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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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January 4, 2017
Fine illustrations of the big lag angle by two top golfers :easy for them ,not for us ! You teach to keep the wrists ultra loose and smooth ,so when the arms drop towards the body ,how do the wrists ,still smooth and relaxed ,keep the club shaft vertical :I take for granted that the wrists haven’t firmed up and don’t manipulate the handle :it’s an equilibrium feat …Is there a trick I don’t know ?
You are seeing the golfers arms as arms. I am seeing the lead arm as an extension from the axis (body). Imagine if the lead arm were a 2×4 and there was a hinge nailed to the end of it with a golf club attached. Now, it is set at the top. Why would the club move first? It wouldn’t. The axis would move first. In doing so it would compress the hinge until the last millisecond where it could not hold this angle any longer. This would create the release or whipping action of the club. So, you need loose wrists. If you can help it along by working on maintaining the angle that would be good. The thing is, little kids lag it perfectly without my saying 1 word about it. There has to be a reason they can do it yet adults cannot. Reason: No arm strength.
January 5, 2017
Does the front hip rotation (after the drop of hands to steep lag angle) cause the release to the impact position.
I have found the wrists play an important part in the body movement and the lag angle and proper release.
If your wrists were loose enough they would release. If you started golf as an adult I can guarantee your wrists are not loose enough. So, you need to manually roll them over doing the roll over drill and other drills I have posted below. This takes continuous work until you rarely every hit shots with slice spin (with a neutral grip).
Think of your wrists as a hinge. If you had a loose hinge at the end of your arm and a golf club attached would it release? It sure would because the mass (club) would want to swing to its widest point 100% of the time. In no way would it hold this angle into the through swing. So see your wrists as a loose hinge. Work on the drill below then add body rotation to make it release faster.
DRILL: 3 Ways To Roll It Over: http://ignitiongolf.com/3-ways-to-roll/
Roll Around The Stick: http://ignitiongolf.com/roll-around-stick/
Roll Over Drill Span: http://ignitiongolf.com/roll-over-span/
Clarifying the Roll Over Drill: http://ignitiongolf.com/clarifying-roll-drill/
Please Learn How to Hook It: http://ignitiongolf.com/please-learn-hook/
How to Release the Golf Club: http://ignitiongolf.com/impact-wrist-release
Drill – Grip Down To Feel The Release: http://ignitiongolf.com/grip-down-feel-release/
Drill – Smooth Wrist Release: http://ignitiongolf.com/smooth-wrist-release/
DRILL – Watch Your Release: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-watch-release/
This video of the lag and the release is really essential .After PAUL’s comments on my own ,I went to the golf course this morning January 5,,with a single idea in mind :”THE WRISTS ARE ONLY HINGES “,and I kept repeating it during all my swings .Well it worked perfectly ,and I shot my best shots since quite a long time.The only difficulty I experienced was to imagine I was PHIL MICKELSON or SERGIO GARCIA with their shaft still upright when their hands are down close to the body :I have a long way to emulate what they do ,but at least I know on which part of the swing I have to work on ! Thank you PAUL ,for the luminous lesson
Glad you liked it. I just see the swing differently. This was sue to relating it to Iron Byron. Once you see it differently it will become clear on exactly what you need to work on. Keep it loose.
January 6, 2017
According to your tip should have less lag with the driver. What is acceptable/
Love the tip.
You would have pretty close to equal amounts of lag with all clubs because your wrist join can only compress so much. If there was and variance it would be due to the rotational speed of the body not compressing this wrist angle as much. example: for driver you would turn faster than a pitching wedge so you wrists would compress more.
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