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Surfed thru the release threads and can't find what I'm looking for. Do you release at the ball or after the ball? I have seen videos where expert A says release into the ball and expert B says release a foot or two after the ball. Is there any trackman data that compares the two? Is One better than the other? It feels more powerful and quick to release at the ball rather than hold the lag angle past the ball and releasing after the ball is gone. Does this make any sense?
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Surfed thru the release threads and can't find what I'm looking for. Do you release at the ball or after the ball? I have seen videos where expert A says release into the ball and expert B says release a foot or two after the ball. Is there any trackman data that compares the two? Is One better than the other? It feels more powerful and quick to release at the ball rather than hold the lag angle past the ball and releasing after the ball is gone. Does this make any sense?

You'll generate the most speed by achieving Key #3: Inline Impact.

This means that the club shaft is lined up with the left shoulder at impact. That makes the radius (left shoulder to clubhead) as long as possible, for the most speed.

99% of golfers line the shaft up too early because they're worried about "release." You might define "release" differently but 99% of golfers (or more) don't need to worry one bit about "releasing" the clubhead. That's why this thread exists: .

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Thanks iacas. When the club shaft is parallel to the ground and your hands over or close to over the ball, do you actively push your right hand? Or is your right hand passive? I believe ben hogan said he wished he had multiple right hands from this pposition. Just trying to figure out if it should be a hit with the right hand from here, or passive and more of a swing feeling than a hit feeling.
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Read the other thread, I'm talking about releasing lag not releasing the face
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Read the other thread, I'm talking about releasing lag not releasing the face

Do you have too much lag now? Line the shaft up well after impact right now? Where is the butt of the club when the shaft is horizontal on the downswing?

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The butt of the club is inline with the instep of my left foot
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The butt of the club is inline with the instep of my left foot

I'd love to see good video of that.

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I'd love to see good video of that.

From my perspective that is what i see. I guess I could post my swing for you to show you what I'm talking about. But that's really not what my question was about, I was asking what the school of thought was on the right hand when the club was in the slot, parallel to the ground before impact, as stated in my second post.

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From my perspective that is what i see.

Then I'll be blunt: it's highly unlikely the butt of the club is anywhere near that far forward at A6.

I guess I could post my swing for you to show you what I'm talking about. But that's really not what my question was about, I was asking what the school of thought was on the right hand when the club was in the slot, parallel to the ground before impact, as stated in my second post.

And I realize that's what you're asking, but the answer depends on what you're doing. If you're the <1%, what you may need to feel is very different than if you're in the 99%+.

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I understand. From my perspective it appears that it is but checking in the mirror i can now see it is more like my right thigh. My tilting away from the target makes it look (from my view looking down) more forward than it is. :-)
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Did you ever figure out the answer to your question? I'm struggling with releasing lag early...when I'm with my coach he has me holding it well and the low/mid penetrating ball flight is amazing. Increase in distance and I feel like I can push/pull through the ball as hard as I can. In between lessons I somehow get away from it. Wondering if you found any drills or thoughts for this... thanks!!

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Wondering if you found any drills or thoughts for this... thanks!!

Key #2 and #3 drills: http://purestrike5sk.com/videos.php .

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Thanks iacas...I bookmarked that site so I don't ask redundant questions on here anymore lol

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Did you ever figure out the answer to your question? I'm struggling with releasing lag early...when I'm with my coach he has me holding it well and the low/mid penetrating ball flight is amazing. Increase in distance and I feel like I can push/pull through the ball as hard as I can. In between lessons I somehow get away from it. Wondering if you found any drills or thoughts for this... thanks!!

Yes check out those Key #2 and #3 drills.  Can also check out this thread

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Won't the look of the inline shaft and arm from looking at a golfer face on (3rd person), look like forward shaft lean from he perspective of the golfer (1st person)?
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Won't the look of the inline shaft and arm from looking at a golfer face on (3rd person), look like forward shaft lean from he perspective of the golfer (1st person)?

Huh?  Things are happening so fast you can't "see" anything.

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Huh?  Things are happening so fast you can't "see" anything.

That's unfortunate for you..:-O My vision doesn't stop working, and my mind doesn't stop interpreting when I swing the golf club. But how about this.... See if you can use your imagination, or even put yourself physically into your impact position and answer my question. :-D

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That's unfortunate for you..

My vision doesn't stop working, and my mind doesn't stop interpreting when I swing the golf club.

But how about this.... See if you can use your imagination, or even put yourself physically into your impact position and answer my question.

Putting yourself in a position is not the same as trying to see hand/arm/shaft alignments during an event that last 400 microseconds.

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