I use the inverted praying hands drill with all my students because it's quick, easy, and effective. It helps
cure the "hit"
or "flip" impulse at impact.
For all versions of this drill, make sure the hands follow a slight inside to inside swing circle path, not
straight back and straight through.
Get yourself into good golf posture without a club, point your hands and fingers
downward like you have inverted praying hands, then bend your wrists so that your hands and fingers
the rear (away from the target). Your left wrist is now flat or slightly bent (palmar flexed) and your right wrist is
cupped (dorsiflexed) like they would be when you set up in the impact fix position.
Inverted Praying Hands Drill maintaining wrist angles
with weight forward, long arms and a good turn.
Your weight distribution should be 80% forward side leg, 20% rear leg. No weight should shift to your
rear leg at any time during the drill, and your head should stay stationary - meaning no lateral head movement.
Then make very short length swings with long arms through impact to a short follow through. Maintain the
bent left wrist and cupped right wrist angles, and keep your arms long, all the way into your abbreviated follow through.
When you are able to do that perfectly, practice pressuring weight down onto your flat left foot during your short
then initiating your downswing with a lateral hip slide, then body rotation, keeping your head still. Still means no
lateral movement. If your head rotates naturally that's acceptable. Lifting your head usually means that you have changed
your upper torso angle of inclination to the ground,
which is not acceptable.
Advanced Version, Club in Hand
An advanced variation of this drill would be to grip halfway down the shaft on a seven iron and perform the same
with the club held that way your hands. You'll know if you are flipping through impact, because the grip will poke
you in the ribs if you lose your wrist angles.
It takes less than two minutes to do 100 continuous repetitions of this daily, make the time
do it and watch your ball striking
improve like magic.