Where goeth the waggle?
The waggle is an overlooked, if not entirely forgotten, part of the swing. Few teachers explain to a beginner its purpose or how to develop a waggle that sets the stage for a smooth, powerful swing. The series of small movements you make with the club at address isn’t just for show.
The purpose of the waggle is to establish rhythm and ease the tension in your hands and wrists. The ideal waggle is highly personalized–it doesn’t matter if you move the club from side to side or up and down. However, the waggle should be slow, in order to impart a nice, rhythmic cadence. You should be able to feel the weight of the clubhead at the end of the shaft, so you and the club can act as one when beginning the takeaway.