Video Golf Tips
GOLF TIP from Chase Duncan:
As we come out of the cold months and begin to prepare for another year of golf, it is important to focus on fundamentals. Perhaps one of the most important fundamentals in golf is the "flat" left wrist (for right handed players).
Although it can be beneficial to maintain a flat left wrist in the backswing, it is vital to maintain a flat left wrist throughout impact. This is just one of the many undeniable characteristics among all great ball strikers.
To practice maintaining a flat left wrist, it can be helpful to work on your chipping and pitching. Begin with your feet together (3-6 inches apart) and the shaft leaning forward (grip points toward left pocket). Focus on making small chipping motions (2 feet back, 2 feet through) and be aware of the finish position. If struck properly, the finish position should include the following checkpoints:
- Flat left wrist (equivalent to a bent right wrist)
- Clubhead points down to ground (not up to sky)
- Club shaft and left arm form "straight line" relationship
As you begin getting the appropriate feel of a flat left wrist in your chipping, feel free to make the transition into your pitching as well. When you can achieve success on these smaller shots, you will be more likely to carry that success into your full swing.
For more information or to schedule a lesson, please contact one of our instructors:
Lead Golf Instructor
Lonnie Poole Golf Course
NC State University