HOW TO RELEASE THE GOLF CLUB | Square Vs. Roll Release

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If you have been on a search for how to release the golf club, you are in the right spot.

Over the last several years, with the rise of Jordan Spieth to the top of the game of golf, a surge of players have been trying to mimic his “square” release.

But what about other players like Adam Scott, Tiger Woods, or Rory Mcilroy who have a “roll” release. Which type is better?

I will get to the bottom of the pros and cons of each, so you can decide which is best for you.

I look forward to working with you much more in the future with Top Speed Golf. Good luck with your golf.

Clay Ballard

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  1. Hello Clay, the idea of creating Lag should be more appropriately stated as creating and maintaining, shaft angle. When young golfers and amateurs here the term lag, they think they should artificially increase the angle in the wrists and end up with many swing issues such as throwing the club face at the ball.

  2. This is dumb. What happens after impact doesnt matter. Once the ball is off of the face, you could nail a perfect follow through like Rory, or you could jump twirl and finger your butthole; both to the same avail. Now me, I like to nail a nice follow through for good looks, but it doesn't matter

  3. one of my more recent changes to my swing was to try to not let the face roll over very much until after impact. all I know is I got the lowest 9-hole score of my life after changing to this. Which was a 40. And for me given that I have only played six rounds in the last three years that was pretty good
    I have been going to the driving range once a day for the last 2 months though to work out my swing

  4. is it easy to hit a consistent draw with square release? I'd imagine you would just push the ball or more likely have fade spin given that the face is not closed relative to swing path

  5. I beg to differ, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Speith, Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino are NOT rollers and stable thru impact that had and have a great grasp of this pattern is going to dominate week in week out.

  6. the flip is caused by you body rotation stalling not really from trying to do it will your hands and arms, if you run it in slow mo you will see it's virtually impossible to flip the way you describe, your body will try to protect itself and move out of the way you won't find the club over taking the hands. If it were possible to do it the way you described you would break your wrists, you body just will react and wont let it really happen.

  7. Hi! I'm a TSG member and unless I misunderstood, I thought you teached the straight line release. In this video you say you prefer the Roll Release? Please, What did I mist?

  8. Hey Clay, I have to much right hand in my swing. Are you rolling with both hands or just your left?

  9. Great video I’m trying a square release with driver then rolling release with irons.

  10. When we let our arms hand from the scap in an open sense and our legs do the same from our pelvis we can keep that sense throughout the swing. Same with closed. Now we’re unlocked and each creates different shots.

  11. I was taught/learned to delay the release to hit a fade and to roll the release to hit a draw….thoughts?