Develop Lag in Your Golf Swing

Develop Lag in Your Golf Swing


Many players hear it but often fewer understand what lag in their golf swing means and why this element has such an essential impact on their shots.

While sometimes easier said than done, creating lag in your golf swing does not simply result from improved wrist angles or holding the golf club longer than usual while working through the downswing transition.

As countless golfers are releasing their club early because of poorly composed backswings or an open clubface, most tour caliber players have a calculated amount of lag in their golf swing and have worked hard establishing the consistency of this crucial element.

George Gankas golf lessons aim to assist players in developing their golf swings by utilizing existing natural ability and correcting any flawed motion that exists in the current form.

With countless hours of free videos available, George Gankas golf lessons have been credited by golfers from around the world with having a huge influence over their progress towards becoming better, more consistent players.

Gankas has several training videos pertaining to developing lag in our golf swings and how doing so relates to the results we achieve in specific real life situations on the golf course.

The source of power for several of golf’s most recognized players, developing lag in our swings serves to improve our force, tempo and distance all with one deliberate action being added to our existing swing.

Pertaining to the angle created between our trail forearm and club shaft during the downswing transition, the lag present in our golf swing describes the length of time that our wrists assume this angle.

The longer our wrists can maintain this position between our club shaft and trail forearm will result in a better lag being applied to golf swing.

As we near impact, players may encounter their bodies being positioned squarely, but the shaft of their golf club still trails behind them.

With our wrists taking shape, preparing for impact – the speed in our clubhead ramps up as it nears impact with the ball.

The difference exists in a player’s ability to maintain this wrist angle between their club shaft and trail forearm for slightly longer than natural, creating ideal lag during the downswing transition.

With the right amount of lag present in our swing, bet on speed and distance being added as a result.

Players that are looking to add deliberate lag to their golf swing have several options in doing so.

Many golfers find that loosening up their grip slightly on the golf club has assisted in establishing noticeable lag in their swings.

Swinging with a lighter grip helps many players maintain the correct angle in their downswing transition long enough in order to achieve the right amount of lag in their shots.

With enough grip to maintain control, while lightening up the pressure enough to create lag, this strategy often creates instant results in a player’s swing.

Many other golfers attest to the widening of their swing’s arc as being a surefire way to expand the lag in their existing swing.

By widening their swing’s arc, the player generates more energy, with the effect varying from each golfer depending on the size of the player.

Starting at the takeaway and into the backswing, players are instructed to maintain a straight form in both arms while ensuring to hinge their wrists are the right moment.

This strategy requires a bit of trial and error, but doing so will result in a measurable amount of lag in your golf swing that will deliver impressive power and distance in the resulting shot.


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