Create more lag. That’s what I told myself during the Long Drive Championships.
Lag adds more distance to my drive. This gave me that great arch allowing me to get past bunkers and into the green.
It can be easy, it can be difficult to learn
But what I know is IT is worth knowing if you need plenty of distance.
Here’s how to explain what it’s all about
My address position shows my hands and club head in the same position. That’s zero lag.
During my 90 degree backswing heading towards the impact zone, the club and my hands fall out of alignment in relation to the impact zone.
That’s what I’m talking about. The more you have it, the faster your club rotates as you release it towards the impact zone.
If you want to learn more about lags, you should perform a Push Drill.
Here’s how to do it:
Shift your weight to your left while maintaining the alignment of your club and your hands. The clubface must be square in relation to the ball.
Do some practice shots. Make sure that your hands are going past the impact position first. An alignment rod can help you.
Take a backswing. Your hands must push forward through the impact zone before the club head to create a lag.
This drill doesn’t only give you a great deal of distance, it also aligns your clubface to square each swing!
With practice, I know you can use this to your advantage. Good luck!