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What Release Type Are You Using

What Release Type Are You Using

A few weeks ago I told you we would discuss different release types and ask you what release type are you using.

Well….I’m back baby!

My definition of release types are rolling release and non-rolling release.

The rolling type of release has 3 variations;

  1.  Full Roll
  2.  Half Roll
  3.  Reverse roll

The first 2 types of release create curvature.  1.  Over draws and 2.  Draws   The 3rd one is generally a “push” cut to a “push” slice.  This one is very usable for higher – less than full power shots…greenside bunkers and flop shots.

The first 2 are generally used when the player has the club coming from the “inside” on the downswing.  IE…inward to outward.

Phil uses this one.  Check out the clubface and the amount of “roll” at the early stage of follow-through.

Phil Mickelson This type of release requires PERFECT timing but is taught to a lot of amateurs as a means to draw the ball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henrik Stenson uses a non-rolling release.  Look at the differences in these two release types.

Henrik Stenson - Chuck Evans Golf The non-rolling release has a much more stable clubface and does NOT require PERFECT timing!  Players that use this type of release generally are more of the “swing left” group (for right-handers).  The majority of these players keep the clubhead and clubface more “square” to the arc.

 So what release type are you using?

Does it match your swing path?  Does it match what you are TRYING to do?

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Chuck Evans
Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher

Chuck Evans Golf offers golf lessons, golf schools and junior golf development in Phoenix Arizona

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