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Dmalashe

Shortening my swing causes lack of wrist hinge

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So I've been told by practically everyone I play with that I tend to over swing. I can definitely feel myself doing this. I don't have to tell you how many problems this causes for me. When I line up for a practice swing, I have no problem stopping earlier, and shortening it, but for some reason when I address the ball, I always seem to over swing so much to the point that sometimes I can't even see the ball at the top of my swing (very very bad I know).

The problem I'm finding is that when I shorten my swing, I feel like I am tremendously lacking in wrist hinge. I think that I have to start setting my wrists a little earlier to prevent this, but nothing seems to be working. If I shorten the swing successfully, It seems like I'm lacking a lot of power due to the lack of wrist hinge. Are you supposed to be manually hinging your wrists in the back swing, or should they naturally hinge? I feel like I get way more power when I make it a point to manually hinge the wrists in my back swing, but again that causes over swinging and a whole new bag of issues for me.

Any thoughts or advice?

Thanks

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I would highly recommend filming your shortened swing and then watching it, preferably in slow motion if you can. Without a visual you have no way of really knowing what you are doing.
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Some people believe once the shaft is parallel to the ground going back, then it's the right elbow that hinges (to 90 degrees) for a righty.

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I like to think of my wrists hinging the most at some point during my downswing. I don't think about wrist hinge on my backswing, but as I move down, I can feel them loading up, so to speak.

If your grip isn't impeding your wrist hinge, you can feel that loading feeling regardless of how short your swing is. I think its called float loading? Someone correct me please if I'm wrong.

I still fight a bit of an overswing myself, but I would be thoroughly satisfied if my club never reaches parallel (I can do it even with my wedges).

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