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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 17, 2013
Absolutely one of your best swing thought tips ever! Happy Father’s Day!
Glad you liked it. Thanks.
Hi, I think of going back, then pausing, then thirdly think of the hips or legs. You are saying, it’s all right to think of the downswing trigger as the club is going back or even before it does? Is that better? Perhaps it makes for more consistent shots since this way one never forgets the trigger? Thank you.
You should be thinking of what you are going to do when you come down even as you are going back. This way you are not having to make this decision in the small time the club is at the top of the backswing. In other words, know what you are going to do before you do it.
Hi Paul..Just thinking about your recent tip regarding practice swings…”touch your legs..touch your head’..works pretty well on the practice tee…Should I be completely to the left side when the club touches the back of my head so that I’m up onto the toe of my right foot? It seems so fluid on your videos..Where do you feel the weight at this time on your left side? By the way, it looked like Justin Rose was touching his legs and the touching the back of his head all day…amazing!
You should have at least 90 percent of your weight on your left when you are in the follow through position. There is so little weight on this foot that you could lift the big toe off the ground if you wanted to. I feel the weight into the left side at around half to 3/4 through. Then I am just rolling up on the tip of this big toe.
Back Toe: http://ignitiongolf.com/big-toe-balanced-finish
Yes, Justin Rose as well as many others were doing the positions I teach. Hopefully, everyone is seeing this too!
HEY PAUL,WHAT R UR THOUGHTS ON STARTING THE DOWNSWING BY A SYNCHRONOUS MOVEMENT OF THE RIGHT HIP AND RIGHT SHOULDER AT THE SAME TIME. PERSONALLY SPEAKING IT SEEMS TO GIVE ME A BETTER GOOVE IN MY TEMPO,THAN BY MOVING MY RIGHT HIP FIRST
You do not need to be thinking shoulders in the downswing. They will uncoil on their own if you uncoil the lower body. I don’t really like the right hip as the trigger for a righty. If you do this, make sure you are getting off the right foot into the follow through onto the tip of your toe. Turning the hip only won’t quite do it.
Shoulders in downswing: http://ignitiongolf.com/shoulders-downswing
Back Toe: http://ignitiongolf.com/big-toe-balanced-finish
Noticed the same thing re Justin Rose’s swing. I’m convinced that this is the proper way to consistently swing the club
Once you see pro after pro doing this and amateur player not doing this it should be quite clear that this is a position everyone should have. I have just seen the dramatic improvement in so many swings that it crystal clear to me this is the most important position in the golf swing.
June 18, 2013
Paul, so happy with your answer. It’s so true that sometimes I go to the top of the backswing and “forget” to make the move left with the lower body, in my case, the right hip which I will try to change after seeing your answer at the top. Thinking of it first will be very good, thank you . Michelle
June 25, 2013
Not sure if I answered this one but I’m glad you liked it. I think you are starting to understand how to start down. Just stay focused on this and how it powers the swing. If you are at least thinking about it you are on the same page.
Paul, I noticed that if I have a poor swing I dont’t get to the full finish. (The shaft of the club being behind the head level to the ears).
But If my swing is perfect there is no problem to get to the full finish position. I don’t even think of it !
It is easier to have the full finish position without a ball to hit !!! why is it so hard with a ball to hit?
My question is : What is the key to get every time to the full finish ? Have I to think of it? is there a drill?
thank you for the daily tips. That helps.
June 26, 2013
It is so hard because you are thinking about hitting the ball! You are NOT thinking about doing the positions!!! You need to be thinking TOUCH THE LEGS … TOUCH THE HEAD!
So the key is to think about the positions. The key is to do the positions in practice swings and when you are practicing so many times that you do not know any other way to do it. I am even giving you feedback to tell you if you are doing them right or not. No one else is going to do this for you.
So forget hitting the ball. Forget your score. Forget impressing your friends. Forget distance. Forget everything else.
Understand the important of doing the follow through (makes you look like a pro by giving you the right fundamentals, gives you Point B to your swing so you do not have to think about hitting the ball, you cannot do the follow through unless do it right at impact which you have found out).
Think of swinging easy. Think of swinging to the follow through. Think of the feedback after you make each and every swing. Hold it, check it, analyze it. If it is wrong correct or do perfect practice swings making sure it is perfect before you hit your next shot.
Hi Paul, thank you so much ! I love your response. You really motivate me. I am going to practice again and again day after day exactly as you said because I really want a perfect follow through plus I like to work at the practice range.
Thanks a lot
Glad you understand it. Stay focused and see the importance. You need to build a great swing. Start now and you will have it.
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