Pros: Easy to use, let's you feel lagging clubhead
Cons: Possible to misuse or develop bad habits
The LagRag is a training aid primarily focused on developing swing speed. It is a golf towel with some industrial strength velcro that makes it easy to attach to your driver. The idea is to swing your driver with the LagRag everyday to build your golf muscles as the towel will provide resistance.
Velcro outlined in red so you can see it better.
The LagRag comes with a DVD that shows how to use the product along with some drills to correct a slice or hook and some suggestions to build muscle strength and increase swing speed. The DVD starts with the inventor (I'm assuming he's the inventor, he never introduces himself) hitting a long drive. Unfortunately we only see his swing head on and don't get to see how far the ball goes. I'm sure he hits it a long way but it would be nice to see it on video. It would also be nice to know who this is and what his credentials are. I went to the LagRag site ( http://www.lagrag.com/LagRagGolfTestimonials.html ) and found this info but it would be nice to know his name:
LAG RAG DEVELOPER'S GOLF CREDENTIALS
- Three time Club Champion - Harlem Valley Golf Club
- Featured in Sports Illustrated: "Faces in the Crowd" for being youngest ever to win Club Championship -Harlem Valley Golf Club, age 15
- Certified Golf Instructor for 3 years USGTF
- Passed the PGA Player Ability Test
- Back-to-back Candlewood Open Winner
- 3 hole-in-ones
- lowest handicap maintained: +2
- highest recorded club speed: 130mph
- lowest round course record: 61 (with a bogey) Harlem Valley Golf Club
I think the drills to increase swing speed are valid and helpful although the video tends to drone on a bit. I'm not sure how much the slice or hook drills will help anyone. Some of the information is suspect based on my understanding of the "New" ball flight laws. For example he says like a hook is caused my flipping your hands over at impact and gives a drill to correct it.
Here's a quick video ov me using the LagRag to warm up at the golf dome.
I've used the LagRag off and on for a few weeks. I really like it as a warm-up tool. I can see getting to the course and using it at the first tee to help stretch out when you don't have any time to hit balls. I can also see where using it daily for a 5-10 minute workout could really build your golf muscles and increase your swing speed. I plan on working out with it over the winter and see what kind speed increase I can get. I'll report back in the spring and let you know if I managed to increase my usual 240-250 yard drives.