Smashing a Power Release As Ben Hogan & Jack Nicklaus Expressed DTL View



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EA Tischler is the founder of the New Horizons Golf Approach and has self published 28 golf instructional books and is currently working on a series entitled The Secrets Of Owning Your Swing. Those books discuss the biomechanics of the golf actions and will help golfers understand how their unique golfing machines work and how to build a golf swin with their particular body's in mind. For more information visit www.newhorizonsgolf.com


17 Responses to “Smashing a Power Release As Ben Hogan & Jack Nicklaus Expressed DTL View”

  1. karim 0 says:

    master of golf at work

  2. cryogene says:

    Ed, you have no idea how much this has helped me make so much better
    contact! It’s exactly the feel I needed! Thanks so much for all the
    insightful vids!

  3. BE BETTER GOLF says:

    Cool video

  4. SuperMozzman says:

    absolute genius. changed my swing overnight.

  5. senorchipotle says:

    I deleted my prior comments. I believe you do know what you’re talking
    about, however the semantics were confusing because most teachers I’ve
    encountered refer to the release as the point at which the angle created by
    the club hinge at the top has completely straightened out after impact. I
    do disagree with you about what Jack Nicklaus meant, however. Your
    instruction appears to be sound. Apologies.

    • eagolfpro says:

      +senorchipotle not sure what teachers you are talking to? When it comes
      release is commonly understood as the delivery of the levered angles. And
      that begins at a delivery point that is commonly decribed as somewhere
      between half way down in the downstroke to waist-high in the downstroke.
      That action continues to release until the full extension is achieve. The
      full extension is the sign of the completion of the release. As we learn
      more and more about how our bodies work it has become clear that some
      golfers actually reach their delivery point sooner than others. Some
      achieve it when the lead arm is parallel to the ground in the downswing,
      some when the lead arm is angle 45 degrees downward, and others when the
      golf shaft is near parallel to the ground in the downswing. And it can
      occur anywhere between lead arm parallel in the downswing and club shaft
      parallel to the ground depending on the golfers biomechanics. Now, that is
      when we visually see the delivery action unloading angle. And what we
      visually see is very different than when the golfer is intending to do it
      and what the golfer is intending to do. You can disagree with what you
      think Jack Nicklaus meant, that is fine. The intent of the video is to get
      golfers that are trying to delay their delivery too long to deliver sooner
      and for them simply knowing what Nicklaus and Hogan said is enough to give
      them permission to do so. I coach this action every day to golfers that
      need it. I also coach golfers to make better pressure shifts and body
      motions. The fact is, if you make a strong, proper, ground force shift in
      the transition you can try and release it, or throw it hard from the top,
      and you will indeed retain angle longer than you feel you are doing.
      However you will have a much more smashing release than when trying to
      delay the release too long. On-Top golfers need to smash it sooner, Under
      golfers will retain angle longer (not that they are necessarily trying to),
      and Side-On golfers do so somewhere in between. And by the way, if you are
      intending to smash the release through the ball like trying to smash a
      pumpkin you would never stick the club in the ground 3 feet behind the
      ball. I have never had a student stick the club in the ground 3 feet behind
      the ball with this approach.

    • senorchipotle says:

      +eagolfpro my uncle was a touring pro and is now teaching pro. Learned a
      lot from him and a few others over the years.

    • senorchipotle says:

      +eagolfpro very interesting stuff. Apologies again for the overreaction,
      very embarrassing.

    • eagolfpro says:

      +senorchipotle That’s great. Players that become coaches often have their
      own ideas about what’s best, or what style they believe works best. Great
      coaches know that every golfer is an individual and that it is all about
      giving him or her the options or images they need to succeed. I have played
      my share of competitive golf on a variety of tours and won my fair share of
      tournaments. I also coach many touring professionals as well as many
      coaches that coach touring professionals. They are a lot of way to get the
      job done and a lot of techniques and styles that are valid. Some players
      use more of a swinging technique, some more of a throwing, some more
      hitting and there are many hybrid techniques. Ultimately if we keep our
      mind’s open and keep learning we can true knowledge and the truth of what
      is possible. Best Wishes.

    • eagolfpro says:

      +senorchipotle no worries. I get it. And the funny thing is I get
      criticized for videos that show body control and more passive arm and hand
      actions by those that believe the arm swing has a more dominant role and my
      arm swing control videos get criticized by those that think the answer is
      body control. And even the ones that show combined patterns get criticized
      by those that think they have THE answer. There isn’t ONE way, they are
      more possible techniques then there are people walking the planet. The
      question for each individual is what is best for him or her.

  6. Justin Eller says:

    great video Ed! I’m practicing releasing from the top and posturing up and
    it’s working well for the most part! However I will hit a shank here and
    there. Could this be because I am slightly dragging the handle or not
    posturing up properly? Thanks!

    • eagolfpro says:

      +Justin Eller The dreaded shank can come from a variety of activities. 1)
      focusing more on delivering the mass of the clubhead as compared to
      smashing with a square clubface. 2) lacking dynamic posture as you are
      smashing, inwhich you fail to maintain the postural angles needed to keep
      room open for slotting and linking (this is when true early extension
      occurs) 3) failing to posture up enough to make room for the smashing
      delivery, 4) performing an UNDER delivery when your biomechanical design is
      either Side-On or On-Top. Number 4 can happen if you are dragging the
      handle.

    • Justin Eller says:

      +eagolfpro thanks a lot! I will definitely check to see which one of those
      options it could be. thanks for your response and great videos. They have
      helped my game tremendously!

    • Justin Eller says:

      +eagolfpro Do you think you could put up a video sometime showing the 4
      different ways one could possibly shank that you explained? That would not
      only help me out, but probably help others out too! Thanks Ed!

    • eagolfpro says:

      Justin Eller, I have started a golf membership and am posting most of the
      newer videos privately for the membership. Over time I will release many
      of those videos on this youtube channel. From the membership I take
      specific requests to make videos and I tailor the videos for the
      membership. My free time is limited so the longer videos that have more
      content I feel should be showed to the membership first. Thanks for your
      questions. I am sure a video on the causes of shanks will eventually make
      it on this channel and open to the public.

  7. Rondo1999 says:

    I’ve been playing golf for 30 years now. I’m a 2 hcper and I’m satisfied
    with my game. But this video is an absolut new approach of a swing feeling
    for me (I’m a feel player). I tried it out last night on the range and the
    results were just fantastic. What I feel when releasing the club as early
    as I can, I have to move my body way faster, which will get me much more
    smash, which is such a great feeling. Thanks a lot. I guess thogh that this
    tip is only good for better golfers.

    • eagolfpro says:

      Thanks for your comments. The reality is that this concept working for
      golfers of varying abilities. It has less to do with the ability and more
      to do with how they internally process the activity. Many golfers, when
      asked to release sooner and smash harder will intuitively activate a more
      dynamic and fundamentally sound body action.

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