Look folks, there really is no debate here and this is the last I will say on this for a while. Nowhere have I said lag is bad. I think 100% of us can agree that too much of a good thing, is in fact bad. If you sat down and ate broccoli until your stomach exploded, that is bad. You know why, that is not a balanced diet and you ate too much. Trying too hard to get lag is not a balanced golf swing.
To not use such an extreme example, if many of us went out and tried to run a marathon before we spent years training for it, we would drop dead at mile marker 2.
Some of us can lag the club at an extreme angle and control it to hit the ball 400 yards. If you don’t have that physical skill or haven’t trained years to do it, your golf ball will drop dead at the 200 yard maker on a 400 yard hole.
Some of us cannot dunk a basketball and no amount of training will allow us to…but, just like lag, if we train and use proper technique, we can increase how high we can jump.
Lag is good, lag is great, the more lag you have the better, but trying to get as much lag as possible by delaying the release at the expense of having your swing move in sync and work properly, is bad…and there is no debate.
Let me be blunt. I am a relative nobody and don’t think the next comment means I think I am in Tiger or Jack’s category…but what does it tell you when the two greatest players of all time and a former national long drive champion say that delaying the release on purpose is bad?