Club Release By Freddie Couples

I always try to find useful tips of all levels of golfers. While looking around yesterday for something to write about (and it was difficult for some reason) I stumbled across a short video by Freddie Couples. It talk about club release and how he generates such power and accuracy. I figured that it was definitely worth sharing.

Here is what Freddie has to say:

I like his view of the later release after clearing his hips. As well, letting the club head naturally flow down the aim line towards a target. The latter point is something I work on all the time. It is a great time and helps me hit the ball very straight.

The second is something I struggle with often. The late release does generate additional power and something I need to continually practice. There is a delicate balance between too early, too late and just right. Each player is a bit different so I recommend you practice Freddie’s tip if you find you are not releasing properly.

Well, that is it for today. I hope you found Freddie Couples’ tip useful.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!


2 thoughts on “Club Release By Freddie Couples

  1. Just like any other kind of practice a visual cue can help with this. Rather than look at the ball, try picking a spot just after the ball along the swing path you want to create and focus in on that during the swing. Most of us have trained out swings to bottom out where we are focused initially. And because of that, most of our divots start before the ball rather than after it. The ball has us bound to it. So rather than trying to retrain years of practice, I simply change my focus and let my brain take me there. I focus after the ball to hit ball first, and with a driver I’ll focus before the ball to get it in the air. I really don’t have to do anything else.

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    • Kevin,

      I agree that our brain takes care of most of the details. My success happens when I focus on where the ball was after contact for a full count of one. Seems to provide more consistent contact for my game.

      Cheers Jim


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