Lag Comparison

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Paul Wilson

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 “Lag Comparison”

  1. August 19, 2018

    DavidJarrett

    Try as I might (and I have done all your drills) my wrists will just not release on their own. This just drives me crazy! The right wrist just REFUSES to cross over the left without conscious effort on my part which, of course tightens my wrists & activates my arms. It is making golf WORK rather than fun, and since golf is and has been for years my main form of recreation, it’s really beginning to depress me. Any other suggestions?

    • Paul Wilson

      August 20, 2018

      Paul Wilson

      David,

      When you are working on it you will be consciously feeling and doing it. You are doing this until you can hook the ball consecutively at will. As you purposely roll it you remember the feeling of doing it. It is just your hands crossing over early that later. It is that simple. If you try to hit from the top with the arms you will lock the wrists and it will happen too late. So you have a club sitting at home and every night, night after night you roll it and you learn it.

      Drill – Smooth Wrist Release: https://ignitiongolf.com/smooth-wrist-release/

      You do not have to hit balls to learn this. You need to repeat it. It is not unlike any movement you have ever done in your life. You repeat it until you can do it without thinking about it. If that is 10,000 repetitions for you that is how long it takes.

      Working on your swing is work. Once you have done the work then you have fun.

      Working On Your Swing Is Work: https://ignitiongolf.com/change-takes-work/

  2. August 19, 2018

    JosephDaversa

    would you please do a video on the wrist and hand movements during the release process? thanks. i really appreciate all the help you give us.

  3. August 19, 2018

    MichaelJansen

    On the downswing…do you conscientiously touch your right elbow to your hip with your club pointed behind your body? Is this supposed to happen automatically?

  4. GLENNWISSE

    August 19, 2018

    GLENNWISSE

    Very good explanation. Do you just let the release happen naturally or do you have to practice over and over until you finally get it? I suppose video recording is the only real way to see if you have good lag.

  5. August 20, 2018

    BillLovvorn

    If you are holding the angle does that not activate the wrists?

    • Paul Wilson

      August 20, 2018

      Paul Wilson

      Bill,

      You are not consciously holding the angle unless you are working on it specifically. In this case you would be feeling yourself doing it so yes you would be using your arms.

      I am holding the angle due to having loose wrists and physics. Here is what I just replied to another member:

      Don’t see you hitting the ball. The left arm is a 2×4 with a hinge and a golf club attached to a pole. If you turn the pole why would the club unhinge? It wouldn’t. It would hold the lag angle until the last milliscond where it would then release because mass (the club) will always want to swing to its widest point (release point after impact).

      So you work on lag and release with this drill:

      Lag And Release Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/lag-release-drill/

      You do this constantly until your wrists loosen and you get the angle. Yes, you can hold the angle too long that is why I don’t teach people to just pull the club down holding the angle. I want people doing the above drill.

      Good Habits Series – Lag: https://ignitiongolf.com/good-habits-lag/

  6. August 20, 2018

    GaryDuplock

    Paul, great lag videos recently, I am continually working on keeping the powerless arms for the ENTIRE 18 holes, not always that easy accomplishment. My question to you is, with your instruction provided recently for obtaining lag, and various other full swing instructions, there a multitude of instructors promoting turning your wrist down during the follow through after the back swing; is that something I should be working on OR is that part of the powerless arms swing sequence, I appreciate your feed back, thank you, and great instructions as always…

  7. August 20, 2018

    NeilSandow

    As Bill asked above, if you’re holding the angle how could your wrists be loose? Do you hold the angle and then release your wrists?

    • Paul Wilson

      August 20, 2018

      Paul Wilson

      Neil,

      Here is what I replied to Bill:

      Bill,

      You are not consciously holding the angle unless you are working on it specifically. In this case you would be feeling yourself doing it so yes you would be using your arms.

      I am holding the angle due to having loose wrists and physics. Here is what I just replied to another member:

      Don’t see you hitting the ball. The left arm is a 2×4 with a hinge and a golf club attached to a pole. If you turn the pole why would the club unhinge? It wouldn’t. It would hold the lag angle until the last milliscond where it would then release because mass (the club) will always want to swing to its widest point (release point after impact).

      So you work on lag and release with this drill:

      Lag And Release Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/lag-release-drill/

      You do this constantly until your wrists loosen and you get the angle. Yes, you can hold the angle too long that is why I don’t teach people to just pull the club down holding the angle. I want people doing the above drill.

      Good Habits Series – Lag: https://ignitiongolf.com/good-habits-lag/

  8. August 21, 2018

    DanKuebler

    My last comment was success I was having on use of the “big toe” trigger and use of lag. Well, next 18 was “out of body” using this trigger and lag. Hit first 8 greens in regulation and chipped close on hole 9 for a two under 34 on the front – two birds and no bogies. Never have done that!! Partner had to hit the counter for a drink, so, must have lost my tempo as arms appeared and starting on hole 10, went double, double, triple, double, then 4 pars and a bogie on 18. Two under on front and 10 over on back!!! Had it working, lost it and did gain it back – but, not quick enough. Back to Paul’s #1 drill with emphasis on lag as so well noted in this video tip.

    • Paul Wilson

      August 21, 2018

      Paul Wilson

      Dan,

      What happened was you were in over your head. I talk about this in my first book. It happens. So what you need to do it be there at this level numerous times. Once you are you expect to be there and will finally jump the hurdle. We have all experienced it. Don’t even worry about it. You will finish it off in the future.

  9. August 22, 2018

    DanKuebler

    Thanks, Paul, understand that!!

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