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over the top swing vs the release

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I went out today and hit about 300 balls. I hit some really good wedges but went on to my 7 iron and blocked everything. I couldn't figure it out. The swings felt the same. After I left the course I went out and made some swings in my back yard and realized that I wasn't releasing my hands. To me it feels like I am coming over the top. Does anyone else have a problem releasing and what do you think of to get yourself to do it.

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I don't think of anything. I read a book by jack nicklaus... he said that the clubhead releases automatically due to a good body turn into impact (which happens as a reflex to a good backswing position)

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Lateral movement in the downswing can get you blocking everything. Stay behind the ball and you WILL release it. No thought required. Good Luck!

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thats interesting. I took a video of my swing and it did look like my knees were getting a little to active. I also saw on the down the line view that my back swing crossed the line alot. I feel like I need a shorter swing to make it more consistent and make better strikes on the ball.

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There should be lateral movement (toward the target) with the lower body. The head stays centered.
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Originally Posted by Sacman

I went out today and hit about 300 balls. I hit some really good wedges but went on to my 7 iron and blocked everything. I couldn't figure it out. The swings felt the same. After I left the course I went out and made some swings in my back yard and realized that I wasn't releasing my hands. To me it feels like I am coming over the top. Does anyone else have a problem releasing and what do you think of to get yourself to do it.

Actually an over the top swing, a lot of times people are releasing the club (casting) way early. It is common to chunk and thin shots with an over the top swing.

With out a video its hard to say what your doing.

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