What To Expect Series – 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+

11 Responses to “What To Expect Series – Lag Angle”

  1. Paul, Thanks for another great tip…did I hear you say release when you get to the back leg??

    • Harvey,

      You are lagging and releasing not just lagging. So yes, the club need to release.

  2. Hi Paul,

    Nice tip, been there and done that many times, topping the ball trying to hold the lag. With your “lag release” should I still concentrate on having the back of the left facing the target at impact or as you say “let it go”. Thanks again, hoping to get a video swing analysis done here soon.


    • Tony,

      Just lag and release so you hold he lag to the back leg then release it. Yes, the back of the hand would be facing forward at this point.

  3. Paul,

    in my comment I meant the “back of the left hand”, sorry.


  4. It sounds like in order to have good lag you need to flip it at the bottom to catch up and square the face at the ball or at least boost your rate of release. Am I missing something? Our local pro says I am too flippy at the bottom, but I am convinced it is a source of some of my power (and spraying). Seems like a conundrum. Or is that why they call it golf?

  5. Fabulous tip on video. I think that I understand and envision all of that and can’t wait to try it tomorrow on the range. Local pro was on right track and advised me to open hips more and faster, but I got frustrated with the advice because I started SHIFTING OR SLIDING my hips down the target line just as you mentioned on the video, rather that TURNING.

    • Carl,

      Right think turn. The shift happens if you end up on the very tip of the back toe.

  6. Tip on tilt worked well. Hit straighter, higher drives and a few greens in regulation with new tilt of spine and higher launch angles for irons. Thinking of full extension two feet ahead of ball position helped and felt like a good natural full release. Did not feel flippy at bottom either. Shot good score under match play today.

    • Carl,

      Very good. The tilt behind the ball is vital. Keep working on it until it is natural.

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