– Welcome back to sunny Naples, Florida. Adam Bazalgette, two-time
PGA Teacher of the Year Award winner down here, back to talk to you about how to get lag in your irons, specifically how to get lag down at impact to really smash those irons,
we all want to do that. Let’s check it out. (upbeat music) Okay, so lagging and smashing those irons, getting a lot of distance
out of the irons, everyone would love to do that. If you like the video, please
subscribe to the channel. We plan on getting you a
lot more free tech content coming along your way. Now, there’s a couple of areas
where you could look at lag. We’re going to look at
one specifically today. One of them, and a very crucial one, is the storing of energy in
the loading of the wrist, creates a lot of speed. That’s not so much what we’re
going to focus on today. I’ve got other content on that. Today we’re going to look
specific to irons on impact lag. I’ll show you what I mean by that in a closeup here, in just a moment. If you can master this, though, it is just a big breakthrough for you, in terms of not only
distance on your irons, but also hitting them solidly. Let’s have a closeup look. Okay, so let’s talk
about this impact loft. Golf clubs have approximately
a 3 degree difference. This is a 6 iron, this is an 8 iron. Until you get to the very
short irons and wedges, and it expands to about 4 degrees. But 3 to 4 degrees is about it. Now, I’m telling you, data shows from TrackMan and FlightScope,
this is a confirmed fact, that the best players in the world, as an average on their mid to short irons, deloft 6 to 8, even 9, degrees, and that is at least two clubs worth. So I want you to picture it this way, if that’s my 8 iron and that’s my 6 iron, done correctly, I will produce
6 iron loft with my 8 iron. Do you see how that is? Now, I’m going to show
you how to do that here in just a second. But if you’re not doing that, you are not going to crush
those irons the way the pros do. You have to be able to do that,
not just to hit it further, but to really hit it
solidly and compress it. So remember, you’re trying to knock two clubs worth of loft off at impact. Let’s have a look at
how you might do that. Okay, so now that you’ve
seen what we’re trying to do, we’re trying to knock a couple
of clubs loft off there, how are you going to be able to do that? Now, it isn’t that difficult. At least, it isn’t in principal. I’m going to show it to
you here in a second. I used to think when I
got my first video camera, 30 years ago or so, and was
really working on my swing, that these were just like mythical mystery moves people made. They’re really not. So let me show you how you do this. Obviously, a ball that goes
higher is more up in the air, and a ball that’s lower is
nearer the ground, right, more pointed towards the
ground, anybody would know that. So take the club, and if you
have a club at the house, do this, and just point
the face at the ground. At the ground is less loft. Now, I see that the club’s aimed way left, but just practice pointing
the club at the ground. You may have to fiddle a
little bit with your grip, in order to get a grip that’s comfortable for you to do that. Once you’ve pointed the club down, then you start to see how I’ve got to have my hands forward a bit to keep the club pointed at
the target at the same time. So this is down, this is
at the target and down. Now, you’ve just got
to memorize that feel. There’s nothing more to it than
that, it’s simple geometry. Now, once you’ve practiced
that to where you can feel it, as I often recommend,
start on a little scale and play around a little bit. This is my 8 iron, so I’m going to set up for a small shot here and
I’m going to try to mimic this facedown, hands forward feel. And that was a very, very
low little punch shot. By the way, when you do that little drill, if you’re finishing up
here with the club high, you probably haven’t done it properly. You should finish, much
as I did on that scale, where the club is low and the wrist is turned down a little bit, you can see a little bit of that bow. Let me show you again. That’s the sort of look you want. Now, I’m not saying I’d
want to deal off the club that much when I hit a normal iron, but that’s the kind of thing
that I need to rehearse and practice on a small scale, until I can do it on a bigger scale. A couple of other things,
you’ve got to use your core and your middle, once the speed’s there, to create this kind of
support for the hands. If your lower body isn’t doing anything, it’s highly unlikely
you’re going to be able to keep your hands that much forward. We’ve got a lot more
information about that on our other videos. And again, that other aspect of lag I touched on at the beginning, where the club loads and lags, we’ve got more information on that. That is very helpful in
setting the table for this, but today’s subject is really that lag to crush those irons at impact. Hope this helps you. Well, I appreciate your time. If this helps you, please
subscribe to the channel. We plan to get lots more
free content coming your way. Take advantage of this course here on how to add yardage to all your clubs. We’d love to see you use that. Thanks again for your time and your interest in these videos. Hope this is helping you with your game. (upbeat music) (mouse clicking)


