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+

14 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.

    • Paul Wilson

      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!

    • Paul Wilson

      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

    • Paul Wilson

      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.

    • Paul Wilson

      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.

    • Paul Wilson

      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/

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