Releasing the Golf Club Tip: How to Properly Release Your Golf Swing

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Releasing the Golf Club Tip: How to Properly Release Your Golf Swing

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Firing your hips to early results in a club that gets behind you in the downswing. This causes all sorts of problems in the golf swing like pushes, hooks, et…

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19 Responses to “Releasing the Golf Club Tip: How to Properly Release Your Golf Swing”

  1. People making comments on here must understand that there is no “holy
    grail” or “secret” to the golf swing. There is also more than one correct
    way of swinging a golf club. There are lots of swings taught here on the
    internet. Grant seems to teach a swing whereby the club trails behind the
    body on the downswing and then you need good timing and fast hands/arms to
    square up the club at impact. If you don’t have good timing then the club
    “gets stuck”. Now there are lots of touring golf professionals who employ
    this type of swing successfully. If you like this sort of swing then
    support this golf teacher. If you do not like this sort of swing then
    rather support a teacher that teaches something else like a body release
    whereby you keep the club more in front of your body and then square up the
    club with body rotation. But please do not shoot down a golf teacher down
    just because he is teaching something that your amateur (10-36 handicap)
    mentality perceive as incorrect. Tiger Woods had a successful career with a
    swing taught by Butch Harmon. Tiger is now also having a successful career
    with a very different swing taught by Sean Foley. Tiger will still be
    successful even if he uses the Two Plain Swing, Stack and Tilt Swing, the
    Right Sided Swing, the Rotary Swing, The Square to Square Swing,
    etc. because Tiger and so many other professional golfers can get in the
    correct impact position time after time. Then it does not matter what swing
    you use. The swing is only used to help you get into the proper impact
    position. Look at Bubba Watson and Tommy Gainey. They don’t have golf swing
    that can be taught. Yet they both get to the same impact position. Amateur
    golfers must spend less time worrying about the backswing and what body
    part starts the downswing.

  2. Great tip! Would love to get lessons from him someday!

  3. So in other words, think “hitting a fade”……keeping the hands ahead, and
    hit one OB right….I hate this game. But let’s all keep paying 100-200 an
    hour to guys like “Grant”…who swear they’ve got the answers. And after a
    package of 4 lessons and a 1000 bucks, you’ll be thrilled, too.

  4. National University Golf Academy Reply January 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    It might be that you just need to continue rotating your body through to
    the target. As Grant describes this release, notice that his body continues
    to turn up through to his stable left side. When the body slows down or
    stops too soon, it can cause the club to flip, or rehinge, too soon.

  5. National University Golf Academy Reply January 18, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    The forward motion should start with a shift toward the target with the
    lower body as the arms settle down in front of the chest or hips. Then the
    rotation of the body and release can work together properly.

  6. Great tip!

  7. Sir, the other part of the equation is a full shoulder turn, in addition to
    the instruction here…Btw, I am 59 and still bomb it long…:)

  8. One question/comment. There are some of us that get plenty of body rotation
    through the ball, but subconsciously hold the face from releasing, causing
    a block or flat out slice. What is the remedy for that? Does the releasing
    motion have to be manufactured initially in this example?

  9. National University Golf Academy Reply January 18, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Thank you for the kind words, @in4par1. Good to hear that this helped.

  10. i like this bloke, easy to understand great tips as well…!

  11. That part about having a long right arm going past the ball was a great
    piece of advice. It’s what is missing from my swing. Can you recommend any
    drills that will help cure that early release?

  12. National University Golf Academy Reply January 18, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    We appreciate the kind words, Bob

  13. National University Golf Academy Reply January 18, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Grant Halverson is a Master Instructor at Kip Puterbaugh’s Aviara Golf
    Academy in Carlsbad, California where he has been on staff since 1999.

  14. National University Golf Academy Reply January 18, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Hello @Anteater2000. Great question. Let me see about finding you an
    answer. Stay tuned!

  15. I end up getting good contact with the ball at impact but by the time my
    arms get pointing to the target, the shaft is already 90 degrees upward.
    How can I feel the club going out to the target and stop flipping after
    contact with the ball?

  16. National University Golf Academy Reply January 18, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you for the kind words.

  17. I don’t mean to bag your tips but I completely disagree with this
    I’m a low handicap golfer and for years and years I have used my lower body
    to power my swing with loose arms and wrists lower body rotation squares
    the club every time but hey that’s me.

  18. Great tip

  19. milk flows out of my breasts. i’m a man.