When the wrist is cupped the wrist will not run flat with the forearm, but rather the back of a player's hand will run perpendicular with the ground while the forearm is still on an approximate 45 degree angle. The end result is the leading edge of the face will be perpendicular to the ground and the face will be facing in front of the player. This creates an open clubface position which will result in a slice if it's not corrected on the way down.

Cupping Wrists Drills

Cupping Wrists Tips

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  • The Bigger Your Grip, The Less Wristy You Will Be

    Try a fat grip. If you are having major troubles with speed control, chances are your hands and wrists may be too involved. When the little muscles are over active, it's hard to be consistent. You could try to wrap your grip with tennis grip tape to fatten it up or purchase a new grip altogether like the super fat one that you may have seen K.J. Choi use. The bigger the grip and the more you have to palm it and the stiffer your wrists will be.

  • Finish With Front Wrist Flat

    When hitting greenside chip shots finish with the back of your front wrist flat and your back wrist still bent. This will help you prevent a flip or early release of the clubhead. When your front wrist cups through impact the result is often weak scoopy shots. Flipping the wrists can also result in fat and thin shots as your clubhead will reach the bottom of it's arc too soon.

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