Ever pay attention to how much you use your wrist while chipping? One of the most common flaws in chipping, putting and even full swing is the overuse of your wrist in the impact zone.
Test yourself: take an alignment stick from the driving range and stick it into the butt end of a sand wedge, allowing about two feet of the stick to hang out. Now, starting with the stick against your left side, take a few small swings. If the stick hits you in the left side during the follow-through, your wrist is being too active (a flaw that is very common and leads to short-game misery). Make sure the left wrist remains rigid as the clubface passes through the impact zone. Practicing this drill will force you to keep your hands/upper body moving through the impact zone and produce better contact and consistency.
Yesterday (Wednesday, July 8), the Wexford Yacht Club hosted a group of 30 children, ages 6-9, from the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island for a boat outing and lunch. Ten Wexford members took six of their boats out and traveled with the children and chaperones outside of the Wexford Harbour, past Harbour Town and Daufuskie Island. Following the hour and a half boat excursion, the children and chaperones returned to the Wexford Clubhouse for lunch.
The event was coordinated by Wexford Yacht Club Commodore, Bill Haverland, and the Boys & Girls Club in order to give the children an opportunity to see and experience the Lowcountry from a different view.
Commodore Haverland stated “One of the little girls said this had been the ‘best day of her life,’ and after speaking with the other Wexford Yacht Club members, we can all agree that it was probably one of the best days of our lives as well!”
Boys & Girls Club Assistant Unit Director Brooke Newsom stated, “One of the primary goals of the Club is to work with local organizations and groups to provide opportunities that they will never forget. We are thrilled to have been able to work with Wexford Yacht Club to provide our members with this ‘wow’ experience! The Boys & Girls Club provides afterschool programs and summer day camps for over 750 members each year. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to ‘enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.’ “