Clap for accuracy
Feel how to limit forearm rotation and deliver a square clubface
ADDRESS PALMS FACING
With the focus on rotation in the golf swing, it’s easy to overdo rotation in the hands and forerarms. To feel a more e ective move, leave the club to one side. Take your regular set-up but leave your hands an inch or so apart, palms facing.
DOWNSWING OVERCOOKED ROTATION
With that intention – which parallels the ideal delivery of the clubface – the notion of rolling the forearm open is alien. Yet this is the motion many club golfers make in a misguided quest for rotation.
AT THE TOP PALMS ‘CONNECTED’
Now make a backswing with your trail hand and arm only; leave your lead or gloved hand in its address position. As you swing the arm back, maintain an intention that you will bring the hand back down to ‘clap’ the lead hand.
IMPACT SMACK THE GLOVE
Now swing the trail hand back down to clap the gloved hand. Repeat this drill a few times to feel how the trail palm feels “connected” to the lead palm throughout its journey. Finally take a club and look to feel the same trail arm rotation.