Wrist torque and the golf swing is a real thing. I never encountered the explanation of how our hands and wrists affect the clubface before and I find it very interesting. The technical explanation offered in the video makes complete sense to me. I can see how the signals sent through our hands and wrists change the intent of hitting the ball square on impact. Interestingly, there is a simple fix that is nothing new, but it always helps to revisit this topic as a great reminder moving forward.
Dan’s explanation of wrist torque are simple and easy to follow. He takes us through the swing process to show how wrist torque is created by our brains reacting to the input of information and makes instantaneous adjustments. These adaptation of changes will force our hands and wrists to open or close the clubface. **At the end of this video, Dan offers a training aid to help with wrist torque. I am not affiliated with this product, nor have I ever tried it. It is part of the video.**
The solution to wrist torque is rooted in two areas. The first is to use a loose grip throughout our swing. The loose grip prevents us from administering unneeded forces in our hands and wrists which inturn will prevent the brain from making adjustments during our swing. This is not a new concept, loose grip, but one that many of us need to be reminded of from time to time.
The other fix is our swing plane. I have not talked about the swing plane in a long time, but the video mentions that amateur golfers have a tendency to develop poor technique to compensate for miss hits. A poor swing plane is definitely something that is a fundamental error for many players. It takes some focus practice to develop a consistent and effective swing plane. Yet, the time spent on this area of our game will produce excellent results.
I have never thought of wrist torque before when trying to improve ball contact. Watching Dan’s video helped me understand that it is an important area of knowledge that I might have been lacking. Regardless, the important take away is to keep my grip loose during my swing to ensure my club stays on the proper swing plane.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!