Ask Brady Riggs Live! Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher will fix your faults
Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Brady Riggs was online Tuesday from noon EST to help fix your swing. He's here every Tuesday to answer your questions and improve your game.
Thanks to everyone for your questions, comments, and videos. I look forward to seeing everyone next week on the blog. Remember you can visit my site at www.bradyriggs.com
Evan asks at 1:00:
I have been trying to get myself to release the club. I think that I am turning my body too fast to be able to release. Should I be trying to slow my body turn and try to let arms and club move past my body during the swing? I am not sure what is a good approach to get myself to release the club.
That's a very good way to think of it, Evan. The club should pass your body through impact. There is no speed in the swing when your hips, arms, hands, and club are all moving together as you make contact. In fact, moving your body, arms, and hands together is a good way to hit in-between wedges because it is an easy way to control your distances.
Stephan asks at 12:40:
Brady, look forward to this time each week. What do you recommend during the off-season so I can come out firing next spring?
Here is a weird one, Stephan. I am convinced that you can make significant changes in your golf swing without hitting golf balls. Slow, specific practice inside can really pay off when you get back to playing again in the spring, IF, what you are working on is correct. I can't tell you specifically what to work on without seeing the swing, but you can make strides practicing your swing inside during the offseason.
Lance asks at 12:30:
I am a 2 handicap, and a very straight hitter, but I would like more distance. I carry it about 240 and an average drive is around 255. It seems to me that I lift up too much. I hit the ball extremely high with my driver, and I don’t feel like I compress the golf ball. I don't take a lot of divots and my miss is thin off the heel. Here are a couple views of my swing. Any feedback would be great appreciated. Love the blog and look forward to it every week.
Nate asks at 12:12:
Keith asks at 12:00: