The Natural Skill of Juniors and How to Get it for Yourself
Juniors usually have an easier time maintaining lag or delay well into the hitting area (like Leon in the picture), because their hands are not strong enough yet to overpower through the hit like many adults do. Adults, if learning golf later in life and/or have back issues, generally use their hands to power through, creating casting and scooping (not an ideal impact for iron play and makes a very erratic shot).
Juniors, without knowing why, will usually create power just by turning their body and swinging their arms. Adults can get the same feeling juniors get by having a medium grip pressure and swinging an object with a slightly heavy weight on the end like a rake or an axe. It’s a great way to practice your swing.
- Gary Kent