I have been trying to fully understand how to release the club to the target. I have Monte's videos, and one that really speaks to me is the Plane and Release by feel video on YT, and when I try to let things happen naturally I just feel as if my release starts sooner than it should. I also have the feel, not necessarily what I am attempting to do, of a flip with my hands and wrists. But I also feel that is a result of me being relaxed and letting things happen naturally. My swing thought is to swing and release through the ball and it generally produces pretty consistent results. But with today's instruction what is being called the "modern release" where it seems more rotational and letting natural forces, not the hands and wrists, release the club. But when I attempt this I feel nothing but tension in my forearms and wrists in an attempt to hold off the release, and quite frankly mixed results. I have taken a couple of lessons from our club pro and he is a big proponent of taking the hands, wrists, and arms totally out of the swing and letting torso and hip rotation square the face naturally. But I am having such a hard time with because I don't understand how there can be a golf swing without your arms doing something, i.e. swinging.
I know this is probably a loaded questionbut what exactly is the endgame for the release? Is it the "older" theory where hands and wrists need to be "active" or is it this new style which is built what seems to be purely on rotation and taking the hands totally out of the equation? Or, as Monte loves to put it, is this one of those areas where he says in golf instruction it's some, meaning a little bit of both? Any info is greatly appreciated as I am starting to lose sleep researching and trying to understand this.
Thanks in advance guys
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