GOLF: The Best Way To Release The Golf Club

The Best Way To Release The golf Club **See the free extended version of this video exclusively at https://www.cogornogolf.com/courses/free **Here’s the link to - seriously! - the best golf training aid I’ve ever seen, Live View Golf http://www.liveviewgolf.com/ecgolf They actually just introduced the new version, LiveView+PLUS. Use the coupon code ECGOLF to get $40 off your purchase! You can watch my review of the original version of Live View Golf here https://youtu.be/4SbXTWNdtpc. _____________________ If you haven’t yet, be sure to Subscribe to Eric Cogorno Golf on YouTube and click the notification bell to get updates. For online lessons, you can email me at ecogorno@yahoo.com. For premium content, visit http://www.cogornogolf.com Here are links to some of our favorite golf training aids: -Tour Striker Smart Ball: https://www.tourstriker.com/product/tour-striker-smart-ball/?ref=111 -The Callaway Chip Stix: https://amzn.to/2Ouo37P You can learn more about our bestselling SLICE FIX TRAINING PROGRAM at http://www.slicefixtrainingprogram.com _____________________ The first part we're going to talk about in terms of the best way to release the golf club is flexion and extension – or how your arms and hands work in space. I could have my left wrist in three different positions, flat, flexed, or extended. If you struggle with contact, odds are you might struggle with too much extension. Too much extension makes the shaft lean back and it adds loft - meaning bad contact, high, short and right shots. If you want to learn to pure your irons and hit the ball really solid, flexing your lead wrist more than you even think is probably the number one way to get there in terms of arms and hands. When I do my release, if we look at a swing about hip high to hip high and into my follow through, wrist flexion is one of the key elements. When I do that, I'm feeling like my left wrist goes from a flat position and I'm increasing the amount of flex at impact and past. Wrist flexion is part one, but one of the keys that goes along with that is a forearm rotation or supination. How do you add that supination? Get your palm up towards the sky. That movement is a key movement in terms of releasing the golf club. When I do that, the dynamic loft is going to be turned down and the face will start to get close to the path. Some of you guys are going to do this and you're going to hit some pull hooks because you’ve never closed the club face before and now you're overdoing it. That’s good in the beginning. You’ve been hitting the ball right for 10 years, you need to hit some pure left shots first and then get back to straight. Learn more about how to do these movements and get some practice drills in the extended version of this video. It’s free and available exclusively at http://cogornogolf.com/yt3. _____________________ Follow and Like us at: http://www.instagram.com/ericcogorno http://www.pinterest.com/ericcogornogolf #ericcogornogolf **I may earn a small commission for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services recommended on Eric Cogorno Golf sites. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you free content to help you learn about golf and improve your game. My goal is to help people through my experience so I will not recommend a product or service unless I've 1) Used it personally. (which will be the case the vast majority of the time) 2) Thoroughly researched it and gotten first-hand user feedback from other professionals I trust and that have used the product/service.

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The Best Way To Release The golf Club **See the free extended version of this video exclusively at https://www.cogornogolf.com/courses/free **Here’s the link to - seriously! - the best golf training aid I’ve ever seen, Live View Golf http://www.liveviewgolf.com/ecgolf They actually just introduced the new version, LiveView+PLUS. Use the coupon code ECGOLF to get $40 off your purchase! You can watch my review of the original version of Live View Golf here https://youtu.be/4SbXTWNdtpc. _____________________ If you haven’t yet, be sure to Subscribe to Eric Cogorno Golf on YouTube and click the notification bell to get updates. For online lessons, you can email me at ecogorno@yahoo.com. For premium content, visit http://www.cogornogolf.com Here are links to some of our favorite golf training aids: -Tour Striker Smart Ball: https://www.tourstriker.com/product/tour-striker-smart-ball/?ref=111 -The Callaway Chip Stix: https://amzn.to/2Ouo37P You can learn more about our bestselling SLICE FIX TRAINING PROGRAM at http://www.slicefixtrainingprogram.com _____________________ The first part we're going to talk about in terms of the best way to release the golf club is flexion and extension – or how your arms and hands work in space. I could have my left wrist in three different positions, flat, flexed, or extended. If you struggle with contact, odds are you might struggle with too much extension. Too much extension makes the shaft lean back and it adds loft - meaning bad contact, high, short and right shots. If you want to learn to pure your irons and hit the ball really solid, flexing your lead wrist more than you even think is probably the number one way to get there in terms of arms and hands. When I do my release, if we look at a swing about hip high to hip high and into my follow through, wrist flexion is one of the key elements. When I do that, I'm feeling like my left wrist goes from a flat position and I'm increasing the amount of flex at impact and past. Wrist flexion is part one, but one of the keys that goes along with that is a forearm rotation or supination. How do you add that supination? Get your palm up towards the sky. That movement is a key movement in terms of releasing the golf club. When I do that, the dynamic loft is going to be turned down and the face will start to get close to the path. Some of you guys are going to do this and you're going to hit some pull hooks because you’ve never closed the club face before and now you're overdoing it. That’s good in the beginning. You’ve been hitting the ball right for 10 years, you need to hit some pure left shots first and then get back to straight. Learn more about how to do these movements and get some practice drills in the extended version of this video. It’s free and available exclusively at http://cogornogolf.com/yt3. _____________________ Follow and Like us at: http://www.instagram.com/ericcogorno http://www.pinterest.com/ericcogornogolf #ericcogornogolf **I may earn a small commission for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services recommended on Eric Cogorno Golf sites. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you free content to help you learn about golf and improve your game. My goal is to help people through my experience so I will not recommend a product or service unless I've 1) Used it personally. (which will be the case the vast majority of the time) 2) Thoroughly researched it and gotten first-hand user feedback from other professionals I trust and that have used the product/service.

