One of the things golfers struggle with the most is finding the proper feeling of the right release, or how to release the club properly on to the ball, so here is a simple drill that can be done anywhere; on the range, while you have idle time on the golf course waiting between shots or during the off season wherever you can hold a golf ball.
What you do is take a golf ball and hold it in your target hand. While holding the golf ball, simply swing your target arm back having your palm facing down to the ground, then you swing your arm through and you balance the ball – at this position (impact), the back of your lead hand should now be faced to the ground and the ball should be balanced on top of your palm (palm is now facing up). Most people would have a flip release and the ball would fall out of the palm in this drill. So if you can balance the ball, it’s teaching your wrist and your knuckles to turn under to get into that really good impact position.
Therefore, if you take advantage of your idle time on the golf course or our long idle off-season in Alberta, doing this drill, you can really learn how to get that good release and that good release translates to further distance and a lot more solid contact!
Have Fun, Matt Truong