For years people have mentioned that my swing looks slow and effortless. This tips explains why.
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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September 17, 2016
Hi Paul…your cue about feeling the stretch in my lats when I coil has been a BIG, a HUGH, did I say BIG, help with my Body Swing. It clears my mind of other thoughts I use to have…now,it’s a “FEELING” vs. a thought…now, I need to get the feeling in my instep area…one feeling at a time…I so respect your teaching technique…thanks a bunch …and, Hug, too!!!
September 19, 2016
That’s great news. This is exactly what I think of when I play. Clears the mind and it’s gives you the torque. Stick with it.
May 3, 2018
In another tip on taking the club back, you mention use of the left arm pushing, I think. I have long focused too much on my left arm position, which I think has resulted in loss of that loose arms feeling, as the left arm and hand are a focus of attention from the beginning of my swing. But at a recent session on the range, while trying to get looser arms, i tried to focus on pulling back by turning my right shoulder as far as possible, since all else as to follow. It gave me a much looser feeling in the arms, and resulted in more correctly hit shots. Do you have a comment about the positive or negative influence of this swing thought?
You would and should only be doing the takeaway thinking of pushing or arms going back in any way until you understand the path and eliminate and errors as you go back. Once you do I would like to you choose a backswing trigger. Sounds like you choose one of them in the right shoulder. Watch this tip for further explanation:
What is Your Backswing Trigger: http://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-trigger/
January 15, 2018
Love it Paul, but this is definitely the hardest part for me. I am an old baseball player and swing with too much arms. I am doing well with the drills. But am still struggling with the arms out on the course. I am a believer.
The idea is to build the swing first. This means totally focus on positions. You can also have the feeling of swinging easier, lighter, looser etc but don’t get hung up on it. You need to look like a pro first and my positions will all you to do that. Once you get them and people are asking you where you got your swing your thought switches to absolutely not hitting or helping the shot in any way with the arms. So take it in stages. If you do your swing will last forever.
How To Tell If You Have An Ugly Swing: http://ignitiongolf.com/how-to-tell-if-you-have-an-ugly-swing/
February 26, 2018
Paul, with tha loose and easy feeling, which I like, how do you keep you wrists firm at the top of
the swing to prevent a floppies and preventing the club shift from flopping below parallel?Do you
have any thoughts when at the top of the back swing? my club flops below parallel.
February 27, 2018
You would be extending your arm and feeling the thumbs towards the back ear.
Don’t confuse powerless arms for floppy arms. There are times when you need to work on positions (setting the top of the backswing). In this cause you would be manually setting it there until you have the position mastered. Then it will go there on its own.
When To Use Your Arms: http://ignitiongolf.com/when-to-use-arms/
Powerless Arms vs Floppy Arms: http://ignitiongolf.com/powerless-arms-vs-floppy-arms/
March 9, 2018
I have been trying to activate lower body and turning to complete follow thru for year–now I see your teaching clearly shows how do to this! As I try the armless swing, I feel a slight strain in my shoulders and upper back after doing your favorite drill–swing about knee level. am I doing something wrong? will be taking this swing to a warm state in a week–AZ (live in Chicago area now-freezing!)
Glad you are trying and working on it. The follow through is the key.
Not sure why you would feel a strain in the shoulders as your arms would be turned off. Maybe you are not used to the arms fully extending through and past impact. I would also slow down. People tend to get injuries when they are trying to go too hard and they are doing something new or they are not good at it. Got to gradually build up. If it persists we may have you send us a video so we can check it. Stay loose.
May 13, 2018
Paul, I have been practicing for a month all the positions but am still struggling with the armless idea. After using my arms for so many years, I am struggling to turn them off and still come from the outside. Any other suggestions?
May 14, 2018
You should still be working on positions not powerless arms. You perfect the positions and get the swing first. Then your last step is turning the arms off. This means you are not hitting or helping the shot with your arms. For me it took 3 practice swings. I just told myself to not hit or help the shot with my arms. Maybe you are trying to keep them turned off throughout your whole swing.
What Is Powerless Arms?: http://ignitiongolf.com/what-is-powerless-arms/
May 31, 2018
Thanks Paul, very useful to understand what the diff positions should feel like. Your method emphasizes powerless arms. You also highlight the triangle formed by the forearms (with hands aligned with the ball) in the setup. I can see that this “triangle” remains relatively constant throughout the swing in your videos. In my swing, when i lose this triangle going back (by going too flat, by twisting/bending the wrists, etc) all sort of bad things happen. So my question is, how do you retain this “triangle” throughout the swing (particularly the back swing) while still having “powerless arms”? Thanks for all the great insights!
The triangle going back would be here:
One Piece Takeaway: http://ignitiongolf.com/master-one-piece-takeaway
Gap In Elbows: http://ignitiongolf.com/maintain-gap-elbows-wider-arc/
Feel like you have a brick between the elbows and you are not going to drop it especially at the follow through.
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