Originally Posted by notsohard
wrist does not hinge or cock?.... stop believing what they tell you.
leg drive?....whatever makes people happy
swing plane?....in ones imagination...never seen one appear
What the heck?? Gotta love the internet. Thanks for the input though..
To expound, I got these terms from a tennis forum. Wrist hinging/cocking is very important in tennis but maybe not so much in golf.
What is comes down to is, at the top do you set your wrists with the clubface open, ie. with the 'toe hanging', or with the clubface facing the sky, and what are the implications of each?
When I do my Dustin Johnson imitation (shut at the top), I feel like I can load the shaft against the base of my right index finger, and maintain that pressure all the way down to contact, and that really helps me feel the lag and puts a little extra 'crunch' on the ball. I remember reading a long time ago that Laura Davies said she feels like her right hand is in position to hold a waiter's tray at the top - that means her left wrist is bowed and her right wrist is 'hinged' rather than 'cocked'.
However, when I go back to the more classic position at the top where the clubface is open, I feel like the shaft could slip down the 'V' of my right hand, so I support the weight of the shaft and initiate the downswing more with my left hand, and the right hand is more passive and just pronates the clubface shut rather than applying pressure.
I have heard from TV analysts (I know, not the best place to get swing tips) that those who keep the face closed at the top need more leg drive to hold off the face through impact....