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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.
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December 13, 2012
One of my problems with my driver is casting. I really want to fix it.
In your drill, you say that I have to hold the angle until my hands come down to my right leg. However, when I do it, my arms get tight because of holding. You always emphasize powerless arms and not thinking about shoulder or arms at all in the downswing.
Now, I have to think about holding the club by getting tight to keep the lag. I find the drill to keep the lag makes me think about my wrist and arms in the downswing…when I am not supposed to do that.
Can you verify what you mean by “hold” the lag? How do I do it? Not thinking about it at all (with powerless arms) ? or I have to literally keep it consciously with my wrist?
When you are working on lag you will be feeling arms. Once you train them to hold the angle you then keep them powerless. This is a long process that takes thousands of repetitions. Watch the tips below and work on the drills regularly and you will get it.
Holding this angle is allowing your wrists to hinge. Then you keep this angle as you start down. In other words you are not allowing this angle to release. You set the angle and it is the same angle as you come down. A good way to see this would be in a mirror. Watch yourself take it to the top and hold the angle as the arms come down. Then keep doing it until you are good at it. Consciously think about it then forget it once you are doing it.
How to Feel Lag: http://ignitiongolf.com/downswing-lag-1
How To Feel Lag 2: http://ignitiongolf.com/lag-follow-up
Lag Drill: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-lag
Lag Drill 2: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-move-hips-hold-lag
Lag And Release Drill: http://ignitiongolf.com/lag-release-drill
How Lag Affects Power: http://ignitiongolf.com/power-lag/
Drill: My Favorite Drill
January 9, 2013
I find it hard to feel powerless arms and a wrists in the downswing in order to hold the lag. I am thinking of holding the right arm bowed as long as possible and then suddenly loose it up. Then everything tighten up. And it seems that I have one more problem. At impact my left wrists are bowing to right as I try to help the ball up. Do you have any drills or tip in order to solve this ?
If you are working on holding the lag angle you will feel the hands and wrists. Once you master it you will then be able to do it keeping the arms powerless. This is way in the future.
There are 7 cure your chicken wing tips that you may want to watch. Just search in the red nav bar Swing Tips > Cures. Scroll down a little and the tips are right there.
You can also do this drill:
DRILL: Arm Extension: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-stretch-out-arms
March 23, 2014
Paul,BEN HOGAN managed to keep his lag angle very closed even when his left arm came parall
There are no tricks. Understand Iron Byron. Once you do you will understand how to get more power. Your legs represent the motor. Your upper body represents the driveshaft and the wrists are the hinge at the end of the arm. That is all there is too it.
Every machine has a motor which turns a driveshaft. The accessory (your arms, wrists and club) is attached to the machine. This accessory has not power in it.
July 7, 2014
This is a fantastic tip that I missed. Recently I found that the lack of lag and casting is causing a lot of troubles to my game. I started doing these drills and I’m noticing the difference. On last Sunday I hit the longest drive ever, effortless and 30m more with the same driver. Still I have a lot of work to do but I feel I’m in the right direction. Thanks so much.
July 8, 2014
Very good. This is more advanced stuff so take your time. The results (as you are finding out) are seen in the future.
June 2, 2016
Hi Paul- In doing this drill I am inclined to lose the tension between shoulders and hips . Do I need to deliberately hold the separation until release .
A related question – if the tension is fully built up on the backswing it would seem that no further separation can occur by starting with the legs but that it preserves the separation .
Great tip -thanks
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