Why You Need This: In this video, you get a golf swing pressure drill to create lag.
Now, we all want to be the guy or gal that drives it 20 or 30 yards past our golf buddies.
That's when golf's fun.
You'll be in a better position to take aim at the pin...
And you can toss a few comments about how your pals hit puny drives :)
But if you're struggling with your distance, what do you do?
Well, one huge key to adding distance is creating more lag in your swing.
This video will help you create more lag.
Special attention is focused on the pressure you place on the club throughout the swing.
- How light grip pressure in your takeaway promotes a wider swing,
- Why your lag should continue to build as you start the downswing,
- How tour pros turn the grip up to release lag.
Watch this video now to learn a great lag drill that'll help you bomb your drives!
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 4:48
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We all want to out-drive our friends. We want to be the guy in our local group that drives it 20 or 30 yards past the rest of the guys that you play with.
That’s when golf is fun, that’s fun birdieing a lot of holes, having a lot of opportunities for birdies. A big key to that is creating a lot of lag.
One of the misconceptions with lag is where we’re going to put pressure into the golf club. I think that people actually have the opposite direction in mind sometimes.
I’m going to go over throughout the entire swing in this video, where we’re putting pressure into the club, what you should feel when you’re actually swinging the club to get more lag, and to get more club head speed.
Let’s start from the very beginning. Now the beginning of my take back, my takeaway, my hands are going to be fairly light. Let’s say the grip pressure if we’re going from a 1 out of 10, it’s probably a grip pressure of 3.
You want to be soft enough on there to where you can really feel the club. As I start to move back, you’re going to feel a little bit of pressure on the two fingers of your right hand, the middle two fingers a little bit in the pinky, and you’re really not going to try to set this club up a lot, though.
So your pressure in those fingers is going to be very light. If I’m taking this club back, not getting a lot of wrist set, in my other lag videos we talk about early wrist set can really hurt your lag.
If I want to have that long, wide takeaway like we see with Adam Scott, Tiger Woods, a lot of those great players, then I want to have very light pressure in my hands and forearms as I’m doing this takeaway. That’s going to get me nice and wide.
As I continue to the top, I’m going to keep that pressure pretty light the entire time.
If I was to really pick the club up early, for those of you who struggle getting quick, cutting off your backswing, or picking that club up early, setting it early, and then have a tendency of casting, what we’re doing is we’re feeling a lot more pressure in those fingers.
We’re really getting these wrists to set quickly and you’re going to feel pretty tight. If the pressure is low in your hands, that’s going to help promote a big, wide takeaway.
Now here’s the key difference. From the top of the swing, when I see most golfers, they look like they’re hitting down at the ball.
They’re putting pressure down at the ball trying to swing or pull the club through as soon as they start their downswing. This is a big key here. If we want to have lag, we should actually feel the pressure going way from our body.
So the pressure’s moving to the right, I’ve got to the top of my swing, I’m going to feel like my hands are moving this direction as I start down.
I did a great video called the Bow and Arrow Drill, where I put the club on my shoulder and I talked about how you want to feel like the hands are extending out away from your body like you’re pulling an arrow out of an old-time like pouch or quiver, or whatever they call it that’s on your back.
You’re going to feel like you’re pulling it out this way. That’s a little bit exaggerated, but that is the correct direction for where we’re going to feel like the pressure’s going.
As you do this, be really careful that your left wrist stays nice and flat, even a little bit bowed would be fine. We don’t want to get that wrist cupped trying to get that big angle, though, because now we’re opening the face.
Look how the face is opening, that’s a square face there. So keep that wrist nice and flat. Only go as far as your body will let you do.
Don’t feel like you’re really straining the wrist at all, just go as far as your wrist will naturally let you go that way. That’s key in the very first start down, feel like the hands are going this way.
Now the last piece of this, as I’m getting closer to contact, when you measure PGA Tour players, as they’re coming through contact, they’re putting an upward force kind of going straight up in this direction about 100 pounds to 110 pounds of force depending on their swing speed.
So the force is actually going – a little windy today – force is actually going up and not pulling through the shot.
If I was to pull through, then I would be kind of dragging this club along. I really wouldn’t get that whipping action, I wouldn’t be able to release that lag.
You’re not going to be able to get a lot of lag if you’re concentrating on pulling the club this way through the ball.
So when you put those three pieces together, that’s going to allow for a lot of lag. Number one, we’ve got to be nice and soft in the takeaway, not very much wrist set.
Number two as we start down, we’re going to feel like the hands are moving this way, away from our body. Our wrist is nice and flat.
Number three, I get a lot of lag here when my hands are in front of my right leg. Now I feel like I’m taking these bottom three fingers on my left hand, and turning the grip upward the same way the pros are moving, putting the force in the club to let that whip on through and to release that lag.
That’s what’s going to let the lag go. So do about 100 reps just in your living room, pausing, and practicing those three positions.
Light grip in the takeaway, hands moving away from the body. Wrists flat.
As you have a lot of lag in your downswing, you’re going to turn this part of the grip upward to release that lag, and if you do those, you’re going to see that it creates a lot of lag for you in your golf swing.
All right guys, hit them well. I’ll see you all soon.