Martin Kaymer: Releasing for Distance

In this video, I’ll show you how to build up your power and whip your club head at impact like U.S. Open champ Martin Kaymer. You’ll find out: 1) how to leverage your swing for more power and 2) how to release your power like a bull whip! Check out this video now to blast drives past your golf buddies!

  • Keep a wide-narrow-wide swing shape for the club head speed to be maximum at impact. 
  • The angle in the right arm and right hand are sources of leverage and need to be extended at impact. 

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Casey
At 3 feet from impact is when he really accelerates. Are we talking about the club face being 3 feet from impact? Where are his hands located at the beginning of this 3 feet? Also they talk about the angles between the club & forearm and the angle in his elbow. Which angle is the last to go. Left wrist is squaring the club face by wrist flexion but what about the right side? The right wrist has some radial deviation (I think), and the angle in the right elbow is what I'm really curious about. When do we lose that angle approximately?
January 29, 2017
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi Casey, great questions here. We are speaking of the clubhead being 3 feet from the golf ball is where the burst in speed starts to accelerate. The last bit of radial deviation in the right wrist and the last bit of arm flexion should be released simultaneously. The throw the ball drill on the website demonstrates this movement for you to start to properly time the release of this at the bottom of the arc. Take a look at that video and see if you have any further questions and I will gladly assist you.
January 30, 2017
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William
This video is very helpful but could you comment on how Martin rolls onto the outside of his left foot on the follow through. I've noticed that Jordan Spieth does this even more so. Is that proper form? It would seem to eventually really take a toll on the ankle. Thanks.
September 3, 2015
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello William. Yes, this roll would take a toll on the ankle joint. If you take a look at the Anchor to the Ground Video. We suggest feeling the pressure on the in-steps of the feet to shy away from this issue.
September 3, 2015
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Richard
Chris, I do not know if you watch the tournament last week but the commentators were commenting on Rory Mcilroy swing. They said if you could teach a swing like his, because it looked like to them that Rory slowed his hips down to create a buggy whip like swing and he lowered his body and head into the downswing like Tiger's. Their statement was that it's Rory swing and it would be hard to teach those moves. Lol Richard
June 17, 2014
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hey Richard, I did see the tournament and as usual, I was shocked to hear the commentary and how the are completely inaccurate on most of the golf swings out there. It is really difficult to hear that stuff at times but we just have to bite our tongue and allow them to spout of bad info week in and week out. If instructors or commentators could grasp the idea of how to control the speed of the hips from the lead side, it would certainly be easier to listen to. A few (very few) on air personalities have started to actually sound like they knew what they are talking about. I think they are stalking our videos
June 17, 2014
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john
I noticed he begins every practice with a tennis ball between his forearms on a lanyard. The tennis ball is released at the top of his swing. Can you elaborate more on the purpose of this drill? Thanks.
June 17, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Martin uses the Tennis Ball to maintain the connection of his forearms. In an effort to keep his arms from drifting apart.
June 17, 2014
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David
It appears as if he is playing the ball off his left toe.What angle of attacke would you guess for such ball position? I suspect for most very average golfer this ball position would deliver a wedge type ball flight ?
June 17, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
The typical touring pro angle of attack is around -1.3 degrees. His might lean towards positive, but not by too much. He is well known for using trackman for making the numbers optimal in every category.
June 17, 2014
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brandon
how does he keep the huge separation between his right leg and left for so long through and after impact - there some kind of drill for that? Thanks
June 16, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
We don't have a drill for that. However, if you start to release the club correctly and allow momentum to pull you around to a full follow through. It can be achieved.
June 17, 2014
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brandon
fair enough - is there something he's doing that keeps that separation so wide w his legs?
June 17, 2014
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Mansoor
Laser beam drill on the way back, he is a classic case. Can we please have his swing in the swing analysis section as an option.
October 19, 2015

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