Here’s a front-view of Sergio Garcia’s Swing in slow-motion:
Sergio probably has one of the biggest “lags” out all the top players today.
Now, he probably comes as close to Ben Hogan’s “lag”.
Is lag a good thing?
Well, “lag”, I think is overrated. It’s the egg, not the chicken. In other words, you shouldn’t have to try to create “lag”. These players such as Sergio Garcia and Ben Hogan, didn’t try to do that.
They ended up doing that naturally while trying to hit the ball square in the middle of the clubface.
Even if you look at Tiger’s swing, he does have some lag, but too much “lag” can actually hinder your golf performance and you need fine hand control to be able to play consistently with “lag”.
“Lag”, however, is great for really squeezing every bit of your wrist power efficiency. Now, this is for the top golfers or scratch golfers. If you still can’t break par, you should really stick to simpler ideas.
Sergio Garcia Iron practice at the range:
What you need is really to practice lots and lots of short pitch shots as Sergio Garcia is doing here. Most good pro tour players will actually hit over 75% of their practice shots for shots within 100 yards.
Well, this is the worst-kept secret on the Tour that no average Joe will ever listen to. When you hit the smaller shots, you swing in tempo and in control.
Now, once you are swinging in good tempo and control, you can carry that to your longer clubs such as the driver. (It’s never the other way around, even John Daly will tell you so…)
Don’t believe me?
Lol, well if you are ever in San Francisco, we can play for some money and I can show you how to take someone’s money.