I have said that releasing the club properly might be the most important thing in a golf swing. Well, I stand corrected. Releasing the club properly keeps the club in front of you on the downswing, allowing you to accelerate freely and square the club. This situation creates the ability for each golfer to generate his/her greatest possible club head speed.
The video below shows some of the ways to keep the club in front of you and many of the ways that it gets stuck.