Tips From A PGA Pro
Swing Characteristic #10: Early Release or Scooping
Early Release or Scooping occurs on the downswing, as the player starts the downswing there is a premature release of the wrist angles, this results in a weak impact position with the left wrist being cupped at impact. It adds loft to the face of the club and as a result we see a loss of power and consistency. It is termed Casting or Early Release when the club head and left forearm are in a straight line prior to making contact with the ball, it is termed Scooping when the club head passes the hands through impact and the student is trying to lift the ball into the air.
Stay in your golf posture with your back to the cable cross machine. Reach up real high with your elbows in front of your body. Bring your elbows in front of your body and push straight down. Keep your elbows together, Flat left wrist and cupped right wrist for the right-handed golfer.
Forehand Topspin Drill
Early release cross hands drill-Maintaining the proper position of your wrists through the impact zone is crucial for generating power in your golf swing. This simple drill will help simulate the proper feeling in the impact zone.
Take your setup position and hinge your right wrist back against itself creating as much angle as you can between the trail hand and your wrist. Then take your lead hand and place it on top of your trail hand so that the back of each hand is facing each other. Now make some swings creating pressure between both hands. The lead hand will fell bowed and the trail hand will feel hinged this will help create the proper impact feel into impact.
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