Chris Stroud - Clubhead Lag

Chris Stroud discusses the clubhead lag in the swing. He has a tendency to have too much angle between the clubshaft and left arm in the downswing that he continuously works on to correct.

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Chris Stroud Downswing Lag


To me, you know, you got this real nice width. And you're tall, and you pull it up here. What I like to do-- do you ever worry about my swing plane, or am I too up, too down, should I be more? It worries people all the time, right?

Unfortunately, I have fallen into the category of-- I worry about my swing a lot. But, again, I've tried so many coaches, so many thoughts, so many feels, that I've narrowed it down to a few things that I use. And I have a lot of lag, a little bit more than most people.

What do you mean by lag?

So, on the way down, you know, the best wedge players in the world, when they're coming down into transition, their left arm, when it's 9 o'clock and parallel to the ground, they're, basically, at 90 degrees. My longer stuff gets really, really close to my shoulder. Not Chad Campbell close, not Sergio flatten and close, but it just gets a little narrow, a lot because my right arm collapses.

I see. That's a, I would say, it's advantageous to have some lag, because it's lagging. Anything lagging means that you can snap it, right?

That's right. I think it's better to have that, than the other. Luckily, I haven't been the guy that's ever had the over, so I don't know what that feels like. But I've always been told that it's better to have this way. I was taught that way.

So the weakest kind of release of all would be early--

Over, yep.

And, then, the next weakest would be in the middle.


And the strongest would be late.

That's right.

And you're saying yours is, maybe, sometimes, too late.

Too late. Too late. That's exactly right.

From not being able to square it properly.