How To Release The Golf Club In The Golf Swing
To be an effective ball striker in golf, one needs to first learn how to release the golf club mid golf swing. In any effective golf swing, power is stored in the back swing and released through the hands and wrists at the perfect time during the downswing. This makes timing and the release essential for the powerful, accurate golf swing. Follow these simple steps for the effective release of the golf club.
- Make sure that you have the proper weight distribution. It is important to keep your weight distributed to the back foot during your entire backswing. The power of your swing will be stored here, ready to be released at just the right time during your downswing. At the top of your backswing, all of your weight should be shifted to your right or left side, depending upon whether you are right or left handed.
- Shift your weight forward. During your downswing, as your trunk begins to unwind, you will shift your weight from your back foot, to the front. Again, this will be from right to left, or left to right, dependent upon whether you are working on a right or left handed release of the golf swing.
- Keep your wrists locked. You want to keep them locked to store the power for the release. You should keep your wrists locked during the entire back swing and keep them locked until just the right time during the downswing to maximize the power in your release. Even though the rest of the body is releasing, the wrists should remain cocked and ready until just before impact with the golf ball.
- Release the wrists. Just as the club face is about to make contact with the golf ball, you should unlock the wrists and release the power of the swing. The longer that you can keep your wrists locked, the more power that can be generated. This release is all dependant upon timing, so practice often.