Create lag in the downswing


Q: What is a good tip to help create lag in the downswing? I have been casting the club for so long that it is very hard to stop. A tip that does not require hitting balls at the range would be ideal since I live in Canada.

A: I am sorry but I cannot think of a single tip that involves a change of swing shape or sequence that does not require some range time. To create more lag you need to start the lower body moving back to the left leg and turning just an instant before the arms and shoulders complete the backswing. This opposite direction of two motions creates lag. It also has the potential to ruin your swing if it causes you to lose your spine angle or to back up your hips while making this move. Trying to create more lag is a difficult and dangerous thing to try and not one I suggest to most all golfers.