– Welcome, Adam Bazalgette back here in beautiful Naples Florida,
at the club at Mediterra. Two-Time PGA Teacher of
The Year award winner, down here, wanna talk to you
today about a critical subject, how to create more lag in your golf swing. It really changes the
way you play the game, if you can do this, stay tuned. (energetic music) So, very important subject, how to create more lag in your golf swing. By the way if you like this
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lots more free content, coming your way as time goes along. And there’s all sorts of material at my home website, So how do you crate more
lag in your golf swing? Let me just start with a little premise, I’ve been lucky enough to
be around some of the games top teachers in many
instances over my life, one of the people is Jim McLean. I’ve been at some of his
presentations to golf teachers, and believe me there is nobody
that’s done more research on the game and the swing, or likely has a more
encyclopedic knowledge of golfers than him. And one of the things
he’s told us is that, in all his research, meaning
filming every player, that’s every played at
Doral in the tournament, and that’s hundreds of
them over the 15-20 years he’s been there, maybe longer than that. One of the things, and there’s only a few, that have stood out as
100% true in all cases, this is unusual, is
that every single player they’ve ever filmed, if you
look at the midway back, and then compare it with
midway down, in every case, the club not only is closer to the body, but the wrist angle is increased. So this is a critical premise because, you don’t wanna think, hey
how to just hold my angle, that is not a lithe
enough sort of principle, and honestly in all my teaching, over the 30 or so years
I’ve been teaching, I haven’t seen people have
much success with that. Much rather would you stride
to discover the feeling, of how to create loading in the golf club, how to create a whip-like mechanism, and how to deliver a real
snap and a pop at the bottom. If you can get good at that, then when you see a still
photograph of yourself, you’ll have sustained
some lag in your swing. Let me show you a little closeup of how you might discover this feel. So this is the best way I
know to start to feel this in a small embryonic way, and the key is, you’re gonna feel that
this isn’t something you have to manufacture,
this is something that happens naturally, if you let it happen. I’ve taken my grip with
just my thumb and fingers, palm is off the club here, so I really have no control over the club, so you’ll see it’s a natural reaction. And I get a little bit
of motion back and forth. And what you’ll notice as I do that, assuming I just change
direction with a flow, I don’t stop at the end
of the mini backswing, is the club naturally
bend back and sort of lag, as a towel or a whip would
when you change direction. And you’ll start to feel
how you don’t have to create lag artificially and learn
something with your wrist, you just have to soften up, and let the weight of the
club respond to your motion. Again you’ve gotta stay in
motion for this to work, but once you’ve felt it, you
can start to duplicate it, with a normal grip,
and I’ll show you that. Okay so I encourage you
don’t just watch that, take a club out and practice that if you’re at home or it’s in the evening, grab a club, you won’t
break anything doing this. And once you get good at
this, that I just showed you, you’ll have the feel. The next step of course is to
do it in a more normal grip, and start to hit balls with it. And believe me, I really,
really encourage you, do it on a small light-scale
to get the feeling, don’t just dive in there and try to, stick this thing in like
it’s a finished product. So first thing I’m gonna
feel is with a normal grip, extra light grip pressure
in this instance, to help me feel it, and it’s
not just light grip pressure, it’s relaxed wrists. Believe me you can shake
someones hand reasonably firmly, and still have relaxed wrists. Relaxed wrists is the key
with moderate grip pressure, and star to feel this two-way motion. Now ideally, we showed you with the hand, your core is gonna be absolute
genesis of this movement, so as the club’s going back, your core is gonna change direction, that pulls your arms in this direction, and from there you’ll see the lag. So remember this is the
real genesis of the motion, when you start to do it. And then simply, this is a seven iron, start chipping a few
balls a short distance. And just chip some balls like that, and pay attention to what you feel, don’t just think about it, pay attention. Am I sensing a certain
sense to poke at the ball? Or to seize up? Compare your practice motion,
with your golf ball motion. You can see the patience and
kind of, freedom that that has. You cannot over practice
this, I promise you. Now certainly once you start doing it on a bigger, harder scale, hey
at speed your grip pressure is gonna increase a little bit, but you wanna try to keep that
magical loose wrist feeling, well you don’t wanna keep
it you have to keep it, if you’re gonna be able to do this. Certainly again your wrist might firm up a little at the bottom, but in this area, they’ve gotta be responsive. This is such a great thing
to get in the habit of doing, and it really sets you up to
create speed in your swing, and create good sequencing
between the body and the club. So I hope this helps you a little bit, start to develop some lag the correct way. Well I hope you find that
helpful as a starting point, for how to create lag in your golf swing. Got a lot more content at, my home website. Please subscribe to the channel if you want more free content, we’d love to get that to you. There’s also a free course
there for how to add yardage to your shots, and
it goes into more detail, about lag on a greater scale. Sign up for that, we’d love to have you. Hope this help you and
I appreciate your time. (energetic music) (mouse clicks)


  1. great video clear and easy to understand keep them coming. quick question I have a swing speed around 100mph bought a second hand 3wood with x stiff and 13deg loft, tbe reason I bought it is my trajectory is really high , I still hit this club high do you think trying this swing you advocate in this video will be beneficial for my kind of problem? ps for example my 6 iron I hit around 185 but is really high compared to my fellow golfers

  2. What it comes down to is the ability of the Golf  coach to communicate with his student in a way that he/she can understand… Mr. Bazalgette you so have that ability…  I love the game of Golf but I truly suck at it….  I try hard and I practice every day..  I will never give up…  This simple Video on Lag has helped in so many ways its ridiculous!   All I can say is THANK YOU!

