Josh Martins: So..Like you mentioned in another video? If you have a slightly strong left hand grip then it's ok to have a cupped left wrist ..right?
James Saylor: Great detailed video. Can't wait to get to the range and work on this. You mentioned in the video that the butt of the club is pointed at the golf ball. How long does it point at the ball? It appears that the butt of the club goes very quickly back to the inside on the downswing.
YoeyYutch: I just had this 'tray of dishes' feeling when hitting one of my last few balls at the driving range today. It wasn't intentional, probably related to fatigue, It felt very natural. In fact I noticed it as it happened, but I continued the swing and hit a nice push draw, which is one of the most difficult ball flights for me to produce. I really liked how this wrist position reinforced my swing philosophy of having passive arm movement in the downswing, allowing gravity and my lower body do most of the work. I can't wait to get back out there try it again!
Sandeep Bhasin: Thank you for this video. There are so many videos on the takeaway but very few which describe how to go from takeaway to top of the golf swing and there are many misconceptions on how to do it. This clarifies things quite a bit. Had a question though - It seems the right palm is pretty much facing down at the end of the takeaway and the way it does from facing down to eventually facing up is purely thru dorsiflexion of the right wrist?
JayZoop: just make sure you don't put those wrist too far forward at moment of impact. golf is an endless struggle of balancing everything.
JayZoop: I really feel this will help my shot out. I think what I was doing was not activating my right hand soon enough, so that lead to a slightly open face.
joaquin contreras: Thank you great video. I had a bad case of the shanks because I was releasing my left wrist instead of coming down with the palm down. I'm a lefty.. Thanks again
Chris Rowland: Very good. I think about him sometimes. Glad to hear he is doing well.
Chris Rowland: Great seeing your lessons online. I used to take lessons from Banks Guyton at Golf Academy. Hopefully see you again soon. Keep up the good work.
jossconz: Excellent video!
If you truly listen to this video and practice what Herman is saying you will gain flat left wrist at the top and at impact and you will improve.
lee west: Seems there is a contradiction in the takeaway on this video compared to the one piece takeaway video when to hinge the wrists in this one it is just at the thigh in the one piece I think it says keep the one piece to full extension could you please clarify. Thanks Lee West Ayr Scotland..
Jon Castle: Thanks Herman. You are right - most instructors don't spend any time at all on the grip. They just look at your grip and say "oh, ok you like a strong grip" or something like that. Ben Hogan spent 20 whole pages on only the grip in his book - but didn't really go into the role of the right hand. How do you hold lag? How can a golfer extend fully down the target line without pronating his wrist (which is impossible if you have a strong swing) UNLESS the right hand functions as you describe! Even Hank Haney, in his book, glosses over the real function of the right hand to compress the ball and keep the clubface on line. I really appreciate the video. I do suspect that, however, - if one doesn't have the correct lower body action and the correct amount of turn through the shot - that many shots will be pushed to the right using the wrist action that you describe. I'll try it on the range - and use it as a gauge that if I'm pushing the shots to the right - it means I'm not getting my weight to the left quick enough, or not turning through the ball fully.
hardcoremofo: I keep rolling my wrists and it gets stuck in the inside on the way back and gets more stuck where it changes the plane to the right. Where should I do with my wrists and when/how to hinge it?
Herman Williams Golf: A sidearm hammer blow would be similar. Skipping a rock is similar but you need to let the right hand turnover like a topspin forehand with a tennis racket or ping pong paddle.
Tony Coppola: Herman, does the right wrist action through the ball feel like any other common practice? Is it like hammering a nail with a hammer? Thanks, Tony
Herman Williams Golf: James, you could certainly do that, but it likely would impede some of the flowing speed you get as the club transitions and the wrists set or hinge a little extra starting down. The other warning is a big forward press often leads to a takeaway path that is too far inside causing swing plane issues throughout the rest of swing. avoid thse pitfalls and it may work fine for you. thanks for commenting
chuckwalla: I would have loved to see Herman do a demonstration of this lesson. Too often I see teachers preaching concepts/positions that are absent in the actual swing.
FrankN Shank: SPOT ON! This is the stuff that makes the golf swing WORK!
James Long: Herman ... would there be anything wrong with setting the hands at address - left wrist flat, right wrist flexed back - and then maintaining that position thru the top of the swing & into the beginning of the downswing unchanged? Thanx!
Herman Williams Golf: Thanks for commenting Adam. It is in the straightening process as you are moving through the ball. It varies with the individual but I would say most players will see full straightening approx 2 feet past the ball. You'll see Vijay and Freddie Couples right hand practically come off the club as they have literally "thrown" it down the fairway beyond the ball.
Right Wrist Action in Golf Swing - Golf Lesson by Herman Williams Golf5
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