1:51 min Lag Drill
Golf Instruction • 1m 51s
In my opinion, daily practice is the key to success towards any goal. Making 10 practice swings a day or exercising for 5 minutes everyday will get you playing better and in better shape than exercising or practicing for two or three hours once a week. First of all, it is always hard to find big chunks of time to do massive workouts or beat balls on the driving range. Secondly, the long workouts or practice sessions usually lead to fatigued swings, injuries and ingrained bad habits.
There is something to be said about the momentum of taking small daily steps towards a goal that is cumulatively better than taking big steps with less frequency.
Today we focus on how to create lag-
What is lag in the golf swing? Lag is the angle that is created between the wrists and the golf club on the downswing that stores energy that is unleashed at the moment of impact to propel the ball The longer you can maintain the angle, the more power you will create.
The opposite of lag would be casting or coming over the top. This is when the golfer loses the angle or straightens the wrists on the downswing, causing loss of power and mis-hit shots.
Here is a drill that not only helps a golfer feel lag, but also can stretch the muscles in the hands, wrists and forearms. Practicing this simple exercise can help prevent injury and strengthen your wrists and keep your hands and fingers flexible.
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