Holding Your Lag Angle Too Long?

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  1. DennisStephens, 1 year ago

    Paul, what is you take on not grounding the club on tee shots? I have a problem (coming over the top) this seems to help.

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      If it helps keep doing it. Some people get a little tight when they do this. I have seen this work for other people too so I don’t have a problem with it. It is also good to help people do the one-piece takeaway.

  2. RoyGilley, 1 year ago

    Hey Paul – I just watched a video from another golf site in which it was claimed that pro golfers slow their hands down slightly through impact as a way to improve the release of the club head. Any truth to that? Thanks.

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      I have never heard this before that they would be manually slowing them down. If so, this would be inline with my teaching of powerless arms. If they are slowing them down they are trying to take them and any hitting out of the swing.

  3. DominicErba, 10 months ago

    If I “pull down” holding the lag angle, am I not using my arms to “pull down”

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 10 months ago


      As I have said in previous tips when you are working on certain positions you may feel your arms. When you are working on your swing as a whole you are trying to turn the arms off. This is a specific, precise position. Keep setting the position and you will master it. Then you will never think about it ever again. I have not thought about lag in about 30 years.

  4. JaySchwarz, 10 months ago


    I’ve been working on the release, and love the drill pointing the butt of the club at the target line on both sides. I’ve also been working on getting the arms fully extended at the release point. Do you have a drill that puts these two feeling together at the same time?


    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 10 months ago


      I do not have a drill for both of these. Just keep working on them individually. Glad you like those drills they are very important.

  5. RaymondCHASTEL, 10 months ago

    Paul ,The quality of this vid

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 10 months ago


      If the tip didn’t play just pause it and wait for it to load or watch it later. No one else is saying there is a problem so it is your connection speed. Try it again later and it will play.

      Tons of people are too late in their release from holding this angle too long. I see it all the time.

  6. BrienRicci, 10 months ago

    Hi Paul,
    This is a great tip. I have been holding on to angle to long and hitting thin shots.
    I am playing in a small Best Balll Tourney this weekend and I get quick under
    Pressure. Can you lead me to your best Tempo videos.

    Thanks – Brien

  7. colinbrown

    colinbrown, 10 months ago

    Hi Paul, I push a lot of my shots and with your tips I’m slowly straightening them up.My question is,is there a target point or something similar where my hands snap over or release at impact? My hips are turning nicely through impact when I slow down and my shots are crisp but I still leak to the right,any comments Regards Colin

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 10 months ago


      Glad you are improving. It sounds like you are close.

      If you are pushing the path is right and the face is square to the path. If the face is even a couple of degrees closed you will have a perfect draw on your hands. A couple of degrees is not that much. So what you need to do is manually hook the ball first. You do this by rolling the wrists way earlier than you ever have. You roll it (manually) as soon as you start down. Remember it is only 1/4 of a second from the top to impact. If you roll it right away the face will be slightly closed at impact causing your to pull hook it. Once you can do this consistently you forget rolling it over and you work on using your lower body (as you are) to start the downswing. If you do you will have that perfect little draw.

      Here is the drill you must start doing:

      Manually Square the Clubface: http://ignitiongolf.com/impact-squaring-clubface

      Manually Square the Clubface (Follow Up): http://ignitiongolf.com/impact-squaring-face-follow-up

  8. RaymondCHASTEL, 9 months ago

    I saw a tip on “Squeezing the grip “just before impact and it works .
    This is it : your wrists are loose:just before impact ,squeeze the the last three fingers of the left hand and press strongly the fleshy part below your right thumb on the handle .I seem to gain 2/3 MPH in clubhead speed in doing so .
    Is this just a gimmick or is there a sound and proven explanation to it?

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 9 months ago


      One of the members told me about it so I did a tip on it. No proof it works but now you are saying it does so maybe it does. Logically, if you are gripping on to something super tight you recognize what too tight is. Knowing this, you can loosen up. If you do not know you are tight why would you loosen?

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