I recently saw a video explanation on how the hands work through impact. The instructor was using a training tool to show a thumbs down & up release. Lets dive deeper into some of the illusion of this and understand just what makes the release look as it does.
Using the legs correctly can eliminate a lot of bad habits such as spinning out and early extending. Watch how I show this student the correct downswing hip action that also enables a build up in foot resistance to help make the pivot work strongly through impact and beyond.
Releasing the club can be misunderstood. The arms rotate to impact (or just beyond) and then their job is done. Watch and learn the release and how we envision a wall at impact strike. Then we learn to "move the wall" to the finish
Feeling the clubface open is a surefire way to learn to release. Great players had forearm rotation and wristcock that gave the illusion of the clubface being well open on entry. Then on exit it also looked open again.