How To Stop Skying The Ball

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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+

6 Responses to “How To Stop Skying The Ball”

  1. September 15, 2012


    Hi Paul. I am in the 7 day trial period. Am planning to sign up for sure; the site and your instruction are excellent.

    My question relating to the Stop Skying the Ball video relates to head movement; in the video you indicate that the head moves back to the right slightly with the driver. Does the head also move back slightly with middle/short irons.

    All the best,

    Chris Rasmussen

    • September 17, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Chris, Thank you for the interest in the site and your feedback. I truly appreciate it.

      Yes, the head will move back for all clubs. This will allow you to load onto the back leg with the majority of your weight. Most pros move their head. As with anything there are exceptions.

      To see their head move, just take a ruler or other object while watch a video of their swing off their left ear at set up. As they go back you will see their head move away from this line. It is definitely behind the ball at impact in every pro with every club regardless if they move their head back or not.

      Here is a tip I did on it:

      Move Head:

  2. CarlFuchs

    September 26, 2014


    So before I watched this tip, I started looking at the back of the ball through my swing and what a difference. You just reinforced what I accidentally discovered with looking at the label. Also very helpful tip on the foot position. Thanks for all these tips. So glad I joined up!
    Best, Carl

    • September 27, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you liked it. Once you stay behind it you will never sky it again. Doesn’t take long to get it either.

  3. Paul,

    This tip has cured my over the top. I was absolutely skying many drives and getting frustrated because I thought I was definitely getting behind the ball with my head but was still skying it.
    Then it just hit me today on the course when thinking of this tip and what a revelation…..
    I realised that my first move with my upper body was to push my right shoulder forward. When I instead concentrated on letting my shoulder drop a bit instead, it was amazing the difference in ball striking.
    No more skying and much more consistent contact with irons.

    Thank you!!!

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