Tour Striker Nation , Martin Chuck here. Welcome to another episode of instructional stuff just to get you thinking, maybe help you with your game. So we just finished up a golf school last weekend and the folks that come to see me typically struggle with behavior where the golf club gets too steep and on the way down when it’s really steep like this and wants to crash into the ground. And you’d think these people take divots, but typically they don’t take divots. Why don’t they take divots? Well, they don’t take divots because when the club gets really steep, you’re training your body how to respond by other standing up prematurely or separating your elbows so that you change the radius of your golf swing. The club’s crashing down, you know, separate your elbows to soften that rate. Well, to shorten that radius so the club doesn’t crash on the ground.
So it’s interesting, you know, I’ve got a lot of technology here at the, at the Tour Striker Golf Academy at the Raven. And we’ll take a look on gears here in a minute. My Indoor, um, three d motion analysis software that. And it shows how good players the wrist condition goes into what I call a negative mode. So at address, every good player tends to have their lead wrist flex back. There was a little bit of a bend back in the wrist right here, while we don’t hit it with that bend, the club goes into a condition of sort of being flat flattish. So on the way back that bend seems to dissipate, intends to go flat or even even mildly bowed. Okay, so flat is zero and cuppy is positive. The good players tend to get back to zero or even get on the negative side bowed.
And you could say just a Dustin Johnson’s like this, Jordan Speith, a bunch of good players play from this kind of bowed condition where most of those people that struggle, what happens with them is they don’t have this bowed condition at a critical point in their. In their downswing, typically they get into this cuppy position and you can see what this does to the golf club. This is a place if I come down from here, I’m steeped into the ground, have to separate my elbows or stand up. If the club is in a flat position or even a negative bowed position. Now this golf club wants to come to the inside’s gonna, inspire me to need and want to stay down a little bit longer on the golf ball. A simple thought for you. If the lead wrist gets bowed, the trail wrist gets flexed and that gets cupped.
So if I was going to take this football in, throw it at the camera, I would transport my arm. I transport this bent wrist and I could throw that in a condition where I transport transported long enough before that football came away. While in the golf swing, it’s the same way. So at address, my right wrist is fairly flat and as I build up momentum and energy in my swing, it goes into a bent condition. And then I’m that and I’m transporting that flattish or even mildly bowed, lead wrist. And don’t think I hold onto that because I don’t because I want that momentum in that club head to overtake and to finish and style in balance in a nice tall finish. So the conditions of the golf swing. Let’s take a quick look on gears, get you thinking all this. Maybe this will help you with your game.
So here we’ve got two high level pros. You’ve got Ricky Fowler and blue, you’ve got Ian Pulter in yellow, both hitting mid irons. And if we go through this, I’m going to move Ian Poulter first and I want you to focus on. So here he goes in his backswing. And then I’m going to take you to a number here that shows left wrist. I’m highlighting left wrists. It’s 25 degrees, means it is bent back, it is cupped, it is cupped it is cupped. And now it’s starting to flatten. So in his backswing, right about there, that is going flat, going close to zero. So. And he’s cupping his cup in his left wrist at the top, but take a look and see where it starts to go. Negative that left wrist to his is now bowed. So while he approaches the golf ball, you see that soft that that cup, I’m sorry, the bowed look in the back of his left wrist and that stays in that position. into impact it stays kinda negative. Now he, Ricky Fowler is a little bit different. Let’s go ahead and take a look at ricky.
Now. We’ll focus on ricky here and we’ll look at his numbers. His numbers are up over here and we’re looking particularly at his lead wrist, his left wrist. So what’s happening with ricky now as we go back, has lead risk, goes into a bend, it’s cupping back a little bit and start to flatten and now it’s going to go stay cuppy stay cuppy , stay cuppy , increasing some cup. And then on the way down you can see it flattens out right there. It goes to flat and then starts to go bowed. Just just like Ian Poulter. If I zoom in here and we get him down the line, there’s that little bowed, look that to get that negative number that I’m hovering my point are at, and then as he comes down into impact, as we kind of take him back this out a bit and face on them a little bit, you can see that he starts to lose that a little so there’s still plenty of forward shaft lean, so no problem there, but he goes into, he loses that bowed condition and it starts to really release and go through and do a very positive condition and the same thing happens.
Post impact with poulter. Poulter does happens to carry the bowed condition into impact and then you can see that he starts to go positive as well. So Tour Striker , nation, to summarize this. You know when I address a golf, when I hold a golf club and I’m going to address this in my trail, risks is pretty flat. Now you wouldn’t throw a football very far from there. You, you know, if I was going to into my net here, I’d take my trail wrist, I’d bend it backwards. Well, guess what, that’s also doing to my lead wrist, it’s bowing it or flattening a little bit and then I would transport this angle and throw them in the net. Well, I showed you on gears how these players, he’s excellent players and Fowler and Poulter, you know they had some positive wrist condition at address, meaning that their leaders was cupped back during their backswing.
That stayed fairly positive, fairly flattish to positive and on the way down. At some point that wrist went into that subtle bowed condition. Well, I’ve got the educator in here because if you own one, thank you, and this is a simple way for you to feel. You take the cap off so that you can push the post in the in the shaft and on the way down. You want to feel as though you can rotate the educator within the shaft, getting you in that negative position of the great players that Bowie lead wrist so you can lean the shaft and it inspires you to strike inside out and keep your attitude to the ground as you work through the strike. So Tour Striker Nation , this was a bit technical this week, but I hope, I hope you enjoyed that. If you have any questions, reach out Martin at TourStriker.com. Take care.