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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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June 6, 2012
Fantastic tip Paul. In your chipping stroke are you feeling anything with your hands or is it all in your shoulders rocking? Do want want the wrists firm or locked down…it seems like there is a slight little give in your right wrist on your way back. Thanks!!
Glad you liked it. I am actually accelerating with my right hand. I find when I don’t do this I can chunk the odd shot. This is really the same as the putting stroke and the throwing motion with the right-hand so as I say I want you to do your putting stroke to get the shots. I do keep my wrists kind of loose with a tiny bit of hinge going back but I have had thousands of chips in my life. For someone learning it, I would want them to keep the wrists locked throughout the stroke because they can’t lose the angle between the lead arm and the club shaft. If they get flippy with the hands will never work. So, keep the hands and wrists pretty stable then feel like you are doing your putting stroke to hit the shots. Then just change clubs to make the ball roll different distances.
October 10, 2012
I now have checked out the chipping videos and they helped a lot. Another question related to ratios: Do we use that same chipping shot and club for a 1:1 ratio that is just a few yards from the green if the ball is to fly 10 yards and he hole is about the same from where the ball would land? 15yard;15 yards? Do we modify the swing to go past the back leg? do we change clubs because it is further but still a 1:1 ratio?
Thanks June from Laguna
I forgot to put any identificitons on my first questions about ratios. Sorry
October 11, 2012
June, You are using the same chipping technique but doing a longer backswing to hit the ball 10 yards to get it on the front of the green. 15 yards you would hit the ball even harder to get it on the front. Same technique. Same club for the ratio.
October 20, 2012
Hi Paul. I am having a problem with thinning…..not scooping my chip shots. Any tips I can practice to begin to improve in this area?
All the best,
October 22, 2012
Chris, This sounds like you have too much weight on the left foot at address. This is getting you ahead of the ball in the downswing which is causing you to hit the back end of the ball. Just feel 70% of the weight on left foot and keep it at this level until you hit the ball.
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