3 RELEASE THE CLUB
I see three very positive aspects in this photo (left). It was taken after impact, yet my back heel is just beginning to rise off the turf. That tells me I generated power by using the ground. I also like how the inside of my right wrist is rubbing against the inside of my left wrist. When people talk about releasing the club, this is the move they mean—the clubhead is getting thrown down the target line with speed. Last, notice how you can see a slice of sky between my right shoulder and my chin. I work on posture, and a fault I sometimes battle is getting too hunched over. Not here. I’ve stayed tall, giving my right shoulder plenty of room to rotate underneath. This ball was spanked.
Photographs by Walter Iooss Jr.