Checkpoints – Follow-Through

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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+

14 Responses to “Checkpoints – Follow-Through”

  1. Hi Paul,

    Great series-thanks

  2. March 9, 2016

    JaySchwarz

    Paul,

    Do you feel that the shoulders get fully rotated through the shot as a result of the momentum of the arms and club whipping through, or are you using upper body muscles to finish the swing?

    • Jay,

      I am really not thinking upper body at all coming down and through. I would have to say for me its momentum.

  3. Checkpoints series was “INSPIRED”.
    I live in Mi and haven’t been able to take a full swing at a golf ball for the past 90 days.
    No room in house, or garage and too cold outside.
    But I could study and try to gently do the positions of your checkpoints each evening before bed. Amazingly not a lot of time was spent actually doing it. However I did spend at least one hour a day listening and watching your position videos, and some of the drills. I had a video of my old swing last year and could zero in on major differences between it an what you teach. YIKES!
    Yesterday and today I finally got to go to the driving range and “finally” started to get the feeling of hitting golf balls effortlesly. The only effort is to remember to try and hit the ball without my arm power.
    I will post again, but right now I get 25 to 50 yards further than when I left off last year. I believe there is another 40 yards waiting for me when I fine tune this amazing swing.
    My friends persist in trying to do all the things that are just going to mix them up and frustrate them.
    P.S. your book is excellent but the ” checkpoint” series is the ultimate description of what is important and how to use the body to hit a golf ball.
    If I have said anything poorly or misleading please correct me should you read this.
    THANKS.

    • March 10, 2016

      Paul Wilson

      John,

      To practice indoors you need to pick up a short training club, a kids club or grip down on your club. Been there done that. Took me breaking a few lights and hitting ceiling to figure it out.

      Glad you like the tips and book as well as the checkpoint series.

      Glad you are seeing improvement too. I love hearing. Keep up the good work.

  4. Excellent tips

  5. March 11, 2016

    Roy

    Paul,

    How do you get your shoulders beyond 90 degrees. Do you actively do it or does momentum and poerless ars get you to that position.

    Roy

    • March 12, 2016

      Paul Wilson

      Roy,

      You would get that much shoulder rotation if the club touches the back of your head. If you are not doing it you need to manually do it until it goes there without thinking about it. Just keep doing it in practice swings or in a mirror until you master it.

      Watch:

      When Is Your Swing Over?: http://ignitiongolf.com/swing-club-touching-head/

  6. DrewBulkin

    March 13, 2016

    Drew

    Paul,
    In my follow-through position, my errors are upper body is slightly leaning back and club more down back (left elbow higher than shoulder), which comes from a bit of a slide. But also my elbows are further than a brick apart and back foot is not vertical but the heel pointing left. I am mostly up on the toe but heel is to the left of my toe. What do those 2 incorrect positions(elbows apart and heel to the left not completely vertical) mean that I am doing wrong.
    Thanks,
    Drew

  7. Hi Paul,

    I really have developed a mental block on completing a full finish (follow through). Practice swings are OK, but when addressing the ball, I make the full left shoulder turn, the hinge, the ball impact, the turn of the hips/legs touching and the release. But, I simply stop at the 3/4 mark without finishing without realizing it. How do I avoid this? All the other important movements take over and I do not finish. I am not just thinking of hitting the ball, but all the steps mentioned above. How can I best include the finish (follow though)? I am unable to put the follow through ahead of the other movements. I do not realize that I have not finished when everything else happens so quickly. Do I need a different starting focus or thought process? This is a real mental block on my swing.

    Also, when might you only make the 3/4 swing when you are pitching or chipping? Does this not ever happen for you on those type of shots? Thank You…….

    • Craig,

      I guarantee you are thinking of hitting the ball. I deal with this on a daily basis.

      So here’s what you do. You hit your shot. Go through to 3/4 through. Then long after you hit the shot touch your legs and touch your head. I need to you to at least do it. Once you can do it, you will get used to doing it. Then you can go right there in one motion.

      Also, you are not doing the practice swings at home nightly. You need to do the exacty feeling the legs perfectly touching and club physically touching your head between your ears. Just watch yourself in a mirror nightly. As you keep doing the positions you get used to the positions and you will be able to do them with a ball in front of you. You cannot take breaks. Do them nightly.

      You would do a 3/4 swing at the medium pitch shot only.

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