  1. Looking forward to trying this. The results highlighted in this video are key weaknesses in my game.. Lets see.

  2. I have been hooking and slicing over the last few months , tried different YouTube vids no real success , until I lucky found your channel yesterday

  3. Thank you for the drill. It sure has helped my game immensely! To describe how it changed, I was only able to achive 50-60 yards with a pitching wedge. I shoot about 110-120 yards as long as I have my lower body stable and not lift up causing skulled shots! As a hockey player taking up golf, it hasn't been an easy road for me with golf until I was able to put the slapshot and golf swing together. David Leadbetter, quite a gentleman in his teachings, as well. Thank you!

  4. Did this yesterday at the course and I was hitting my irons way better and got at least 15 yrd more on every iron I used! Great video

  5. Great drill, however, I am finding I am not getting off my right side for efficient "follow through." Any tips? Really enjoy your program of instruction!

  6. I've always hit the ball high. As I've gotten older problem is worse. I'm very wide in build and I learned yesterday that narrowing the triangle of my arms makes this drill easier and prevents the dreaded hook. It lowered my trajectory a bit and improved my divots. Going to try this again today and work on consistency. Love your no non-sense approach.

  7. Golf is an addiction in it's own right but your video are making it a double doze of it. If in next month I shall get my Golf Teacher Certificate, I shall remember you in my comments. As I always remember Gary McCord who exlpained and introduced Great Game of Golf to me. Thank You Sir.

  8. I'm having a hard time understanding a little bit on this concept, because I've tried delofting the higher clubs and the ball does not get good height to land on the greens. If you're delofting the higher irons that much, won't it technically hit the ball with the same distance and height as the the lower irons that you don't deloft as much? How can i get a good height on my shots while delofting, and, therefore, hitting the ball farther? Thanks!

  9. I love all your videos! you have helped me a great deal. My instructor calls this "covering the ball". Something i cant figure out. What specific anatomic part of right hand takes the hit and feels the impact. I was told once the bottom of index finger, but then someone told me the palm, or the bottom joint of index finger???? I would love to ask an expert this. I cant thank you enough for your videos!!!

  10. I actually tried this drill when I was on my last 5 balls using my 58*. My half swing improved from 50 to 130 yards and I was swinging easy. Hard to believe but it's true. I will try it on my other clubs. Btw, will this drill work on a driver as well?

  11. You're suggesting a stronger grip, closed face say etc.. but you've not mentioned something: wrists. My wrists are so loose that I'll always have my club head pass the hands out. I think you should address this aspect of how early release kills lag.. I know most golfers need to loose their wrists up, but I thought I'd mention. Cheers.

  12. Honestly I've never heard anyone explain the club in front of you turn it down and hands forward. i might try this out because its a simple drill. good work!

  13. Adam, I love the idea. My concern is that most coaches insist on very "loose" wrist movement. I've followed Paul Watson a bit and his loose wrist style has helped me but I'm definitely losing distance. What's your take on the loose wrist theory?

  14. For some reason when I try these types of drills I start shanking the ball off the hozzel a lot. Any idea why or what I can do to prevent that from happening?

  15. At last! a video tip that i can understand..great video, great clear precise instruction! Had a few practice swings in the works! can't wait to get out on the course! Many thanks!

  16. That’s gotta be the first time I’m had an advert for the same channel that I’m waiting to watch.

  17. I am strungling with saving glove in practicing bowing the left wrist; problem is pressue b/w the fingers with the handle is not stable.. Any suggestions? Thnks a lot!

  18. I’m trying to get back into golf after an 11 year hiatus. Doing well on the driver, still struggling with my irons.

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