Why You Need This: Do you know how to create power lag?
When you release your lag, do you chunk?
Do you chop down on the ball and take deep divots?
If you answered "yes" to any of those questions...
You may be coming into impact with a very steep angle of attack.
In this video, you'll discover how to shallow out your angle of attack just like the pros...
Using what I call "Impact Glide."
Of course, you'll find out exactly how to do this with my step-by-step instruction.
Watch this video now to start compressing the heck out of the ball with razor thin divots!
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 4:43
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Hi guys, and welcome back. I’ve worked with a lot of students on building their lag, and one of the things I’ve seen, very common mistake that I’ve seen made, is that people try to get a little more lag.
They’re coming into the ball, they’ve got a nice angle between the forearms and the club, and as they release this, they’re chopping down into the ground very steep, and you start to hit these heavy shots, you start to really take these big divots because the club is releasing down into the ground.
What we’d like to have happen is for that club to release very shallow. You can actually shallow out your path much more if you have a lot of lag, as long as we understand what we should be doing, and how we should be coming through contact.
In that first example is what happened here, is my hands kept moving down and down through the ball, and then I kind of released my wrist. Now I’m coming down a very steep, very vertical angle down into the ground.
That makes it a lot tougher, because you can imagine my ball is here on the logo of my glove, and I’m coming down very steep, I have to hit the ball and the ground at the same time.
What I want to have happen is my ball, is my club coming in very shallow to the ground, still have forward shaft lean, and then get the ball nice and smooth with the turf.
I want to have that very shallow, thin divot, just like you see with the pros, a good six inch or so very shallow divot, just like you took a razor blade and just sliced the top layer of turf, but barely got down to the roots. That’s what we’re looking for here.
The way that we’re going to do this is what I call impact glide. You want that club to actually glide through the turf.
Now let’s go ahead and forget about a golf swing for a second, and let me show you something just how this club could work through the ground. Let’s imagine I have very extreme forward shaft lean, this would be way more than you’d ever get in golf.
Now my club head is touching the ground. If I wanted my club to slide along the ground, parallel with the ground, I could do that for a very long period of time if I gradually got rid of my lag and released the club.
You could see when I stated out on the ground, my club was angled way forward, my club face is square, and then I stood up the shaft, the butt end of my grip started to stand up as the club slid across the ground.
So as I come through another 20-25 inches, now my club is vertical. What that allowed the club to do, or theoretically allowed the club to do, is to come down – we’re exaggerating here – tons and tons of forward shaft lean.
Then as it works through the turf very shallow, the butt end of the club stood up, and that allowed it to have what would essentially be a 25-inch divot that’s really, really thin.
Now that’s not going to happen to that extreme when we’re playing golf, but it does happen to a small amount, and that’s what allows pros to be very consistent. Their club is moving very consistently through the turf.
So when we’re actually hitting a golf ball, what we want to have happen here, is as I’m coming down I have some good lag.
Now as I’m getting closer to the ground, because my shoulders are working in an arc, because my hands are starting to move back up, and most importantly because I’m using what’s called ground force reaction, meaning that I’m taking my inside of my ankle and my left heel, and I’m driving that down into the ground, which is actually causing my hip to raise a bit.
You’re going to see this with all good players, those three things; my hips, my shoulders, my arms, are all moving upwards slightly. You’ll see the butt end of this club start to work upward, and that allows the contact point to be very shallow and very smooth even though I have a lot of lag.
So if you watch this in slow motion it’s going to look something like this. Coming in, getting close I have a lot of forward shaft lean. As I’m coming through contact there I start to make contact with the ground.
Then through contact it’s going to be very shallow, and now you can see I’ve released into m straight line release point like we talk about in our Top Speed Golf System.
So if I work this club back up, I can get shallow divots, and I can still have a lot of forward shaft lean.
Let me go ahead, hit a couple shots. You’ll see this in action, and I’m really going to focus on what I want you guys to focus on, is driving that left ankle into the ground, and I want my club to be shallow with the turf starting at contact and moving a good 8 or 10 inches through contact.
Another visual you can have here is let’s imagine I’m going to hit this ball dead solid, and I’m going to feel like that ball is trapped against the face, and it’s smooshed against the face for a good 8 or 10 inches as you’re coming though the ball. That’s going to allow for a really clean contact.
There we go, nice clean shot. Little bit of a draw, and I was really trying to exaggerate there, coming in nice and shallow.
You can see I barely had a little bit of a divot, I roughed up the turf. I probably could have had a little bit thicker divot if I wanted to be perfect, but that was pretty clean hit shot.
So work on those drills, work on the club starting to come up. Let that club work through the ground very shallow, with forward shaft lean, you’re going to hit the ball great.