I tell my students to turn the left shoulder long and the hands short to get closer to the waist. As if your hands were under an invisible fence and couldn’t go any higher.
You must pick up the club with the left shoulder, never just the hands. This would be your right shoulder for the left-handed golfer.
The hands should be very still, the left shoulder should bring the club back, and the wrists should be up (thumbs up). To prevent wrist cupping when backswing and trying to pick up the ball on the way down.
Point thumb up on the backswing and thumb up on the follow up.
To spin a wedge or any other iron, you must hit the ball first, then the ground. The divot must be in front of the ball after impact.
Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.
Rick Musselman, author and golf professional, owns Musselman’s Golf in Williamsport.