Get In The Habit Of Doing This Lag Drill

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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. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

11 Responses to “Get In The Habit Of Doing This Lag Drill”

  1. June 14, 2012


    are we using any lower body move here or is it an arm movement to ingrain this move. do you ever hit balls using this drill .

    • This is a drill to get used to holding the lag angle so you are mostly feeling your arms. Your body will be turning a little as you do it but this is not your main focus. Do the drill a few times then hit a few balls. Then do it again and again and again. Do it at home. Do it at work. This takes a long time to master so do it as much as you can.

  2. September 15, 2013


    Could you explain the continuation of this drill. I presume that when you say the butt of the club does not pas the ball location would reference the point at where one would release the club to allow the club attain its maximum speed before making contact with the ball? I think it would be helpful for me that once the drill is fully explained and shown if you could do a complete swing to show where the drill enhances or impacts the complete swing.
    Another question, how does one know when a question asked has been answered. Doesit require for us to come back to the blog?

  3. Hi Paul,
    After reading “Swing machine golf”, I noticed you asking for straight arms. When I watch your swing, you seem to bend your arms naturally at the top and the follow through. When I attempt to keep my arms straight I feel tension. How do I get a balance between the straight arms and the “zero arms”?

    • Mark,

      I don’t say I want straight arms. I say extended but not locked. Huge difference.

      I bend my arm at the top because I cannot keep it straight nor do I want to because that tightens my arms which I am trying to keep powerless. So a little bend is fine. What is important is that they start out extended and your lead arm is extended when you hit the ball. If so, there is no narrowing of the arc.

      Into the follow through of course your arms bend. You cannot do it without them bending. The machine doesn’t have to watch the ball so its arms is extended fully. We are adding an extra movement to see what we are hitting. In doing so your arms have to fold.

      Understand – Powerless arms is you not hitting or helping the shot in any way with your arms. These tips will help you better understand it.

      What Is Powerless Arms?:

      Powerless Arms Test:

      Powerless Arms vs Floppy Arms:

  4. hi Paul..whats the importance of being in slot..and whats the relation between lag and being in slot

    • Tolga,

      The slot is where the club is dropping on plane in the downswing. This occurs when you use your body not your arms to hit the ball. I have a tip on it here:

      2 Things Flatten the Plane:

      Once you are in the slot you can basically swing as hard as you want knowing you will hit a great shot.

      Of course, lag is part of having looser wrists and turning the arms off. Most people do not have enough lag. This doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t in the slot in the downswing. No lag means they would be using the arms which would make it more difficult to get in the slot. So keep working on lag if you need to. Once you get it keep the arms turned off and use the lower body to hit the ball. If so, you will find the slot.

  5. July 15, 2018


    Hey Paul I feel like I have most of the positions down but I have never been able to have lag. Would you advise to do this drill a ton, with putting more feeling in the arms, then after I am able to create lag, shut them off?

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