Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Increase Lag In Your Golf Swing

Golf Swing Drill for Increasing Lag

Lag. Every golfer wants more, I'm going to teach you exactly how to get it. One simple drill will change your golf swing forever.

First Know What Golf Swing Faults Destroy Lag

The three most common swing faults that destroy lag are: spinning the shoulders, oversetting the wrists and too much tension. Doing any one of these can set your golf swing on a path to disaster, so read on to make sure you understand exactly what they are.

Fatal Flaw 1: Don't Spin Your Shoulders
Spinning the shoulders is simply starting the downswing by quickly unwinding the shoulders from the top of the backswing. This motion creates a great deal of centripetal force, the result of which is centrifugal force that acts on the club. This centrifugal force causes the club head to release away from you and is powerful enough to over power the wrists and create club head throw away, or a casting motion.

Fatal Flaw 2: Don't Set Your Wrists Early in the Backswing
This age old tip can't die soon enough. David Leadbetter was the first well known instructor to advocate this tip and it's mucked up a lot of golf swings. Here's why:

When this is done, the muscles in the forearms that are responsible for creating the lag are fully contracted and have nowhere else to go during the downswing. A muscle under tension wants to do one thing – release the tension! In an effort to create more force in the downswing, the golfer grips the club even tighter and throws the club at the ball, causing a cast.

Fatal Flaw 3: Lighten Up! Your Grip Pressure that is!
Too much tension in the forearms locks up the wrists and prevents something that is very important in all great golf swings – a downcocking motion. A downcock is simply the act of setting your wrists MORE during the downswing when it’s needed most. Learn the Downcock Pump Golf Swing Drill.

This Golf Swing Drill that is GUARANTEED to Increase Lag

The RotarySwing Tour Lag Drill is a progression swing drill that works you through each step of increasing lag in the golf swing. Here, we're going to focus only on one aspect of it, the right arm.
To start, you’ll need a golf impact bag. The impact bag takes away the fear of making solid contact with the golf ball, you can focus on doing the drill correctly.

Take a short or mid iron in your right hand and hold the club with a light grip pressure. As you swing to the top, you want to purposely minimize setting the wrists. Remember issue number 3 above. Your wrists should be extremely soft and you should barely be holding onto the club. As you swing to the top, you will feel as if you never set your wrists – that’s the exaggeration we’re looking for.

With your wrists uber-soft, swing your right arm back down while keeping your shoulders feeling shut. Keeping your shoulders closed allows helps teach you to stop spinning out of the shot and trains the all important right arm what to do in the downswing.


Where Does Lag Come From?

Lag primarily comes from the right wrist. That is your "speed hand" in the golf swing so it's critical to train it independent of the body and left hand.

Free Golf Swing Tip: Slowly Work Up to Both Hands

Take your time working back up to both hands. It can be challenging to overcome your old swing faults, so for now, focus on doing the drills with only the right hand. On my website I also walk you through doing this without the impact bag and a secret drill that uses the impact bag and the ball so that the transition to hitting the ball is easier. Check out that golf instruction video here.

Once you've done the drill with the right hand only at least 50-100 times, try putting both hands back on the golf club but keep the left hand super soft. Think of it as a passenger on the club with the right hand doing all the work and your golf swing will look like this:

golf swing lag

How's that for some lag? Would you be happy if you had that much lag in your golf swing?

Any increase in lag for most golfers would be welcomed with open arms, but with this one drill, you can have your cake and eat it too! You'll increase your lag so much your friends won't even recognize you!

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