What Creating Lag With The Golf Driver Means (Video)
What Creating Lag With The Golf Driver Means (Video)

We’re going to look at how you can create lag with the driver and what that means. It’s a term with many, many players use, and it is something which many players try to implement within their own games without fully understanding what it is.

Now lag is, generally speaking, what people refer to is the club head lagging behind the body and behind the hands as it approaches the point of impact. Now what that means is, actually, you take it up to the top of the golf swing, and you will have – well, you should have a nice full hinging of the wrists. Now you can see from this positon how the shaft is hinged to about 90 degrees in relation to my right hand and my left hand also. Now, during the down swing, if you can maintain the angle, if you can maintain that hinge, that is what is known as lag. Because as the club head comes down, maintaining those angles, maintaining that hinge, that club head is now lagging behind the body. Now the whole point and the whole purpose of creating this lag is as you move through the ball, and these wrist angles are released and this lag angle, if you want to refer to this, that is released. It adds power to the point of impact. It’s those leavers created between the arms, the wrists and the shaft that stores up energy, stores up energy, and as you’re moving to the point of impact, it releases down into the golf ball. It is a position which many, many professional players do adopt. They thus have these positives and negative effect. And that is what we are going to be looking at during this video series.
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We’re going to look at how you can create lag with the driver and what that means. It’s a term with many, many players use, and it is something which many players try to implement within their own games without fully understanding what it is.

Now lag is, generally speaking, what people refer to is the club head lagging behind the body and behind the hands as it approaches the point of impact. Now what that means is, actually, you take it up to the top of the golf swing, and you will have – well, you should have a nice full hinging of the wrists.

Now you can see from this positon how the shaft is hinged to about 90 degrees in relation to my right hand and my left hand also. Now, during the down swing, if you can maintain the angle, if you can maintain that hinge, that is what is known as lag. Because as the club head comes down, maintaining those angles, maintaining that hinge, that club head is now lagging behind the body. Now the whole point and the whole purpose of creating this lag is as you move through the ball, and these wrist angles are released and this lag angle, if you want to refer to this, that is released. It adds power to the point of impact.

It’s those leavers created between the arms, the wrists and the shaft that stores up energy, stores up energy, and as you’re moving to the point of impact, it releases down into the golf ball. It is a position which many, many professional players do adopt. They thus have these positives and negative effect. And that is what we are going to be looking at during this video series.