Courses in South Dakota cover their greens with sand before the first snowstorm hits(usually in November). That seems to help protect them.
Yesterday and today were 65+ degrees so that will help alot. All the snow is now gone. The course will be open the last week in March I'm betting.
The club releases as an effect of what the golfer is doing.
If a golfer does the correct things then the proper release will happen.
Nobody who plays good golf tries to time the release on all of their shots.
It's mechanics, pure and simple. Most of them are not 240 pounds, not at all. I'm 6' 2", 195 pounds and I'm still average/thin build. If they were 45 more pounds with 2 less inches less height, they'd be fat.