QUOTE: chiper @ Apr 9 2007, 07:38 PM
Iâ€™m thinking perhaps it may be beneficial
for a lagging club head takeaway?
With a weak to neutral left hand grip, a bent (cupped) left wrist
will put the club in a lagging position. But not so in the case
of Zach Johnson where the bent left wrist is a result of a strong
left hand grip.
If the left hand grip is sufficiently strong, bending the left
wrist will result in similar motion of the club as cocking of the
wrist with a weakish grip. Since most golfers have the wrist
slightly more cocked at address than at impact, those with very
strong grips will have it slightly bent at address. Fred Couples
is another good example.
Or is a cupped left wrist at address something to stay clear
Opinions here will differ. Some say that a flat left wrist is
just that - flat. But IMO, the left wrist needs only to retain
the original Horizontal (bent, flat or arched) position
throughout the swing for the swing to be geometrically correct.
So if the left wrist is bent at address then it should remain
bent to the same degree throughout the swing. It may then be
regarded as effectively flat and satisfy the Imperative of the
flat left wrist (if you believe that the FLW is indeed an