For most golfers, it’s not easy. But, the reality is that increasing lag in can be done in just a few minutes when you understand the mechanics of what you’re trying to achieve. The problem for most amateur golfers is that they “spin” their shoulders from the top of the backswing. This creates a lot of centrifugal force that creates a “throw out” motion on the club. This simple move is one of the most costly in the golf swing.
The secret to creating lag is keep the shoulders quiet during the downswing so that the arms can work back down in front of the body while maintaining the lag. In the image below, you can see one of my students doing this and he increased his lag by 18 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
This increase in lag creating a dramatic improvement in his impact position and created a very penetrating ball flight. No longer was he hitting a high, weak, spinny ball. Instead, he started hitting shots that bored through the wind with a great “hiss” sound and all it took was learning how to use his right arm properly.
Below, is a video clip where I talk about how we dramatically increased his lag: