Unlocking Your Golf Swing Release (Video)
Unlocking Your Golf Swing Release (Video)

I would suggest if you’ve videoed tour players’ swings and club and amateur golfers’ swings, one of the biggest areas of difference we would see in the swings, particularly if we broke it down and freeze framed it, would be this position through the golf ball. The amateur golfer is generally in this position, left elbow in the air for the right handed golfer, left hand still facing the sky, club face still facing the sky, right handed arm underneath. Most tour players and good amateur golfers are going to be in this position. The arms are a lot straighter, the club face has been rotated over and the right hand has released. And that’s really the key word here, is creating a good efficient release, we need to unlock that release to let it happen. Now the release is a store of power, you know there's a power stored here, and we need to release that power through the ball. If we don’t release that power, and we hang on to it, we generally find the golf ball will come back a lot shorter, it won’t go as far. But also controlling that release is responsible for squaring the club face.

If you hold onto that angle, that club face more than likely is going to stay very open. So we cause different sorts of shots with that, we could cause a slice with that because the path will be out to in, the face will be open to path, we could cause a block ,if the path was in to out and the face was square or open to path. We could also cause weaker shots that don’t fly as far. There's one other shot that might happen if you do release, but you don’t do it a controlled fashion, you could hook it. So you could be coming into the downswing, you think “Oh yeah somebody mentioned about releasing.” And you fire your hands in the incorrect fashion, you fire them too early. You get that club face too closed and the golf ball can hook and pull because of that as well. So it’s important that we release the golf club, it’s important we release it in the right time, in the right fashion and in the most efficient action to generate the most powerful shots we can with good effective release.
2015-11-05

I would suggest if you’ve videoed tour players’ swings and club and amateur golfers’ swings, one of the biggest areas of difference we would see in the swings, particularly if we broke it down and freeze framed it, would be this position through the golf ball. The amateur golfer is generally in this position, left elbow in the air for the right handed golfer, left hand still facing the sky, club face still facing the sky, right handed arm underneath. Most tour players and good amateur golfers are going to be in this position. The arms are a lot straighter, the club face has been rotated over and the right hand has released. And that’s really the key word here, is creating a good efficient release, we need to unlock that release to let it happen. Now the release is a store of power, you know there's a power stored here, and we need to release that power through the ball. If we don’t release that power, and we hang on to it, we generally find the golf ball will come back a lot shorter, it won’t go as far. But also controlling that release is responsible for squaring the club face.

If you hold onto that angle, that club face more than likely is going to stay very open. So we cause different sorts of shots with that, we could cause a slice with that because the path will be out to in, the face will be open to path, we could cause a block ,if the path was in to out and the face was square or open to path. We could also cause weaker shots that don’t fly as far. There's one other shot that might happen if you do release, but you don’t do it a controlled fashion, you could hook it. So you could be coming into the downswing, you think “Oh yeah somebody mentioned about releasing.” And you fire your hands in the incorrect fashion, you fire them too early. You get that club face too closed and the golf ball can hook and pull because of that as well. So it’s important that we release the golf club, it’s important we release it in the right time, in the right fashion and in the most efficient action to generate the most powerful shots we can with good effective release.