The wrists in golf play a key part in the overall golf swing and can add great distance to your golf shot when playing a round af golf. When used correctly the wrists account for over half of your clubhead speed. So if you are serious about improving your golf swing it would be wise to pay close attention to strengthening your wrists.
The best way to improve wrist power in golf is to train the golf wrist muscles. Doing this will give you greater control and more power when swinging the golf club and can result in more distance when hitting the ball.
Using this simple yet effective wrist training exercise will give you more strength and flexibility in your wrists.First stand with one of your arms hanging by your side. Next pick out a golf club. Anywhere from a pitching wedge to a 3 iron and grip the end of the club. It is probably best to start out with a shorter iron and progress to a longer iron as your wrist strength increases. Keeping your arm by your side raise the club forward by cocking your wrist making sure the toe of the club is pointing upwards and the shaft of the club is parallel to the ground. Hold this position for a second before lowering the golf club. Continue to do this for a set of 10-15 repetitions. Switch arms and repeat the exercise.
If you Perform 2-3 sets of this exercise on each wrist just a few times a week, you should see significant improvement in your wrist strength and more importantly your golf swing.
If you do this exercise correctly you should feel a slight burning sensation in your forearms. If not, a longer iron may be required or you may be performing the exercise with more than just your wrist.
The great thing about this exercise is that it requires no extra golf equipment other than a golf club, which you should already have if you play golf. In addition this exercise works the wrist muscles in the same way they would if you were performing an actual golf swing.
Remember that golf is a complicated game and wrist strength alone is not going to solve every aspect of your golf swing. But with the right amount of training and practice, it can give you an advantage in many areas of your golf game.