Pure It Like Sergio
Golf Digest South Africa|October 2018
Pure It Like Sergio

You can, if you know how to lag it

Jim Mclean

Sergio Garcia is known for being an exceptional ball-striker, and the way he gets the clubhead to lag behind the movement of the arms and body in the downswing helps him hit it pure. It can improve your swing, too, so I’m going to show you how to create it.

If you’re not sure what lag is, look at this photo of me in the downswing. My hands are about to pass over the top of the ball while the clubhead has a way to go before contact. Simply put, the clubhead lags behind the movements of my body and arms. This helps get the club moving its fastest where it counts, through the impact area. That’s why lag is so valuable to hitting good shots.


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October 2018