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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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November 11, 2012
I came to this drill from a reply you posted in a recent post on wrist hinging. I think it will be helpful for that.
I was a bit surprised by the early part of the video with the references to the club pointing at or just OUTSIDE the target line on both the back and through positions. In SMG page 99 and other contexts I can only recall your referring to the club at this stage pointing toward the ball or just INSIDE the target line. Would you clarify this issue please.
(With gripping down on the club in this drill I would expect if anything for it to tend to be more inside than when gripped at full length due to a steeper plane starting at setup with the shortened club.)
November 13, 2012
This should be at or inside the target line going back. It is at or outside the target line on the way down and through.
September 13, 2014
If I am trying to curve a shot. Would this drill help just before the shot. Ie outside to outside to fade the ball?
September 14, 2014
For a fade you are doing your normal golf swing. You aim left (if you’re a righty) while keeping the face at the target. This means the face is open to your path. If so, the ball will start left and fade right. In other words, the ball is fading because you pre-set the face open.
Should You Hit a Draw or a Fade?: http://ignitiongolf.com/hit-draw-fade/
Also, check out these 2 tips I did on this quite a while ago:
Paul ,Excellent and useful drill but you should make a complement to it ,starting from the top of the backswing ,to show in slow motion how you “load “the clubshaft at the top or going down (All golfers don’t load the clubsshaft at the same time ,some do it early ,others later ).
Now could you elaborate on the “feeling” ,in the “feeling series”on how you should feel with your elbows:with the right elbow ,I try to bring it down in front of my right hip quickest possible ,with the left elbow,just before impact , I try to “snap”the left forearm, the inside of the elbow showing in front of me, to give more “zip “to the ball.
You certainly do these moves yourself unconsciously ,but you should explain them to us ,mediocre golfers !
Thanks for the suggestion but I want this drill to be working only on the person’s release.
Just keep watching the feelings tips. I think I talk about elbows as I go further into the swing.
I noticed when you talked about taking the club back to the inside & swinging out as if it’s a flaw for the proper plane. Is that not the swing needed to draw the ball?
This depends if you have a fake draw or a real draw. A real draw requires to flaws in your golf swing (usually sliding with a strong grip).
So if you want to draw it and fade it the easy way just do your normal golf swing with some setup modifications. If you want to do it the hard way add flaws to your swing.
Paul I want to purchase a new set of irons. A friend recommends I go back to iron shafts. I am a 77 year old with a low swing speed of about 65. Good or bad idea?
Steel is for feel. Graphite is for power. I would get senior flex graphite shafts.
October 2, 2014
Hi Paul I am having great fun learning your technique and have of late seen great improvement in my game! However I am still struggling to get out of bunkers consistently at one go! particularly with the control distance to not hit too long into the water! Also you seem to have lots of good drills for other technique so is there one too for bunkers?
October 3, 2014
Glad you like the tips and are improving. I love hearing it.
I have bunkers tips. You can find the here:
Body and Club Alignment: http://ignitiongolf.com/bunker-setup/
Bunker Technique: http://ignitiongolf.com/bunker-shots/
How To Hit Short Greenside Bunker Shots to a Tight Pin: http://ignitiongolf.com/short-greenside-bunker-shots/
There are other tips. To find them go to the red navigation bar at the top of any page. Hover over SWING TIPS. Then the categories will appear. Just look for GREENSIDE BUNKERS. Every bunker tip I have done is listed there.
March 29, 2015
Paul ,When I’ m waiting for m’y Turn to come due to slow play ,I do a similar drill you taught us where you HINGE the club up to the RIGHT ear and rehinge the club to the left ear going through .Not the same purpose as the présent drill ,but very useful to keep the wrists loose .
Great. Keep doing it. Couple this with faster body rotation and you should be getting more power.
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