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Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
Hey guys- Just FYI to answer a few questions that will come up

1. This is a stock pattern release. OF COURSE it depends some on what you do individually in your swing. In particular if your grip is overly strong or weak you would potentially make some subtle adjustments. This works especially well with neutral to weak grips. Probably less supination for strong grips.

2. You can do this with all clubs. Including Driver. OF COURSE it depends on what you do individually in your swing. In particular your swing speed, angle of attack ,etc.

Hope that helps some!
Geoff Cooper
Geoff Cooper - 2 years ago
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P C
P C - 2 years ago
For a complete picture, what about the radial and ulnar deviation (uncocking & cocking) actions of the wrists? How are these combined with the flexion and supination? Or is it too complicated for us to add ulnar deviation at impact?
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
There will be ulnar deviation.
Lee Daykin
Lee Daykin - 2 years ago
Would you say your downswing is dominated by your left arm thoughts
Given a previous video about how to get shaft lean..
Lee Daykin
Lee Daykin - 2 years ago
Great thanks for the reply.. left arm off chest had decent results.. and new feels for sure ..
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
Person 1 may feel more left arm, person 2 may feel more right arm.


Personally I like left ARM feels but right side BODY feels.
MrSniffwiff
MrSniffwiff - 2 years ago
Dude, I'm a stronger grip guy and suffer from the ’lefts’. Had a little go at this last night. I've been introducing the hosel... And feels for me. Tried feeling like I'm aiming more for a toe strike but it's messing with swing direction. I'll have a go again tonight. Fully understanding the premise of this fundamental, not being able to coordinate it
MrSniffwiff
MrSniffwiff - 2 years ago
Gotcha.... missed that. Sorry.
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
Aha for you (which is why I pinned that comment) I would not do this with a strong grip.


You need more of a drive/hold release.


Left arm flying off chest, less forearm rotation, less wrist flexion, etc.


Basically the opposite of this :)


Why my "how to match your grip to your wrist conditions" video....the title is something along those lines I explain it more there
Aaron Morris
Aaron Morris - 2 years ago
When Eric says "Drill" he is also speaking of "Exaggeration" which ingrains that feel. The ONLY thing is really annoying me about Eric's videos is the Preview that appears for Tathata Golf ARRGGGGG!!!
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
:)
William Wilson
William Wilson - 2 years ago
Mr Cogorno!
I'm liking this video plenty and am seriously contemplating heading for the driving range. I've been working so hard on 'body patterns' that I'm actually scared of hitting golf shots. When I pick up a club and address the ball, my old over-the-top-early-extension swing kicks in and causes me extreme anguish and frustration. I'll give this a try over the winter months - I think I'll see a huge improvement...
Cheers!,
William
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
Keep me updated!
Constantine999
Constantine999 - 2 years ago
I usually just throw the club after a bad shot and realize that my release is flawless lol keep up the great work Eric!
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
:)
christopher williams
christopher williams - 2 years ago
Haha you’ve been hitting the ball right! for 10 years !
christopher williams
christopher williams - 2 years ago
It’s so true ! that move is only intuitive to kids with heavy clubs, golfers that took the game up as kids , and people with good coaches like you. I can only think the weight of the club would cause that naturally.. For adults with muscles our Brain takes over and it’s a hard pattern to produce naturally. Thanks for sharing I’ve definitely only done part one of that move for 10 years and it’s why all my balls go right for sure. Jgilmer helped me with the hook drill recently and this video helps explain that drill even more . Get your palm up people
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
:)
Michael Luna
Michael Luna - 2 years ago
The timing of this video is amazing! I use right wrist extension (leading to left wrist flexion) at the top of my backswing, all thanks to your videos, and I was wondering if I release that right wrist extension at any part of the downswing? I feel like it’s harder for me to supinate my Left forearm if I focus on that right wrist extension. I was thinking of releasing extension at last parallel on the downswing, would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks again Eric!
Michael Luna
Michael Luna - 2 years ago
+Eric Cogorno Golf oh yea, i totally get it Eric, everyone's swing is different. thank you.
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
Keep in mind thats a stock answer. I would really have to see your swing to have for sure...depends on your current release pattern, body orientations, etc.
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
In reality you will release the right wrist extension during follow through


