I will be working all weekend on the “MCS – Perfect Pivot“ video and I remembered how many people are not actually aware of what a proper “release” is in a right-handed golf swing.
Most people are stuck in the visual of the “hold-off” release where the arms and hands continue to move as if to “push” the club through impact and to throw the club “at the target.”
This is a big power loss, as anyone who can release properly knows – but it’s easy to get rid of that habit with the “Iron Byron Drill” that I showed my Wax Golf members last summer while making the “Kinesiology Of The MCS Golf Swing” video.
There’s not much to explain other than the club should be releasing at the swing bottom, and not “at the target.”
That means the force is directed downward and the club head naturally passes the hands at the swing bottom – this shouldn’t be a revelation to anyone who has had a golf lesson – if it is… I don’t know what to tell you…
Iron Byron Releases
If you watch the Iron Byron releasing in slo-mo, you’ll see that same action in a proper release, one that David Leadbetter calls “a little bit flippy” in his segment on Tony Finau’s swing.
NO, that’s not a flip, that’s a proper release action, which is why Finau drives the ball a country mile. You don’t do that by “flipping.”
The Proper Release
Have a great weekend, everyone!