One of the “secrets” behind being able to hit the ball long or just simply accurate lies behind the fact how “really really” well you can lag your golf club right before impact.
Why is this?
Because when you correctly “lag” your clubface right before impact, two things happen.
First, you can only strike the golf ball perfectly square behind the golf ball.
Second, you take advantage of the distance your extra “lag” gives you.
In other words, distance and accuracy go together. When you hit long, you are accurate. When you are accurate, you hit it long.
Sadly in golf, there’s nothing in-between, you can either hit it long and straight or be short and miserable.
So, “how to really really” lag your golf club?
Just take some extra time from the top of your backswing to the point where you are right before hitting the ball. The longer you can make this section of your golf swing, the more accurate and longer your golf balls will go.