Drill: Work On Lag Anywhere

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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+

10 Responses to “Drill: Work On Lag Anywhere”

  1. June 10, 2013


    Thanks Paul,
    This is a great drill,and easy to practice. There is one question that I would like to ask and I am sure you will clarify this for me.
    You quite frequently refer to the release point being 2 feet in front of the ball for irons and 3 feet for woods.
    Should I practiice this when my hands are at the more forward positions as mentioned above or at the impact position.
    This would allow for the body tilt to the right when starting the downswing with the lower body. Perhaps I have not quite understood the release point. But the drill feels good but I have not had chance yet to try it at the golf club. I can’t wait.
    regards and thanks once again

    • Alan,

      I am not exactly sure what you are saying either. Working on the release point is never a bad thing where ever you work on it. To work on this point take the club to the top and stop. Hold the lag as you start down. Then release it to this point. Repeat.

      To make it more simple just think of it as the only other time in your swing where both arms are perfectly straight. People who hit with their arms tighten them (chicken wing) so they never hit this point. If you can work on this you are maximizing your arc width which will increase clubhead speed and consistency.

      • June 11, 2013


        Thanks Paul, I have worked on this drill today and was very pleased with the contact I was making with the ball and the accuracy was very much improved.Thanks

        • Alan,

          Great. I like the fact that people can be doing this anywhere. Now there are no excuses.

  2. Best tip (drill) ever!! Combine this with the trigger drill (straightening left leg for me) and watch it fly! Thanks again Paul. Please keep them coming.

  3. Agree with others, great tip, hitting the ball much longer. Thanks for your persistence in assuring we are doing it right, working on your teaching techniques for about a year, and paying off!

    • Lawrence,

      That’s great news. Glad you are doing well. Keep up the good work. Thanks for the feedback.

  4. August 6, 2013


    Paul, I have been having success with my swing when I only think about getting my hip through and my knees touching. This means that my arms are not active in my swing. I am hitting the ball really straight, but am still missing club head speed. How do I incorporate in the lag in my arms without having to think about what my arms are doing during the swing?

    • Paul Wilson

      August 7, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      You can’t. You need to be manually working on the lag angle. I could say just loosen the arms even more but it may take you 10 years to get the club lagging. I worked on the lag angle when I was a kid. I constantly held the angle as long as possible. I did this every time I practiced for a long time. After a while I perfected it and it was in my swing. If you do this you have to focus only on this for a while. If you work on this you will lose consistency because it a a different release angle plus you are not good at it. So the choice is yours. I would be working on it around the house at nigh in practice swings. Hold it as you come down and release it every night tens of thousands of times. This way you can keep working on your swing at the range and playing without shooting a million. Give it a try. It will be well worth it once you get it. I have 13 lag tips in the archive. Go to SWING TIPS > FULL SWING > LAG

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