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The fingers have one of the highest amounts of sensory receptors when compared to the rest of the body. Most people are able to feel where their hands are in space better than where other parts of their body are. Training the fingers can be useful for understanding how the rib cage and spine tilts work to pass energy to the club.
in doing the finger release, try to keep the fingers pointed behind the ball for as long as you can. This will help keep the elbows and shoulders leading the club for a longer time during the downswing, which helps shallow out the swing and moves the low point forward.
Playlists: Fix Your Cast, Train Your Release
Tags: Release, Drill, Intermediate, Beginner
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In this drill video, we're going to go over the finger release.
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So the finger release is helping you figure out this release from the perspective of your
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fingers because they have a whole lot of sensory stuff going on in there.
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So they're usually really easy for you to have this feeling of what they're doing.
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So if you remember from the Singularum releases and stuff like that, we're trying to keep
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this cup in this right wrist as long as we can before it releases and we're trying to
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keep this left wrist pretty flat for as long as we can.
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So we're going to do the finger release which is you're going to take your hand and
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you're going to place it so that your fingers are pointed out away from you like so.
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So if you were to set up to the golf ball and you were to go to kind of waist height,
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remember this is roughly where the release is going to begin.
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You're going to come down towards the golf ball and you'll notice that as I get past the golf
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ball, my fingers are still pointed back behind the golf ball like so.
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If you have more of a scoop or a flip, those fingers would already be pointed out in front.
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So as you can see, I'm keeping those fingers pointed away from me kind of as long as I can
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and then pointed out towards the camera.
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After that, until I get to this finished position where my palm feels like it's facing
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Actually, what would happen because once you get here, the weight of the club is going to
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have everything kind of moving left or extending out towards the target.
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But it's the feeling that we're trying to get of how we're pushing on the club because
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we're going to be pushing roughly along this line like so up against the club as I come
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into impact as opposed to kind of flipping or flicking the wrist.
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So I was doing this with the left arm as I come down again.
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Those fingers are pointed more back behind the golf ball at the golf ball and then out
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in front of me this way.
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As opposed to if I was to flip, they would be pointing at the golf ball when it's still
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in front of my chest and then they would be pointed out down the target line instead of
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out in front of you that way.
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So this is a good way to feel some of the rotation and some of the extension through
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the ball, which will help build a little bit more solid release.