How To Get Natural Lag In The Golf Swing.


Jackson Slagle - January 26, 2015

Good stuff JH. It looks like you can preset the step motion a little by
setting up with a slightly toed in right foot and slightly flared left. I
think it might help to have the whole body slightly canted open at

    1atomicgolf - January 27, 2015

    +Jackson Slagle You have to be careful not to ‘open’ up the ‘right’ side of
    the body..in order to drive the right foot/leg it really has to come from
    ‘behind’ the left side of the body otherwise the right side gets ‘out’ to
    early and can cause a coming ‘over/around’ action of the upper right side
    of the body.
    You need to drive from ‘behind’ and ‘out’ to the ball/target
    line…actually you will find the ‘drive/rotation’ will happen more
    effectively from a closed right side positioning at address, I think that
    happens because we have further to travel with the right leg/foot if it is
    coming from further back…just seems to allow a more aggressive move from
    a closed address position. regards Jh

    1atomicgolf - September 22, 2015

    Hi Jackson, my feet positions are purely relative to my body components
    flexibility factors, I let my range of motion dictate how my feet are
    positioned, as well I mostly favor a closed shoulder line setup which I try
    to keep closed coming down , hence I need lots of left hip lead and
    rotation which requires the left foot flaring.

dekkker - May 15, 2015

JH, I’m so glad you are reviewing Mike Austin’s swing, giving it the
credit that it deserves. It is, without doubt the least stressful swing
on the body.

    1atomicgolf - May 16, 2015

    +dekkker You are correct in saying it is not stressful on the body…
    that’s why Mike was able to hit balls so powerfully until he was 80ish…
    frankly if he hadnt had the stroke I think he would still be hitting the
    ball today with power and fluidity, I think his swing was the best in terms
    of natural flow/power and balance. JH

chris mcintyre - September 20, 2015

how far do u hit some of your clubs? pw,5i and driver???

    1atomicgolf - September 22, 2015

    Hi Chris,
    Because I am accuracy orientated I never try to extend myself with any
    clubs…general distances for me are.. all distances are carry… PW…110
    meters full shot..5 iron 165 meters..Driver 225 meters….my distances are
    about that of an LPGA player which at my age [74 is ok) I guess….my
    practice area is downhill so you may hear slightly longer distances from
    the clubs I hit on the vids, I can ramp up another 10 meters when I want to
    but accuracy invariably suffers.

D Martins - April 15, 2016

strong grip?

    1atomicgolf - April 15, 2016

    +D Martins I think for most club players they should have a stronger grip,
    and I say that because the club player invariably doesn’t get the the lower
    body leading enough in the downswing into impact which normally puts a fair
    bit of release pressure on the hands/arms which squares up the club face so
    a strong grip will have some inbuilt normal release factor in it .
    For a better player to have a strong grip they really have to have a very
    aggressive lower body action and make sure the body leads the hands through
    the ball ( like Zac Johnson)… or they will will hit smothered shots
    because they will be releasing the club head fast anyway and the stronger
    grip will just shut the face down if the body isn’t leading big time.
    cheers Jh

freddy - August 18, 2016

With this swing, as opposed to the Moe Normal style swing, you have the
danger of hooking the ball left if your timing isn’t spot on right? This
swing is basically what the modern day pro’s do and they all seem to
periodically get into timing problems where the ball goes left. In your
most Recent Moe videos you seem to be getting sufficient lag to hit the
ball fantastic without the hips spinning forward and risking a hook.

    1atomicgolf - August 18, 2016

    Hi Freddy, as long as the lead side is in actual fact ‘leading’ the
    downswing and the weight is moving forward and and around in a semi circle
    you wont hook the ball because the lead hand/arm will be going with the
    lead side of the body and not breaking down and letting the forearms roll
    over to early, the secret is getting the right side leg drive to push the
    lead side into rotational release, as long as everything is moving forward
    (except your head) you will not hook the ball.
    Its a completely different process to Moe’s swing, he ‘slides’ left…he
    doesn’t ‘turn’ left.
    cheers JH

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