How To Check Your Distance From 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 Check Your Distance From The Ball”

  1. Paul

    • Mike, The head is dropping because of the lower body firing. As your body angles behind the ball your head is getting lower. Plus there is just the force of the swing itself. This is an unconscious move.

  2. August 12, 2013


    I’m trying all of this out, and yesterday at the range was trying to get powerless arms and using your setup routine. I was practicing with a 7 iron, and felt miles away from the ball, and I noticed that I was hitting most of my shots off the toe. Is that because I’m too far away from the ball, or is there another flaw in my swing?

    • August 13, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      This can be too far away from the ball especially if you are not used to it. Plus, raising up through impact causes it. Taller you get them more you pull the club in towards you. Just watch the ball when you hit the ball then you can look for it’s flight. If you do you will hit the center of the face.

      Keep in mind you should only be about 6 inches or so from the butt end of the club to the belt buckle. Don’t get too far away from it.

  3. Hi Paul. Do you measure this from an “upright” position or with the tilt? Easier for me to build my set-up from standing straight up and down but I guess the belt buckle might move a bit further away from the ball when standing like this? Or am I wrong?

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