The Lag Shot driver is an excellent tool as it teaches you to feel how the shaft loads and the pressure in your hands. It also teaches you how to feel how the club lags behind you.
In this video, Mike Malaska will demonstrate how to magnify what the Lag Shot club does. Mike’s teaching has always been about exaggerating drills. By being able to feel and exaggerate the opposite feeling, you can then find the middle. You want to maximize what the Lag Shot driver can do.
When you swing the Lag Shot driver, the weight of the clubhead will put pressure on the shaft, bending it and creating lag. You will also feel the pressure in the hands and wrists. How do you magnify this feeling? Turn the club around and hold it at the bottom of the clubhead, and practice swinging the handle. The handle will still bend and flex as you swing and feel the same pressure. Flip the club back around and make a practice swing with the club. Just doing this drill will magnify the pressure in the shaft, hands, and wrists even more.
Mike can time the swing so that he hits the ball as far if not farther than his regular driver. There is so much pressure in the swing, and it kicks at the right time. Feeling this relative to the rotation of your body is another reason why turning the driver around will make you aware of the clubhead and how the body is moving. This will also make you feel the timing of getting the clubface to run into the ball.