> >>>>> Through a series of lessons and some helpful viddy's from rotary
> >>>>> swing.com, I'm trying to incorporate what has always been missing from
> >>>>> my swing...the proper release of the club head. It's difficult but
> >>>>> necessary at my age and ability. If I don't incorporate it now, I'm
> >>>>> going to lose power as I lose flexibility.
> >>>>> Basically, my range practice goes like this. I take five balls and aim
> >>>>> for rightfield. I then aim straight and incorporate the release, with
> >>>>> a full intention of hooking every ball into the left-field net.
> >>>>> Finally, I aim center-right and utilize the release. The result is a
> >>>>> beautiful draw and a lot more distance, without any significant
> >>>>> effort. But then there's the other result An ugly ass hook. But I'll
> >>>>> take a hook over a slice any day.
> >>>>> Greg
> >>>> What do you mean by incorporating the release? If you mean rolling the
> >>>> wrists intentionally then you are setting yourself up for duck-hook
> >>>> trouble. The rolling of the wrists should be a result of the release,
> >>>> not the cause.
> >>>> A proper release happens automatically and at the right moment as a
> >>>> result of a proper swing sequence. There is no need to deliberately
> >>>> delay or execute it.
> >>>> Any deliberate action to to let the club release will prove almost
> >>>> impossible to time consistently.
> >>> Good post. Many golfer naturally turn or roll their left wrist through
> >>> impact. I don't. Instead I cast early and then block with a pronounced
> >>> chicken wing on the follow through. I'm a 9 GHIN so I've managed to
> >>> make it work, but the time is nigh to take my swing to the next level.
> >>> I,m fortunate to play with a few nearly scratch player. One
> >>> distinction between their swing and mine is the release.
> >>> -Greg
> >> Sounds like you have a good grasp of your swing. Playing with such good
> >> golfers will do that for you
> >> Both the cast and chicken wing are sure release killers. Perhaps you
> >> should concentrate on that and the release will follow naturally.
> >> Silvio
> > The teaching pros I know will say that about 99.99% of the time when someone walks up and wants to talk about "distance" or "release" he will say, "OK, take your stance and let's see what you have." ?And 30 minutes later after the pro has started the process of fixing a screwed up grip, a horrible stance, and a takeaway that puts the golfer into a hopeless top position, neither he nor the student brings up "distance" or "release" again. ?MOST students have months of serious fundamental homework to do in order to unlearn bad habits and ingrain correct positions and movements enabling them to hit fairways--at any distance!
> > Larry
> I am not a pro but the cast and the chicken wing are things I see
> frequently with golfers who have too little upper body rotation. They
> usually compensate for this with sideways arm movement.
> Sometimes the golfer in questions has limited capability of rotating his
> body but mostly they are just too focused on their aim at the ball and
> are reluctant to turn their body away from it.
Mine comes from trying to block a dead pull. It's a result of