Drill: My Favorite Drill – Variation 2

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  1. JohnBabb, 1 year ago

    Paul – It’s fairly straightforward to feel your lower body swinging the club in practice swings but less easy in the actual swing. Even when I end up in the correct follow through position, I’m not sure if my hips led my arms or vice versa. Any thoughts on this?
    Thanks for the great instruction -

  2. DavidWeinstein, 1 year ago

    Paul, your “favorite drill” is huge. I have now adopted it as part of the my pre-shot routine, trying to recreate the same feeling during the shot. The result is, indeed, gaining distance and constancy. The down part is, of course, changing distances and over shooting the green when using 7 or 8 irons for approach.

    Question, though, should I apply the same drill or “feeling” to shorter pitches? While to margin for error with long clubs is wide, it is trickier with wedges, which has been causing me to tighten up.



    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      Glad you like my favorite drill. Hopefully, everyone else will too. It can do so many things to help the swing.

      The feeling with pitches is to turn our belt buckle left of the target so it is a different thought although it is the same move yet abbreviated.


      How to Pitch: http://ignitiongolf.com/pitch-ball

      This is also explained in my short game video series.

  3. WadeThames, 1 year ago

    Hogan was saying the same thing:


    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      Funny how people still tell people to pull the arms down to start the downswing. Hopefully, with Hogan and other teachers such as myself focusing on the body we can get everyone using it to hit the ball. I will just keep doing my part.

  4. RaymondCHASTEL, 2 weeks ago

    Paul ,I have an issue with my backswing ,which is More or less related to the hip rotation .I do rather succesfully your “POWERLESS ARMS + HIP FORWARD TURN” move ,but I expĂ©rience trouble in raising enough the upper left forearm in the backswing .
    I practice every Day in front of a Window pane to Check my upper arm position ,I use your tip with the butt of the club down the Line ,opposite the target ,or better the thumbs towards the right ear ,but inevitably in the course of a game ,when I get tired ,my backswing gets “too short “.
    This shortens the whole swing and the carry of the ball .
    Any thoughts how to cure this fault?
    DOUD SANDERS had a short swing,but I AM not DOUG SANDERS !

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 2 weeks ago


      Just do practice swings in front of a mirror looking for the whole clubshaft above your head with every club. This is a visual thing. You should see the whole shaft. If you look up and your head is blocking out the shaft so you can’t visually see the whole thing then you are not up high enough. Keep doing this and it 2 weeks your arms should be trained to go up higher. Give it a try.

  5. GeraldJoyce, 2 weeks ago

    Hey Paul,

    Love all your favorite drills I am doing them everywhere even in my sleep!

    But I need another drill!

    I do not know what controls the take-a-way distance from my ball moving back before it begins to rise up and around my body to a set position that will give me a chance to get the club head on a ninety 90 degree track.? I fell like my left arm is extending to an almost straight position and my right elbow is moving away from my hip? If I lock my right elbow or attempt to slide it around my right hip I loose the feeling of powerless arms?

    Help needed!

    Best Jay Jay

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