but in terms of what you should FEEL is the question. I will do a video on it. Better to feel extension maintain AND ADD right arm pronation for most.

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Gordon Vance
Gordon Vance - 2 years ago
The best on YouTube
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
:) Thank you sir!
Jim George
Jim George - 2 years ago
EC is the man. Hit the ball with a flat wrist, and do the drill-la (haha), but know there needs to eventually be a slow club face rotation phase and a fast one. The slower phase happens during the downswing and through impact, the faster phase begins at about 12 inches post impact. Flat left wrist yes, quickly rotating the club face through impact is only a drill. A fast rotation of the club face can and should occur post impact, not before. It's called the wrist swivel and once the ball is on its way, it occurs at least 12 inches post impact to shaft parallel. This is when to quickly rotate the forearms and club face, not before. Cheers!
Jim George
Jim George - 2 years ago
Eric, I've read all of Jeff Mann's material. He is a golf swing intellectual, who I believe is absolutely spot-on. The challenge is bridging the gap between a correct understanding of the golf swing and taking a player from point A to Z. Navigating a player across the improvement phase Grand Canyon with its many obstacles is no easy task. You can and have done this with your players, but could you make the process even better and even more effective? Adding Jeff Mann's understanding to your repertoire could take you to the next level. I teach golf at the university and have applied Jeff's materials the past few years and it has transformed my teaching and my personal golf game. Most golf instructors on YouTube don't take the time to do this...there is only one that I know of. I like your approach, and I wish you could rise above the other close-minded instructors. As far as the drive-hold release...it is for all golfers, at any swing speed. Your release drill is good for a short-term exaggeration crash course, but then it is time to find the happy medium...which is possible. It isn't easy for most players to transform their swing, but you could add more steps to your instructional package with more player views and more business and success for you. Why do I care...I love golf.
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
Jeff- Of Course that is true...I know this. But you're talking about elite level players and player who already are in palmar flexion during the downswing...of course they have to lose some of that.


I'm talking about the normal player. They don't sniff palmar flexion during the backswing nor earlier phases of downswing.


How do they square the face with the drive hold release?


Have you taught this to golfers yourself who don't break 90 regularly? Golfers who's club faces are chronically more open than closed? How do you employ the drive hold release for them?


I like the drive hold release for players with stronger grips or more elite level players who have more speed.


Do you personally teach the drive hold release to golfers who have lower clubhead speeds? Of course the players you are talking abouit 110-125 mph elite players have enough speed to support that dynamic loft.


I would like to know specifically from you


1. If you teach this to golfers who have open clubfaces?
2. If you teach this to golfers with driver clubhead speed below 90 7i CHS below 85
3. How (show an example) of your lesson with either player above
4. Please also share research that suggests that the drive hold is superior to a flip/roll for these level of player.
Jim George
Jim George - 2 years ago
Fair enough. I know EC promotes an active hip turn so the hips are as open as possible through impact. I believe this helps to promote the slow club face rate of rotation through the impact zone. So I'm sure he has a correct (slow) rate of club face closure through the ball...with the fast component well after impact. Amateurs need to follow EC's advice and get the body turning open through impact, so they can drive-hold and achieve the slow club face rotation phase. 3 cheers!
Jeffrey Mann
Jeffrey Mann - 2 years ago
+Jim George

