Simply put, the clubhead lags behind the movements of my body and arms. This helps get the club moving its fastest where it counts, through the impact area. That’s why lag is so valuable to hitting good shots.
If you have too much lag , the shaft leans forward, delofting the club, while too little lag adds loft to the clubhead. However, golfers must NOT take “ lag ” to an extreme level or they will cause themselves several problems. Let’s see what too much lag looks like while hitting a driver.
The hips initiate the downswing . At the top of the backswing, the hips have turned back, away from the ball and the target. On the way down, they will turn back and face the target directly. The rotation of them will result in the front hip (left for a right-handed player) bumping, or lifting forward and up in the air.
Lag is important for a couple different reasons. First of all, it creates more club head speed , which results in greater distance in your golf shot. It allows a snapping motion through impact, which makes impact more solid. It also helps to create a downward motion toward the ball.
“Anything that disturbs that flow is going to ruin your golf swing,” Hall said. Third, Hall said golfers must have their lead arm and hand in control of their swing. That’s the left arm for right -handed golfers and the right arm for lefties. By leading, you avoid hitting at the ball.
If your backswing is too slow it will become disjointed and you will lose smooth transition that is paramount to lead into your downswing. If your backswing is too quick it will not give your body the time to shift properly and you will not have the proper balance to start your backswing with power.
The shaft will flex during a swing, which changes the position of the club head. When you select the right flex, the club face will be square on the ball improving accuracy. If the shaft flex is too stiff , you lose loft and won’t control your shots easily.