The early release occurs during the downswing, as the player starts the downswing there is a premature release of the wrist angles. This results in a weak impact position with the lead wrist being cupped at impact. It also adds loft to the clubface and as a result there will be a loss of power and consistency. The term early release can also be viewed when we see the lead forearm and club head form a straight line prior to making contact with the ball. Scooping is when the club head passes the hands through impact; the golfer is trying to lift the golf ball up in the air.
At impact the shaft should be leaning slightly towards the target, this helps to de-loft the club and creates a more powerful impact position.
Causes of Early Release: