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Moves Of Power

Lag/Power

  • Lower Body Power
  • X Factor Stretch
  • Shoulder Lag
  • Wrist Lag

I’m sure you’ve seen it before. You’re playing with a couple guys, one of which has a fluid beautiful swing and one of which has a short chopping swing yet despite everything you’ve ever heard, the short choppy guy is flying his 3 hybrid farther than the golfer with the slow beautiful swing. How could that be? Aren’t we supposed to swing slowly and easy? It’s time to apply some science to the confusion of how to hit the ball far. In this video we will discuss the ways that your body can create more clubhead speed, which could result in better distance.

In the same summer, there was an article that I was featured in called the “quest for 300” where we demonstrated how improving the timing of the movements of your swing could result in a gain 30 yards in one specific case. I’ve had students go through swing changes only to find themselves hitting 40 - 60 yards further in a matter of weeks. It’s too short of a time for me to actually make them “stronger” so this is a result of learning to maximize what their body is capable of when it comes to distance.

“Lag” is a prestretching of a muscle before firing. If you are at this point in the program, then you are ready for some of the fine polish and racing stripes in undersatnding lag. Muscles act somewhat similar to slingshots. For a slingshot to work properly, we need three things. A flexible rubber band, a stable anchor, and a reasonable timing between stretch and fire.

Getting back to golf and “lag”. Lag is a prestretching of a muscle before it fires and this can happen at virtually any part of your body, but there are a few common areas to see it. You can have lag in your hips, lag in your core, lag in your shoulders, lag in your elbows and lag in your wrists. Lag is typically looked at ONLY at the wrists, specifically, the angle between the club and the forearms, but it is really much more than that.

In the drill section, we give you ways to increase the speed transferred for each section of your body that can create more lag in the wrists.

Playlists: Get More Distance

Tags: Not Enough Distance, Intermediate

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