Bradley Hughes - The Lag (Part 2)

Bradley Hughes explains that in order to get the correct angle between the left arm and the clubshaft, the arms need to be out in front. If the arms are too close to the body coming into impact, the club cannot maintain the proper angle to create the lag (Part 2).

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Bradley Hughes Downswing Lag


So one of the big problems with people when they hear, you want lag in golfing is they pull the chain. They try and create all these angles. But I'm creating my lag from using my right leg and letting my hands feel like they're in front of me. So if you watch from Terry's view, the camera view, if I pull down, that looks pretty good angle, There's 90 degrees of angle.

If I put my hands out that way a little bit more and my arms can turn more, that looks like a lot more angle. But it's still 90 degrees.


But it's not a forced angle.


And I have no way to try and hit the ball from.


So if I'm on this angle here with lag and I try. I have to really try and--

Won't hit it.

Release that club to hit the ball. If I'm--

So are you saying that once, when you come down, do that again right there.

So when I come down, I feel it and I'm going that way.

You turn your hands?

I feel like my arm's still got a lot of rotation in it.

So you don't mind turning those hands clockwise, if you like.

And I think that's a good thing. You know, there's a lot of opposites in the golf swing, as you know. So if I get up the top and I feel my body wants to go that way, I have an opposite force where that feels like it's going the other way.

Well, could you do that again, put it up there for me? I know people are immediately going-- come on down. They're immediately going to say that you want your arms out in front. But this is way behind.


That's what they would say to you.


And you--

It feels like the club is pointing over there, not at it.


But if I did this really slow, my arms around in front. The key to having your hands in front is it keeps your right arm in front.


That's what you want. If my arms get too close, my right arm loses its turn and gets caught behind me. So now I have to try and flick it out.

Catch up.

When I'm here, then I'm going hit the ball because my left arm shaft wanted to go straight.


Like you would dragging. You might have to keep it in a straight line. But I don't want that line to happen here. I want it to happen--

Your saying--

On the ball.

Once you get that width, and you've got that foot down, and this hip starts to bump, that's going left. So it's OK to let this go right?

Feels like it's going behind you. Just the club it, not the hands.

Just the club it.


But, like I said, so, of course, I'm asking the question for the average guy. He comes up here and he goes like, but I'm not going to hit it.

Right. That's just scared, so he's going to try hitting the ball.

So I went--

So we-- I can see I'm in a good position here. Now, my instinct right here, the knee is going to go, boom.