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I N S T R U C T I O N 46 JAN/FEB 2018 JOHN BURCKLE has 27 years of professional playing experience, including the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, Asian Tour and local mini tour events. He has 17 years of teaching experience with students ranging from PGA Tour players to beginners, and runs his JB Golf lesson programs out of the Golf Lab in Santa Ana. Contact John at If you can learn to bow your wrist like Dustin at the top of your backswing and maintain that feel on the downswing as he does here in Image 2 (notice how his left wrist and club face are parallel to each other), you will have a much easier time returning the club face to square at impact. You don't have to get to the extreme wrist position Dustin obtains in his swing. The key is to feel what it's like to close the club face with your wrists at the top of the backswing, then maintain that feel as your arms and body unwind towards the ball, thus educat- ing your hands and feeling the difference between an open and closed club face. This is not something new – players such as Lee Trevino and Tom Lehman made great careers playing with the same bowed left wrist positions. 2

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