For the better part of a year, I have been working on releasing the club better with varying levels of success.
In the last few weeks I have learned something about allowing versus forcing things to happen. Just like trying to force lag is bad because it’s not a natural move, forcing the natural move to happen can also be problematic.
I know all of you in your own way are saying…
“Monte what the (expletive deleted) are we supposed to do then.”
This is exactly why forcing the opposite of the problem and/or over exaggerating the issue is a bad idea. You familiarize yourself with the feel of how it is supposed to work and practice allowing that feel to create itself.
Mike Weir’s half back swing is an example of this.
For example, I practice the “plane and release by feel” drill a few times and then hit a few balls trying to recreate that feel. That is what the driving range is for. Practicing feels that you can repeat automatically on the course.
Our need for immediate gratification ruins our ability to get better.