Eric does not delay the rolling of his bowed left wrist to well beyond impact in his video description. He describes a distinct left forearm supinatory motion through impact, which will predispose to a roller hand release action that is associated with a high ROC through the immediate impact zone between P7 and P7.2. I agree with you that a combined rolling/handle-dragging release is not the best way to hit consistently straight golf shots. I think that Eric needs to learn how to perform a drive-hold hand release action with either a FLW or a minimally bowed left wrist - as described in this short review paper at http://perfectgolfswingreview.net/VP9.html
Jim George
Jim George - 2 years ago
Interesting analysis. I think EC just recommends this as a drill, not as a stock release. The key is a flat wrist at impact, a slow club face rotation until about 12 inches post-impact, and then the fast club face rotation after that. Some amateurs need a jolt to fix their release pattern. But, you're right, this rolling, handle-dragging release would never be consistent over the long run. Cheers!
Jeffrey Mann
Jeffrey Mann - 2 years ago
I think that EC's drill where you increasingly flex your lead wrist and also simultaneously supinate your left forearm through impact is a terrible idea that promotes a handle-dragging technique combined with a roller release action! 3D studies demonstrate that the left wrist of pro golfers is nearly always extending slightly through impact. Pro golfers, like Jordan Spieth, who have a bowed left wrist during their backswing and early downswing usually have their maximum degree of palmar flexion at the P6 position and then it becomes significantly less palmar flexed in the late downswing and early followthrough. So, for example, Jordan Spieth has 23 degrees of left wrist palmar flexion at the P6 position, 9 degrees at impact and about 5 degrees at the P7.4 position - which means that his left wrist is becoming progressively less bowed between the P6 and the P7.4 position. He also does not perform a left forearm supinatory motion through impact to at least beyond the P7.4+ position - as seen in the following capture images.

http://perfectgolfswingreview.net/SpiethDHerTwo.jpg
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
Yessir!
Kadér Fraser
Kadér Fraser - 2 years ago
Wrist angles, rotation and how to release is now my current favourite topic and focus for my training sessions on the range. Thanks Eric for providing this valuable info !
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
My pleasure...happy to help!
Anthony
Anthony - 2 years ago
How would you recommend I grip the club to best "flex" my wrist? I have tried drills like these in the past but I sometimes feel a pop in my wrist. Depending on the speed of the swing it can be painful. Thanks
Anthony
Anthony - 2 years ago
+Eric Cogorno Golf Alright I'll try that this weekend, thanks.
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
I would have to see your swing to give you specific advice but I would suggest neutral to weak grip being best for it
Michael Goldman #2
Michael Goldman #2 - 2 years ago
Most of your videos are right on; they are too “LONG”!!
P C
P C - 2 years ago
For me, they are too short. On most points I wish he would go much deeper and explain more!
MrSniffwiff
MrSniffwiff - 2 years ago
Depends on how much you're enjoying the content. Videos length has no baring of quality of content or instruction. I've had lessons where I couldn't wait to get out and watched videos which have lead me to turning them off after 30 seconds. For any ones that enjoys Erics company(ok ’videos’), the length of ’video’ is of no consequence.
Donnie Raines
Donnie Raines - 2 years ago
Most instruction is around an hour to work on one thing . He condenses down these lessons with tips you can employ on your own. Eric keeps it short and simple. And did I mention that these mini lessons are free of charge.?!
Keep em coming Eric....
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
Appreciate the feedback. Trying to figure out a good length...what do you recommend?
jw228w
jw228w - 2 years ago
great lesson on release.i practice this like a punch shot for low hangin trees, but my ball flight always tends to go straight to right.so i am not supinating enough?john
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
Probably...would have to see to say for sure....Could be lack of supination, ball position, swing direction, etc
hbyrdut
hbyrdut - 2 years ago
You said in the video that this is the best way to pure your irons. Would you hit driver the same way?
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
Sure can
Bradford Heywood
Bradford Heywood - 2 years ago
Hey Eric,
Please have that concrete bench painted. I love your videos but that bench drives me crazy!
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
Lol
Howard - x
Howard - x - 2 years ago
Great video Eric! Is the release identical for hybrids and fairway woods or is some modification necessary?
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
As a stock pattern this can work for all clubs.


Of course it depends on your grip, swing speed, etc.
Kall Ramanathan
Kall Ramanathan - 2 years ago
Dope!

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Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith - 2 years ago
Great video and you are one of the best teachers on YouTube.
Would love to see some driver videos.
I went to shooting in the 90's to shooting a 83 my last round so thanks.
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
Love it, Daniel. Appreciate it. Will do more driver videos moving forward!
Da SuitMan
Da SuitMan - 2 years ago
Awesome. Thanks for your great tips and all your videos.
Eric Cogorno Golf
Eric Cogorno Golf - 2 years ago
My pleasure my friend

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