Wrist Rotation--Toe Up, Toe Up

Wrist Rotation--Toe Up, Toe Up

Post by Mike Daleck » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00


I don't want to get in the middle of David and Scott's argument, but
there's been an interesting part of this thread for me (and no, I'm not
taking sides, and in point of fact I'm not sure all the time what they
are talking about).

Anyway, I took my first lessons this summer after 25 years of golfing
(some might say ABOUT TIME:), and my instructor told me that the proper
swing resulted from a toe-up, toe-up clubface rotation during the
swing.  That is to say, that as the club passes parallel to the ground
on the backswing, the toe of the club points up to the sky, and as it
passes parallel on the follow-through, it also points up to the sky.
Doing this correctly means that the clubface is square at point of
impact--the holy grail for some of us.

I used to understand the toe-up, toe-up clubhead movement to be a result
of rolling my wrists on the takeaway and follow-through.  In other
words, if you were at address and DIDN'T swing, you could roll your
wrists to the right and left--this is what I thought I should be doing
during the swing to achieve toe-up, toe-up.  Big Mistake.

Suffice to say that I have seen the light, at least as it appears to
me.  What radically changed my understanding of the swing was listening
to Randy talk about staying connected, power coming from the torso not
the hands, and finally, with this thread, the conclusion (validating
what I had already surmised) that the toe-up, toe-up comes from the
torso turning, not the wrists turning.  

When I swing correctly, I'm not thinking about the wrists at all.  The
wrists*** at the top of the backswing, and uncock naturally without my
thinking about it.  It results in a swing with more power and less
likelihood to leave the clubface open at impact.

Anyway, even in a long discussion of who's right and who's wrong, you
can learn something.

Mike Dalecki

 
 
 

Wrist Rotation--Toe Up, Toe Up

Post by F. Blaine Dicks » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Suffice to say that I have seen the light, at least as it appears to
> me.  What radically changed my understanding of the swing was listening
> to Randy talk about staying connected, power coming from the torso not
> the hands, and finally, with this thread, the conclusion (validating
> what I had already surmised) that the toe-up, toe-up comes from the
> torso turning, not the wrists turning.  

> When I swing correctly, I'm not thinking about the wrists at all.  The
> wrists*** at the top of the backswing, and uncock naturally without my
> thinking about it.  It results in a swing with more power and less
> likelihood to leave the clubface open at impact.

As one tour pro was quoted, "You hear two guys talking in the locker
room about wrist action. You don't have to look; you know they're
amateurs!" There is no power in the wrists. They are filled with bone
and gristle, not muscle. Swinging a golf club by focusing on "wrist
action" is a sure way to turn every golf outing into a four and a half
hour Easter egg hunt.

--
F. Blaine***son
Kelowna BC  Canada

 
 
 

Wrist Rotation--Toe Up, Toe Up

Post by stymi » Wed, 04 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Your power comes from your core not from the exterior.

stymie