The golf swing represents a means of creating and transferring energy through movement. The ability to transfer that energy to the club is the most important factor in how fast and efficiently one swings the club. In order to do this we need to be aware of the 3 circular motions that work together during the swing. Here we will be focused on the wrist-centered circular movement.
As seen above, the wrists play a major role in the swing and need to ensure the club is swung around the body in a pendulum movement. As the wrists unhinge near the bottom of the swing, the kinetic energy is transferred to the club. Without the wrist hinge most of the energy stays in the arms and shoulders and results in a loss of power. In order for the hinge to happen the wrists need to rotate freely which requires the correct grip where the golfer doesn’t hold the club too tightly.
Unhinging the wrists at the optimum swing angle means that as much energy as possible is transferred to the club just before it makes contact with the ball. The Smart Club is a great tool for improving this and the accompanying app provides you with valuable data that helps monitor this. Creating proper wrist hinge in the backswing will lead to noticeably better ball striking and as a result, more consistent distance and direction on all your shots.