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Releasing Early

Releasing Early is when a player starts to release the golf club early in the downswing by uncocking their wrists too soon. Their swing arc widens and the club shaft is pushed away from their body. The wrists will uncock and the rear arm will straighten before impact causing a huge loss of power and accuracy. Some also call this an "casting" which is used when the error starts at the top of the downswing. It is one of the most common swing errors among higher handicappers world wide.

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Releasing Early Tips

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  • Your Pivot is Your Engine

    Allow your hips to keep pivoting towards the target. Think of your pivot as the engine for your swing. It's where you get your power and acceleration. The faster you pivot, the faster the clubhead will come through the ball. If your pivot stops or slows too soon, your hands will take over. This forces an early release of the clubhead. Loss of power and control result.

  • Keep Your Weight Equal

    Check to make sure your weight is even between your feet. If you lean left like some people promote, you will have to get wristy and use your hands to add loft back on the face. If you lean to the right you are going to swing up on the ball too much. There is really no reason not to stand neutral with your weight.

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