Match The Club To The Stick Drill

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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+

11 Responses to “Match The Club To The Stick Drill”

  1. October 28, 2015


    Hi Paul
    I’m often getting a lot of lower back pain when I play
    Any idea what would be causing this?
    I often struggle moving my head could this be a reason?
    Many thanks

    • October 28, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      You are most likely doing a reverse pivot which is compressing your spine. In no way does my swing hurt (once you get it). If you are in pain you are doing it wrong.

      Bad Back:

      You might want to do a swing analysis with my assistant Pete so he can check it.

      • October 29, 2015


        Thanks for your reply
        Doesn’t seem to matter what I try I can not and don’t think I have ever felt that stretch in the area you do I only ever get pain in my lower back no matter how much I try and copy your swing just doesn’t seem to work for me. Basically I feel that I have now got to the point where I give up playing or go back to hitting with my arms again. As much as I like your swing I can not at continue to play with back pain it’s just not fun playing like that or the after affects.
        I’m really at my wits end over it and not sure what to do at this point
        Even more frustrating is you are on the other side of the world and I have pretty much zero chance of ever being in that area and I’m not sure weather a video lesson can pick up what if any thing I’m doing wrong. Perhaps I’m just a unlucky one with no flexibility who will never get it.

        • October 29, 2015

          Paul Wilson


          As I keep saying if you are in pain you are doing it wrong. My swing never hurts.

          As I suggested, you need us to look at your swing. We have worked on people’s swings all over the world for year. Location does not matter. I bet I am less flexible than you and I can do it.

          • October 29, 2015


            Ok well maybe we can try a Skype lesson?
            I’m in Melbourne Australia so not sure how we work with the time difference

  2. Hi Paul,

    Should the tilt of the golfblade in the downswing like the spineangle as in the backswing or stays a little bit open??

    • October 29, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      When the club is parallel to the shaft coming down the face would be vertical. It has not matched the spine yet due to the body tilt (behind the ball). This is kind of tricky to be working on. If you just do the drill of course that would be good. Then work on the right overall fundamentals especially the grip. If the face is open or closed here you would most likely have a faulty grip.

  3. Kenneth Bova

    October 28, 2015


    Greetings Paul,
    I also noticed in this drill that the tip of the club head is facing exactly straight up and on the downswing, the tip of the club head is again straight up.

    • October 29, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      This is due to the body tilting in the downswing more than set up. The face does not match the spine angle until it gets closer to the ball. Kind of hard to explain. Just match it the way I am doing it and you will be fine (if you grip is neutral).

  4. December 18, 2015


    Hi Paul,

    Absolutely marvelous tip for us “over the toppers.” Turns still one more light on.



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