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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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June 22, 2015
In working on my lower body trigger, I found that lifting my left heel slightly on my back swing gives me a better feeling of my trigger on the down swing. I use the straighten the knee trigger. Does this cause a problem to ingrain that move? It just seems like I get to my left side better.
Just be sure that when you lift the heel you are not over-rotating the hips. If so you lose torque.
Lift Heel or Not: http://ignitiongolf.com/lift-heel-backswing
Paul, What’s your opinion on,at address having the feeling of your feet really dug into the ground and your weight 60%/40% (LF/RF) then push off with L to achieve weight shift 100% on on R Leg
You should be 50/50 at address with the weight evenly distributed. Not sure why you would ever want more weight on the left than on the right. Would you do this in other sports? I think you need to do the helicopter drill a few times. As you coil the shoulders you will see your head move and the weight load. Your job is to feel it load onto the instep at the top. Most people turn the hips too much and roll to the outside of the back foot. If so you have not torque and will not use the lower body to start the downswing.
DRILL: Helicopter: http://ignitiongolf.com/important-warm-drill
Turn Back on the Right Angle: http://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-helicopter-blades/
June 23, 2015
I’m having an issue maintaining loose wrists and yet a firm grip. Unlike Iron Byron, the human wrist is not anatomically independent of the hand grip. The grip strength is controlled by muscles mostly in the forearm and it is connected to the hands by tendons that run along the wrist. As these tendons tighten, the wrist has to become stiffer. Tighter grips decrease wrist range of movement and increase tension in the wrist.
If I loosen my wrists my grip naturally loosens too. So how tight are your wrists through impact? I can only get powerless arms with a real loose grip which lets the club flow around.
It can be done. I can white knuckle it and have super looser wrists.
Secure Grip Loose Wrists: http://ignitiongolf.com/secure-grip-loose-wrists/
Do this drill nightly:
Tee Drill: http://ignitiongolf.com/secure-top-backswing
Powerless arms means you are not hitting it or helping it in any way with your arms. You are mistaking this for floppy arms. Although I usually loosen people’s when I work with them because they are way to tight.
Powerless Arms vs Floppy Arms: http://ignitiongolf.com/powerless-arms-vs-floppy-arms/
I start at 2 out of 10. I increase grip pressure to 8 out of 10. It remains at this strength until the follow through where it is still secure but the wrists are loose.
Do the tee drill. At first, it will feel tight. In 10 mins. of doing it your wrists will loosen like mine.
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