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amarjot Bedi

Hi Shawn,
Had trouble raising my lead heal during backswing. I hit a few pushes and a lot of pulls. As I have always kept my lead foot down, I couldn’t figure out where the weight went. It got better when I tried to keep the weight in the back swing on the inside of my right foot’s arch and heal. It got dark and could experiment further. Am I on the right track?

Shawn Clement

Yes, on the right track! 👍👍

Jason Tolbert

Are there other videos/drills I can watch to help with keeping my arms connected to the top of the rib cage as you mentioned. I noticed in the backswing the trail arm will tend to come away from the body especially as the clubs get longer. This is likely contributing to my lack of a consistent release in the backswing. I plan on recording a session and sending in for analysis here soon.

Tony Bohanan

Hi Shawn,
I am a left handed golfer do i pull down with my right aram and will my right hand release on it’s on?

Shawn Clement

Hi Tony! See the original “lead hand release” video and really think about it as a task of using that sword through a nice bamboo shoot. When you use the weight of the arm-sword unit, the release is something you will need to ALLOW TO HAPPEN and learn how to YIELD and get the arm out of the way to let the tip of the sword (grip of club) pass it. See “release fine tuning” and my favourite, “snap release polish”
Now, what pulls the arm-club unit through is the body’s kinetic chain, so please see “kinetic chain series” and the recent “kinetic chain facilitation series” and the “task update” video.

these will get your understanding of the swing on track and allow you to perform without thinking about the pulling or pushing with arms.


Jeremy Fuller

Hi Shawn, I’ve been having pain in my lead thumb when I’m trying to release the club. I can’t tell if it’s my grip or not enough yield in my lead hand during the release.

As far as the grip goes, I’ve tried your advice of switching to a strong grip. But idk where lead my thumb is supposed to rest at address. Is it to the side of the grip with the club face square, or is it on top of the grip but I rotate the club face slightly closed before gripping it? Which way would make it easier for my lead hand to yield?

Shawn Clement

I have had that pain; when you stay too long at the bottom and don’t go with to the finish, the club passes your hands while the body stops and you get it in the lead hand, thumb and wrist. In my grip video, we talk about the thumb tip of the lead hand supporting rhe club at the top of the backswing when hinging fully when you take practice swing with the lead hand only. Then you feel the same support at the end of the swing. See Wisdom 1.0 where we talk grip at the beginning. Also the “grip” video at the bottom of the list of videos by date.

Mohanjit Singh

Hi Shawn,Can we do this with swing caddy?

Shawn Clement

Yes, did you see Savannah’s little training set with it? https://youtu.be/FZjJGgL8QEY

Thomas Parisi

Hey there Shawn – the emphasis on keeping the elbow in front in the last video was unreal – wondering is this the same for the driver? TY – Amazing the progress of Mu – congrats Mu!!!

Shawn Clement

Hey Thomas! Sorry I missed this one; and the answer is yes! See “the throwing series” and you will feel the difference between throwing a wedge vs throwing a Driver. Shawn

Mark Woods

Hi Shawn, Thank you for this video. Will the drill help if I don’t have full supination of my left arm through the swing? Thank you.

Rob Sillito

Wow! Such a great addendum to prior videos and can’t wait for the upcoming release series. As a backhander, I have the extension of the lead arm also and this updated drill with my trail arm under helps me really feel the lead elbow kicking down and under instead of away.

Doug Wetzel

Awesome stuff as usual. It’s a complete reprogramming for me and a difficult task at best. Messing around with my “Swing Impact” I realize how terrible my release is. How to I get my swing to produce my click in front of me rather than behind?


Wow…never realized how disconnected I was getting on the follow through. Could be why I never felt like my swing was finished…however this may have revealed another clue to a separate problem.
When I do the drill then go back to both hands on the club with the same feel, I get an irritation at the nail bed of my thumb that is covered up. It feels like the skin is pulling away from the nail bed. Is that a clue that I have a grip problem?
I had that problem a couple years ago and it went away, but this seems to have restarted the issue. Any suggestions?


OK… quite a revelation, so my thumb was not really buckled as much as I was getting a tiny bit of slippage down the club on my trail hand as I came through then the prying happened on the rehinge. I found if I really concentrate on resting the club on the thumb/ trigger finger pad on both the back swing and follow through it lessened the effect. I also had to really feel the throw with less effort.
Does this make sense? If so, I guess I’m going to have to practice this until it feels normal because I find looking for that resting feeling in my backswing/rehinge takes me away from task focus…unless in your wisdom you have a better idea? Thanks, Tom

Tom Rodgers

This looks like a fabulous drill. It is so hard for amateurs to know how to let the club release naturally. I have always wanted to steer it through the bottom of the swing. Will be trying this out this week.

Shawn Clement

Good stuff! 👍😀

Jeremy Moody

Shawn, after this drill I can feel the fluidity of the complete swing, both draw and fade. For me it reinforces all the concepts of effortless swing and it goes “out there”.

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