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MASTER Wrist Conditions For A Powerful Impact (Train Proper Hinge With THE HANGER)

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Henry Fall:
Hey, everyone. We’re going to talk today about how to master your wrist conditions, really important for that rotational golf swing we talked about, using the hanger.

Milo Lines:
So Henry, here I’ve set up the hanger on my 7 iron, I think, and I set this hanger up a little different than most, or at least different than how it’s designed. It’s designed with a face on it, and I actually like to set the face slightly open, so that when I take my right hand grip, the hanger just rests, right on my right forearm. So that allows me to be able to hinge my wrists, how I like my wrists to hinge. Most of the hinge is actually extension, and that extension causes the hanger to go to the other arm. So it goes from right arm at address, to left arm. That’s a really important thing, learning how to put the extension into our trail wrist.

Henry Fall:
Yeah, and like you just said, you set it up a little bit differently than maybe some other people set it up, so I want to just go back to that point. So you set it a little open, so you can get that wrist to go into extension, something we talk about all the time, right?

Milo Lines:
So I set it open so I can get my trail wrist into extension, not really a radio hinge. So I want to see more of an extension type hinge, like this, than I do a vertical hinge.

Henry Fall:
Something I think a lot of people at home think, when they hinge the club, that it’s like that right there, right?

Milo Lines:
Yeah, and it was taught for a long time. I taught it for a long time, but I’ve decided that it’s not actually what needs to happen. A lot of players might hinge it vertically in their backswing, but it converts into more of an extension, and so I’d rather teach it, that it goes into extension right away, or earlier. So it’s not as much of this, as it is this.

Henry Fall:
And like we’ve talked about before, we have a video too, on different takeaways, three different takeaways we’ve seen. We’ve seen a early hinge, a one piece and actually a later hinge, so by you having it on the right form, you can actually do all three of those.

Milo Lines:
Yeah, I could. I could have almost no hinge, going the other way and then hinging. I could have an early hinge, or I could have something in the middle, where it’s kind of one piece, and then hinging.

Henry Fall:
Yep. And when that hinge happens, now this little rod here, the curve of this hanger, starts to ride up your left forearm.

Milo Lines:
It goes onto the left forearm, and it flattens my left wrist out.

Henry Fall:
Flattens the left wrist out.

Milo Lines:
Yep.

Henry Fall:
Do we need a lot of bow in that lead wrist when that happens?

Milo Lines:
No, all you need to do, is add in the extension in the trail wrist, and that takes my left wrist from an extended position, and flattens it out, and that puts the rail right on my left arm.

Henry Fall:
So I think one important key here, is that as we talk about these wrist conditions, and you hear all the time about matchups, so the grip plays a role in what’s going on here, but overall, we still want the wrist to be moving in this fashion. We don’t need too much of this, and you don’t need too much of this, unless maybe you have a little bit of that set up. But theoretically, even if you had a weaker grip, it would still move this way. It would just be a little more bow, as we talked about.

Milo Lines:
I could put my hand on in a weak fashion, and now, as I swing it back to get it onto my forearm, you can see my left wrist is now bowed, and that’s just the relationship between my right and left is, instead of having my left hand on strong, my left hand’s on weaker, but my right hand’s in the same spot, and that’s generally what we see on tours. Most people’s right hands are fairly similar. There’s some variation, but it’s not that drastic, but the left hands, they vary quite a lot. There’s guys whose left hand’s on like this, and guys whose left hand’s on like this, but the right hand generally matches more or less the face, small amounts, but you don’t see anybody with the right hand under, or really over.

Henry Fall:
Cool. All right. So we’ve kind of made our way through the takeaway here. Let’s go up to like P3, P4, towards the top of our swing.

Milo Lines:
So now we’re here at 3 and 4. If my wrists work correctly, you could see that this club face more or less matches my left arm, right?

Henry Fall:
And your wrist is probably close to its max state, just before-

Milo Lines:
My right wrist is more or less maxed out, and it might go just a little bit more, right in the transition, where it gives me just a little bit of additional extension.

Henry Fall:
Now, one great thing I feel happens with this club too, or the hanger I should say, is once you get to the top, as long as you don’t fight it, and it’s in its position, it’s on your left for form, and if anything, it keeps working back away from you a little bit, that face is super stable if you just turn the corner.

Milo Lines:
Oh yeah. Well, I changed directions. I feel like the hanger actually is squishing against my forearm pretty good, and then I feel like it just stays there, and there’s whole lot happening through here. Just stable.

Henry Fall:
I will say it’s hard, the first few swings, to really get that, because you’re inclined to want to release a little bit, or want to roll a little bit, whatever way you’ve squared the face up in the past, but if you can just give it a second, and learn to go slow, and allow that club to come back to the ball, I think it’s going to be more square than you’ve ever had.

Milo Lines:
Yep. It gets square early, and it doesn’t require a lot of manipulation late.

Henry Fall:
Cool.

Milo Lines:
So shall I hit one for everybody?

Henry Fall:
Yeah, let’s hit a few here.

Milo Lines:
Okay. So I’m going to start off small. We know how much warmup I’ve had so far today. Just a little chip shot like that, and that one leaked a little to the right, but still pretty good.

Henry Fall:
I find that there is a tendency with this training it, it is to miss it a little, right?

Milo Lines:
Yeah.

Henry Fall:
Assume you don’t turn it over and close it on purpose, that that face should be hung out a little bit to the right. That’s pretty nice right there.

Milo Lines:
That one’s pretty straight, and you’ll see that club face was just…

Henry Fall:
Yeah, you probably felt like, it’s here, and then just boom.

Milo Lines:
Yeah. There’s no play to be able to hit it to two. I probably have a little bit of this in my golf swing, and it’s blocked. So, it’s why I can’t get it to turn over.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
But it really helps me feel how to get my wrist set correctly.

Henry Fall:
And you know, again, when we do any of these videos, when we bring in a tool or training it, yes, we vetted them, and we use them in our lessons, but the importance of going slow, exaggerating the motion, reducing your expectations, bring them down earth. So you can get away with hitting a shank, thinning it, topping it, chunking it. It’s okay. Get the motion right.

Milo Lines:
The idea is it’s supposed to be a guide that helps you feel how to move a little different, not necessarily how to hit it perfect.

Henry Fall:
I mean, if I was a student of yours, Milo, I showed up for my first lesson, my wrist conditions were all out of whack and you’re like, let’s put you in the hanger for a second, and the first one I shank, dead right. I mean, what are you telling me?

Milo Lines:
Nothing. I just say that’s all right, let’s do it again.

Henry Fall:
There you go.

Milo Lines:
I don’t try to fix it. I let you figure out how to move a little bit different, a little bit better, to be able to deliver the club a new way, and it takes time.

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