Palmar flexing the left wrist at the start of the downswing Jun 26, 2020 17:34:58 GMT -5
Post by imperfectgolfer on Jun 26, 2020 17:34:58 GMT -5
See this video featuring Eric Cogorno and Milo Lines.
Note that they both recommend bowing the left wrist at the very start of the downswing while maximally extending the right wrist.
Milo even claimed that many pro golfers manifest this pattern. I got into a back-and-forth argument/counterargument with Milo - see comment section of the video.
I eventually met Milo in person a day ago where I had the opportunity to ask him why he would recommend palmar flexing the left wrist at the very start of the downswing. I thought that he would argue that it would increase his clubface closure during the early downswing - as Tyler Ferrell claims for his reverse motorcycle move - but Milo was not even aware of the existence of the reverse motorcycle move. His only argument was that if it happens in the early downswing, that it would allow him to maximally extend his right wrist, which would allow the club to angle back to a slightly greater degree. He claimed that it would allow him to have more time to release his club. I personally do not think that the small increase in lag, where the club may be simultaneously angled back slightly more in an underplane manner, is significant, and I do not personally know of any pro golfer who actually increases their degree of left wrist palmar flexion between P4 => P5. In fact, in the comment section of their video, I showed that Jon Rahm, who already has a bowed left wrist at P4, actually decreases his left wrist bowing between P4 => P5, before increasing it again between P5 => P6 as a result of using the combined "early left forearm supination + increased left wrist bowing" maneuver after P5.
Although I personally favor the intact LAFW swing technique as used by Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, I think that it is perfectly acceptable to use a bowed left wrist technique (like Gary Woodland or Dustin Johnson or Jordan Spieth or Jon Rahm) and I could imagine that it may potentially give a golfer more left wrist stability through impact if one uses a DH-hand release action. However, I know of no other benefit to using a bowed left wrist technique. If you know of another potential benefit - please let me know.
By the way, if anybody has a 3-D graph showing increased left wrist flexion between P4 => P5, please post that graph.
p.s. I though that I had seen a 3-D graph of Jamie Sadlowksi's left wrist flexion-extension angles in this golf forum, but I cannot locate it. Help!