How To Stop Pulling Your Shots

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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+

19 Responses to “How To Stop Pulling Your Shots”

  1. September 23, 2012


    Paul, this is really a great video on how to stop pulling; I have pulled the ball periodically during rounds for maybe 5 years; I am still practicing the hip turn coupled with the slight tilt, but, the progress is noticeable…..and I know I am on the right track.

    I am pretty excited!

    Best regards,

    Chris Rasmussen

    • September 24, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Chris, Glad you liked it. The pull is easy to fix. A way to remember it is the word pull. If you are pulling you are pulling the club down with your arms. So turn them off and start the lower body first.

      Did you see this tip too:

      Pull 2:

  2. November 3, 2014


    Earlier in your lesions I would align left of target, 40 yards with a driver and 20 yards with a 4 iron etc, and hit pretty straight on the target line. But recently my drives and irons are to the left side of the fair way or green and I find my self aligning at the target. Does this indicate that I’m pulling over the top? Also, I recently started having bouts of shanking with my wedges and now wounded if I’m also sliding rather than uncoiling. Also, I now don’t feel my rear knee touch my front leg. Thanks. Jim

  3. August 29, 2015


    Thank you great tip. I have been having this problem of pulling my shots. I wasn’t sure why. I will take to the range as the drill seems very helpful. This tip is very timely. I was getting frustrated because of the pulled.

    As you noted when I use my trigger correctly this does not happen.

    As I continue to use your method I have come to realize the importance of checking our positions. When I have problems on the course this gets my game back on track. The home stretch tip was especially helful.

    Thx. For helping us enjoy the game of golf


  4. August 29, 2015


    Paul, Is it possible I am tilting OK, but ‘pulling in my arms’ as it were to cause the pull? Reason I ask is my last couple outings I am just crushing my drives and I know I am tilted behind the ball. Does the arm extension also affect? Seems to me, and I am playing all weekend so will have much time to practice, that when I don’t achieve the full extension 3 feet past the ball I get the pull, which I equate to engaging my arms and pulling toward my body (my old habit before ignition golf), closes the clubface at impact. Pretty much never hit the ball to the right, is either down the line or this pull. Been playing great lately, though in spite of some of these. Around the greens been up and down like crazy (like 70% or better!)

    Keep those ‘tweak’ reminders coming. That are all great!


    • August 30, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      Pulling is you hitting. If you feel like you are tilting and you are still pulling it would think you are tilting at the very top as soon as you start the transition. This sends it over the top so unless you slide or over tilt you will still pull it. Go to the top and hold it. Then tilt coming down.

      No getting full extension would the the arms contracting. To do so you must have used them. Arms = pull. Stop trying to kill it. Hit the fairway should be the thought.

  5. Paul, you really are a genius. I’ve never seen an instructor be able to distill every important point in a swing to palpable, simple checkpoints that are EASY to follow for those of us with a “visual” mind. I’ve spent way too much $$$ on other online stuff, and stumbled upon your methods about 2 months ago, and…wow. Just thank you. Thank you.

    • August 30, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      Thanks. I just comes from no one being able to answer my questions. It needs to be simple. I made it confusing for many years and it got me nowhere. Once I made it simple I got it.

      Glad you like the site. I appreciate it.

  6. August 30, 2015


    How to stop fayding the ball to the right with driver

  7. September 27, 2015


    Hi Paul
    I can’t stop pulling my driver at the mo!
    Been following your swing for two years now so not using my arms?… could i be over using the touching the leg position/ over rotating? to cause a pull?
    Thanks Craig

  8. January 11, 2017


    Hi Paul,
    I have been working very hard to stop using my hands and arms and have been pretty successful, (have even started fading the ball when I used to hook everything) but when I pick up a sand wedge or gap wedge, I go back to pulling. What are your thoughts on why I would pull wedges but nothing else?
    Thanks, David

  9. January 15, 2017


    Makes sense. Think I need to read your book, as this has been a problem for too long.
    Good stuff, Thank You!

    • Paul Wilson

      January 15, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you see it.

      I have 2 products. My original product is Swing Machine Golf. Last summer I release a new product (similar) called The Body Swing. Not sure I if I mention pulled wedges in The Body Swing but for sure I do in Swing Machine Golf in the Faults and Fixes section.

      Just let us know if you are interested and we will send you a discount code.

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