Here's a popular wrists release drill to help you get more clubhead speed. This one is sometimes called the L to L drill. I have a couple other tips posted that also explain it too. So what makes this tip different? Well, it shows you a close up of my wrists both left and right hands as I do the drill so you can follow along and learn how to release the golf club.

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The release in your swing is responsible to generating clubhead speed. Too many people are just trying to hit the ball with the arms. The problem is, this tightens your wrists. The tighter your wrists the slower the club swings.

So you need to understand the club head speed is not coming from hitting hard with the hands and arms. It is coming from the looseness of the wrist. This doesn't mean you are so loose that you are letting go of the club though. You need a secure grip and loose wrists. If so, you will get the club releasing.

Grab a club and follow along with this tip so you will know if you're doing it right. Once you learn it, you need to do this drill nightly around the house. Try to do 25 repetitions minimum. Over time, you will have done it thousands of times and finally loosen up your wrists give you more clubhead speed than ever.

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  2. Thanks Paul
    I've been doing this drill while watching TV , baseball, golf whatever.
    Really working well for me
    Love the way Paul implores everyone to "put in some work".
    Improvement doesn't come without effort!

  3. I watched this video the other day as releasing club has been a big issue for me. Both Club pros say my back swing is almost perfect, my grip is great, and my practice swings look pro, however when I go to hit i just don't release and try to power the ball. Last 2 or 3 days I started really working on this and including it in my workouts. Went and hit driver today and I went from a 90mph Club head speed to 100mph. I also added 10 mph to ball speed up to over 140 and have a beautiful draw. This was based on indoor trackman simulator so those numbers are real. IT is a work in progress but even the club pros were amazed.. My best most powerful swing was upwards of 105 mph with almost 150 mph ball speed but it over drew a little which would have been playable but was a hook. That is the miss now. People over look the release too much. Especially stronger muscular guys like me who think slap shot instead of tennis racket. Thanks again. Going to keep working on it.

  4. Paul, I recently had a lesson (I'm changing my swing in response to a shoulder dislocation) and the instructor told me that I'm not releasing my hands correctly. I'm releasing my hands exactly how you are in this video but I was told that this movement is incorrect – the instructor wanted my hands (my trail hand in particular) to rehinge at the end of the swing in order to "release my hands" properly. Is this rehinging of the trail hand at the end of the swing necessary? I'm only posing the question to you on your channel because others in the online space have not touched on this detail (of how to actually release the wrist – others may be interested in this nitpicky detail), thanks in advance and I appreciate your videos.

  5. Hey Paul I was doing this drill and was flushing it dead straight but the ball flight was really low – what can I do different to make the ball go higher?

  6. So my wrist are definitely locked at impact/thru the ball. I’m guessing that’s why I’m loosing my shots especially with driver to the right. Because of this I keep making my grip stronger and stronger but still loose my shots to the right. So I’m assuming it doesn’t matter how strong the grip is , if your locked at impact your going to still miss right.

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