How to Cure the Direction

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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+

11 Responses to “How to Cure the Direction”

  1. March 4, 2013


    Hi Paul,
    When one is just beginning to learn your swing, do you think one should be hitting more balls with irons, woods, the driver, or does it matter? I have been concentrating on the driver. My percentage of decent to good shots is up to about 25%. Some times it is frustrating, but I believe in your approach because it is basically simple, very logical, and the presentation is terrific and easy to understand. This is, I know, a silly question, but if one is reasonably athletic, what time frame can be expected to become comfortable with this new approach? Also, considering some of us have a limited amount of time we can spend on the practice tee, how many balls should we be hitting weekly?

    Thanks for your time and wonderful tips.


    • Len,

      People working on swing positions should be hitting most of their balls with a 6 or 7 iron. This is a mid range club so going up or down in clubs is not that drastic.

      You can learn fast or slow. I have done tips on this in the past. It is about repeating the new move(s) more than the old. I like at least a 3:1 ratio new to old. To get this ratio just do 3 practice swings to 1 ball making sure you are doing the practice swings right. If you do something 3 times one way and 1 time the other way you will learn the way you do more than the old. If you want to speed it up you do it 5:1. Or you do constant repetitive movements without doing it wrong at all. I did a tip on this here:

      11 In A Row:

      Here’s another:

      How Long To Make Swing Changes?:

      Here’s another good one:

      Work On The Movement:

    • Len,

      I forgot the last part.

      You don’t have to hit any balls at all. If you do practice swings there is no ball to hit. This means you can clearly focus on the movement instead of hitting the ball. Once you change the movement add the ball later.

      I don’t know if you heard but I took a student from 95 to 75 in 2 months and he never hit one practice ball. He did work on his short game and he was allowed to play but he could hit no practice golf balls. In doing so he made the changes and looked like he could shoot 65 so he shot 75. It works. Try it. I know you won’t though. It’s tough to stop hitting golf balls.

      If you do actually want to try it just focus on the swing positions I teach. Do 25-50 practice swings at home looking for the feedback. I would also use a mirror to check them. Then every night just keep repeating them. Seems like a small price to pay.

  2. Great tip Paul, but how am I to know if I’m turning too fast or if I’m sliding? I hit couple of shots with my driver today, and it felt like I was turning but my shots went straight but to the right. Is there a way to tell if I’m sliding or turning to fast? Keep up the great work!

    Thanks Tony!

    • George,

      This was what the whole tip was about. You know you are doing these things by watching your ball. If you felt like you were turning and the shot still started right you were turning too fast. This caused disconnection under the led armpit and got you way ahead of the club. So slow down. Focus on turning until you see the ball go down the middle.

  3. March 4, 2013


    Thanks for this tip. I am still at the stage of learning to trust my powerless arms technique and I still feel some tension in my arms.My downswing trigger and body turn has improved so much and my bad shot is the pull to the right. This tip is definitely for me Paul and explains very clearly what I must do to eliminate the pull.
    Thanks once again. No problem with the new server by the way.

  4. Paul, thanks for another great tip and I am glad that I have followed you from Revolution golf to your new site. My problem is that my golf shop either goes straight right ( right handed golfer) or if I turn over my wrists, goes left with a draws or hook. This tip will give me something to work on. At Revolution Golf you did a tip on the three ways of crossing the line with your club at the top of the swing. Could you kindly do a similar tip on your new site. Again thanks for your assistance. Regards Alan

    • Alan,

      You are a slider. Sliding with right wrists hit the ball straight right. Rolling it over produces a duck hook. For you neutralizing your grip is the first step. This will stop it from turning over but you will hit it straight right due to sliding. Once you fix the slide the ball with then start down the line. This is tricky and hard to do. Sliders never like fixing the slide.



      Here are the crossing the line tips:

      Crossing the Line:

      I have one more fix I thought of a few months ago. I did shoot a tip on it and will post it next week. Stay tuned.

  5. March 15, 2013


    Hi Paul. I am currently devouring your book and dvd’s right now, great stuff. A quick question. I understand in this tip, that by sliding and having a tilt away from the ball will encourage the ball to go right. Also from your dvd’s, you mention 85% of ball direction is dictated from the club face, and meaning an open club face will also send the ball to the right.

    Now to my question. If I am about to tee off, and I HAVE to go RIGHT as the club champs are resting on this next shot…..what is your advice? From a collection of your tips on “pulling” I have concluded i need to a) start swing with lower body b) dead arms c) stay behind the ball d) open club face e) tilt away from ball……BUT if I had to choose one to save my life, which would you recommend to ENSURE I hit the ball right?

    Or would you suggest I just aim right side of the green, and practice powerless arms, and initiate swing with lower body?

    The reason I am asking is I have a particular par 3 hole i battle with, and there is out of bounds on the left, and 50% of the time, under pressure, I send the ball left!

    thanks in advance

    • Paul Wilson

      March 15, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you are liking my book and DVDs. Just make sure you don’t work on too much too fast. Focus on each position and try to master them in the order they are presented. There is method to my madness.

      Jack Nicklaus called the Fade his bread and butter shot so this is the shot you should be trying to hit. It is easy and it is dependable. You just have to know how to do it. I did a tip on it here:

      Should You Hit a Draw or a Fade?:

      I also did a tip on it here:

      Good luck

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