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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.
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January 24, 2013
Why is it that I cannot see this? It’s blocked.thanks, Mimi
There is nothing wrong with the tip. I was able to watch it without a problem. Just refresh you computer or try later if this happens again.
June 14, 2013
Hi Paul. By doing these drills, and picking one of the 3 to use, this will guarantee an on plane back swing?
No you will not be guaranteed to be on plane. You will once you turn your arms off and initiate the downswing with the lower body. This is mass swinging around an axis which creates forces. Forces repeat 100% of the time in life so yes this is guaranteed.
Flatten Plane 1: http://ignitiongolf.com/downswing-flatten-plane
Flatten Plane 2: http://ignitiongolf.com/downswing-flatten-plane-2
October 19, 2013
All three drills for the wrist set work. I like the pointing to the ear most then the pointing the heel of the club away from the target they both allow you to hit balls as you drill and not look away which also works. Great stuff! JJ
May 12, 2014
Paul, I seem to feel the heavy club at the top & notice that gives me a proper hinge of my wrists. Also it tells me my arms are turned off. Is this correct or is there another way to get that feeling?
It should feel heavy if you are fully hinging it because the mass is leaning to one side. Just be careful you are not letting go the club, collapsing the left arm too much or over-swinging. Watch for the full shaft above your head as I did in this tip and you should be okay.
Where The Club Should Be At The Top: http://ignitiongolf.com/club-at-top/
October 7, 2015
Good morning, I swing right handed, so when I am at the top is my right hand under the shaft? Thank you.
Just a general comment, I have tried other swing websites, but I feel I am making substantial progress with your concepts, they are easy to understand, and I like seeing you actually hit the ball, not just stand there and tell me what to do.
Yes, your right hand would be under the shaft. You need to watch these tips:
How The Trigger Finger Helps Create A Solid Backswing Position: http://ignitiongolf.com/trigger-finger/
3 Ways to Set The Top of the Backswing: http://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-top-3-ways
Why Hinge The Wrists At The Top?: http://ignitiongolf.com/why-hinge-at-top/
Glad you like the site. I appreciate the feedback.
April 6, 2017
Paul– I have a big problem mentally bending my right elbow at the top. I know it sounds funny but please tell me, with the one-piece take-away, what should I be thinking or doing to bend my right arm at 90 degrees at top while keep powerless arms. E.g. Sometimes I have tell myself to be patient and make a 90 angle, but i get anxious. Any tips? Thanks, Paul B.
You start back with your coil. Once you get to halfway the elbow would almost be touching above your hip. It stays against your side until 3/4 back then it comes away.
You may not realize this but there are times when I want you thinking and feeling your arms. You do this as you are working on a position. You get the position. Then you turn them off. Sounds like you are trying to do nothing with your arms hoping they will just go there which they may not. If this is the case you need to make them go there. Then as I said, you turn them off.
Here are the tips that should give you the idea of how to get to the top:
One Piece Takeaway: http://ignitiongolf.com/master-one-piece-takeaway/
One-Piece Takeaway Drill: http://ignitiongolf.com/one-piece-takeaway-drill/
DRILL – Takeaway To The Top Of The Backswing: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-takeaway-and-up/
Halfway Back: http://ignitiongolf.com/halfway-back/
Shake Hands at Halfway Back?: http://ignitiongolf.com/shake-hands-halfway-back/
Extend Left Arm Backswing at 3/4: http://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-three-quarters/
Elbow Position Backswing: http://ignitiongolf.com/elbow-position-backswing/
Depth of Swing: http://ignitiongolf.com/correct-backswing-depth/
Late or Early Wrist Set: http://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-late-early-wrist-set/
Paul W.– I saw all the videos and liked them. My takeaway is solid. It was helpful that you said that I have to think and feel my arms at times, and then turn them off. Question–do you “think” about making a 90 degree bend in your arm? or do you think about a straight and relaxed LEFT arm and then make the 90 degree right elbow bend? WHEN do I start to Bend my right arm to 90? By the way in the slow mo swing you did, your lag looks like Sergio’s. Looking forward to tips on tucking the right elbow on the downswing later. Thanks, Paul B,.
April 7, 2017
Just really thinking left. Not sure I have ever really thought about the right. Just be careful the elbow isn’t shooting out as you go back. It tucks against the side to 3/4 back then comes away to drop the grapefruit. This is how far from your side it would be.
So start making less of this back arm issue and focus on the forward arm. If it gets into the correct position the back arm would have folded properly.
I worked on lag for a long time as a kid. Take effort but when you get it you have it for life. I have a ton of lag drills on the site.
Paul W– I understand bettter that, in the takeaway if the trail arm bends, the right elbow at top will bend more than 90 degrees a the top.
At the top, I want no more than 6 inches of distance between my right elbow at 90 and my rib cage. You mentioned a grape fruit.
Not the top. At 3/4 back it would be almost against your side then it comes away.
July 24, 2017
Great tip Paul. On a side note, I noticed that you waggle your club before you hit all your shots. Obviously, it’s part of your pre-shot routine. It looks similar to the Dufner waggle. Would you recommend that waggle or something similar to your students? I tried it a couple of times and found it helpful in relaxing my arms before my backswing. Any thoughts on this?
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