11 Responses to “How To Get Natural Lag In The Golf Swing.”

  1. <path_to_url> Jackson Slagle

    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

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +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

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      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.

  2. <path_to_url> dekkker

    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.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +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

  3. <path_to_url> chris mcintyre

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

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      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.

  4. <path_to_url> D Martins

    strong grip?

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +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

  5. <path_to_url> freddy

    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.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      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