Increase Your Forward Shaft Lean with This Exaggerated Lag Drill

If you still don’t feel lag in your swing, even after all the other instruction you’ve had, this new drill’s exactly what the “Lag Doctor” ordered!

forward shaft lean at impact
Too much shaft lean? Not in this drill!

And if you’re making progress but still want more lag, it’s time for another big leap in your improvement.

The drill below is one of the drills from our latest Premium Video, “Hands Ahead at Impact Exaggeration.”

It’s all about getting you lag and that forward shaft lean needed for penetrating shots with less effort.

But beware: This drill may give you too much lag!

I want you to exaggerate the feeling of lag first, and once you feel it, then you can go back and tone it down.

Sound good?  Then let’s get started!

First Step:  Lose the Club

Don’t worry!  We’ll bring back the club shortly.

But I want you to get the exaggerated feeling of lag in your golf swing before involving the club.

So, get into your normal swing posture, and swing your left arm back (to about the 9 o’clock position) while making sure that your wrist stays nice and flat.

Then swing your arm through, letting your wrist bow, until it’s about 6 to 8 inches in front of your lead leg.

Take a look at the pic below to see what I’m talking about.


lag drill
Let your wrist bow a bit on the downswing as you see here.


The back of your left hand will feel like it’s pointing straight down at the ground.

This will put you in the position of extreme forward shaft lean that I want you to feel.

On the follow through, make sure that you do this drill with your weight on your left side.  (You can even preset your weight on your left side if you want.)

Add Your Right Hand

After practicing swinging your left arm through, add your right hand.  Throw it into your left hand.


lag drill
Throw your right hand into your left. It should look like this.


It’s almost like giving yourself a low five.  And as you can see with the pic above, you’ll be in a position of a ton of forward shaft lean.

Now Let’s Add Your Club

After about 30 to 40 repetitions of this drill without the club, let’s do the drill with your club.


lag drill with club
Now that we’ve added the club, it’s easier to see this exaggerated position that I want you to feel.


Adding the club will help you feel this exaggerated drill better.

And if you’re really struggling with lag, there are more drills in the new Premium Video, “Hands Ahead at Impact Exaggeration.”

But with all this lag, be careful…

I don’t want you to swing this way!

Just remember that this is a drill.  The goal is to help you break your old habits and to help you feel an increase in your lag.

If you try to hit balls with this much forward shaft lean, you’ll probably hit a nasty block.

So, make sure that you tone it down a bit if you start blocking shots.


Don’t Miss Out on All the Drills for Adding Lag!

To see all the new drills demonstrated for you, watch the new Premium video, “Hands Ahead at Impact Exaggeration.”  Soon, you’ll hear that “hiss” from compressing the ball like a pro!

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Chuck Quinton

is the founder of the RotarySwing Tour online golf instruction learning system. He played golf professionally for 8 years and has been teaching golf since 1995 and has worked with more than 100 playing professionals who have played on the PGA, and other major tours around the world.

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