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“In the Clampett’s Corner you did with Bill Glasson, he agreed with you that Clubhead Lag is the key to great golf, but he mentioned that faster handle speed was the way to achieve it. Any drills to ingrain that thought?”

Nicolas
April 25, 2018

Bobby’s Answer

In one of my previous Clampett’s Corners, Bill Glasson agreed that clubhead lag is the key to great golf and talked about the concept of “handle speed” being a great way to achieve it. That’s another way at looking at faster clubhead speed, a key to greater distance without losing accuracy.

Clubhead lag is one of my favorite topics and Bill is absolutely right – producing lag will unleash the power you need to make par (or better!) on those long Par 5’s.

***And after you watch the video below, learn how to increase your quantity AND quality of lag, CLICK HERE!***

 

It’s a fact that increasing the amount of lag on the downswing increases clubhead speed at impact. What is critical to understand is that when your clubhead speed increases, your handle speed has to increase as well to be propelled ahead of the body at impact.  That maintains the flat lead wrist through impact (Dynamic #1 in my training system), insuring greater control and distance.

So, you might be thinking: “How can I improve my handle speed?”. Well, I have a simple, easy drill that you can and should do over and over to add distance to your swing. Watch today’s video for a demonstration.

And to further understand about how to both increase your quality AND amount of lag in your swing, check out my training system dedicated to Clubhead Lag!

Comments

  1. I’m an old timer with a stiff neck. when I try to make a full back swing I lose sight of the ball because my neck won’t let my head stay in position. Is it possible to make consistent contact if my view moves to the right and I only have peripheral vision of the ball at the top of my backswing?

    1. Russ,
      This could be very frustrating. I do have a few tricks up my sleeve for this which includes having to readjust your set up position, but each case is unique. The key is to get your head in a position where you can see the ball at the top of your backswing without compromising your impact. I hope you can make it to Naples, Florida or Carmel, CA and I can have a look.

  2. great drill but I’ve had knee replacement and don’t turn as quick as i would like give me some drills for knee replacement players…thanks

    1. Elliott,
      I have several students who have had knee replacements and have found that each one is individual. Is it your left or right knee that was replaced? I have several drills in mind to help you with your knee action which is an integral part of the workhorse, the delivery mechanism for clubhead lag.

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