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Clubhead Lag -- the clubhead lagging behind the hands through impact -- is the most important fundamental in the golf swing.

All PGA Tour players use Lag to compress the ball while poor players don't.

 

Learn how to FEEL, CREATE and SUSTAIN the lag. Discover the benefits of the Flat Left Wrist, shaft loading and educated hands and cut your scores in half!

The first Golf Lag Tips eBook is out now!

The Golf Lag Tips eBook is out now!
Great news: The first Golf Lag Tips eBook is out now!
This is a very important milestone in my will to provide more quality materials to the fellow readers of this blog.

We’ve put a lot of hard work and passion into this eBook and we are now proud to deliver 115 pages of great golf instruction.

We’ve taken special care to include a lot of clean and appealing visuals to support the content. This is very important because the visual impression plays a great role in passing the ideas.


For example, there is a tip involving a ball retriever (how about that! ;-) ) where you can actually see the action frame by frame from the inside to help understand how to get a visual feel for the Lag!

We decided to ship the eBook for €29. We think this is a great value for money and more important, we hope to generate enough revenues to be able to invest again in creating more and more quality content.

Amazing feedback

We’ve also been receiving rave reviews from the people who already get their hands on their copy:

John, I bought your ebook and read it and went to the range two day ago and played yesterday.  I could not believe the shots I was hitting.  My irons were so straight and long.  I hit a 7 iron 165 yards.  It was amazing.  So, I hit my driver after doing this.  I hit the driver for 310 yards.  By far the longest I have ever hit a driver.  If anything I had a slight wind in my face.  Amazing.

Andy

or

Thanks for all or your hard work here, I’ve been lurking around for a couple of years and have truly enjoyed your posts and feedback that you’ve received.  It’s helped my play more than I can say.


I was delighted to see your ebook available now and finally have a chance help support your efforts.  This simple lesson is some of the best instruction I’ve ever read and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone.


Thanks again for everything,

Kurt

Thanks guys for your support and feedback. It’s amazing to see how much positive feedback we’ve received so far!

Writing an eBook has been a lot of fun and I think this is a great way to deliver high quality content.  Moreover, the nice feedback received so far strongly convinced us to release more content of that kind.
We have great ideas for the next eBooks and we’ll try to release them as soon as we can!

For the time being, I hope you’ll contribute on supporting this site by buying the eBook or at least to spread the word ;-) !

Thank you again and enjoy the Lag.
John.

Learn the secret of golf - feel, create and sustain the Lag

12 Responses to “The first Golf Lag Tips eBook is out now!”

  1. Ron Ron says:

    Stumbled upon this site yesterday and found tons of useful info. Purchased the eBook and Im only through Ch 8 but I love it so far. All sorts of great info!

    Please keep up the good work so guys like me continue to benefit.

  2. Greg Greg says:

    John : Just Purchased your e-book on lag. It’s Awesome! Working on 2 feet back & through, now, & It’s harder to do than I originally thought! I tried to maintain constant pressure on pp#1& pp#3 the other day, before I purchased your book , & am already hitting the ball further & more crisply than I ever have in my 40 years of golf after multiple lessons! Thanks so much for your book & teaching!

    • Thank you for your support Greg!

      Indeed, 2 feet back 2 feet through is harder to do than it seems. As such you may underestimate its importance.

      But think a second about that: how someone can pretend to achieve crisp contact on full shots if he is not even able to do it just 2 feet back 2 feet through?!!

      And the same goes with the Lag: you’ll waste your time trying to master it in your full shots if you cannot decently feel it 2 feet back 2 feet through!

      Become a master in 2 feet back 2 feet through, take the habit to visit the short range area and practice ‘basic motion’ before bashing balls in the range.

      This is the best way to ingrain that lag feel in your game and you’ll make considerable improvements in both power and accuracy.

      Best regards,
      John.

  3. Rob Rob says:

    John – Thank you for the wonderful eBook and website. It was an immediate help to me. You perfectly described how to incorporate what I was seeing in Ben Hogan’s swing, here. What a great angle to see it…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4DCZuAj5Mg

  4. David David says:

    Your book was amazingly simple to learn and the drills were very helpful. I’m still in the acquired motion phase, trying to maintain that lag feeling, but it’s challenging. I know you recommend the ball retriever drill in the book, but what are your thoughts on using a shaft with a lot of flex? I think some of the senior flex shafts are very flexible, almost like using the ball retriever, but just not as long (or flexible). Would this be helpful for gaining the proper feelings?

