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Hello, my name is Conan Elliott and I'm Director of Instruction here at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, Washington. Today we're going to talk about how to create lag in a golf swing. And what we need here is a golf club. It could be a driver; it could be an iron. It could be a wedge. You can even use a golf ball if you need to; but you don't have to use a golf ball to learn it. But golf ball and a golf club would be sufficient. Lag; lag is an important part, especially in control of the direction the ball starts, and distance. Lag is the storing of energy and what lag actually is, is the hands staying cocked, so that the golf club lags behind this on the down swing. So, when I get to the top of my swing; most people that have problem with distance and control, move the club first. Then, they follow it. Lag is the lower body, then the big muscles in the torso, then the shoulders, then the arms and the golf club lags behind this. It's the last thing to get through the golf ball. That's created by using the big muscles to start the down swing and our wrists stay in, quite; I like to call load and lock. That's loading the eight hand position, the cocking of my right hand. So, my right hand cocks, I load it; now I got to lock it. That's lag. It creates the club to lag. If I unlock it, my club moves first; my club does a lag; I kind of follow the golf club through the ball. We want to lock; load it, lock it; then let it release from the centrifugal force pulling on the head of the golf club. This is Conan Elliott and that's how to create lag in a golf swing.