How to Create Lag in Your Golf Swing
When you see good players, they all have lag in their swing. Lag is the secret to more distance.
So how can you create lag in your swing?
3 Ways to Create Lag
1. Leave your club on your back
Swing to the top of your golf swing and start your downswing. But try to feel like you are leaving your club on your back.
Feel like you are starting your downswing without a club.
This swing thought is used by Ryo Ishikawa who became the youngest money leader in the history of Japan Golf Tour.
2. Pull the grip end of your club toward the ball
We have talked about this earlier. As you start your downswing, pull the grip end of your club toward the ball.
This will create clubhead speed at the bottom of your swing.
3. Keep your wrist cock
Try not to uncock your wrist until the shaft reaches parallel with the ground.
Swing down and stop at the position where the shaft is parallel with the ground just before impact. Check to see if the wrists are cocked fully.
Practice this a few times before hitting balls.
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