If you've been trying to "hold" lag to get more club head speed and more distance ...
You've been doing it all wrong.
In this video I'll show you how to "carry" lag to impact - by using core rotation.
ANYBODY can do this - and improve their distance.

PLUS, a simple "Try It Yourself" exercise
that will show you EXACTLY where you are LOSING swing speed



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Now that you know “carrying” lag is one of the keys to more distance, you need to know what your body position should be at impact. In this second training video you’ll see where your body should be and why. We’ll debunk the myth of “square” body at impact. Plus, I’ll show you that you already have a great lag position in your swing, and that the issue isn’t “how do you create more lag” on the downswing but “where are you losing it?” You’ll learn a lot from the leaning balance exercise in this video! CLICK HERE for VIDEO #2


Balance is one of the absolute swing fundamentals that affects your distance, your consistency, and your accuracy. You MUST get this right before you start to tackle any other issues in your swing. I’ve got a neat exercise that will quickly and dramatically improve your athletic balance – which means you’ll almost immediately improve your distance and your consistency. You can learn it in just a few swings, and then integrate it into your pre-shot routine. I encourage you to learn the “Happy Toes” drill, then take it to the course as soon as possible. CLICK HERE for VIDEO #3


There are five fundamental aspects of the swing that affect your distance. The best way to learn them is through systematic training with specific drills. I learned the hard way, but you don’t have to. I’ll show you the five keys to distance and the training program I put together to help you learn, practice, and integrate the keys into your golf swing. I’m absolutely certain you can learn to hit the ball farther than you do right now if you put in the effort to master these fundamental concepts. CLICK HERE for VIDEO #4

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  1. Todd

    Hi Eric,
    I live in Germany. I would like to know if your DVDs are in PAL (the european TV format)?
    Are all the lessons on the DVD’s also available on the online training site.
    Looks like a very good program!
    Thanks, Todd

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA

      Ho Todd – Good question about the DVD format. Quick answer is no, they are not in European format, so I don’t think they’ll play on your TV. They should, however, play just fine on your computer.
      As for your second question – Yes, all the videos on the DVD are available inside the Online Training site, as well as additional bonus videos.
      Hope to see you inside the site soon!

  2. Thank You–Thank You–Thank You—Ken

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA

      Go Get ’em, Ken!

  3. Daniel Hayward

    Eric , excellent intro video . I like your well made points of ” carrying ” lag cf ” holding ” lag , and also ” target ” cf ” ball ” orientation . Clearly explained with good diction . You make it appear all so – apparently – straightforward …! I’ll be doing some ” whooshing ” on the practice range tonight . Cheers .

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA

      Thanks Daniel! While you are “whooshing” on the practice range, keep asking yourself how to move the whoosh as far forward as possible. You’ll discover a lot about timing, and how the body needs to carry the arms into position.

  4. Bob

    I am very interested by your video stops every 5 to 10 seconds, so I quit. Bob.

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA

      Thanks Bob. Sometimes the video playback depends on connection speed. If it stops, try hitting the pause button for a bit, then the play button again. You may just need a little time to let the video stream.

  5. Duncan McKibbin

    Like many in their 70′s, I have lost 30/40 %distance in the last 10 years, as in that time I also had a stroke affecting my left side. Golf has become a struggle, and a h’cap up from 11 to 26. I tried your technique today in very wet underfoot conditions so no run and in fact because I was hitting into an upslope, the ball was behind the plug mark! However the distance of carry was at least the same as before where there was run, so I reckon an improvement already

  6. John Hartman

    Absolutely awesome. Easy to understand. Something that I can practice and evaluate on my own. Best thing is that I think it applies to most every swing in a round of golf other than perhaps some pitching and bunker play. Thank you.

  7. Glen Norrie

    Wow, now i know whereim making my mistakes. that makes sence since im hitting my 4 iron and my 7 iron almost the same distance and couldnt figure out why, but i must admit, your full detaled explanation really puts it in perspective. Im going to try this for sure and see what happens. Thanks a million, cant wait for the next video.

  8. Mel Rodgers

    Something no other teacher ever told me, and has always been a question.

  9. Nick

    It’s off to the driving range bright and early. Thanks for the tip.

  10. Rogelio Isla

    I am amazed with the clear and simple way of explainig something so important
    Thank you Eric

  11. Stephanie

    Well this clears up a few thing and explains why I am having such a hard time hitting a driver

  12. Toby Gaddi

    Hi Eric, thank you for your tips on how to carry the lag. I just realized that I have been doing it all wrong and that is why my distance never improved even I drink energy boosters and do extra gym works. I also realized that I have been focusing on the ball and not on the target.

