Why You Need This: Today, you'll discover "One Move to Stop Rushing the Downswing"
In today’s lesson…
…I'll show you how your right wrist can cause you to get quick in your transition from the backswing to the downswing...
...and, when you use your wrist properly, it can help you shallow the club and create a TON of extra lag!
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To Tons of Lag,
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 10:06
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So if you have a lightning fast swing and you just feel like man, everything and just it's so quick that you can't really tell what's going on. And it's hard to differentiate between a good shot and a bad shot. It's actually the right wrist and specifically this motion in the right wrist that's really causing a lot of problems.
Let me get into that. So let's start with the back swing is a big part of the downswing. So when I rotate in the back swing, if I want to be smooth in the downswing, what I have to do is I have to let my body turn. And I must show you the right way to do this. Even if you're stiff as a board.
But then when I get to the top of my swing, I'm going to feel like my body starts to get a little weight shift to the left. My body starts to open up and the hands don't rush down right away. Now, as you're doing that, this right wrist is going to bend. So as I shift to the left, that right wrist bends and it shows out the club on the plane, all those great things that we want to have happen.
So the first key to it is if we bend this right wrist right away in the back swing, none of that good stuff of the body that we just talked about happens. So if I take this right wrist and I just do this motion, just a little flick of the wrist feels great because I can move this club really easily.
All of a sudden that club starts to move a long way. And you can see I haven't hardly done anything with my body. I've barely moved at all. And before I know it, the club's way back here. And worse than that, when this right wrist flicks it back in, it gets sucked inside and then we end up getting steep in the downswing.
If you've ever watched your swing on video, nearly every single player I've ever worked with they always hated how that club got sucked to the inside. This is going to be the solution for that. Now, I can't just get rid of this right wrist bending. I have to replace it with something. So if I'm not going to use that right wrist, been in the back swing and get the club moving back, I have to use my body.
Now, here's the mistake I always made being super tight when I tried to turn my body and everybody told me, don't, you know, stable, lower body. Not a lot of hip turn and you're just going to rotate your chest. Well, heck, I can't rotate pass here. I'm tight right now, right? So it was really difficult for me to get that big turn and not have that right wrist kind of flick back until I realized the right way to move the knees and the hips.
You see, your feet should move in the golf swing. I know it's a crazy idea, but if you look at PGA Tour pros, every single one of them their feet are going to move substantially in the golf swing. So if I start to use these knees as a piston and go right knee, left knee and just let my heels lift up off the ground, and then this one comes down on my left heel, it's off the ground.
So just a very simple motion of right knee, left knee. And I start to do this that gets my hips to rotate. And this really frees things up now that my hips are rotating as I go to the top, all of a sudden I can get in that big back swing position and I'm loose. You can see that I can talk very easily and all of a sudden I've got a 90 degree shoulder turn or more.
So if we're going to get rid of that right wrist flick that sucks the club inside and makes everything lightning fast because before I know it, I'm way up here. Then we just have to learn to use the knees like that. So as I start to use those knees and get my body turning now, we'll see how this part of the back swing look at my right wrist hasn't even started to bend at all.
It's pretty flat. Now, from there, it gets really easy because now my body is rotating. As I start my downswing, what it's going to be is a little opening of the body and a little weight shift to the left. And I'm going to feel like at this point, my right hand turns back and I get as much of this as I can.
It's called wrist extension or just knuckles back towards your elbow. A fully set my right wrist as I start my downswing. That allows me to set the club shallow, set out, gets great lag, has all these great angles that's how you get the shaft leaning to press the heck out of the golf ball, hit it dead solid, hit the dividend front, all those things that you want to have happen.
So it starts off with the right wrist and the back swing no set body turn. And then in the down swing, a little shift to the left as that right wristbands. Now, there's an awesome device that I love, and the more I use it, the more I like it that forces you to get that right wrist worked in the right way.
Let me share it with you. All right. So this device I have on here, it's kind of crazy. Looking. It looks almost like a RoboCop or Terminator type thing here. But what it does is ingenious. So when you bend your wrist back like this, it has a little lever here and it starts to click like a ratchet. And now if I try to flip my wrist forward, I can't do it.
