DRILL – Move The Hips and Hold The Lag Angle

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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+

17 Responses to “DRILL – Move The Hips and Hold The Lag Angle”

  1. When doing this drill, what do you think of the notion of the lead shoulder moving away from the chin?

  2. Paul,

    When you say move your belt buckle to initiate the downswing and maintaint the lag angle, can the same motion be accomplished by straightening the left knee? In other words would straightening of the knee occur too early in the swing or would that initiate the proper downswing?


    • This was just a drill to get the person feeling the lower body moving instead of whacking at it with the arms. If you go to straighten the left knee just make sure at the point where the left arm is parallel to the ground in the downswing both knees are still flexed. They would be because in this short period of time your belt buckle would have only turned back to the ball. I just don’t want you overdoing it and getting this leg too straight too early. Remember, this leg is not locked until the through swing when the right arm is parallel to the ground.

  3. March 21, 2015


    You are good teacher, mentor, fun and persistent. I have a fantasy of golfing myself in a course while I am watching
    your video drills. I’m enjoying. I have been practicing your drills at home and I’m getting to the point where I am
    easy and fun playing golf this day. I often question “why” after I made shot before.
    From your teaching, my own learning by playing has so much faults in swings and it takes many many years to be good.

    But still my swing has its own way. As on and off golfer it won’t be easy and fun golfer. I love your swing drills and each
    process to do easy swing. I’m 76 olds. when young, I was good athletic in school days.

    I’m busy learning your golf drills this day and I don’t have any specific question at this time because you’re drills of golf
    is easy golfing.

    One day I’ll go to your golf school.

    Don’t quit creating daily golf Tips. I am enjoying and it’s fun.

    • March 22, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      Thank you for the kind words. I truly appreciate it.

      Glad you are improving. Please let me know if you can make it to town. It would be a pleasure working with you.

  4. These drills are very bénéficial to YOUR correct learning of the downswing and lag :they should be done both in PLYOMETRICS mode ( Moving ) and ISOMETRICS mode ( Hold the position),and increasing the résistance provided by the tubing : I use up to three tubings at the same Time to increase résistance and therefore the stregthening of YOUR core muscles .There’s an alternative tubing System ,called the ” BODYLASTICS ” where you have a graduation of tubings ,getting more and more stronger .

  5. March 23, 2015


    Paul, it may seem strange having had many golf lessons and watching countless videos of yours but it was only last week I discovered at a lesson where the hips should be at the point of impact. I now also understand what the heavy bag prop you hit is teaching you to do. Maybe there are others like me but showing the position of the hips at impact might be a revelation to some of your viewers.

    Malcolm Spry

  6. Such a great drill to keep one from hitting with the arms:)

    • Stian,

      Yes, this is a good one.

      • Same feeling you have in your real swing except you are good at it so you can hold the lag without thinking about holding it?

        • Stian,

          In no way am I thinking about holding the lag angle.

          • July 7, 2017


            Yes true. I know you are not thinking hands but is it Ok for me for a while to think hold lag and release? At least im not hitting and casting the club:)

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            July 10, 2017

            Paul Wilson


            If you are working on a specific hands/arms position/drill then you would feel your hands/arms until you have it mastered. Then you turn them back off.

            When To Use Your Arms: https://ignitiongolf.com/when-to-use-arms/

  7. March 3, 2019


    I would appreciate a video or two about lag for seniors. As a senior, I seem to do better by forgetting about lag and letting the club start releasing from the top, but not casting. I do get good movement with my hips in the swing.

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