    Again thanks for the simple and yet effective method of instruction and more power to you.

  13. Toseef Khan

    Oh, my God, I could not believe the distance that I achieved. Thank you, I have been trying to achieved this since a very long time

  14. Godfrey

    Erick I have been playing golf for over 30 years and have been loosing my lag before impact and could never figure out how to hold my lag until I saw your video, this is the best lesson i have ever had Thank you.

  15. Glenn

    So simple. I use this drill, but like you said, I’ve been trying to hear the whoosh at the bottom. Can’t wait to work on this drill the way you demonstrate it and see the results. Thanks!

  16. Ken Hepper

    I had heard about the swish but not how or why. Thank You

    Ken Hepper

  17. Jerry Hodges

    Wish I had seen this 10 years ago!

  18. Dennis Miller

    Very informative. I had understood that a pro makes a divot 4 inches in front of the ball. This drill sounds as if it works for both the irons and the driver. So far you’ve turned this process into an easy and understandable way of getting more distance. Thank you

  19. John Pearsall

    Submitted on 2011/12/23 at 2:48 am

    Hallo Eric,
    what a super simple first video.I am 59 years of age and have been a professional since 1968.
    I am an English guy working in Germany.I am always looking for ways to improve my students
    game and also my own game.I truly believe in what you say as I am proof that distance does not come from big body power.I am 6 feet tall and weigh less than 10 stone but can still get the small
    white round object around 260 yards (driver).I always thought that I already had pretty good lag in my swing but now I look at my own videos and see that I too, release too early.can’t wait too get on the range and train to carry the lag a bit further.If I can get another 20 yards then the par Fives are going to be birdies or eagles instead of pars or birdies.Thanks,I Can’t wait for the next videos.
    I will let you Know How things Develope
    John Pearsall

  20. Guest

    Hi Eric
    I am 77 years old and play fair game….BUT…these last two lessons have been spectacular in helping me. I have gotten at least 20 yards longer in my shots and my directions has really been great.
    Sooo thanks again…..

    Love the lessons…can’t wait for the next ones……


“I recently purchased your instructional videos on Long Drive. They are the best golf teaching tool I have ever found. Your explanations of what to do and why are outstanding. I am a structural engineer and have a good understanding of the physics, mechanics and dynamics of the golf swing, so your explanations are especially meaningful to me. At age 63, I am still reasonably fit and strong, and your instructional videos have increased my average distance per club by 15 to 30 yards… Thanks for excellent videos!” – Barry

Hi Eric, I wanted to send you a big thanks to your 5 Keys to Distance program. It has done two very important things with my golf. The first is that it has increased my ball flight carry by 10% in only a few weeks. And secondly and the most satisfying is it has given my whole golf game in particular my shots from scoring range (100 yards and closer to the green) pure control with my centered balance. So I can't thank you enough. Your effective balance drills I do without fall each day before I have breakfast, and will continue to be my daily routine. Without Balance The Club Can Not Swing!! Kind regards Clayton P.

“Eric, After several weeks of study and practice on the first section of BLAST. The results have been OUTSTANDING thus far… at age 73 my driver length ranged between 175 yards and 210 yards. Now with some extensive self-help training from you the distances are ranging from 220 yards to 255 yards. The 255 yd. distance was achieved after working on the BALANCE, LEVERAGE & ARC WIDTH drills…Thank you for your help. I almost resigned myself to play from the seniors tee or give up golf!” – Dick B.

"I just wanted to follow up with you regarding my progress while using your program. After just 3 months I am seeing a lot of new and exciting things happening to my golf swing. I find that I am hitting all of my clubs longer and more squarely than ever before. Every shot I hit now feels like it is hitting the sweet spot and is going very straight. My club head speed use to be about 90 mph now my club head speed is on average 110 mph. The main key for me was increasing my hip speed and reducing my grip pressure. My old swing was very arm dependent and now it feels like I can swing much faster with a lot less effort. Thank you again for your great series..." - Jorge O.

Dear Eric, Played today and hit it better than I have for some time. I have always struggled with distance. Today shot 7 over hitting it 15 - 20 yards further off the tee. One went a good 40 yards further nearly driving a short par 4. Amazing after only 2 days. Thanks for helping me understand leverage, arc and club head speed for the first time. David J.

Hi Eric, I ordered your book and DVD a few weeks ago and I'm getting a lot out of it! I'm going very slowly, but thoroughly. Thanks very much for writing it - I've read tons of golf books, but no one has ever put as much emphasis on balance and FEELING what the body is doing during the swing. The drills bypass the intellect and force the body to "get it" directly. Pete

"I received your book yesterday and have been reading it and highlighting ever since. Your book, DVD, and interviews are awesome!! Just what I have been looking for a very long time. I can tell already that I need to build up some stabilizing muscles in my body. Thanks again for your dedicated research and sharing this incredible book with your fellow golfers" - Mike P.

