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Playlists: Train Your Release
Tags: Release, Drill, Advanced, Intermediate
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This video is my view of the release.
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So we're going to go through a number of my favorite release drills so that you can see the perspective that I'm talking about.
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So the first one we're going to talk about is going to be just the single arm releases.
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So first one I'm going to do is it's kind of an extension of that wipe from transition.
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So I'm going to extend my right wrist and get into delivery position.
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And then from here I'm going to extend my arm out and across.
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Now at the very end I will let my wrist point all the way out just like so.
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Now you can see that compared to my body, my arm is working across my body.
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It's not just working out towards the golf ball like so.
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So now my left wrist, I'm going to start again in that delivery position and then from here
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I'm going to go to where follow through would be.
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And it's got a very small movement across my body, but it's basically just rotating and pointing
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that thumb out so you can see where the fingers are pointed kind of like so.
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So now if I put those two together, down in my golf posture it goes across kind of like so.
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And then when that trail wrist releases that's what we cause the loss of this lead wrist.
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Because you'll see when I do the single arm releases with the golf club, I'm actually going to maintain that.
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So now I'm going to walk through with a golf club.
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So above the golf ball first, so I'm in that delivery position and then from here it's going to work down and across just like so.
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Now you'll see even though my arms are working out away from me because my body is continued rotating.
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Compared to my visual alignment that I have down on the ground, I'm going to have my hands working slightly in just like so.
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So that's where they're about to further start out.
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Now as my arms continue extending, you can see that the distance away from that orange line increases.
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So now I'll do one with a ball.
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Kind of like so.
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We'll do that again.
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So again in my normal seven iron setup position and then I'm going to go basically in that delivery position.
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And then release.
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So we'll do it in one movement again.
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So basically like a nine to three types wing just like so letting that arm extend without releasing the wrist.
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So what most of you are going to do, if you're struggling with this drill or if you're struggling with having a little bit more of a kind of scoop release is you are going to release more from the hand and arm.
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So impact everything is going to be in front of my right shoulder in front instead of out in front of my chest.
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And then when I get to the follow through my palm is going to be facing the sky and kind of looking like this.
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Right there as opposed to.
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Notice how I've let that rotate by staying on top of it and just kind of extending that arm.
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So now let's go through the lead wrist.
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Or in my case the left wrist.
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So as a right hand and golfer.
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I'm going to grip the left wrist. Now if you remember the left wrist is just going to do this.
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So it's basically going to look like that. If I didn't rotate it would basically look like this.
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But because I'm rotating you can see that that allows the club to kind of work down the target line kind of like so.
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So it stays in that flex position you can see right there all the way through to the end of my follow through right here.
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Just like that.
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What most of you are going to do with this lead arm is you are going to take want to take it back almost closed and then just keep that face pointed at the target almost like I was doing a square square method of putting.
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So it's going to end up looking a lot like this. So what you have to get used to or what I have a lot of my players do.
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So you can take your lead or your trail arm and put it in your armpit so that that forces you to let that kind of release more out.
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Kind of like so.
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Then you can practice switching hands. You can see how both of those hands would fit together.
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The next stage of that release training is going to be both hands on the club right hand open.
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So because the right hand is kind of pushing with more or less this part of the hand kind of these two right here.
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So just the base of the thumb and kind of this middle joint of the index finger they're kind of pushing again.
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So if I have my right hand open that's going to allow me to continue pushing.
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Now how much of that is actually going into the club is highly debatable right now, but the arm is going to be extending.
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Pretty much as if it were pushing on the club just like so.
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So I'm going to take my normal grip then open my right hand.
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And then I'm going to go through the release drills focusing on each arm as best I can.
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You may feel that you got to jump and do one where you focus left, one where you focus right, but those will allow you to kind of build that feeling.
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What most of you will do with this is if that lead arm is kind of separating and I'm kind of holding off like so the weight of the club when it passes my hands will cause my hands to separate.
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So good one looks kind of like that.
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They're stating contact.
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That one I'm going to try to stay in contact, but even if I flip you'll see that they finish a little bit more separated just like so.
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So hopefully that gives you a good perspective of my view of the release and then I can help you overcome some of the visual barriers you may be having and trying to train these movements.