Are You Behind the 8 Ball

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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+

7 Responses to “Are You Behind the 8 Ball”

  1. August 10, 2012


    I look forward to your tips everday. More often than not, they come at just the right time to get me back track in my journey converting to Ignition Golf.
    I have been experiencing slow but steady improvement in taking my arms out of the power equation but hitting to many pushes. In trying to get torque in my backswing, i have added too much tension in my arms and wrists before i even take the club back. This tip should help.

    • August 11, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Jim, Glad you like the tips. If you are hitting pushes this would indicate you are either sliding laterally in the downswing or driving your hips too hard. This is understandable if you are trying to turn your arms off but you should be slowly trying to turn the hips faster. So keep tuning the arms off, keep working on coiling into the backswing but uncoil a little slower for now. Once you are better at it then uncoil faster.

      • August 12, 2012


        Thanks for you response. Let me see if I understand how to evaluate a golf shot in practice or while playing, assuming my grip and setup are correct.
        If I am pulling shots, I assume that my arms are too active. If I am pushing shots, my hips are turning too hard or I am coming out of my posture too soon. I hit a cut, slice or fade, my arms and or wrists are too tight. Is that generally the crux of it and how one can make corrections on the fly?

        • August 13, 2012

          Paul Wilson

          The pull is correct. Arms are ahead of your body coming down.

          If you are pushing you are driving the lower body too hard which is causing you to disconnect and/or come out of it or you are moving laterally too much (sliding).

          If the ball is spinning right this is wrist problem. They are too tight. Roll them over early to loosen them up. Get it hooking then forget the wrists and work on the body to start the downswing.

  2. August 10, 2012


    Getting there but still having problems with the release on the follow through and pulling the ball, I guess I am turning the hands over to quickly but would appreciate confirmation and perhaps a tip to cure this?

  3. December 31, 2013


    Hey Paul,

    Perfect drill for me you explained what I see you do well. Am incorporating this swinging motion along with my new practice routine as an additional way to get loose hands and arms. Will keep you posted.

    Best regards,


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