“Just want to tell you that I've been doing the drills for a few weeks now, up to the swing arc drills, and am noticing much improvement at the range. I can't wait to take it out to the course. Thanks for simplifying golf instruction for me!" - Rick P.

Dear Eric -- Instantly the game has become fun again. The consistency was amazing, both as to direction as well as trajectory and shot shape. Even the sound of the iron shots was much better. Thanks for an exciting round. I look forward to working through all the steps and drills. Greens in regulation are now the rule and not the exception. More distance, less effort, more accuracy, no sore muscles, more fun." - Ron G.

Eric, best investment I've made so far in all the you know whats out there. I played nine and was nailing my tee shots like I haven't seen in ages. I haven't been more encouraged ever..." - Peter S.

Eric, I have to tell you that I’m absolutely delighted with your drills.They make perfect sense to me, and I’m actually enjoying doing them because I can tell intuitively that they will make a real difference. I have for a long time avoided going to the range because I felt that I was simply reinforcing my mistakes. I am going to the range now with quite a different attitude because I’m confident that your drills will help me really improve my game. After only two sessions on the range I can see improvement already . I’m determined to keep up with the drills, and I can tell you that your presentation of them is excellent. I’ve had lots of lessons in the past from some of the best "swing gurus" in the world. But none of them have made a real difference to my swing like you have. I’m very excited now because I can already feel the difference. Thanks again for your help, and for taking the trouble to write to me. Best wishes Jeff W.

“Eric, Am doing as you say and have seen remarkable improvement in the past week. My balance, hip turn, leverage etc were out of whack. For a little old 75 yr old I hit a 300-yard drive on 16 and was over the green in two with a baffler on a par 5. Thanks” - Klaus

Eric, I’m impressed with your advice. I’ve learned much more from your program than from any of the other programs I’ve tried – and I’ve tried a lot of them. Your drills have given me insights into what’s wrong with my swing, and the means of correcting the problems I have. I’m sure I can overcome all my bad habits as I continue with the drills and concentrate on achieving better balance and leverage, and a high finish. Thanks again. Jeff W.

After the dozens of lessons I have had from accomplished PGA pros and the hundreds of hours I have spent practicing my swing I did not believe I would ever be able to overcome my obsession with the mechanics of the swing. Nor did I believe it was even possible to will myself into “the zone” and, potentially, stay there for long periods in spite of the chaos going on around me. Nor did I believe I could apply the concepts involved in the full swing to every part of my game with ease and immediate results. After reading The Five Keys to Distance, practicing your drills for a few months and taking just one lesson from you, I now know I was wrong on all counts! your methods are pure genius! JM

Eric, I am loving the course - Already seeing more distance but more importantly (to me), consistency is way up throughout the bag. Thanks! Al P

Eric, I know you promised me 20 more yards with my driver. I'm actually getting more like 30 yards and sometimes even 50 more yards. But what you didn't mention is the added distance WITH EVERY CLUB IN MY BAG! I'm hitting all my irons at least one club longer, plus I'm really compressing the ball now. It's so much fun! You should tell everyone about this "extra" benefit from your program! Gerry M.

Hi Eric, Got to tell you that I really like your encouragement and support with the specific helpful hints and reminders. My guess is that we all have a lot going on but really want to try to be very disciplined about learning and practicing, the reality is that in most cases it will not happen without your prompts and pushes. I love it and look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for becoming a good friend. Paul R.

Eric: Your book and dvd have helped me correct problems with my swing which have added 20 yards to all of my clubs. I'm so impressed that I want to order another book/dvd for my grandson who is on his high school golf team. Bob C.

Dear Eric, I just had to tell you that since I bought the Five Keys to Distance (last week), and although I have only managed to work with the balance section and am still busy with it, I am soooooooo excited because I am immediately more consistent and my accuracy has improved dramatically right through from driving to putting. It is astounding and revelationary just to work with the balance concepts and drills. You are right when you say coaches don't even touch on balance. None of mine ever have! I've played four rounds and come down from 92 to 82 in those four rounds! I cant wait to see whats going to happen when I have been through all the material but am in no hurry as I wish to go through everything thoroughly and in order. I just want to thank you so much cos even if i don't get any further I have definitely got my moneys worth already! I am a 53 year old woman, mad keen on golf and play off a 13 at the moment. All I can say is this is such fun. Thank you so much, Regards, Beryl B

