(There are two videos at the end. The second one is a feeble attempt at humor and I am sure there will be many who say it doesn’t illustrate anything…but it really does 🙂 )
There are two things you need to understand about this.
1. How the hands, wrists and forearms work in a proper release.
2. What centrifugal force is, why you need to allow it to release the club for you and what are some of the things you need to avoid doing to allow this to happen.
Centrifugal force sounds like a big, scary, technical term. It is not. It is the outward force that is created by a spinning object. If you held a bucket of water in your hands and spun around in a circle, the outward force acting on the weight of the bucket of water would pull your arms extended. That force is so strong, it would also keep the water glued to the bottom of the bucket, instead of spilling out of bucket that is now on it’s side. The harder the spinning object, the faster the attached object travels.
This works the same with the club head and the spinning object is the turn of your golf swing. If you cast the club, or actively hold the lag, you fight this force and slow the club down. I have said these things before, but it bears repeating.
After you watch this video, watch Monday’s and Tuesday’s again and ask yourself the question I posted at the top of the post on Monday. If I knew nothing about golf, would these concepts make common sense?