Low and slow, widen the arc and float loading. Nice work gurus. These are perfect things to get you to whip it dead inside, pull you out of your posture and get stuck or come over the top on the way down.
I am sure the haters are going to comment that I am suggesting an immediate wrist cock. As usual, I am promoting an in sync motion where the hands are not passive or active, they work together with the body.
In my “Plane and Release by Feel” video (below), I show how the hands will gradually set if you allow them too. The problem is, so many of us have bought into these distance enhancing cliches that keep our hands from setting in sync…so we must retrain ourselves to set the hands in sync with the shoulder turn and arm swing.
A GENERAL guideline is by the time your left arm gets parallel to the ground, you want your hands to set so the left arm and shaft create a 90* angle.
The best way to find out the rate at which you set your hands is to practice little pitches. Through trial and error you will find how quickly you need to set your hands in your full swing.
If your chipping is awful and your ball striking is inconsistent, there is very likely a late handset problem.
Here is an anecdote. Frank’s long time friend came down to Jacksonville when I was there. He had a late handset. I told him to set his hands with no turn. He did it and told me there was no way that was right. Ironically, he turned more than he did when he was trying to make a big turn off the ball. The late handset made his arms get inside too quickly.
You want the hands t set in sync with the rest of the swing.
Here is the kicker…the later the handset, the more likely you are going to pull the handle in transition.