Hello Eric. I am blown away by these exercises. They make sense and now I realize I have been on that tip hamster wheel for a long time. I will say in the short time I have used your program I have been able to hit most greens in regulation. I am driving farther and my short game has improved greatly. I use to get on the green in 4 now I am on in two and putting for a bird. I can hardly wait to become proficient with all your exercises. Thank YOU! Jess

Eric, I am 73 years old and after watching the videos and practicing the drills a few times, today I shot my best score ever (82 which includes a triple bogey). Great!!!! Richard A

Dear Eric, Your views on “fast Hips” and working from the bottom up on the downswing are excellent. I believe the feedback these drills give you are a great education on my own swing and why I produce good and poor shots. Should save a lot of wasted time and lead to far more enjoyment of the best game in the world! Martin H.

Dear Eric, I'm really enjoying doing the drills and feel this is the programme that will surely benefit me. Your programme is indeed very scientific and helping me immensely. And what is really great is your consistent follow-up. Unlike other sites who make the sale and then are gone, then only come back when they have something new to sell. You are indeed setting the standard for excellence in teaching. Thanks a lot, Atulya S

Hello Eric I’m really enjoying your no nonsense, practical, informative videos and instruction manual. I’m showing immediate improvement in my game as I’m sure all would who follow. It’s great for those that aren’t scared to shoot low and aren’t scared to drive a monster. Rgds, Stuart

Eric, This is superb instruction. Very clear an easy to understand. I have countless books and videos on golf instruction but you are the first person to explain these principles so clearly. I have been struggling for years with hitting from the top and now after watching just a couple of videos I have very clear idea of how to finally overcome it. Thank you very much. Don

Hi Eric, thank you for your tips on how to carry lag. I just realized that I have been doing it all wrong and that is why my distance never improved even though I drink energy boosters and do extra gym work. I also realized that I have been focusing on the ball and not on the target. Again thanks for the simple and yet effective method of instruction and more power to you. Toby

Hi Eric, Thank you, after 20 years of playing Golf I’m now starting to see an overall improvement in my game, the most enjoyable part has been the much improved distance and accuracy from the tee. The whoosh drill makes sense to me and I believe this is the right path to improve my game even further, my handicap has now been reduced and looking forward to it coming down even more. Roy W.

Eric, nice job my friend. Not only is your instruction clearly presented in picture and word but also practical and I use it on the range and the course. I am working on the technique with all the clubs in the bag. Thank you for your help. Ed L.

Ahhhh… It’s finally coming together. very nice training sequence! Errol

Hi Eric. Thank you for your good advise. I am a guy from Denmark and have played golf for 10 years. I have experimented with my golf swing and have not been certain about where in the golf swing one would have to release the power. Now I will follow your instruction. Thorston

G'day mate. "GUILTY” of squaring the shoulders at impact. I have been working on leading my right elbow in my downswing working really well till it comes to impact, then I push it left or block straight out to the right. How can this be I tell myself when everything feels so good? Well now i know, I am stopping at impact and not rotating through. How bloody simple is that when it is explained by someone like yourself! Thank you mate for sharing your knowledge with us. All the best. Gary T.

I have been playing golf, for over 30 years, and this was the BEST explanation of lag and creating speed that I have ever seen! I am going to start working on these moves, right now-in my den! Thanks. Art D.

Hi Eric, I am a teaching professional in Australia, I get to watch a lot of videos on golf and it is refreshing to see yours that are simple to understand for all and correct in their nature. Communication is the most difficult thing in coaching. Keep up the good work! Terry A

Fascinating. I can see where a blocked turn would cause hindrance and a loss of distance. Oh, by the way, I got my irons (at least short irons) to work for me now. 150 yards easy for 8 iron, and that's very good for me. It's your approach to the issue that's so easy to understand. Honestly, I can glean loads of information from your presentation. Usable information. Normally I cannot do that, no matter how hard I try. Fantastic teacher! Ray B.

Eric - I have been playing golf for over 50 years,(now 75 handicap 5), had numerous lessons and read just about every golf book that has been written. I can honestly say that these video lessons describe what the ideal golf swing should accomplish and how to perform it. My oh my,…. if only this instruction had been available when I started to play! This is seriously the best instruction ever, I actually perform these moves after all the years of experiment, readers now have it in a package without having to go through all the frustration of knowing how to do it. Peter B.

Eric, You have an uncanny ability to break down the components of the golf swing into simple terms with great clarity. I gain additional insight each time I read your book “5 Keys to Distance” and review this video. Thank you soooo much. Orson L.