Drill to Create More Lag in Your Golf Shot

Drill to Create More Lag in Your Golf Shot

What is a Golf Swing Lag?

We have heard the word in golf quite a bit - lag, well what does it mean? If you look at the dictionary lag means something is trailing behind, something is lagging behind. We want to have something lagging behind, so the clubhead is lagging behind the handles as you hit your golf ball. As you are swinging your club the clubhead is lagging behind the hands. That is the feeling that we want to try to accomplish.

Swing Lag Drill

Here is a beautiful drill that can help you engrain that feel through the golf ball. I am in this tall grass for a reason.

  • The reason is that as I am swinging through the grass the grass is going to grab the clubhead and force my hands to get forward. I am going to get the feeling of dragging the clubhead through and I am going to get a feeling for what impact is like when I hit my golf ball.
  • So getting in the tall grass and making some swings I am really getting the feeling of the club lagging behind the hands. I am feeling my arms forward through impact.

It is a wonderful drill to get the feeling of the handle leading the trailing clubhead and it is a terrific drill for juniors to get the feeling of the club shaft leaning forward. Do a few over here in the tall grass then go hit some golf balls, then come back to the tall grass and then go hit some more golf balls. If you get this then you will not be in this tall grass ever when you play golf.

Category: Impact
Sub-Category: Arms, Hands, Swing Drills
About the Instructor
Laird Small
Laird Small
Pebble Beach Golf Academy
1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Tel: 831-622-8650

Laird Small is Director of The Pebble Beach Golf Academy and is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #23 instructor in the world.


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