Click here and enter your email address to watch the full video
Tyler Ferrell is the only person in the world named to Golf Digest's list of Best Young Teachers in America AND its list of Best Golf Fitness Professionals in America. Meet your new instructor.
Fix Your Flip

Subscribe now to watch the full video.

Shallow The Release - Unhinge Then Supinate

Training your release is important for consistency of contact. If you have trouble taking time off and finding your swing quickly, you could have a release issue. One of the common issues during the release is timing the movements of the unhinge and the supination. These movements should be triggered by the body, but they'll only happen if your brain allows it to do so.

Tags: Poor Contact, Driver, Release, Drill, Intermediate

00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:03,000
This release video is unhinged and supinate.

00:00:03,000 --> 00:00:12,000
So this video is the goal is to help you understand the look or a certain look on 2D.

00:00:12,000 --> 00:00:20,000
So many golfers complain about one of two things. Either a look of getting a little bit steep through here,

00:00:20,000 --> 00:00:23,000
or they may not even be aware that they're getting steep through there.

00:00:23,000 --> 00:00:30,000
But the one that they really tend to complain about is the look of the lead wrist breaking down

00:00:30,000 --> 00:00:34,000
and the arms passing kind of like this.

00:00:34,000 --> 00:00:43,000
So it's important to connect the two of those looks together in the one kind of 3D understanding of what's going on in this wing.

00:00:43,000 --> 00:00:47,000
You really have two major options of squaring the club face down here at the bottom.

00:00:47,000 --> 00:00:54,000
One would be if I'm going to supinate the wrist kind of like so without unhinging.

00:00:54,000 --> 00:01:01,000
So I supinate without really unhinging and then what'll happen that club face looks like it's really close.

00:01:01,000 --> 00:01:06,000
So now I have to extend on the way through kind of like this.

00:01:06,000 --> 00:01:13,000
Now I can still hit it solidly, but you can see that that's going to tend to create a narrowing on the way through

00:01:13,000 --> 00:01:20,000
or at the very least, a very leftward path because of that extension of the lead wrist, allowing the club to pass.

00:01:20,000 --> 00:01:29,000
So it'll either give the look of more of a chicken wing on the way through or it'll give more of a look of more of a body stall on the way through.

00:01:29,000 --> 00:01:39,000
To combat that, to get more of a look of having that shaft lean, you really have to work on getting or allowing this full unhing.

00:01:39,000 --> 00:01:44,000
If you do this full unhing, then to square it, you now have to add this supination.

00:01:44,000 --> 00:01:52,000
So great way you can practice it at home is getting the arm about 45 degrees like so, and then letting it unhing.

00:01:52,000 --> 00:02:01,000
So that everything is pretty much in a straight line, and then when it's in that straight line, letting it rotate until the back of the glove is pointing towards the target.

00:02:01,000 --> 00:02:08,000
So unhing and then let it rotate with the club that would look unhing and then let it rotate.

00:02:08,000 --> 00:02:21,000
And you can see that that's coming in pretty square as long as my hands are ahead, as opposed to doing it more like this, and then balancing it out by extending that wrist in the way through.

00:02:21,000 --> 00:02:25,000
That's also square, but it did so with very little shaft lean.

00:02:25,000 --> 00:02:34,000
The way you'll be able to detect the difference is either if the club face looks like it's rotating and looks like it's pointing at the target.

00:02:34,000 --> 00:02:43,000
But from the face on camera you have zero shaft lean, then you know that you did it more with that extension version.

00:02:43,000 --> 00:02:54,000
If you get to here and it looks steep, like the club looks like it's high there, but then it gets down kind of in the very last seconds.

00:02:54,000 --> 00:03:00,000
That's also a sign that you're doing it more with that supinate and then extend.

00:03:00,000 --> 00:03:11,000
If it looks like it's getting underneath, but then the hands exit more left, that's a good indication that you're doing more of this unhing and then supinate.

00:03:11,000 --> 00:03:21,000
So the key thing for the scoop or for the flip release is not so much this hinging unhinging on the way through.

00:03:21,000 --> 00:03:24,000
That's a, that has to happen much earlier.

00:03:24,000 --> 00:03:32,000
If you unhing, then you're typically not going to extend because when you extend you'll start rehinging.

00:03:32,000 --> 00:03:39,000
So it's a little complicated to kind of think about, but it's really only these two major options.

00:03:39,000 --> 00:03:47,000
Unhing and then supinate or don't unhing, supinate and then extend.

00:03:47,000 --> 00:03:55,000
So to practice it, you can, I like to put in some pump style release drills where I'm feeling just that unhing.

00:03:55,000 --> 00:04:07,000
So I'll practice kind of doing some of these movements, just kind of straight unhinging from there, making sure that it's not getting out that way, but straight unhinging through there.

00:04:07,000 --> 00:04:13,000
And then letting that couple with enough rotation so that I get that to go straight.

00:04:13,000 --> 00:04:27,000
If I start doing this unhing and I'm in kind of a lunge pattern kind of like so where I'm used to not letting that rotate, then all hit balls that will go well off to the right.

00:04:27,000 --> 00:04:33,000
If I'm doing a better job of getting this unhing and and follow through.

00:04:33,000 --> 00:04:36,000
Positional kind of look like that.

00:04:36,000 --> 00:04:45,000
That's a good timing of the unhing, but not nearly enough or early enough timing of the supination.

00:04:45,000 --> 00:04:51,000
So this can help you dial in that last little bit if you're getting either a little steep or a little narrow.

00:04:51,000 --> 00:04:56,000
It's probably because you're missing in the unhing and you may be missing the unhing because you're not rotating.

00:04:56,000 --> 00:05:02,000
So you want to train those two together both at home and when you're doing some of your release style drills.

Subscribe now for full access to our video library.