As you saw in the “plane and release by feel” video (LINK), releasing the club will happen naturally and automatically…if you allow it.
In this era of holding the lag and the infamous cast, you are not allowing what the body wants to do and thus, not maximizing your club head speed.
Now we come to the point of today’s post. It’s subtle and a feel you will develop through trial and error, but the release is something you allow to happen. You allow the club to rotate around your body. If your arms are extending through impact and past the ball, it happens all by itself.
If you try to force this rotation with your hands (just like trying to force anything in the golf swing), you end up worsening the problem you are trying to fix.
Work on the “plane and release by feel” drill and you will see that you don’t need to force it with your hands.
Ball position is a big deal too. I am preparing a little manifesto on that. Basically, between new ball flight laws and the S&T demonstration, I am reverting to my ball position ideas from 15 years ago before they were corrupted.