DRILL – Watch Your Release

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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+

14 Responses to “DRILL – Watch Your Release”

  1. November 30, 2013


    Paul ,You said the release was the main factor of the clubhead speed :the later the release ,the more clubhead speed is generated.How do you keep the angle between the left arm and the shaft closed the longest possible?
    When you look at slow Motion vid

    • December 1, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      You do this by keeping your wrists loose and turning your body (axis) first in the downswing. What does lag mean? It means something is trailing behind something else. In a golf swing the mass (club) is trailing behind the axis (body). The faster you turn the axis the more lag will be created. I know people will never be as loose as I want them just by loosening up so there are tons of lag drills on this site. Just go through them. Work on them. When you do you will be manually using your arms to hold and set these positions. Once you have done it long enough you turn your arms back off and the club will lag all on its own.

      How does a little kid perfectly lag it without ever having a lesson on this this yet no adults lag it perfectly? ANSWER: The kids arms have no power in them. They have no choice but to lag it.

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    June 25, 2016


    Looks like a very good tip. I think just what I needed to hear. Spot on. Will give it a go.

  3. I am having trouble with my hips gluing through too fast which makes me hook the ball. Have you any suggestions too help me. Thanking you Kerry Nicholson

  4. June 26, 2016



    Is the release automatic or should we thoughtfully release the club in an effort to get to that 3/4 position and see three back of our hand.


  5. July 11, 2016



    The problem I have is that if I just use my lower body and just let my arms and wrists go I will end up with club face closed and the ball will just shoot off to the left bouncing on the ground. It seems like I can’t find that happy middle ground where I am not killing my left forearm holding too tight and tight enough to control the club better. Any suggestions?

  6. Some teaching pros say to keep your back to the target and drop your arms to start the downswing!What are your thoughts on this?

  7. November 10, 2018


    Paul ,Do you roll over the wrists to assist the release or do you just let them act on their own naturally ?
    I saw CAMERON CHAMP propelling the ball a long ,long way .He’s a very flexible fellow and has a very quick hip turn .Is there anything more I didn’t catch?

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      November 11, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      My wrists are super loose. I worked on this for a long time so I am not trying to roll them over. Most people do not do this so they need to work on it. He is very long. He is turning super fast.

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