Follow Through Mistakes – Club

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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 “Follow Through Mistakes – Club”

  1. Hi Paul,

    I admit it is a struggle for me to get in the touch your head position. I got the knee together but not quite the touch your head. I’m working on it. I do, however, finally feel the true powerless arms. The distinct sensation I get is that the club weight is pulling my arms at the shoulder. Very odd. Getting this feeling thru impact was the toughest. I even had a lefty at the range next to me say he thought I had a nice swing and my wrists were loose. That’s a first. He looked like he was swinging a sledgehammer. Not long ago I was him. I feel I have made great progress but no change in my scores. Ihope that comes soon. I’ll have the best looking swing a 13 hc ever had.

    Thanks for all your help. Paul

    • Paul,

      It sounds like you are close. I hope you are doing practice swings at home. Just act like you are hitting it at a mirror or window and watch for the club in the position I am suggesting (did you see Rory, Sergio and Fowler?).

      Feel the arms fully stretch out past the ball and continue it around to the back of the head. I like the fact that people are noticing and commenting on your swing. This is a good sign. Once you are a little more used to it the scores should start coming down. For now, look for mind blowing shots. If you start to hit them you know you are close.

      • Hi Paul,

        You were correct. When I really loosened my arms the club ended up touching my head.

        At the range, about 80% of my shots were very high, long and strait. They stayed in the air forever and the contact was pure. I think these are the amazing shots you talked about.

        Thanks,

        Paul

  2. July 21, 2014

    PaulKwon

    Hi Paul

    Just ignore me and don’t bother responding if I am talking rubbish but I think I was able to manage your touch the legs and club shaft across the back of the head parallel to the ears positions while I was coming across the top in my downswing. It seemed a matter of timing rather than positions. The positions happen later when coming across the top.

    I am currently working on my release and had a good round yesterday. Working on the release seems to solve the distance, the slice and the coming across problem at the same time. Marvelous. With that I am just straight pulling without much side spin so it is an easy fix scoring wise.

    Always enjoy your video lessons. you always have gem aside/throwaway comments that are very illuminating.

    • Paul,

      Sounds like you are coming along too. Once you get it consistently release life becomes a whole lot easier because you can stay focused on body rotation instead of both things. Just remember, your body affects direction. If you ire your legs your whole upper body should be hanging back to determine the path from the inside. If you cannot do this then manually tilt your body behind the ball as you hit the ball. Then work on perfect legs touching later.

      Keep at it.

  3. My swing has definitely improved listening to your video instructions and more importantly my score has dropped in general however even though I can go from point a to point B at times in my real swing my practice swings I seem to do perfectly but it’s when I step up to the plate is so hard to consistently perform and do what you asked so how do you step past that mental block of doing what has always been a bad habit for years

    • Bruce,

      You too are still thinking ball. Forget the ball and think positions. Who cares where the ball is going? It is going to great once you do the positions. Did you not see Rory? That is the swing I teach. How about Adam Scott. Yes, that is the swing I teach too. Imagine if you had that swing how well you would play. The longer it takes you to think like this the longer it will take you to get it.

      Make sure you are doing it perfectly in practice swings. As you do them imagine you are doing this very same move on the course. This is the whole point. If you are doing them right every time you are finished you will be feeling the legs touching and the club touching your head. So step on the first tee. Do numerous practice swings feeling this then step up and feel exactly what you just did in your practice swings. Right now, caring where the ball goes comes into the picture which is holding you back. Focus.

      • I am having the same issues as Bruce Jespersen. Practice swing feels good and smooth but then I stand over the ball and it all goes to hell. Will try not caring where the balls goes.

        Thanks Paul

        • Thomas,

          If you are not doing the positions on the course something (a little white thing) is taking your mind off of them. No matter where the ball goes just do the positions. It will come together unbeleiveably fast if you do this.

