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    I know Brian is often an advocate for the flat left wrist, but all this talk about cupping like Hogan is quickly making a believer out of me.

    When I think about the everyday applications of a natural wrist hinge (e.g. hammering a nail, or casting a fishing rod), I begin to wonder whether the flat left wrist isn't risky from an anatomical standpoint. When I cast a fishing rod (and I can sling that sucker out there pretty far) my wrist is cupped at the bounce of my hinge, not flat.

    Now, I know what everyone is going to say: casting is a beginner move! I'm beginning to disagree. The golf swing IS a cast... a sidearm grounder to first with a fishing rod in your hand rather than a ball.

    Even when the left wrist is kept flat at the top of the backswing, how is the right positioned (speaking in terms of a right handed player)? The right is cupped. Why should one wrist be cupped and the other flat? Imagine you are splitting firewood with an overhead swing of a heavy axe. At the top of the swing, both wrists are hinged in an anatomically correct, cupped position.

    Am I making any sense here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibby View Post
    I know Brian is often an advocate for the flat left wrist, but all this talk about cupping like Hogan is quickly making a believer out of me.

    When I think about the everyday applications of a natural wrist hinge (e.g. hammering a nail, or casting a fishing rod), I begin to wonder whether the flat left wrist isn't risky from an anatomical standpoint. When I cast a fishing rod (and I can sling that sucker out there pretty far) my wrist is cupped at the bounce of my hinge, not flat.

    Now, I know what everyone is going to say: casting is a beginner move! I'm beginning to disagree. The golf swing IS a cast... a sidearm grounder to first with a fishing rod in your hand rather than a ball.

    Even when the left wrist is kept flat at the top of the backswing, how is the right positioned (speaking in terms of a right handed player)? The right is cupped. Why should one wrist be cupped and the other flat? Imagine you are splitting firewood with an overhead swing of a heavy axe. At the top of the swing, both wrists are hinged in an anatomically correct, cupped position.

    Am I making any sense here?
    Top tour players have played with a bent left wrist at the top of the back swing (Hogan) and Top tour players have played with a flat left wrist at the top of the back swing (Lee Buck). Both work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Hero View Post
    Top tour players have played with a bent left wrist at the top of the back swing (Hogan) and Top tour players have played with a flat left wrist at the top of the back swing (Lee Buck). Both work.
    Hogan barely has a cup. This is a proper cupped left wrist:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notorious B.E.N. View Post
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    click into it so it pops up in a new tab/window.
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    Im hesitant to say it cuz I dont want to come across as a know it all (far from it), but i think Els has gotten some really stanky coaching over the years. No one has ever helped him improve his 1994 swing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Shields View Post
    Im hesitant to say it cuz I dont want to come across as a know it all (far from it), but i think Els has gotten some really stanky coaching over the years. No one has ever helped him improve his 1994 swing.
    Im not an instructor just an ERnie Els fan but I thought I may have been the only one to think the same thing.

    I mean he is hitting the ball well and scoring but he is fidgetting around so much that it makes me uncomfortable.

    Certainly not the same smooth BIG EASY......

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    still hitting ridiculous blocks to the right, especially the driver
    see the ballflight
    see the bad shots
    see what in the swing causes the bad shots/ball flight
    replace causes for bad shots with upgraded positions
    make sure new upgrades do not cause more bad shots

    this teaching lark is easy!

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    IMO no one does a properly "visual flat" manzella style left wrist properly because they never put their left hand weak enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kobylinski View Post
    IMO no one does a properly "visual flat" manzella style left wrist properly because they never put their left hand weak enough.
    Tiger Woods?
    Leo

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