Brandon Owen: Hey Herman. I have been trying this technique off and on for the past year. I think I'm doing it correctly but sometimes when I really think about getting my right elbow to my rib cage on the down swing I get what feels like inside the ball and push it right. Do I just need to be a little closer to the ball? Thanks!
Larry Harley: I'm 65 and 7.9 index. Golfer since 11 yrs old. NEVER HAD SUCH A GREAT EXPLANATION of the right wrist mechanics as I recently watched. This one video helped explain the ENTIRE golf swing and this knowledge has helped me become a much better ball striker. Much of my distance has returned. This video helped me unlock some elusive secrets of the effortless Pro release. I've really never understood what should happen at the top with the wrist to set up the down swing till now.Thank You
ugadawgs98: Awesome video. I wish you were in Georgia.
Conrad Labuschagne: This guy is incredible
Guy in Colorado, Greetings!: Right on the money… thanks! That’s the final nudge I needed to permanently weaken my right hand grip… just like Hogan said in Five Lessons (pg. 29), point the “V” right at the chin. I have been toying with it off and on but thought that maybe “modern” golf had figured out something better… not! Of course, at the top of the swing, this puts the club pressure on the first knuckle, actually slightly forward of it, giving great support to the force created by lag on downswing. Now I will “trust” my swing.
Actually, I have the most power at impact when my right hand has returned to that weakened position anyway, so it makes a lot of sense. Whenever I used the strong grip like so many instructors are teaching these days (“V” at the right shoulder) I’d be over in the next fairway every time… unless I’d really opened the club face so much that it looks unnatural resting on the back part of the club and face pointing skyward.
Jim Sims Gunnison, CO
Chuck Dunchack: I swear this must be some kind of secret. I have struggled with control of the club at the top. Now I see why. With the trigger finger technique explained, I have regained control and have much more power. Never seen it explained like this. Thanks Herman.
Jinhoon Chung: This is as similar as A swing. Lol. High handy player like me, this video shows me a lot. Especially, clapping motion you show in 4:20. It helps a lot. Thanks.
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.
zhangjiazhu: Hey Herman. I watch many instruction videos, mainly from instructors in the UK. This video, is probably the most informative one. Very clear instruction and a lot of useful information. Thank you for the great work.