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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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August 9, 2013
Paul, am I correct that after setting the alignment stick that the ball must be teed along the line where the driver lay; otherwise would not the alignment be slightly off? Would it not be better to have two alignment sticks, one where you place it in the video and another outside (slightly) the club so that one could be sure the balls that you hit are each on the club line?
Yes, once you pick up the Driver you tee it up on that line. You can have 2 alignment sticks if you wish. I don’t like doing this with irons because as you pull the ball over to hit it you have to drag it over the first alignment stick. In doing so, you may move it. With woods that you are teeing up it is not a problem.
Fine tip ,together wrth the previous one ,very detailed ,you made on the subject ?
Shouldn’t you also have another rod indicating where the feet should be ?
And also another one to precise where the ball should be in your stance ,at right angles to the previous ones ?
I practice at home ,without a ball ,and put down a strap on the ground to indicate where the club head should be when “passing over “the area where the ball is supposed to be .
August 11, 2013
You can put another club on the ground if you want. I am using the one alignment stick for my feet, hips, knees and shoulders. I don’t like the stick or club too close to the feet because when you roll onto the tip of your back toe you can hit the stick or club.
Hey Paul, Good tip..however when you are playing on the course, obviously you cant you alignment sticks, so arn’t you are just eyeballing your setup and alignment anyway. you havn’t got the luxury of an inch perfect set-up?
Glad you liked the tip.
Thinking about the golf swing for many, many years allowed me to come up with this way for people to get perfect alignment on every shot. This is a video from my Swing Machine Golf video series.
August 14, 2013
Thank you Paul ,for reminding us on the the Internet address you give ,of the “on the course “alignment procedure :I find useful on top of this “mechanical “alignment routine to pick up a small target way off on the imagined trajectory of the ball (Tree ,branch ,chimney of a distant house etc.;),it gives a sense of depth to my swing .
Walking into your stance with one foot after another(I put my right foot first ) helps to discipllne your routine .So many shots are missed due to mere sloppiness at taking aim .
Alignment is vital yet so few people talk about it’s importance.
February 8, 2018
Paul, I’ll have to confess to not spending the time aligning myself when at the driving range. I have a LOT OF COMPANY! The number of golfers who need your tip is gigantic because I seldom see an alignment stick. Maybe now I won’t have to estimate straight shots when picking a target..
February 9, 2018
Exactly. There are tons who never put the stick down yet every pro does. Got to copy pros but like I said there are numerous reasons you are doing it.
Make sure this is the first thing you do when you practice from now on. Then you will see a huge difference in your game.
Paul ,Alignment rods are fine when you practise .It’s another situation when you are alone by yourself on the golf course .No aids are permitted,so you have to rely on your eyes and “natural “targets .So if you are tired at the end of the round ,or simply sloppy in your routine you hit off line.
Now I find far more difficult to find the proper position of the ball in your stance when on the golf course.The only way I see is to take a rehearsal swing in front of the ball and see where you brush the grass.From day to day the ball position may vary a wee bit according to your daily form .Do you know a better way to find the day’s proper ball position?
You need to make this part of your routine. It’s needs to be very precise on a daily basis.
Ball Position: http://ignitiongolf.com/ball-position
Easy Way To Check Ball Position: http://ignitiongolf.com/ball-position-easy-check/
Set Up With the Back Hand: http://ignitiongolf.com/set-up-back-hand/
Learning the Setup Routine: http://ignitiongolf.com/learning-setup-routine/
February 20, 2018
how did you come up with target to line up your driver you pick target looks like way to right
That’s the camera. It was aligned perfectly.
Watch this tp learn how to put down the stick:
How To Put Down an Alignment Stick Properly: http://ignitiongolf.com/alignment-stick-placement/
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