What is Early Release and How to Prevent this as a Senior Golfer (Video)
What is Early Release and How to Prevent this as a Senior Golfer (Video)

Okay, now let's talk about an early release, what is an early release. And early release is where you don't maintain the position on the way back, on the way down. So here is the position, you have taken the club back with your shoulder and you arm. You have got yourselves into a good position where your shoulder is turning through 90 degrees, 45 of your hips, you have got the weight transferred over. And on the way down, this is a good release, this is keeping the hands in a good release. A bad release is when we do this, and this is like hitting from the top.

So when we get to the top of the backswing, yeah and we do that, it's an early release. We have not maintained it, it's what we kind of call a casting, when you kind of cast the golf club. So by not maintaining this position, you can just imagine, all your energy is now being lost here, so what have you got left to offer the ball at the bottom, very, very little indeed. Okay, so how do we actually get ourselves into this position? Well, the good thing is, a very, very simple, simple technique. If you set up to the ball, the ball position in the middle and put the head cover opposite your right foot. So we are going to set ourselves up and this is basically to encourage you to have a good release, yet keeping that angle. Remember, if I put the head cover there, and I take the club back and I do what I normally do, you can see I'm going to hit the head cover again and again, an early release is terrible. Put the head cover, put the ball forward, hover the golf club and the idea now is to take the club back, you can see I have missed the head cover and from here, is to come down and hit down, avoiding the head cover. So a very, very simple tip, so we show you what is wrong in an early release, throwing the golf club, not maintaining the angle. And here is a very, very simple technique, maybe start without the ball to build your confidence up. But once you have got that, hover the club, take it back, wow, all that energy now coming into that back of the ball to avoid the head cover, I had to maintain that angle, that release. Go away and work on it, you have got lots of benefits to come.
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Okay, now let's talk about an early release, what is an early release. And early release is where you don't maintain the position on the way back, on the way down. So here is the position, you have taken the club back with your shoulder and you arm. You have got yourselves into a good position where your shoulder is turning through 90 degrees, 45 of your hips, you have got the weight transferred over. And on the way down, this is a good release, this is keeping the hands in a good release. A bad release is when we do this, and this is like hitting from the top.

So when we get to the top of the backswing, yeah and we do that, it's an early release. We have not maintained it, it's what we kind of call a casting, when you kind of cast the golf club. So by not maintaining this position, you can just imagine, all your energy is now being lost here, so what have you got left to offer the ball at the bottom, very, very little indeed. Okay, so how do we actually get ourselves into this position? Well, the good thing is, a very, very simple, simple technique. If you set up to the ball, the ball position in the middle and put the head cover opposite your right foot. So we are going to set ourselves up and this is basically to encourage you to have a good release, yet keeping that angle. Remember, if I put the head cover there, and I take the club back and I do what I normally do, you can see I'm going to hit the head cover again and again, an early release is terrible. Put the head cover, put the ball forward, hover the golf club and the idea now is to take the club back, you can see I have missed the head cover and from here, is to come down and hit down, avoiding the head cover. So a very, very simple tip, so we show you what is wrong in an early release, throwing the golf club, not maintaining the angle. And here is a very, very simple technique, maybe start without the ball to build your confidence up. But once you have got that, hover the club, take it back, wow, all that energy now coming into that back of the ball to avoid the head cover, I had to maintain that angle, that release. Go away and work on it, you have got lots of benefits to come.