The Secret To Lag – Part 1
One of the secrets to distance is lag. In this video I’ll let you in on the real secret to lag.
I like to break things down and organize them in a logical progression. That keeps it simple. If it’s simple … it’s understandable. And if you understand it, you can take action. And it’s only through taking action that you can turn information into knowledge.
Watch the video to see what I mean.
The Secret To Lag – Part 1
Don’t you just love hitting a great drive? When you hit it so well you don’t even have to look? You know the second you hit it it’s going straight … and it’s going far.
In this video I’m going to give you three ways you can improve your driving. Do you know what’s so great about what I do? Every day I get to do something I love.
I get to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. I love teaching golf because I love helping golfers reach those “Aha!” moments …
… When it all comes together …
… When you break through …
Not only to a new level of understanding. But to a new level of performance.
That’s really what it’s all about, isn’t it? That tremendous feeling of satisfaction that comes from being able to do something you couldn’t do before. In fact, the best part of my job is figuring out new and better ways to help you have those breakthrough moments. It’s the greatest thing in the world.
You see … I’m a lot like you. Sure, I want to know WHAT to do. But I also want to know WHY it’s important and HOW it works.
Because I want to be able to repeat it.
I don’t want a Tip that will last for a day or a week. I want my whole game to get better. Because I believe in pursuing excellence.
The way I do that in my lessons … and in the training programs I design … is to teach the way I’d like to be taught:
* Give me everything I need to know,
* Tell me how to do it
* And give me an action plan to make it happen.
Because what I want is that chance to be excellent. Whether it’s for an entire round, a hole, or just one shot. I want that deep sense of satisfaction that comes from being able to say …
“yeah … I got that shot.”
That’s why I break things down and organize them in a logical progression. That keeps it simple. If it’s simple … it’s understandable. And if you understand it, you can take action. And it’s only through taking action that you can turn information into knowledge.
Let me give you an example.
If you want to hit your drives farther, you need to use the lag in your swing.
I’m going to give you a straightforward explanation of what Lag is and why it is important for distance.
Then I’m going to give you a simple exercise you can try without even going to the driving range so you can show yourself where you are losing lag in your downswing and robbing yourself of more yards off the tee. It’s an interesting exercise that will teach you something about your swing. It will also give you a sense of the way I teach.
Now … I promised to tell you the three ways you can improve your driving. These three concepts are based on the laws of physics, and ultimately it’s the laws of physics that determine how far your drives go. Here are the 3 things you can do to get more distance…
1. You can improve your ability to hit the ball in the middle of the club face – what we call Center Contact;
2. You can set your angle of attack to optimize your trajectory and ball flight;
3. and you can increase your club head speed.
Of these three, the single most important thing you can do, to get more distance, isn’t
hit it harder … it’s “get more club head speed.” …and more specifically, club head speed through the impact zone.
Well … once you learn to hit the ball in the center of the face, and once you get the right angle of attack – you have maximized those aspects of the physics of distance.
But with swing speed, you can keep getting faster and faster. And I’m the perfect example. The first year I entered the Long Drive Championships I wasn’t fast enough to compete at the World level. In fact, I almost lost the Regional qualifier. But in between the Regional and the World Championships – about 6 weeks – I increased my club head speed from under 120 …
to over 140 miles per hour.
I did it by systematically breaking down the golf swing into parts and analyzing the impact on distance. If it didn’t help me hit the ball farther, I moved on. If it helped, I created a training regimen around it to get better.
Now here’s a key message I’d like you to take home:
If you want more distance … with your drives and with every club in your bag … all your efforts should be focused on improving your physics of distance, and particularly club head speed. If you try something and it doesn’t help your club head speed, move on. On the other hand, if it works and your swing speed increases, figure out how to do it better.
The Whoosh drill is an example of a drill that helps with club head speed. If you keep working on moving your whoosh farther forward, you’ll train yourself to improve your timing, you’ll increase your lag, and you’ll have more club head speed.
I hope right about now you’re asking yourself “What ARE the parts of the swing you just mentioned that contribute to distance?”
Let me share those with you right now. Mastering these swing concepts are what added more than 60 yards to my drives and what ultimately helped me win the Long Drive Championship Crown. They’re the same training techniques I use every year to prepare for the long drive championships.
In fact, I’ve turned them into a training program You can use to help with your distance. It’s called “The 5 Keys To Distance” and there’s an “enroll now” button right below this video if you’d like to get started using my training techniques.
The 5 Keys To Distance – the 5 parts of the swing that contribute to distance and consistency – make up the acronym BLAST. They stand for:
* and Target
So there’s your formula for maximum distance: Optimize your swing to maximize your swing speed, center contact, and trajectory by focusing on the 5 fundamental swing concepts BLAST.