I added the Get Lag In 2 Minutes Drill to the Golf Practice Planner today because lag is so important to a good golf swing.
Get Lag In 2 Minutes Drill: Lagalicious
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The Get Lag In 2 Minutes Drill will teach you how to get your lag back. You’ll feel lagalicious, and best of all it only takes 2 minutes. If you like this drill, you might also like the Create Lag Drill: Phil Michelson Lag Formula.
Step 1: Watch
Watch the video below.
Step 2: Shaft Touches Neck On Backswing
With a driver, make your backswing and touch the shaft against your neck (see image below). Notice that the club is parallel to the ground. Bend your lead arm on purpose. Once you feel the club touching your neck, hit the shot.
The reason the “shaft On Neck” will give you perfect lag is that the “bent” lead arm is relaxed (most golfers are way too tense with their lead arm at the top of the backswing).
Step 3: Lag Position
Without thinking, when the club resting on your neck, you’ll naturally move your lower body first which creates the tour pro lag angle on the downswing (see images below).
Lag Position: Tour Pro
Lag Position: Phil Mickelson
Lag Position: Long Drive Champ
Lag Position: Ben Hogan
Step 4: Normal Shots
Hit normal shots by almost touching your neck, but don’t quite touch it. Remember to keep your arms relaxed. Having relaxed arms is one of the secrets to great golf.
Step 5: Competitive Practice
Spend 5 to 15 minutes doing the Get Lag Drill. If you’re doing this at home, use a mirror so you can see the correct positions.