Throw the Ball Drill for a Correct Golf Club Release

Quite the Chap has a great take on a popular golf drill that will help with releasing the golf club.

The Golf Club Release is confusing. The proper golf club release has the club square at impact and then square as long as possible at your intended target.

That’s great, but how do you practice something that’s a millisecond long?

Golf Club Release

I’ll share a super simple golf drill in today’s video that gives you instant feedback on your release.

The best part is you can practice this drill at the range, the park, or even your backyard. Just make sure when doing this drill, you’re picking a specific, intended target.


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  1. Doug Wherry

    January 17, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Is this a literal thing my right arm should do or just a gross example of it’s movement in the direction of the target?

  2. stephenf

    January 18, 2017 at 10:46 am

    It’s a good drill. Davis Love Jr. (Love III’s dad) used it when he was teaching. There is some disagreement about whether the ball should be released directly at the ground (probably just in front of the normal ball position with an iron) or at the target, but either way it’s an effective drill.


    February 22, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Also try throwing the golf club,,,good for lots of reasons, but essentially swing the club as though you are hitting a ball then release the club at the intended target..much easier sounding than it is..great drill for finding the release point. just be sure that you have a lot of area to throw the club

  4. Lionel Brown

    February 27, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Of many great suggestions/tips, this is by far the best. It really works…

  5. Gregory Takacs

    June 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Colby. Future question I’ve never seen addressed.

    You spend 30 minutes on the putting green. But once your on the course, the greens are a lot slower, or perhaps a lot faster. How does once visually recognize the differences and make a quick adjustment before your first 3-putt?

    • Quite The Chap

      June 9, 2019 at 11:10 am

      That’s a great question…hopefully the greens are the same speed. If not, you may be able to find out by watching your playing partners chip and putt on the first hole. You may also get a feel by seeing how far your approach shot ran out, or by feeling (with your feet) how firm the green is and if it differs from the practice green.

      It’s a tough question but a great one at the same time.

  6. Daniel A Howie

    April 16, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Colby, keep the cap off. You look too nerdy with a ball cap on.

  7. Butch E.

    May 27, 2020 at 5:56 am

    “first comes right, then comes fast”…… a line from a gunslinger movie, but applicable to this.

  8. Chuck Carey

    May 27, 2020 at 6:22 am

    We’re u at Saddlebrook? Your a true Pro already!!


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