David Leadbetter: The A Swing Release

Make this move to create power and square the clubface.

Released on 8/11/2015

Transcript

00:01
You understand the four steps to the A swing release.
00:04
Which is a little bit different to the conventional
00:06
release, release meaning letting go.
00:09
Now what really happens here as we're coming into the ball,
00:11
we can see that the club face is slightly open
00:16
at this point of the swing.
00:18
I'll step back so you can see it.
00:20
And then as it's, it's really square, but now from here
00:22
I'm actually trying to turn down,
00:24
you can see my watch here, the back of my glove
00:27
is turning down onto the ball, so from here
00:31
this is squaring the face off.
00:32
At this point my left wrist is flat or slightly bowed,
00:36
my right wrist is still slightly bent.
00:39
Now here's the key, as we release it, we wanna feel
00:42
that the club face stays on the ball and instead of
00:45
the conventional way of rolling the hands and the forearms
00:48
what I'm doing here now, I'll show you, this is a neat
00:51
little feature here with this, watch,
00:52
as I swing through, watch, look at the face,
00:55
look how square it stays,
00:57
and as I swing through here, look at my right hand.
01:00
So, as I come in to the ball, I'm in this position,
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as I release it, it does this, it's a very natural movement,
01:07
very much like a short stop picking a ball up
01:10
and throwing it to the first base, where it would be
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and look at my right arm, actually looking at it,
01:15
the palm of my right hand, I'm actually looking at it,
01:17
so my right hand works this way,
01:19
and you can't believe the speed that you get.
01:21
So, at this point I'm here, my arms are in this
01:25
extended position, my right hand is this way,
01:28
and you'll see so many players like that,
01:29
you could see, I've the cup in my left wrist,
01:32
my right wrist is bowed back, and that's the way
01:35
you wanna feel you release it.
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