How to Increase Hand Speed - J Release

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Hand speed is the secret to effortless power in the golf swing. In this video, I teach you how to produce it instantly to feel what a pro swing feels like.

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Mark
Hi guys, what is the Best Drill or Drills to practice or due for the perfect Goat swing. I am using too much shoulder/arm, I think. Thanks M. Santoni
June 18, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi Mark, you're in the right place, the release is the most important part of the swing so focusing on this is key. But you can go through the first 4 videos of the GOAT Code in sequence that starts with the lead hand release to work through things in a series of simplified steps
June 19, 2024
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Cale
I have noticed with my irons this works really works well, my 3 wood is my go to fairway finder. But when it comes to the driver, I’m still having a hard time squaring the club face impact due to the length of the club itself. Is there a video that specifically talks about timing the released (wrist, dexterity, and flexibility ) with a trailside race with clubs that have longer shafts?
June 15, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
It's the exact same, the issue is likely you are trying to power the driver with the shoulders.
June 16, 2024
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Cale
I think the main take away is that I have to unlearn and let go of these ideas that if I swing harder it’ll go further. Easier said than done thank you Chuck.
June 17, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
100%, the body feels powerful but delays the release
June 18, 2024
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Bryan
Thank you for the video. I look forward to seeing how this transitions to the short game. My issue is hosel rockets. Sh**ks. I’ve always been a draw, guarding against the snap hook player. Now I’ve got the opposites! I think I may be bi-polar!
June 14, 2024
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Roy
Regarding the slight wrist turn at the end of the "J", is this turn the same as the turn that naturally happens when you do the sequence described in the "perfect back swing" video where you put your arms out in front of you and then grab you thumb....?". My "feeling" when I finish making the "J" is that the club is being flattened out just a tad in preparation for the downswing. Is my "feeling" on the right track?
June 13, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Yep, exact same motion
June 13, 2024
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Robert
I just bought a HackMotion and it has not shipped yet. I’m wondering do I need it if I can master this throw/release swing and motion. Thanks and I really love the simplicity of this method.
June 12, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
There is so much more that you'll learn about your swing with the Hackmotion than just the release. I think most would say it was very eye opening the first time they used it
June 13, 2024
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Jeff
Hey Chuck, you had mentioned that you see a lot of your students "move their body first” before the throw or unwinding the J, as opposed to letting the throwing motion cause the body to move (weight shift etc.). I recall something you said when quoting (in a prior GOAT video) Jack Nicklaus concerning as long as he was moving laterally he (Jack) could use his right hand aggressively. I had interpreted that to mean, one should be moving back to the lead side before initiating the throw. Should I be initiating the throw before I move laterally? Please clarify this for me.
June 12, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Next video series is up on the body: https://rotaryswing.com/c4/112572-creating-torque-in-the-swing-pt-1-of-3
June 19, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi Jeff, ya this is part of what I'm covering in my next video on the body, but to answer your question, yes, the body is moving first but not in a way that you are trying to rotate to create power, it's simply shifting back to the lead side as Jack was saying. What I'm referring to is golfers who try and rotate their bodies to move the hands to create power instead of getting the body to listen to what the hands need to do to create speed.
June 13, 2024
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Olivia
Where and when does the J Move actually happen. I think I am missing it.
June 11, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
It's happening gradually throughout the backswing
June 11, 2024
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M. (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi Chuck! This morning I worked with my Saterday morning group for 90 minutes on the J-move. What J(oy) to do, not only for me but for whole group. It was great to see how quick they picked up this drill and how surprised they were to see the results! I learned some things also like: If you do the horizontal J-drill with lead/ rear arm only then, for older and female students it works better to use a club upside down, with club in normal position it is often to heavy for them and muscles tighten quick. Second when at the end of the lesson you start hitting balls with J- move the most common mistake most make is that their body is to active and they "forget" to let the club pull them to finish position, in most cases hips and/or shoulders are already to open before impact, baals going left or right. When you make them aware of that they can easy go back to right J-move and hit great balls again. So much fun to do! Marcel
June 8, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
It's awesome to see how quickly people can get speed and control with something so simple, thanks for sharing!
June 10, 2024
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Ryan
How are you able to hold the club tightly if the wrists are supple/soft?
June 7, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Tight is relative. When Tiger said he holds the club "very tight" it was in comparison to the "old timers" who felt the club was about to fall out of their hands. Hold it tight enough to control but not so tight to lock up the wrists.
June 10, 2024
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Paul
Hey Chuck, as always, very interesting stuff. I'm confused about what type of release your advocating. Around the 10 min and 12 min marks and when talking about the Mike Austin release, you're demonstrating what's typically referred to as a slap or hinge release (the extension and flexion of the right wrist). In other parts of the video, like the helicopter drill, it's more ulnar deviation follwed by a quick wrist roll at the end of deviation, which is typically called a roll release. These are two very different types of releases, wrist movements and feels. Which one are you advocating or am I missing something? Thanks a ton!
