have a question for bobby?
ask away and you could see your answer right here on clampett’s corner!


Two things: I’ve been using the DVDs for practice and hit more fairways than ever before. On my first round out I shot a 76 with ZERO birdies! The problem is I think I’m over doing it now. Trying to feel the lag, swing hard, and not use my arms-I’m kind of stuck a lot and not sure if I should only use the lag for my full swing. Please help!




July 14, 2016

Bobby’s Answer

Great question, Joel!

It’s never possible to have too much lag, so we can rule that out right away.

You mentioned something really interesting-the feeling of getting stuck. What is that? 

***Need tips on generating Clubhead Lag? CLICK HERE for my instructional DVD!***

The feeling of getting stuck is primarily the result of a rearward swing bottom. I have a hunch that this problem is giving you more trouble than you think.

Listen to what I have to say in the video below.

***Need tips on generating Clubhead Lag? CLICK HERE for my instructional DVD!***


  1. Can’t make a complete turn because of back issues. What can I do to still hit the ball. Not looking for distance just consistency. I tend to shank my irons

  2. Hi,

    Surely its possible to have too much lag. You have to be able to unload it. So you need to match your deceleration and your body speed with how much lag you have and how late you unload it.

  3. That’s a very poor attempt at explaining why backing your right foot up changes your swing bottom. So, what is the proper change if you do back your right foot to understand how far back you should place your ball at the beginning of the swing.

    1. Hi Mark, Bobby is currently in Naples. He teaches both at our IZG Academy there, as well as our World HQ there. Please call 239-236-5536 to schedule a lesson or register for a school. Thanks!
      -IZG Team

  4. Thanks for your series of tips! Even at 87, you’ve helped my game.
    I was satisfied that with my current goal–playing 850 golf courses in all states & 9 countries including courses where 3 of the 4 majors were played.
    With the tips from Clampett’s Corner, I’m going for 900.

  5. I must disagree with his analogy for too much lag. Too much lag has screwed up my swing big time. Instructors drill in the need for massive lag to hit it far, but, If I can’t unload it in time at the ball…then there is too much lag. I have to feel like I unload it behind my right hip…otherwise I can’t upload it in time.

    1. Jennifer, Your problem is not too much lag, but rather that your impact isn’t where it needs to be.

Leave your comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Questions

October 16, 2019

What’s a good drill to help me maintain lag and keep my lead wrist flat when chipping?

Read more
October 10, 2019

I’m heading to Scotland to play some of the great courses. Last time I was there, I was having a terrible time getting out of those pot bunkers. Can you help me understand how to make the ball go up quickly to get over those steep lips?

Read more
October 03, 2019

I have a buddy who’s shaved 5 strokes off his game just by doing your sand drill. Can you explain the drill?

Read more
September 26, 2019

I have a bent left arm at the top of my backswing and a rearward swing bottom. Could this be why I’m hitting the ball short off the tee?

Read more
September 19, 2019

Do you have any advice on how high I should be teeing up my ball for my driver?

Read more
September 11, 2019

I’m bored practicing, especially my short game. Can you offer any suggestions?

Read more

Digital Academy

Digital Academy