What you want: A consistent release
Why it's good: Long hitters like Ernie Els delay their release until the last moment. That's why it looks like he's swinging so easy. Just before impact, his left arm is extended, and he's poised to let centrifugal force release the club. His hips lead his arms and club into downswing. Distance-challenged amateurs, however, lose that angle early by throwing the clubhead out with the hands. Here's a drill to create the feel of the delayed release, so you can hit it longer with less effort.
How to get it: Set before you hit
Allow the momentum of your arm swing to release the club. This drill trains your hands and arms to store the power of the downswing for as long as possible. By presetting the club with your hands, you'll have more speed at impact, and you'll be amazed at the increase in yards.