Today’s tip is inspired by a lady who attended my Shortgame Intensive Full Day Clinic very recently.
She knows who she is….and like so many people finds it REALLY hard not to scoop
(break the left wrist at impact) her pitches and short shots.
If you are like my chronic scooper friend, you know, in your head, what you are supposed to do but find it really hard to achieve physically…. try this artificial aid.
Place a ruler down the outside of your left wrist.
You can put it in your glove, under your watch or use a rubber band or hair band around your left wrist.
Now practise your pitching and keep that left wrist straight as you sweep through the ball.
Lots of practice swings are good, do it in slow motion to really give you the feel and turn your top half through the shot too, this helps you to keep the wrists from collapsing through the shot.
Now transfer it onto the ball using the ruler as shown and PRACTISE.
The more you do it the correct way and start to hit some good shots the more your brain will work out that it doesn’t have to scoop the ball in the air.