I know I have talked about not forcing lag, but now I just think it is meaningless. It has at best an indirect correlation to distance and solid contact. At worst, too much lag can be difficult to manage. The misconception that lag is the opposite of cast has just jaded everyone’s view of it’s importance. Obviously casting the club is a complete power loss, so people just assume the opposite of that is maximum forced lag which would equal maximum power.
Creating lag with the hands for maximum power is like a body builder saying he is going to make his right bicep the largest in the world.
Who cares how small of an angle you can produce between your left arm and the shaft. What good is it if you can’t unwind it properly?…and how are you going to unwind it properly if you created this angle independent of the rest of your swing?
Who thinks creating that small angle to going to produce trajectory, spin and distance controlled iron shots?
I guess that means you want to have two completely different golf swings for driver and irons?…so creating one repeatable golf swing isn’t a daunting enough task?
Not to mention creating lag in chips and pitches is a completely disastrous undertaking.
Pushing the hands out to create maximum forward shaft lean for maximum power and maximum compression (a stupid term I hate as well), is no less effective in creating an unbalanced golf swing that leads to inconsistency, shanks and early extension (hip thrust/goat humping), among a laundry list of other bad things.
Forward shaft lean at impact that was produced by properly releasing the club with a SYNCHRONIZED golf swing is where maximum power is created…and you can use that swing with every club in the bag…including short game shots.
DISCLAIMER: of course lag is not meaningless, I am again trying to minimize it’s importance as a primary goal and relegate it to a RESULT of a good swing. Everything else I said I meant.