June 7, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Paul, you can't have one without the other. Austin's hands rolled as much as anyones, what you are describing as a roll release is not a real release at all, no one playing at any high level rolls their hands in that way. The bulk of the rotation happens as much after impact, but there is never a ton before as some people like to think of in a roll release. Mark OMeara might have been one of the last guys to kind of do that and he was a very short hitter as a result.
June 7, 2024
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Paul
Thanks Chuck, much appreciated! Sounds like it's more of the slap/hinge release that is the goal of the video. It's definitely a powerful and natural feeling similar to throwing a baseball, skipping a stone, shooting a jump shot, etc.
June 7, 2024
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David
Another brilliant video and lesson Chuck. You’re Axiom and now Goat Code presentations are very SPECIAL productions. At least in my world. The Axiom revealed to me the proper physical swing motion sequences but I lacked release skills. Once I began to follow you’re Goat Code productions, I ultimately changed my right hand grip position and pressures as instructed and WOW. I have never pured shots or hit the ball further my entire life as I do today. We are a lucky bunch of students. Thanks pal.
June 6, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
That's awesome David! Thanks for the feedback!
June 7, 2024
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Ronald
Chuck great video. Sounds like the helicopter and J drill should be part of your series for our wives someday.
June 6, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
I'm getting closer to giving her the first lesson! Working on the hip movement video and once I have that wrapped up I think we're good to go!
June 6, 2024
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Ken
Like the most of us, I am a trail arm dominant - hitter - and not swinger. When trying to just use my wrist to get the swing started I find my first move is to use the trail shoulder to get started then engage the wrist causing all fat shots. I'm guessing it's just a matter of practice, but wondering if anyone is having this issue like this and if so how did you overcome it?
June 4, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
That sounds like you're not driving off the trail hip enough and just using all arm
June 5, 2024
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Richard
Chuck you have been flipping my light switch for awhile with the goat code. While I tried to work the Axiom it just didn't click for me. I got it but couldn’t t put it into action. Today after watching this video you flipped the switch and the light finally came on. The ‘J” move was the difference. I went out and played nine not really keeping score. First drive boom much further than I expected. Then hit 7 iron planing on it going 160 but it was 10 yards too long. Next hole par 3 playing to a red flag playing 145 8 iron and boom over green. This carried on through the nine holes they weren’t all great shots but I felt like I understood what you have been talking about. Everything was longer particularly the irons and they just felt effortless. Play tomorrow with my group see if I can put into play. Thanks! ????
June 4, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Awesome! Thanks for the feedback
June 5, 2024
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Richard
Chuck what about grip pressure? You look like you have very light pressure.
June 4, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
I would say I'm about a 4
June 5, 2024
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Ben
Hey Chuck, how does this J motion fit with hackman data, it sounds & feels like this is using a fair amount of wrist action whereas when you were commenting on hackmotion feels you say the GOATS do very little with their wrists in the backswing. Also after playing around with different grips I find the release much easier to feel when using the baseball grip.
June 4, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
This J motion is fairly subtle, I'm just exaggerating here to make it obvious as to what I'm trying to describe.
June 5, 2024
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David
Thanks Chuck! Slightly after ball impact and releasing the club (before the club is back to a parallel to the ground position), do the top of your wrists on both hands feel like they touch each other (almost like a stretched X")? Is that the right feeling?
June 4, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
They do get close but definitely don't touch, that might be a little too flippy
June 5, 2024
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Brady
Great video, but when I do the throwing motion it causes me to take the club back way inside any advice you have to fix this.
June 3, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Sounds like you're rolling your hands way more than necessary
June 5, 2024
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John
When working on/playing the goat code way I’ve flared up my trail side golfer’s elbow( medial epicondylitis). What could I be doing wrong to flare this up?
June 3, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
You are throwing way too hard with the right arm. The speed really comes from the wrist.
June 3, 2024
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Campbell
I am left hand/lead side dominant playing right handed, this feels very weak, and difficult to achieve stability or control - should I really be trying to learn this move ?
June 3, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Both hands have to work together to create maximum power, but if you can release the lead wrist correctly as I showed in the intro video you can create much the same effect.
June 3, 2024
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Paul
Hi Chuck, This was the last piece of the jigsaw for me. Played a really difficult long course today - I had 2 blow out holes 15 & 18 - (possibly nerves as I reckoned I was in with a chance) and also had 3 silly three putts - but still had 39 points. My blow out holes were snap hooks left OB - any thoughts as to what might be the cause - I reckon it might have been trying to "steer" the ball. I also noted that when it swung "with intent" as in looking to hit the ball hard - I had better results than when I tried to cosy a shot. Would really appreciate any feedback. So thrilled with the results. If ever you make it over across the pond - be sure to let me know - would love to take you out to some of our hidden gems. Paul
June 3, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi Paul, there could be a bunch of reasons for snap hooks, I'd have to see your swing to see what's happening. Could be getting deep going back, spinning hips coming down, flipping hands, spine too upright, etc.
