Thumbs Up to Groove Powerful Late Release - Golf Swing Tip for Women (Video)
Thumbs Up to Groove Powerful Late Release - Golf Swing Tip for Women (Video)

We’re now going to look at how to create a really late release on your downswing to generate more power into the golf shot. The later you can release the club, then the more speed you are going to generate with the club head and the more speed that the club head impacts to the ball, the more distance that the ball will travel. So creating a late release is something that we’ll see better player using. Setting up to the golf ball, swing the club back as you normally would. And we need to look at the relationship between the golf club and your left arm. This angle that’s been created between the golf club and the left arm, needs to be maintained on your downswing. So as you release, if you are releasing, it just means you’re loosing that relationship between the club and your left arm, and you are moving more into a straight line position. So you are loosing that angle that you’ve created and you’re moving into the straight line position.

So, the correct place for a late release would be that you bring this angle with the club down on the downswing, until the hands are in front of the right thigh. If by the time you’ve got your hands down to your right thigh you’ve already created the straight line, you’ve released too early. So you still need to have the club and the left arm set in this position. Now a good way to feel that you’re doing this, is as you swing the club down, even though you’re pulling your hands and your arms downwards, work on pointing your thumbs up at the sky, and that allows you to retain this angle between the left arm and the club position. If on your downswing you’re pointing your thumbs over to the right, you’ll be releasing and creating that straight left arm position with the club. So pull the arms and the hands down but keep the thumbs pointing upwards at the sky, so that you achieve this position. The hands in front of the right thigh and the club head is still higher than your hand position.

Another good way to get that feeling, if you use an alignment pole, just feed through your front belt hooks, so that it’s a waist high for you. And it will show you round about where waist high is. Swing the club to the top of the backswing, and again, as you start to swing down, pull this angle with the left arm and the club, pull it down until you hands lower than your waist’s high position. So you should now be able to see that my hands are lower than the red pole but look how I’ve kept the club head up higher than the red pole. I’m keeping these thumbs up action, so that now I can move into this position here. Club head is still higher than my waist, and now I can release these very late and at the last second into the ball, to create that straight line position. So that’s going to transfer a lot of speed, a lot of club head speed into the ball and generate a great deal of distance. So to work on improving your release, work on keeping your thumbs pointing upwards. Pull hands down but keep the thumbs pointing upwards so the club head stays high until the very last second and then release, drop the club head down, and create the straight line between your left arm and the club as you connect with the ball.

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We’re now going to look at how to create a really late release on your downswing to generate more power into the golf shot. The later you can release the club, then the more speed you are going to generate with the club head and the more speed that the club head impacts to the ball, the more distance that the ball will travel. So creating a late release is something that we’ll see better player using. Setting up to the golf ball, swing the club back as you normally would. And we need to look at the relationship between the golf club and your left arm. This angle that’s been created between the golf club and the left arm, needs to be maintained on your downswing. So as you release, if you are releasing, it just means you’re loosing that relationship between the club and your left arm, and you are moving more into a straight line position. So you are loosing that angle that you’ve created and you’re moving into the straight line position.

So, the correct place for a late release would be that you bring this angle with the club down on the downswing, until the hands are in front of the right thigh. If by the time you’ve got your hands down to your right thigh you’ve already created the straight line, you’ve released too early. So you still need to have the club and the left arm set in this position. Now a good way to feel that you’re doing this, is as you swing the club down, even though you’re pulling your hands and your arms downwards, work on pointing your thumbs up at the sky, and that allows you to retain this angle between the left arm and the club position. If on your downswing you’re pointing your thumbs over to the right, you’ll be releasing and creating that straight left arm position with the club. So pull the arms and the hands down but keep the thumbs pointing upwards at the sky, so that you achieve this position. The hands in front of the right thigh and the club head is still higher than your hand position.

Another good way to get that feeling, if you use an alignment pole, just feed through your front belt hooks, so that it’s a waist high for you. And it will show you round about where waist high is. Swing the club to the top of the backswing, and again, as you start to swing down, pull this angle with the left arm and the club, pull it down until you hands lower than your waist’s high position. So you should now be able to see that my hands are lower than the red pole but look how I’ve kept the club head up higher than the red pole. I’m keeping these thumbs up action, so that now I can move into this position here. Club head is still higher than my waist, and now I can release these very late and at the last second into the ball, to create that straight line position. So that’s going to transfer a lot of speed, a lot of club head speed into the ball and generate a great deal of distance. So to work on improving your release, work on keeping your thumbs pointing upwards. Pull hands down but keep the thumbs pointing upwards so the club head stays high until the very last second and then release, drop the club head down, and create the straight line between your left arm and the club as you connect with the ball.