It holds my right wrist back. So the more I click it, the farther bends it back. And then it just keeps it there. So this is a great device for many things. But let me go ahead and walk through how this can help to smooth out your transition. So I take my normal grip on the golf club I go to my normal dress and you can tighten this adjusted height if you want.
I find it works a little better the tighter you get it. But then as I start to do my back swing, if I get that right wrist flick, that I've been talking about, that makes my back swing lightning fast. Listen to what happens, right? You hear that snapping right away. I shouldn't hear that at all. If I use my knees in my body to rotate, look, you may hear one snap.
Probably not even any snaps as you do your back swing. It's not until you get up here and you start to finish your back swing and start that transition to the left that you hear the snaps. So let me do it real slow and I'll show you exactly how this should sound. So no snaps or maybe one to here.
And then it's not until the top of the swing and the start of the downswing that I start to hear those clicks. I just pull this tab and it goes right back to neutral again. So let's go ahead and go super slow here. Good body turn now snapping as I shift to the left of shallowed it out. I've gotten this laid back position.
This is what lag is. So to eliminate any confusion, smoothing out the downswing has the saving up that hit for the bottom and getting lag this right wrist bending back that's lag in the swing. So if I want to have a really big amount of lag in the swing, I got to set that wrist and it looks just like this.
And then from there, I rotate through impact and it really gets me a ton of shuffling. So you put on this device, no snaps early, get some snaps like right. I know I've done it. Correct. Then I just rotate from there. Now, the thing that I love about this device is the more I use it, the more I realize this one thing fixes four or five or six other things I talked about.
How soon out your swing. Let's also talk about a little bit more about lag and forward shuffling. So as this sets back now, it's locked in there and most people want to throw with that right wrist right from the top and cast this club out. You see, I can't even really do that. Now, this is lock in my wrist back.
So having that wrist lock back gives me in the shallower, bigger lag position. And then from there, I got to go ahead and rotate to bring this club forward. So if you haven't been opening your hips, a big reason for that is if you've been throwing with this right hand. All of a sudden this club is thrown out.
Now, I don't have to rotate my hips. If I get this back now, I have to rotate my hips through contact to be able to get that club forward. What about standing up out of your posture? Well, you see, the thing is, the only way to reach the golf ball out of my posture is to really throw this right wrist and have it extended.
If I was to bend that right wrist back and I'm out of my posture, I just can't reach the golf ball. So I have to stay in my posture now to be able to reach the golf ball with this precision impact on there. So opening your hips, more leg, smoother swing, more shuffling, staying in your posture, it fixes a lot of that when you do this little practice swings and hit balls with this device.
So once you get used to it, then you're going to do the same thing with the full swing and you can just hit shots with this. So I'm gonna go ahead and make a swing here again. I'll try to get those snaps as late as I can in the back swing There we go. Now, I found out I'm not going to get quite my full distance, but that's pretty good.
175 with an eight iron. I'm not going to be much better than that. And actually, this is another great thing about it. When this right wrist is been back now you have so much shaft laying in the hands or in front, it takes life off the club just like the pros and the ball goes farther. So even though I swing almost ten miles an hour slower than normal, I hit that ball so solid and it was so compressed because of what my right wrist was doing.
It still went 175 yards with an eight iron. So normally I would be hitting that's about my normal eight iron distance. But a lot of times I'd be swinging almost ten miles an hour faster to get that distance. Not with this precision impacting this wrist really locked back, right? So I've worked out a great deal for you on this.
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So you're really going to like it. Now the cool thing about this is, like I said, it can solve so many things, but where would you want to go from here? What's the most important thing to do next? What I've found is if we go over to the LAG section, all those drills are going to get a lot easier now that you're focused on the right way to bend back this right wrist.
So I want you to go to level one of the lag section. If you remember top speed golf, go to the instruction tab, top speed golf system, TSD lag and then work through those videos. Now, the stick behind the ball drill is one that I really want you to pay attention to. That's a great one where when this right wrist gets back, we talk about how to move the butt of this club through impact and when to let it go.
And this makes it a heck of a lot easier. But I think putting those two things together, man, just makes it super simple. On how to get a ton of lag in your golf swing So head on over to the stick, behind the ball drill. We've had tremendous success from many people with that video. It's the perfect thing to pair up after what we talked about here today.
Best of luck and I'll see you in a another video.