June 3, 2024
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David
Great video! The one issue I have that I have not been able to solve is at GDP (face on view), my hands are not in front of my right leg (or close enough to that GDP position). This results in me unable to get my hands in front of the ball at impact (no shaft lean / ball compression), with the club being very lofted resulting in shorter distances - even though my swing speed is so much higher than before. No matter how fast I try to move my hands, I cant get them to be in front of my right leg at GDP. I've studied the GDP videos many many times but still cant get to that position - hands are still too far behind. Any ideas why this would be the case? Which videos should I look at again? Appreciate any suggestions!
June 3, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi David, this has to do with not getting your pressure back to the lead side with enough lateral shift and correct rotation of the hips. This is the next video I've been working on for a while and hope to have it up soon as this is a complex subject
June 3, 2024
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Steve
This is the exact same thing I am seeing! What used to feel like a natural transition back to the lead side has disappeared with the trail side approach! I think we were all under the impression that we weren’t supposed to actively try and get back to the lead side… That it happened as a result of the throwing motion! I am seeing some results, the move is feeling more natural but definitely a big loss in distance here as well! Wedges just go super high and there’s not the penetration I had! Other than driver!?!? I’m absolutely smashing it like never before! Lol… I know I need to keep working on release as it’s so slow, there’s so much more in there! But lower body feels lost for sure! This next video could truly be the final piece! Really looking forward to it! Thanks Chuck!
June 4, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Finally got them done Steve: https://rotaryswing.com/c4/112572-creating-torque-in-the-swing-pt-1-of-3 note the RSA vids are not done yet
June 19, 2024
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Bob
Chuck, this is sick! Within the first 10 swings tying this I was carrying my 7 iron 180 yards with a tiny draw. And this is with a very stiff back from trying to use so much body to create speed all week. This was the effortless speed feel. The keys for me were to finish the J curve (not just the straight part), and make sure I had shifted weight forward so I could the feel like I would snap the grip back without causing a hook. Awesome stuff! Any adjustments to use this feel with driver?
June 1, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Awesome Bob! Feeling is the same with the driver
June 3, 2024
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David
Hi Chuck, this video made me realise that I've only been using wrist extension, without any ulnar deviation (if I've described that correctly), so was excited to try this move. The results were: most of the shots going right with a slight fade, sometimes a slice (I'm used to hitting a draw). For some history, I've been a hip spinner, with a late release and strong in/out path. So I've been working on an old hip spinner video recommended via swing review, plus working on the trail side release, focusing on getting the right elbow down in front of my hip, and aiming to feel the right palm face behind me after impact. With the J movement suggested here, I must admit to feeling disorientated with the club probably a bit across the line rather than laid off - so I struggled to feel the club shallow. So perhaps I'm not sure, after introducing a new ulnar deviation move on the backswing, how to reverse that movement on the downswing... Grateful for your advice
May 30, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Sounds like you're just way overdoing the rotation part, it doesn't need to be very much
June 1, 2024
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David
Chuck, it is exciting to get to the end of the GOAT code series. Since total shoulder replacement, I have been searching for something. Every piece of the the code as added a bit more to realizing my potential. I turned 72 in March and have now shot or bettered my age 9 times. The latest were Sunday and Monday. My ball striking has gone through the roof. I wish I could say that my distance has jumped, but only slightly .. but with this piece, I hope to hit those numbers you mentioned in the intro video to this final part. I had tried the "J" move before as it is similar to the Austin era spin the pizza box but I never got the important part of undoing what you put in. The biggest thing I have realized in my recent play, is hanging on or dragging the handle only gets you in trouble so it becomes easy to use the hands to square the club. Your instruction has helped my golf as much as the Taurine has done for my old body. I wish you had had the same results. Many thanks, David in Arizona
May 28, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
That's fantastic! Let me know how this works for you! BTW, I'm still taking the taurine, but my physical issues may be too "industrial strength" for it!
May 29, 2024
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Will
This is great instruction. I think the hard part about this for most people is that we must give up control with the body…in order to gain control. Conventionally speaking, the golf swing is all about getting-in and hitting certain positions. I feel like this is opposite…but you have to trust it. I’m sure the feeling is opposite for some people, but to me, this literally feels like you just throw the club, and then allow your body to catch it. You don’t manipulate theclub head through body positions, the club head moves you…into the correct position.
May 28, 2024
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Richard Donald
If you give the grip a little squeeze with your middle and or ring finger it flicks your wrist even faster. It works with the trail or lead hand. It's like a trigger for a speed burst. Try it and let me know what you think.
May 27, 2024

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