Expect This When Working On – 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+

18 Responses to “Expect This When Working On – Lag Angle”

  1. December 4, 2016


    Does same principle apply on tee shots?

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      December 5, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      You wouldn’t be working on lag with tee shots. You would be doing that with irons. Get it with irons you have it with driver.

  2. Hi Paul thank you for this drill. One problem I have had for years is hitting the ball to high. I hit a 8.5 degree driver and still sky the ball also my Irons always go to high 9 iron goes like a sand wedge my 6 goes like a pitching wedge. Also need to learn to take a divot might help with this problem . Do you have a fix or drill that will help.
    Thanks Danny Kirkpatrick

  3. August 22, 2018


    Thanks Paul for all the help I have been getting from you. I started playing golf 1 1/2 years ago here in Florida I’m originally from NY City. From the start I been watching and reading mags and books on golfing. Even took a golf seminars before joining your ignition swing machine golf group videos. Enjoying and learning so much from your peripherals, online videos and DVD I have bought from you. Four Stars to you!
    Now to my lag question: from the top back swing coming down with wrist hinged body turn inducing lag as I start to turn, sound good so far. Until I’m ready to release the hinged wrist, The back of my lead hand stays facing outward (front of chest instead of target). This only happens from time to time but its always in my thinking as I start my swing. Seems to me that the lag keeps my wrist from rolling over and unhinging. Help!

  4. August 22, 2018


    Paul, I think I found one of your drill that might help me with my unhinging-lag problem.
    Video called: “Ear to Ear Drill”. will add this to my other one of your drills, thanks!

  5. Hi Paul thanks for your system I used to hit my 8.5 degree driver 190 now pretty much average 250. I have a problem with my Irons I sky all my Irons 6 iron goes like a 9 and 7 only does 110yards I have had this problem for years. Would taking a divot help need a fix or drill that I can practice. Help
    Thanks Dan

  6. August 22, 2018


    I purchased your book/videos/tips etc in May. Took a month off in June to go overseas but I am sure seeing the benefits now. I thought at 70 my long game was finished. I then saw your video about yes you may lose ten yards because of age but lose 20 more from no lag and release. Since then ( about 2 weeks ) I have been working on wrists and lag. Nothing is perfect yet but my handicap has dropped about 4 strokes in this short time and shot an 85 the other day with 37 putts. I guess working on putting starts soon.
    In short I am thrilled with the progress I have made since starting using your methods.
    I still catch myself hitting every once in awhile and now I laugh because I know I am two clubs short or slice right if I hit with my arms rather than turn my body and release the lag.

    Thanks, George

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      August 23, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      That’s great news. At 70 there should be no issue hitting it around 240-250. I think you see that now and are heading in that direction. Keep up the good work and one of one thing at a time.

  7. August 23, 2018


    Thanks for your help. Best I have found. My question. 1. I continue to hit behind the ball. I have tried just about everything to get my weight on the front foot at impact. I am having the most trouble with irons (7,8,9). My hybrids have worked the best. Any more suggestions? 2. I have a over the top swing which causes all sorts of problems. Can you suggest something to help? Thanks Mark

  8. August 23, 2018



    Great tip – I seem to alternate between fat shots and topped off shots. Are there drills I can do to improve the timing of my swing/ wrist break?



  9. Paul,

    Even though you once stated that working on lag is an advance concept, it is amazing how everything you teach is beautifully integrated. For instance your statement here that the only purpose of lag is so that such lag can be released. Release can only be achieved with your prescribed neutral grip. The puzzle pieces fit together. Prior to discovering your teachings I had been struck in an interminable loop of getting my grip stronger then further holding it off. Prior to you, I had paid big money for a video series that advocating such and even prescribed closing the club face as a routine countermeasure to the inevitable pushes.

    Your release drills have really help me re-enjoy the beauty of a squared club face. I also love your countless no-club drills we can do around the house to ingrain these new swing feelings.

    Keep on preaching The Truth!


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      August 24, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you are starting to see it and put it together.

      Funny how others see the swing. Sometimes they are just trying to get people to hit some better shots. To do this, they give you a band aid. Might make you feel good for a day or two but then it will all fall apart r you have to spend countless hours practicing it. Simple is the way to go. I will keep trying to get the word out there. So many people are in the same boat as you were. I was there too many years ago.

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    August 26, 2018


    Hi Paul,

    I have some arthritis in my left wrist, and it makes it difficulty for me to reach a 90 degree angle at the top of my back swing and hold until my club is down to the release point. Do you have any suggestions?



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      August 27, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      You need to hinge to your maximum. If it is less that 90 degrees it is less than 90 degrees but it is your maximum. Everyone’s maximums are different. So hinge to your max. Bring it down then release it.

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