Just starting out in golf, and be trying to find out more information about this specific action during my backswing, but not finding a lot of answers.
Essentially, I've been working my drive by recording myself, and checking my swing against people on the forums and youtube, and I'm working on having a consistent drive mechanism. I've only been to the range a handful of times, but people there are really helpful, and one of the things a guy said to me is that during the swing, my wrists should rotate over, in order to square the clubface, and change from a high flying slice to a straighter drive.
Now thinking that as an action to do in my swing doesn't feel very natural, throws off my rhythm and adds one more thing to think about. Instead, I found that at the top of my backswing, if I rotate my wrists about 45 degrees clockwise, I find my wrists naturally rotate more during my swing, to the point where its naturally going to be a square face at impact, and I can hit dead straight. Its a concious action during my backswing, but I find that to be a lot less confusing that doing thinking extra stuff during the downswing.
Now it works for me, but is this something that is generally done? I found that when my club was (more or less) perpendicular to both forearms at the height of its backswing, I'd hit with an open face, and so it'd go consistently high and about 25 degress to the right. This change has allowed me to hit straight, low, and I feel like I'm getting that nice flight path. The old man next to me complimented me on the ball after I tried this the first time, but maybe that was just pity after seeing me slice so many balls off to the right!