  3. Wow oh wow!!! This is the best video that I have watched on the lag. After a few days of practices with it, this has changed my swing!!!
    Thank you for clearly explaining the lag, something that I haven't been able to do. I am just sorry I didn't learn this years ago.
    Thank you once again!!

  4. Is this only a practice drill or you have to feel and move so loose also in your final swing? I love the feeling of this drill, but it's hard for me to regain the feeling when i return next day on the practice range, don't know if it make sense.

  5. Been golfing now 18 months, and you did it for me!!!! ive gone down from 14 to 7 hcp in couple months… I had serious flipping problems and no one could not explain to me in youtube or my scratch friends what i did wrong but you did!!!!!!!
    Seriously cant thank you enough.. This is hands down best advise you can get!!!!

  6. love this video. i sent some pics to a friend of mine who is a pro and she told me to hold the release a little longer and i could not figure out how to do it, this helps me abundantly, thanks again.

  7. This video is just insane… Not in negative way but in positive!

    I have struggled with my hands and fat shots. Yesterday I watched this video for the very first time. Well I thought yes great instruction but nothing special. In the evening I went to driving range and again struggled with fat hits and hands felt tight and swing wasn´'t smooth at all. Then I remembered this video and smooth move with club and Your instructions. BANG! After that swing thought my back swing changed, club went in good position and I didn´t make any fat shots in the practice session! That thought I got in my head brought nice smooth feeling in back swing and in transition phase. Hits were really crisp. And the weirdest thing… In the beginning of session as I was struggling with bad shots I shot 7 iron with good hit something like 130-135meters (142-147yd) and in the end of session I shot that same distance with my 9 iron!

    Thank You for this great instructional video series!

  8. One thing I use is practicing the lag in a full swing but letting your right hand come off the club halfway down, this encourages the right hand whip of the club.

  9. Had a launch monitor session at the weekend, turns out that one of the reasons for me drawing, hooking and pulling shots is flipping slightly and hitting the ball consistently with the club face about 5 degrees closed. I came home and began my research and found this video, plus another video by Adam on how to stop flipping. I've only been able to practice without a ball in the garden, but I'm already certain these will be a huge help. Just need to be patient and take it slow. Subscribed. I'm just getting back into the game after a 7 years break, used to be a mid handicap player, hoping to get to single digits this time (older, wiser, less ego – supposedly)

  10. Best golf lesson I've ever had! Went out the next day and instantly starting hitting WAY better! I even won a straightest drive contest. These drills created changes in my swing that really made my swing feel effortless.

  11. Adam, this is exactly where I am in my swing progression, and so this video couldn't be more timely for me. Thanks so much for the tips. I can't wait to get out on the range and go to work.

  12. I clearly have mental issues, because my default swing is a total wristy flip at the bottom.. I do wonder if my wrists are too loose. I'm an overswinger. But!!! Either way: I have a suggestion/question @Adam: Assuming that lag, and release, and shaft flex are related, do you think it follows that a stiff shaft user could learn lag from using a reg shaft? (notwithstanding your excellent tips in this vid). Mike

  13. I have watched so many golf instruction videos, but I really like what this instructor has to say. I especially liked what he had to say about delofting an 8-iron and how that gives you instant lag! Great job!

  14. I just started doing that following learning how to lead the club at impact and the experience is mind-blowing. You can really hear the club acceleration and "swoosh". I'm having trouble finding a balance between accuracy and staying loose. Still trying to find out the sweet spot where I have plenty of control and stop my arms straight in front of me like you point out in your other video.

  15. This is why you win is a game of feel.and you teach that way.great video 👍👍👏👏.the connect a dot swing which is taught is no are a super instructer.⛳⛳⛳⛳⛳

  16. It's taken me months of hard work to get this to stick in my mind,
    Why did I struggle so much? I was trying to force the angle and grip pressure was insane, only found this vid after I had figured it out lol

  17. Single greatest piece of golf info and drill I’ve watched on YouTube. Absolute game changer. Compressing the piss outta the ball with very little effort. Basically the drill is my new swing. Thank you very much!!

  18. Lag needs to be researched more…I come across most long hitters referring lag being irrelevant exercise.

  19. I've watched this particular video numerous times it's one of my favorites of yours – I absolutely understand this concept and am in agreement, the issue I have when incorporating a more loose wrist feeling is that after a bit I begin to lose control of the clubface. I feel like I am close to becoming a very good golfer and what I need to get there most is more distance without "swinging harder" which is where lag comes in. Having to hit a 4 or 5i after every drive is taxing, if I can develop more lag (distance) without losing too much control I will be on my way bc my short game is well above average. As usual a great video 👍🏿

  20. Oh my gosh…if you could send a slow motion clip of yourself lagging it with a full swing then I would listen to you….inconclusive

  21. Awesome! Lag has stopped my fat shots. Hitting the ball first and then ground ahead of ball. Playing much better golf now. What great feeling hitting crisp iron shots and the hybrid too.

  22. Dear Adam – this video speaks to a fundamental aspect of the swing both back and down. I assume there are a few other, fundamental/foundational elements that the starting golfer should work on in order to create a solid yet fluid athleticism in the swing. If you were to create a Patreon account or even a structured series of tutorials that combines these into a progressive learning and skills development program I would happily pay.

    Your content, it's presentation and conception is first rate. Appreciate you.

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