The most common problem I see in all levels of players is incorrect wrist angles at the top of the swing. From the 30 handicapper to the scratch player I see this all of the time. Why are wrist angles so important? What are proper and improper wrist angles and how are wrist angles affected by the grip? What do the wrist angles of the best players in the world look like?
Why are wrist angles so important? Wrist angles are important because at the time of impact you want your lead wrist either flat or bowed. If you want a flat or bowed lead wrist at impact wouldn’t you want it to be the same throughout your backswing and downswing? Without exception, every pro golfer that I have seen has a flat or bowed lead wrist at impact. In my opinion, people with incorrect wrist angles can make huge gains in solid contact and start line.
Take a down the line and face on slow motion video of your swing and if your wrist isn’t flat or bowed at impact check and see what it looks like at the top of the swing. You’ll know what to do if you see these problems.
Notable players with flat or bowed wrist angles at the top of swing: Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan.
Anthony Broussard is the founder of Pure Swing Golf, an indoor golf training facility, in Dallas, Texas. Anthony played collegiate golf at The University of North Texas and has over eight years of high level professional playing experience, including playing in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, winning the 2014 Texas State Open, and winning three other professional tournaments. Follow Anthony on Instagram @psgdallas and visit his website www.pureswinggolf.com to learn more.