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Coat Hanger Lead Wrist Training

A coat hanger attached to the butt end of the club can be a simple, effective training aid for learning club face awareness. This drill helps you identify and correct a scoop. A scoop is likely caused by excess arm tension and a resistance to the natural rotation of the club as the arm extends through impact. If you struggle with a scoop, chicken wing, or stall through impact then this can be a helpful training aid for mastering your release.

Tags: Poor Contact, Not Straight Enough, Chicken Wing, Draw vs Fade, Follow Through, Release, Drill, Beginner

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This drill is coat hanger lead wrist training.

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So there's a training product out there called the hanger,

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which is as far as I know, an adaptation of a famous drill

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that I've seen a number of guys use to help train the lead wrist.

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And basically keeping that flexion of the lead wrist

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longer into the downswing.

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Now, we know that through impact,

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most golfers are going to lose that lead wrist flexion

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that's going to move towards extension.

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But in my experience, most of that is going to come from

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how much they're using their body in their bracing strategy.

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So for a small drill and working on getting better arm extension,

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a coat hanger helps with your visual as well as your tactile feel.

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So I've got two different versions here.

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This is just the classic coat hanger for at home training,

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which I really like.

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And this one is a little bit flexible.

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You'll see why I like that better than the really firm plastic ones.

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And then this is a wire coat hanger that I have taped to a club.

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So the basic principle is we'll take the coat hanger here.

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And I'm going to grip it on the kind of the far side like so

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so that I have the long side sticking up by my forearm.

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Now, what I'm going to do here,

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if I have just a neutral grip, you can see that this is off my forearm.

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If I then go into the motorcycle movement and I flex that wrist,

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you can now see that I'm feeling a little bit of force.

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And this is kind of bending the coat hanger this way.

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And then what I'm going to do is I'm going to practice going from

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9 to 3 or even a little bit past keeping that flexion in the lead wrist.

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Now again, in the full swing because of how my body braces that would cause it to come out

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through there, but in this slow motion training,

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this keeping the flexion is going to force me to absorb the speed and the movement of my arm

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more with some of this rotation.

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So I'm finishing with my wrist vertical.

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I'm not just holding off this way.

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I tend to find that a lot of golfers trying to avoid the flip are going to hold the wrist

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off this way and not allow for that natural rotation.

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Trying to hold off the club from passing is literally like trying to do a wrist curl with

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a 100 pound weight, 150 pound weight if you have 120 mile an hour club as a speed or so.

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So you're never going to be strong enough to just hold it off and it wouldn't be advantageous

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if you did.

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Instead what you want to do is you want to absorb it with a bit more of the forearm rotation.

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So there it is with just the lead arm and now I can have the trail arm kind of shadow

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it or even apply almost like an open right hand side drill.

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Now this one, where I've bent it and basically got it straight out in line with the club

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This one you can actually train if we get that in line with the club face.

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You can actually train hitting little 9 to 3 shots trying to keep that wrist in that

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connected position.

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So if I did this towards the camera here you could see keeping that in connection all the

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way through there.

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Basically what I did on this little 9 to 3 shot get it in connection.

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Keep it there all the way through.

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Get good arm extension without collapsing the wrist.

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If I then took that into a little bit bigger swing you'd see that I would lose it but

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I'm still trying to maintain that same connection.

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So if you're struggling with having a look like this where the grip is pointing at your

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body the club is passed and I've got this kind of broken down arm look then try the hanger

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connection that will help create much more width in that follow through which will

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help improve your low point control and your 3D flashbot which should give you a little

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bit more consistent contact.

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