You can see some have more Lag Tension than others (actually I think there are 2 or three on these shots that had none, the other 30 golfers I filmed have some degree of lag tension) but the vast majority of the golfers I filmed there had quite a bit.
Some golfers really stood out.
To the eye, in person Davis Love III has the best sounding and looking swing bar none, it's a special kind of move (and over 20 tour wins).
Joachim Nieman has a very interesting swing with A TON of lag tension. Watching his swing in slow motion, not a lot can go wrong.
Bryson DeChambeau is an interesting case, he has lag tension at impact but not a ton. However, what BC does better than any other player I filmed yesterday was retain the same about of lag tension for a very long time. By the time BC is in full extension (club shaft in line with lead forearm) the club is a couple feet past the ball. Joachim also gets full extension very late.
I had no idea Matt Kuchar had so much Lag Tension. interesting move.
Marc Leishman is a beast. Great golfer, awesome swing.
Charles Howell III is the top ball striker at the moment, +8 or so lag tension on his shot.
JB Holmes and the Leader's group was WAY behind the group in front of them, TV doesn't do it justice, they were probably half an hour behind the group in front on 15 tee. It started to dominate the conversation around the course how slow they were.
That being siad, JB Holmes is the most impressive person to watch with driver I've seen. It looks so strong. Awesome flight to see.
I didn't speak to the golfers but some of them were NOT nice people to the fans. I asked a VERY casual question to one pro not in the hunt in between holes and you would have thought I kicked over his golf bag or something. Later in the day around the leader group some of the fans were getting a little obnoxious, nothing crazy though.
Some players have good lag tension at impact but then after the ball is gone the immediately lose it. I might go deeper into looking at which is the better metric of ball striking success, how much lag tension at impact or how how far after impact does the golfer reach full extension.
Also very interesting was that some golfers have great lag tension on the irons and zero lag tension on driver. Compare these guys with the 2018 Ball striking Stats or driving accuracy.
It would be great to spend a couple weeks out on tour recording how much LT players have on shots and when they reach full extension and cross reference that to the stats. Right now looking at it there seems to be a clear correlation with few outliers.