Brad: Hi this is Brad Ott director instruction TPC Craig Ranch here in McKinney Texas.
I'm going to talk to you about lag.
This is a very common question I'll get at a lot of beginner golfers intermediate as well as advanced golfers.
One of the things that lag does, it produces power but it mostly produces silent golf shots.
What I mean by that, let's first decide what lag is.
Lag is nothing more that when you're coming in to the golf shot, you're holding onto two components.
You're holding onto wrist hinge, which is wrist abduction.
This is wrist abduction, you're holding onto that wrist hinge.
Number tow is you're holding onto that pronation supination, you're not allowing that wrist to supinate.
You're holding onto that pronation.
Once you do that you've basically have two more levers to fire.
You have an unhinge and a rotation that's left to fire.
What happens when you leave those late to fire your golf swing produces more speed at the bottom.
What else happens when you do that? Well it happens to be that if you hold onto that hinge angle, by the time you get to impact, where will you see your hand? You'll see your hand slightly past the golf ball.
This is probably the most common characteristics to the best ball striking in the world.
If you have a chance look at any world class golfer at impact with an iron that's on the ground.
You'll always see a slight shaft lean, little bit more with the short irons.
But you'll always see that shaft leaning forward.
What does that do? That allows them to compress the golf ball.
When you hear that word compression, that comes from lag.
I'll encourage my students when they're coming down, hold onto that position.
Hold onto that lag, hold onto the hinge, hold onto the pronation as long as you possibly can and it the end we should see a little shaft lean, which will allow you to squeeze that golf ball, get more power, distance, and accuracy.