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Supported Trail Wrist

The supported trail wrist is a good way to pay attention to the extension of the trail elbow while managing the timing of the straightening of the trail wrist. If you struggle with flipping or scooping during your release, this can be a great drill for building a proper release feeling.

Tags: Release, Drill, Advanced, Intermediate

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This really straight is supported trail wrist.

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So when you're bridging from doing the single arm releases to actually putting the hands

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back together on the club, I like to use these supported drills.

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The lead wrist is a very popular one where basically you take the trail hand and put it

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just on the outside of the lead wrist.

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Well I like to do the opposite as well.

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So I'm going to take my normal grip.

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And then I'm going to support the trail wrist and I'm going to take my finger so that

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they're going to basically be up against the wrist when it's got a little bit of extension

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in it.

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So they're kind of off it here and now I'm feeling that contact.

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So I'm feeling that contact just like so.

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And then I'm going to keep that contact as my arm extend.

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So it's learning to get that white movement arm extension timing and direction really

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feeling that trail arm kind of extending through the shot as opposed to going more from

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the wrist and feeling that shoulder kind of release.

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So it just kind of sits up against that trail wrist and then I'm going to make my single

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arm releases just like I would do with the trail arm or if the lead arm was not supporting

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the trail arm.

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So from down the line it'll end up looking kind of sort of like that.

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If I did that towards the camera you'll see that when I get into that finished position

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I'm still keeping a little bit of contact.

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On these short shots the club shouldn't really whip past the hands.

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It's more of a body speed and the bracing that causes that to happen.

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So when I'm doing these short shots I should still be able to keep a little bit of extension

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in the wrist.

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We'll look from base on real quick so I'm going to make that bad backswing so that it's

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just up against the fingertips and then it's going to basically stay there as I extend

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that wrist.

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So we'll show one more from down the line.

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Get into that good kind of, there's my grip, get into that good trail wrist supported and

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then keep it there all the way into that follow through even though my arm's extend.

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So if you're struggling with taking the feeling of just your trail wrist only into a

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9-3 this is a good way to kind of bridge it.

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You can do that movement and then put the lead hand in place and now I have a body position

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and club position that I can kind of register in my brain and then I can try to get back

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there doing the same movement with two hands.

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So that sequence again would be supported, feel where that is and then both hands on

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kind of get back to where that supported would go.

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Once I have a good feeling of what it's like to get the club to brush their ground with

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the ball in the way then I can start doing some bigger swings either chest height or

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even work up to full swings to kind of feel that same release movement but a good way to

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start bridging it from just the single leg or single arm contact rolls is with the supported

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wrist.

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