Why this training can improve your tempo and give you more power

As a bit of a training aid geek, I’ve always found that my favorite devices are the ones that allow you to hit balls, and give you feedback about what you’re doing right (or wrong) without actually having to think too much about it.

The lag shot, as you see me review in the video above, checks all those boxes, and that’s why I’m a fan of it. The product comes in three different forms: A driver, 7-iron and wedge. They’re all standard length equipped with a grip and clubhead. But the shaft, which is both heavier and more flexible than ordinary shaft, is what’s key.

The combination means forces you to make a smooth transition from the top of your swing that properly “loads the club,” according to the company. And once you do make that transition, the flexible shaft means the club will lag behind you. Release the club too early and you won’t be able to make clean contact; the only way to hit the ball straight is to avoid early extending by turning your body through the shot, and releasing all that stored up energy efficiently into the ball.

I’d suggest starting slowly, with small swings, before working your way up to longer shots. It’ll feel strange at first, but it won’t take you long to adjust. And once you do, you’ll like the results.


Luke Kerr-Dineen

Golf.com Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. In his role he oversees the brand’s game improvement content spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.