Easy Way To Cure A Slide

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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+

18 Responses to “Easy Way To Cure A Slide”

  1. February 14, 2014


    In other words, Paul, end up with your first thing you want a student to do – learn the follow through – touching your legs and the club shaft touching your head from ear to ear.

    When we finished play a round today, I had a fellow club member ask me if I followed your method of teaching. He had heard either me talking about you or our Club Pro mentioned it to him. Anyway I told him yes I have been learning from you for over the past 4 years, I have been to see you twice for lessons, I have you book and DVDs, and I follow you daily with Ignition Golf. He is talking about coming to Las Vegas in the spring for one of your classes. His comment was that from what he has seen of your videos on the internet, “He breaks the swing down into a few simple steps’. It seems he has seen the light.

    Keep up your great work. I turn 71 at the end of this month, and I am shooting my best golf. Over the past 4 weeks I have consistently been shooting in the 80’s. I used to be happy to shoot bogey golf. Now I not satisfied unless I shoot 85 or better. Two weeks ago on windy day I had a wind assisted drive on a fairly flat fairway of of 276 yards, according to my Sky Caddie. I am loving seeing my handicap come down. Thanks for your instruction. The daily tips and reminders are just like having a personal coach on a daily basis.

    • February 15, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, do the follow through. Sliders ever come fully around because they are moving too much laterally without rotation. So add rotation and the slide disappears.

      Glad to hear people are talking about my method. Hopefully, he comes to see me.

      Glad you are doing well. Just keep trying to perfect the positions. If you do, I don’t see how you don’t make the jump to the 70’s. You are close right now. Just a little more precise positioning and you will get there.

  2. February 14, 2014


    Jim Merwin


    Thanks for another great insight

    As I was watching you demonstrate this tip it occurred to me that I may be able to remember and duplicate your swing just by thinking “Cross 2 Cross!” The golf swing does not get any simpler than that! “Cross 2 Cross!” is a gross oversimplification of your swing but for an overthinker!, it might just work. I will give it a try. Hope springs eternal!

    • February 15, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, just thought of this recently. Everyone tried to fix the slide with the lower body. I thought maybe there is and upper body fix people can do. This is real easy.

      Watch other sliders in the future. You will see they all stop short of creating the second cross. This is because they are moving laterally not circular.

  3. February 15, 2014



    Played in the local competition today concentrating on your follow through technique. Some great results and some not so good. My main problem was that I was striking the ball on the right half of the clubface and not coming back to the sweet spot at impact. I am a right hander. What do you consider I should look at to rectify this problem? Do you have anyone teaching ‘Swing Machine Golf’ in Australia?

    Cheers, JJ

  4. February 16, 2014



    Thank you for your comprehensive response above. Standing on the first tee with a whole lot of people watching you is a good way to get the adrenalin going. In my opinion, because this video clip on sliding is so crucial, I shall be watching it each day before I go to golf. Thank you for your outstanding golf instruction.

    Cheers, JJ

    • February 16, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Don’t worry about those people on the first tee. Anyone and everyone can hit a bad shot at any time and we have all done it. Once you think like this you reduce the pressure before teeing off. I will do a tip on this.

      Watch today’s tip too. It should help.

  5. February 17, 2014


    Paul, I saw above your tips on toe shot. Would you put a tip on a heel shot also?.

  6. February 20, 2014


    Thanks Paul. After watching this video and practicing in the mirror I just worked out I am a bad slider which makes sense as I block a lot of my irons to the right. Can’t wait to hit the range tomorrow and try out this new anti slide follow through.

    • February 21, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      There are lots of slides out there. Glad you figured it out. Now you won’t block it. Imagine how good that will be.

  7. September 11, 2014


    Hi Paul,

    Started trying out the powerless arms swing the last few times out on the range. Most of my balls are going relatively straight now! The one thing I’m finding though is that I hit 1 out of 10 balls way right on a huge fade. Looking at my divot, it looks like my swing path is straight. From one of your tips, I’m guessing the face is opening up.

    Are there any other reasons why this happens other than a slide? It feels like I’m starting and finishing the same way as my straight shots but something is obviously wrong with those shots. It seems to happen more often late in the practice session when I’m more tired.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    • September 11, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      This one shot going right is you trying to drive your legs and hips too hard. You release is timed for a slower swing. If you increase only the leg drive of course you will blow it right because your body rotation is too far ahead of your arms.


      Release Progression: http://ignitiongolf.com/release-progression/

  8. Paul,

    I have recently been working on my leg drive and downswing trigger. I have a tendency to hit the ball flat footed and too much with the arms. I have found that using the straighten the left leg trigger helps me to get the hips turned and also gets my back heel off the ground at impact. Another trigger that works good is simply thinking about lifting the back heel to start the downswing.

    Now this brings up a question for you about the slide. I have seen your other tips that you state the left knee will be bent at impact and mine is, but it is ahead of the left foot, not even with it like yours is. My hips do not go past the left foot, only the knee does. It that a slide? It seems that no matter how hard I concentrate on straightening that left leg to start the swing, it still moves forward of my foot. My hips are getting turned at impact and my finish is OK.


    • August 2, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      You are not alone. This is what everyone does if they learned golf as an adult.

      Glad you have chosen a trigger and will keep working on it. Take time but if you aren’t even thinking of it how can you ever master it?

      Well, it may not be a slide as a collapse of the lead leg. You need to start locking it from the top of the backswing down. You only have 1/4 second to impact. If you start to lock it as soon as you come down it will look like mine at impact.

      Left Leg Impact: http://ignitiongolf.com/leg-position-impact/

  9. August 24, 2015



    I got Pete to do a video swing analysis for me, and one of the many faults he saw was that I am indeed sliding. He gave me several things to work on, but said to work on the follow through first. He did point out that my finish is too vertical, and I am not making the cross as you point out in this video. So I am still working on locking the front leg, but am not seeing this issue solved in a couple of days as you mention in this video. While working on this at the range yesterday, I noticed a very different feeling in the downswing, and that is that my weight is shifting from the center of my left foot to the heel of the foot. It is almost as if I am actually rotating around the left heel. Is that the right sensation to have in the downswing? I am not lifting the heel on the backswing, but instead just feeling the weight shift in the foot.


    • August 24, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      It took me 2 straight months to fix my slide and this was working on it every day. No one told me to just touch my legs together. If so, I would have done this 1,000 practice swings per night and fixed it in 2 or 3 days. You can make changes fast when you look for the feedback I teach.

      I like the weight to be solid on the left at and through impact then it rolls onto the outside edge of the forward foot ending up on the baby toe to heel. I think you are close to the right feeling. Feel it solid through impact then go to the outside edge of the forward foot.


      Forward Foot: http://ignitiongolf.com/follow-through-forward-foot/

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