    • Hi David,
      This can work as long as you do not intend to swing too fast.
      Here is how it works: the goal is to keep the shaft stressed from downswing to the end of the followthrough.
      The more flexible the shaft, the easier it is to achieve with a slow swing speed.
      As you may have noticed, the ball retriever is very flexible and you can keep it stressed with a very slow swing speed.
      Now, if you swing too fast relatively of the stiffness of your shaft, you risk to over stress the shaft.
      As a result it will kick back like a spring and you risk to chase it for the rest of the swing.

      So it may be a good idea to use a flex shaft as a training aid because you will need a slower swing speed (meaning you will have more time) in order to feel the lag pressure. But as you increase your comfort zone with the lag and swing faster (while sustaining the lag of course!) you will need to increase the stiffness to match your swing speed.

      Best regards,
      John.

  5. Don Don says:

    I’ve read your ebook several times and understand what your saying but getting the feel at PP#3 is difficult.
    I just don’t understand how you can develop a pressure anywhere close to what dragging the mop would feel like. I can feel and maintain about a 10% pressure. Anymore than that causes me to feel an early acceleration and then loss of that feel as I get near impact.
    Based on what your telling me you must develop tremendous speed to get that feel near that 100% your talking about. I just cannot swing fast enough to feel that. Although I am better I still cast. I thought learning from someone who was a caster was the best way to learn but I think there is something else that you did that stopped that casting. I cannot stop no matter how hard I try.

    Don

    • Hi Don,

      I know that this is far from easy to manage that pressure and to do it right.
      Remember that we are looking for a particular feel that can be recognized to be repeated over and over.
      Be confident that you are on the correct path and that it is normal at first to experience to start with little lag. The purpose of the Basic Motion-Acquired Motion-Total Motion is to make your progress towards more and more pressure WITHOUT casting.

      You are wrong about the tremendous speed. It’s the contrary, the more I look for speed, the more I tend towards casting.
      Instead I think AS SLOW AND HEAVY (VERY VERY HEAVY) as I can. That heavy feel gives you in return that tremendous pressure in PP#3. And only then, as a byproduct, you get more clubhead speed. Think speed first instead of heavy and you’ll get a disaster!

      Look again the two “Lag-o-Metter” curves page 57 of the book: When you try to get faster your lag pressure feel looks like the first graph.
      On the contrary, start again from your 10% pressure feel that you can manage and try to improve the way you SUSTAIN that pressure during the swing so that you manage to feel like the second graph. Bear in mind that the second graph is by no means related to speed! : It stays perfectly valid from a chip shot with 10% pressure to a maximum pressure shot with the driver!
      Work that way, improve that curve working with basic motion first and once you get it like the one in the book, go to acquired motion and check that you are still on par with the curve. By then, your pressure will have gone from 10% to 30% for sure. And so on with the rest of the curriculum.

      Also, I suspect that you haven’t done the ball retriever drill. Do yourself a favor and do it in your backyard: you’ll easily fell that 100% pressure that you are looking for and you’ll see that it has nothing to do with speed!

      Do not hesitate to share your experiences so that I could get you on the proper track and clear the fog.
      Keep going Don!

      John.

  6. Chris Chris says:

    Thanks for the response! Your ebook has already greatly improved my ball striking in only 2 range sessions, so I don’t think I want to pursue that until I feel comfortable with this new technique. Thanks again!

  7. Chris Chris says:

    First off I want to say I loved your ebook! It really simplified the TGM and found the idea of lag pressure much easier thing to focus on that a series of positions. I just had a question regarding hand speed from the top of the backswing. It appears that long drive guys like Jamie Sadlowski have tremendous abrupt acceleration from the top of the swing backswing. My question does it only appear that way because he maintains his fast back swing tempo through transition? Or is his method of retaining, creating, sustaining lag differ slightly?

    • Thanks Chris, it goes right to the heart :-)

      Well, long drive guys are employing almost all the arsenal available to generate the Lag.
      Sadlowski relies a lot on the “endlesss belt effect” as described in the golfing machine: his hands goes down very abruptly and from very high while his club head lags behind. As his hands reach their bottom point, the club head catches up using the same path at tremendous speed.
      As always, the trick here is to:
      a) load the lag – this is done at transition, and for those guys, the fastest the backswing the more pressure they can create in their index finger during the transition.
      b) but it comes at a price: they must be able to sustain that pressure at least until the hands go past the ball!
      To do that, the hands must absorb the tremendous pressure generated at transition and still be able to keep accelerating past impact!!!
      Ouch! Just thinking of that much pressure hurts my index finger!

      If you think that you can sustain that much pressure in your index finger then you are ready for long drive contests ;-)

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