hit better irons shots iron tips Nov 05, 2021

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hey everybody Danny Maude here head professional at the Canterbury golf club in Kent if you clicked on this video you're probably looking at a couple of things you're looking at getting more power in your game or you've kind of looked at this all you've heard it's time called laggy you want to know what it is and why it's so important to have in the golf swing so this is what we're gonna discuss today we're going to talk about what is like why you should have it and how you go about achieving it so let's have a look what is like what does it look like so lag is basically this on an image you're gonna see like like this the lead arm and the club shaft when the hands get to hip height it forms a 90 degree angle this is an image of what you'll see when people talk about lag those who don't have lag when the hands get to refer back here you're gonna see watch this a reduction in this so this is almost now very very little angle at all lag no like why is it important so if you release this lag too quickly what happens is the club starts to bottom out too early you don't really take any divots out of the golf ball and what you're gonna do is start to catching the ball thin and fat right that's the first thing because you know you're you're lowering here you're releasing too early the club bottoms out too far behind the ball and we fat it right the other thing I don't have used to see this is if you release the club too early here and release lag the club is it's fast it's point is going to be behind the golf ball as a poster at the moment of impact so not only you're going to start to see poor strikes but you're also going to see a loss of power so that is why lag is so important we want to create lag because it improves the quality of our strikes and it also enables us to make sure that the maximum amount of club head speed is right at the point of the golf ball so that's lag not even forgetting that question is how do we go about creating it so as you know I've seen a lot of people when they try create like they start to work on pulling their arms into this position here and holding this there and in in an image when you can it hear think oh great I've achieved it but lag isn't created by forcing this angle lag is created by a natural transition from the backswing and to the downswing because what we want to create at the moment is almost a whip through impact right so what we want to do is yes we want to kind of see something like this a 90 degree angle but how we go about achieving it is more important so what you'll see with the leg is this we want to create like because when we create here there's a softness in the wrist and then right at the moment of impact there's a release another and there's a whip through impact and it's that whip that creates the power that hits those balls those epic distances so that's what we want to do so it's not just kidding if we create this when we pulled around to hold it here and we're trying to hold on to this Golf Club here although I can I might look good on camera initially that's not really a golf swing there's no real power and you're really really struggle to strike it so what do we do to create this natural Martian the first thing which is put something you could probably do indoors is just to see if you can feel what it's like so if you just take the club in one hand maybe right hand if the right any golfers left if you're left-handed and all I'm going to do is this I want me to do some swings backwards and forward feel that the way to the club is you're holding it nice and loose in the water club you're just swinging back right now as I'm doing this you'll see the club probably get into a certain height there on the backswing right now just before it gets that height what I wanted to do is start to unleash a lower part of the body so just before he gets to the top or as it's going to the top just start to move the lower part of the body

and what you're doing is is this you can even if you can see this but as I'm transitioning my lower part just before the clubs are reached we create a lag the club lags behind right it likes behind compare that to this all I'm gonna do now I'm going to do anything here and I'm gonna swing and I'm just gonna go now the club is releasing too much there's nothing going on here and the quads releasing so what we want to be able do is learn Tish to feel what that's like is like first before we put two hands on the goal just not like ears and let's learn the feel of that that's the first thing then what I want to do is this is what is lag lag is really the upper part of the body the arms and the club lagging behind the lower part of the body so when we get to the top here the lower part of the body is going before the upper part that's what lag is this but it's lagging behind the lower part and when we get to here then there becomes this amazing amount of fire through the ball and power so that's what I want to create you've now got a bit of a feel of what lag is let's start doing some exercises on how we go about achieving that so again second exercise you can do right now at home to kind of get a feeling of this we've got a kinematic sequence is Helena posh word but basically it's the correct sequencing of the body so you don't have to have a golf club actually but put your hands on your chest and what you do here is just get yourself in position here okay feet close together turn them back and as you get to here what I want you to do the first thing I want to do here is this just get the sensation here at the leg going first you're stepping in so what's happening the lower bodies leading and then the what this is like you're behind through so try do that fairly quickly so you're going to turn back and through turn back and through now it seems like an inoculation sized on it but what is helping you train is this it's helping you in a sense get the lower part leading and the upper part lagging behind there's one thing we talking about lag but what's the point talking about if your body can't feel it and learn it so again simple exercises you can do it at home turn back watch it I'm doing it very slowly turn back and I watch like through see turn back and then start to increase the speed of this okay move that into the swing you see that can you see my lower part go first and hit the path lagging behind alright one simple exercise there hip you can't do the gold Glover hub but you can certainly do the body exercise when they give you another exercise so you push see me do this before this is a towel exercise similar kind of thing so watch this we're gonna swing the towel round here now what do people do if they don't have lag they release their hands and their arms too much right I'm gonna powers here behind the Bob there's no lag watch this we're gonna rather than create a snap of the towel behind we're gonna create a snap of the towel in front of the ball so we're gonna here we're gonna go now watch the only way you can do this is if look my lower parts leading and watch this is lagging behind and away we go I'll get a bit crazy back here and snap through these drills kind of seem Cillian and a simple right but they will promote the feeling this is a difference between just listening now and kind of understanding what lag is I'm trying to train your body in terms of the feeling it's cannot tell you how important this is so many people take the understanding that they may see from some of these videos and then assume that that will just apply to the golf swing we need to take these understandings and then learn to help our bodies learn the muscles or the feeling of these motions so these exercise will teach that so we're gonna swing it back over here and then watch this lower part leading and snap we're trying to create that sensation here so suddenly now what we're doing is the upper part the body the arms are all starting out to lag behind what do we do next we met at that towel exercise and then move on to the kind of upgrade that a little bit and I was working with a client recently on this Chris when we get back here we want to create our sound over the ball or even after it watch this lagging behind let's lagging behind and away we go this is going to require some commitment when the ball gets in the way one of the things I find is that people freeze they can stay too still particularly the lower part it stay very very still and that all that's gonna do here is at the upper Pat's gonna dominate it's now no longer I'm gonna lag behind the lower part and bang we flick like this if you're a head still guy I've got to keep my head still this is a typical example as you see very very still the other part just what doing all the work there's no lie because it's just a hit here you can see nothing's going on lower part leads tosser hands all like behind and away we go let's see what this looks like in the swing

not bad all right so what is like in summary lag is the upper part of the body lagging behind the lower part of the body torso likes behind arms like behind Club likes behind what does it look like it looks like you're maintaining a 90 degree angle impact how do we create that we do not do this I see too many people doing this pulling their arms in position that is not what we need that will not create like now like is a dynamic process what exercise have we done to kind of help you create the leg well we you need to feel like right so doing some things one-handed we're basically as the club swings to the top here just before it rise gets to the top what we're gonna do is we're gonna transfer direction what happens the club lags behind and then we create that little snap near the golf ball just learn to get that feeling you'll get a sensation of what like is then we give you the towel exercise why is it so important because again we need to be able to feel what leg is when we get here and you release there well there's nothing going on I'm releasing the upper part there's no lag we want to hold back here let the lower part lead and snap near the ball even here after the golf ball the body's leading and then finally they provide catch it up and snap through the shot we then transition that to the golf club you can use this sound if I release sound here it's all upper body there's no lag here watch this lower body leads everybody like behind with two lovely snap that we're after and that is it nothing more complicate don't do the pull down see too many people doing that little big loss of power okay so if you enjoying this training and this really really helped you think someone else might benefit please share it I'll be really grateful and if you enjoying the content every week and you want to receive it in your inbox don't forget to press the subscribe button and the little bell and until next week have a great golfing week