Checkpoints – Release Point

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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+

2 Responses to “Checkpoints – Release Point”

  1. Paul It may be a small point but I find that when I throw a ball, swing a bat, hit a tennis ball etc. the first thing I do is shift my weight to the front foot (heel) which then provides stable pivot point to turn my lower body through towards the target. I can’t see how turning before the shift is more powerful. Is it just semantics?

    Tim

    • Tim,

      Well, you have 1/4 of a second from the top to impact. As soon as you make your shift you have already hit the ball. So when are you going to turn? If you do my touch the legs position you will shift because you would end up on the very tip of the back toe. So I know you are going to shift. I don’t know you are going to turn. So I want you thinking turn. Plus, in a golf swing you have mass (the club) swinging around an axis (body). How do you get the mass to swing at 90 degrees to the axis 100% of the time? Answer: you turn the axis first. This means your body rotation need to be ahead of the mass.

      Watch:

      What’s Faster … Turning or Shifting Laterally To Start Your Downswing?: http://ignitiongolf.com/turning-or-shifting/
      2 Things Flatten the Plane: http://ignitiongolf.com/2-things-flatten-plane/
      Flatten Plane 1: http://ignitiongolf.com/downswing-flatten-plane/
      Flatten Plane 2: http://ignitiongolf.com/downswing-flatten-plane-2/

      Oh yeah, recently I calculated out how far right I hit it offline when I used to think of shifting. 90 yards right of target. I haven’t hit a ball that far right since I started turning not shifting. Need powerless arms too. Get than you will hit it amazingly straight.

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