Do You Have To Roll Your Wrists?

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Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

6 Responses to “Do You Have To Roll Your Wrists?”

  1. Hey Paul – I needed this reminder!!! Have been getting alot of slices on my driver…. This tip gave me great practice moves to help me loosen up those wrists. Also the reminder to reach the extension of the arms point in the swing will help me get to the proper release of the club. Super!!

    • That’s great. We all need reminders. Here is another one … RIGHT/TIGHT. If you are spinning it right your wrists are too tight. So roll them over early doing the roll over drill. Then hit another shot. If the ball is still slicing manually roll it and get it hooking. Once you can hook it you forget rolling it and work on starting the downswing with your lower body to straighten it out.

  2. October 26, 2012


    What a great tip!

    Exactly whats been happening to me since i changed from a strong to neutral grip as per Pauls instruction in full swing DVD set.

    I was never sure on this bit of the swing!

    Now i can get my wrist rolling over as i wasnt sure if you were meant to manually roll them over as fast as i could once I let go of holding lag angle for as long as possible or as i suspected and what Paul keeps talking about, letting forces do it for you with passive wrists.

    Just seems weird that you dont put any effort in to try and roll your wrists or let club go and it will hit ball far!

    Is it a case of holing lag angle for as long as possible then just letting go and letting forces roll your now passive wrists??


    Best Regards


    • October 27, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Roger, Thank you very much. Glad you liked it.

      You should be holding the lag angle if you need more lag in your swing. If you already lag it then of course you don’t have to hold it. The problem when people work on lag is that they hold it too long. You need to hold the lag then release it. This will get the whipping action.

  3. Hi Paul
    When you say hinge your wrists do you mean in a vertical direction, not horizontally ie bending your right hand backwards? If you hinge by backward bending of the wrists would this keep the club face squarer on the way down and avoid having to time a manual roll over?

    • David,

      The wrist hinge at address would be vertical then you would rotate your shoulders allowing the club to set at the top.

      You are rolling it manually to unlock the wrists and stop the slice spin. Why not get rid of this slice spin right away instead of just trying to loose to the degree I want you to? Manually roll it then loosen. So much faster and easier this way.

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