Jason Dufner: Wrist Significance

Jason Dufner discusses significance of the wrist for his wedges.


I think another thing that's important with wedges-- and this might be a little too technical, but that's what we're here to do. Your wrist works three ways, goes this way, right? Don't need that in the golf swing, doesn't happen. Goes this way, which would be a clubface rotation.

And then it goes this way, which is kind of the loft. And one of the biggest things I see is, when you start doing this with your wedges, you start getting to an effect where it actually doesn't stay on the face. It rides up--

You hit it right at the top, yeah.

And when you start getting this action coming in, you have this underhanded look, and you start getting those balls that kind of bloop and--

Land like a bowling ball on the green?

Like a bowling ball on the green. And I run into that sometimes, because playing with a stronger grip, strong back here, I feel like, oh, man, that's really going to come out low and hot. And I'm trying to add loft, right? I'm varying the loft.

And also, when you're doing that with the club face, your change in the loft of the club, right? So sometimes you might come in with-- we all lean-- tour players lean the shaft about 68 degrees, so I'm really coming in with about 52 on the 60. I might lean it and have 58 one and 54, and you're starting to change the dynamic loft is what it's called.

So is the problem-- could be the right hand going under, or is it back to the left hand grip? Could be either.

I think it's backswing.


And we will find out, a lot of what I do in my backswing sets me up for what's going to happen at impact.