I am often asked…’When, on the backswing, should I break my wrists’ ??
The answer is very simple:
Your wrist break starts to happen immediately but gradually as you take the club back.
This is crucial because if you fail to break your wrists early in the backswing you will bend at the ELBOW instead which will cause you to hit the ground behind, top the ball and generally connect inconsistently.
There was a trend in the 80′s for the big sweeping take away usually attributed to Greg Norman and sometimes called the ‘one piece take away’ but it is very easy to over do this and sway on the backswing and much more suited to men with strength than most lady golfers..
The other thing that causes the left elbow to break is a lack of rotation or shoulder turn on the back swing so make sure your left shoulder is under your chin at the top of the backswing to achieve a full shoulder turn.
Wrist break adds power and height to your shots, so if you hit the ball too low and lack distance, check you have sufficient wrist break, early on, in your backswing.
Annes weekly golf tips are very popular, simple and easy to follow.