The release of the golf club has been one of the most misunderstood aspects of the swing. Starting with the camcorder era, our understanding of what the wrists should do in a good golf swing has been convoluted.
Misrepresentations of popular books such as Hogan’s 5 Lessons and top 100 teachers instructing to lag and flip have royally screwed up golfers by the tens of thousands.
However, the golf swing is not a photograph – it is a dynamic motion that cannot be learned as a still image. Attempting to key on a certain point in the swing and mimic that position is complete folly as you will probably not pose as you intended and you will also slow the whole thing down to a crawl.
Instead of trying to raise the left wrist bone at impact or keep it flat, it should be in the process of flapping through, which will advance the clubhead around the arc without flipping the toe past the heel for a potential hook shot.
This motion will result in tons more clubhead speed, a more powerful angle of attack, possible improvements in the club path, and definitely much more yardage!