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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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September 22, 2013
I think I need to get one of those sleeves the QBs wear on their arms with all the plays except a list of all the drills!! Just kiddin’!! Drills are great.
I tend to go thru a number of member tips on some days — 2-6 so sometimes there are a number of drills I’m studying.
September 23, 2013
Be very careful not to work on too much stuff. Focus on one or two areas of the swing and master them. Then move on to something else. I get the feeling you’re doing too much.
September 24, 2013
OK Paul, I’ll try to be careful about that. Thanks as always!
I use red Pendaflex 12 X 9 inch hanging folders that you would use in a file drawer and clip on some alligator type clips to give them some weight to sit on the grass flat, especially on windy days. They are nice size targets and you can see them clearly, even 80+ yards out. Just another alternative.
Very good. Lightweight.
Excellent advice as always, but I have one, very picky concern here: since you walked quite “diagonally” to place your 10, 20, 30 yard targets, wouldn’t you actually be shortening the distances between targets? Since so many golfers have rangefinders these days and don’t play entirely by feel, wouldn’t it be better to walk a straight line and place the balls to alternating sides of the line?
This is so minimal it will not matter. You can do what you want. The point was to show you to offset the balls.
September 25, 2013
I get it, Paul. It’s still a great suggestion.
September 19, 2014
I’ve practiced the pitching techniques using three different speeds of my lower body.
For my shortest back swing, when I turned as fast as I could, I realized I can’t help but
pull every pitch shot. All of my other pitch shots are working just fine like
shortest back swing with slow and medium speed of my lower body, medium back swing with slow, medium and fast speed of lower body, and maximum back swing with slow, medium and fast speed of lower body.
You are pulling because as you are turning you are shifting too soon into the left leg. Just turn. The shift will occur on its own.
Body Tilt – Left Right: http://ignitiongolf.com/cure-pulling
April 19, 2016
Why not just use a range finder and zero in on spots or patches of grass ?
April 20, 2016
There is no way you are going to laser 8 different spots and remember where they are. Just pace it off. Takes 3 mins.
I use red colored hanging folders (1ft X 10in) and weight them down with large clips used to clip thicker stacks of paper. The clips are heavy enough to keep the hanging folders flat and not blow open or over. I pace them off similar to your golf balls and they make a nice visible target even at 50+ yards. I generally go to our local parks and find a grassy area that is cut and hit my own balls. I can play in both directions and just pick everything up and leave.
Perfect. This is a great way to do it. This tip was for ranges of course. You could do it your way in your backyard too. I like it.
May 21, 2018
When you are dialing in your yardages you are saying 10,20,30 etc, is this total distance? In this video You are not carrying the ball that far, it is ending up that far. But in another video for example the flop shot, you say you want to carry the ball 20 yards than let it roll out, so you use your 20 yard backswing or short pitch shot. So to keep it simple, do we practice total distance with each, short, med, and long or are we looking for carry distance. OR do we go out and hit balls with each and get an average for ourselves where my short, med and long pitch shots would be.
I would be practicing carry distances. You need to pin point the yardage. The roll out would vary with the lie you are on. Tight lie into the wind or into a green angled towards you and you would only add 5 yards roll. This means you are now dealing with 5 yard increments when you should be hitting it in 10 yard increments until you open the face slightly.
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