Good Habits Series – Lag

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

3 Responses to “Good Habits Series – Lag”

  1. December 26, 2014

    Steven D

    This tip is actually about lag, as the title indicates. I hope everyone has had a great holiday and I’m sure we all look forward to 2015 with confidence in our ability to improve our golf!

  2. December 26, 2014


    Hi Paul,

    I video taped my swing recently and found out 2 flaws :

    1) At impact my hips is more than 45 degrees open and my back leg is coming off the ground a bit too much. I am not slicing the ball but I suspect I don’t have enough lag. At least it is telling me that my lower body is starting the downswing. I know how to fix the lag problem but how do I fix the hips opening up too much at impact and what is this flaw causing to my swing?

    2) My right hand at the release point is bent and never gets to straight but my left hand is straight at impact. How do I fix this right hand problem? It is so frustrating trying to straighten the right hand and I have done countless drills to straighten this right hand up but it still does not want to straighten at the release point.

    Thanks again and Happy New Year!

    • December 27, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      All you have to do to slow down the lower body is hit about 20 shots not lifting the back heel at all through impact. So hit it flat footed then lift it after you have hit the ball and making your way to the follow through.

      You should be trying to get your hips well open as you hit the ball (upwards of 45 degrees). The only I don’t like is lifting the back heel too much as you hit the ball. 3-4 inches with irons 5-6 inches with woods.

      If you totally let your arms go (powerless) the club would stretch out to the widest point 100% of the time. If it is not looking like mine then you are using your arms and creating some resistance. This is simple physics. The mass will always want to swing to its widest point if you let it.

      Have you been doing this drill:

      Wide Arc:
      Drill – Another Way To Widen The Arc – 3/4 Stretch Arms:
      DRILL: Try To Hit Chair:

      Maybe its time to do a Skype or video lesson?

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