  4. July 21, 2014

    TIMADAMS

    Paul
    If anyone doubts your release tips(rolling wrists)In the Open Championship all anyone had to do was watch the slo-mo of Rory McIlroy’s swing.I mean did he EVER ROLL THOSE WRISTS OVER I mean WOW If anyone ever doubted this is complete proof,and he finishes (on full swings)with the club parallel to ears(tho not on half and specialty shots) Keep those tips coming Paul

    • July 21, 2014

      LenKoblenz

      Tim,
      You beat me to it. I was in awe of the slo-mo of Rory’s wrists and forearms. I was going to ask Paul if he was secretly teaching Rory and holding back on us. :-)

      Len

    • Tim,

      Exactly. This is the swing I teach. If you want it just do the positions. Glad you saw it.

  5. I, too, was watching McIlroy, and would swear that he graduated from Ignition Golf!

    I feel great progress in my swing after a few months on this site. However, going on the course is tough. I’ve watched the ‘take it to the course’ video, but seem mentally trapped in swinging for the fences.

    My short game is where I have improved most. I recently was able to beat the person who introduced me to golf a year ago on an executive course of par 3 holes. I have gone from 50+ to mid 30′s on this little course. (even had a few birdies, very exciting)

    My short iron distances have improved a lot, and longer irons are coming along.

    However, when I pick up a driver I’m hopeless.

    • Kenneth,

      Exactly. I am not pulling this stuff out of thin air. You just have to see it.

      You need to quit trying to be he hero. I can hit it by you all day down the middle with an easy little swing. If this is the case, then why are you trying to do something that will never work? I am not super human. If I can do something less that you and get a better result than you I am doing it a different way than you. This is why I am saying quit trying to be the hero. You will be in the future just not right now. Slow and easy swings 200 yards is the goal for right now. Do this and you will be taking the arms out of your swing. Once you get this you can then power it with your legs and hips. This is where I am feeling HUGE power when I hit the ball (it just doesn’t look like it). This is the concept. I am not playing paddy cake when I hit it. I am generating huge power but with the center core. The arms are just attached to the center so they create a whipping action.

      I think you get the concept. Just try 1 round swinging easy. I would do this at night by yourself. Carry a few balls with you and swing easy on every tee shot. Hit a bad one and do it again. Then again and again until you hit it half decent. Then move to the next shot and do it again. You really can do it but you need to keep swinging easy until you are good at it.

      I hope you are doing this drill:

      DRILL: This Is The Best Drill You Should Be Doing Right Now: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-three-quarter-distance/

      Here is what I said to Bruce below:

      Bruce,

      You too are still thinking ball. Forget the ball and think positions. Who cares where the ball is going? It is going to great once you do the positions. Did you not see Rory? That is the swing I teach. How about Adam Scott. Yes, that is the swing I teach too. Imagine if you had that swing how well you would play. The longer it takes you to think like this the longer it will take you to get it.

      Make sure you are doing it perfectly in practice swings. As you do them imagine you are doing this very same move on the course. This is the whole point. If you are doing them right every time you are finished you will be feeling the legs touching and the club touching your head. So step on the first tee. Do numerous practice swings feeling this then step up and feel exactly what you just did in your practice swings. Right now, caring where the ball goes comes into the picture which is holding you back. Focus.

  6. July 21, 2014

    johnhoyle

    Greetings Coach In my back swing /When i think all is right/ the steel shaft touches my head parallel to my ears and then same place on the follow through It feels ok but i want to know what you think

    • John,

      Why are you touching your head in the backswing? It should be touching just the follow through. The club in the backswing should be about a foot or so away from your neck.

      I hope you doing this:

      3 Ways to Set The Top of the Backswing: http://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-top-3-ways

      Just let me know if I have ready your comments wrong.

  7. Paul ,I watched intensely the BRITISH OPEN :on short shots ,the top players such as DUSTIN JOHNSON ( I really love his swing !),with médium irons or wedges ,didn’t finish with the club shaft behind the ears ,but with the club médium height in front of them .
    What to say about this technique ?
    Maybe coud be classifiied as punch shots !

    • Raymond,

      A lot of these shots are knock down shots, shorter shots, keeping it low or trying to get it to check. If the club is touching your head parallel to your ears you will be able to hit the same spot every time. How could you possibly hit this position eery time exactly the same?

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