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Horizontal Release Swings
If you struggle with a flip-style release and are having a hard time controlling "low point", you will most likely need to work on your body and arm connection. A quick and easy drill for engraining this is to simply make some swings around waist or "baseball" level. At this level, you will have a much harder time manipulating the face with only your hands due to the change in relationship between your "center of mass" and the club. More importantly, by making these horizontal swings, you should feel how to properly connect your pivot to the release. Golfers who have a hard time breaking their flip pattern are typically used to stalling the body through impact, which is a pattern that feels very unnatural in this straight, up and down posture. Ultimately, if you can transition the feel of these swings to your normal address position, you should be able to cleanup your release pattern and start making consistent, solid contact.
Tags: Poor Contact, Not Straight Enough, Release, Drill, Intermediate