Opposite Series – Takeaway

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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+

10 Responses to “Opposite Series – Takeaway”

  1. Another excellent reminder ,Paul.an excellent example is the GREG NORMAN takeaway.Do you ” drag ” the Clubhead back ,as some Pro’s advised quite some Time ago ( They said ” Drag it like a wet mop”).I believe STEVE ELKINGTON also said something like That .does the the club stay parallèll to the target Line longer than YOUR hands reach YOUR hips ?

    • October 7, 2015

      Paul Wilson

      Raymond,

      If you do a one-piece takeaway the shaft will be parallel to the target line at halfway back. Pull it back with the back hand and it will be deep inside.

  2. October 7, 2015

    RYDGJR

    I am guilty of the 2 piece takeaway, but am trying to switch. Under pressure, the 2 piece creeps back in. Will keep working on it, but I would like to understand something better. Should I be conscious of my wrists cocking or will ithat just occur naturally as long as my grip pressure is correct, my wrists stay loose, & I use my lower body to power my down swing?

    • October 7, 2015

      Paul Wilson

      Gary,

      Just do the putter drill in this tip and you can master the one-piece takeaway in about 2 seconds:

      One Piece Takeaway: http://ignitiongolf.com/master-one-piece-takeaway

      You have already done a one-piece action before.

      The wrists are a hinge. As the club swing back and your wrists are loose momentum would hinge them. If your wrists are not loose you would work on setting them until you have the position mastered then turn your arms off and the club will hinge on its own. In no way am I thinking about hinging them.

  3. October 8, 2015

    RYDGJR

    That was what I was hoping to hear. Just wanted to make sure of eventually not having to give any thought to hinging. I have had some pretty good results with this, but need to get better at it. Nothing a bunch more practice swings above the ground every day won’t fix. Thanks Paul.

    • October 8, 2015

      Paul Wilson

      Gary,

      Fully hinging the wrist is one of the easiest things to fix in the swing. This literally takes 2 weeks at most then you don’t have to think of it this is assuming other things like: lead arm, leading edge, backswing length, where the club is pointing etc. is correct.

      Now start focusing on coiling and uncoiling to my follow through position.

  4. October 19, 2015

    RYDGJR

    I just reviewed this tip again & I think I have been screwing it up a bit. I feel I was trying to maintain the Y too far into the backswing and actually hindering my wrists from cocking. I recently started to feel that the club head started to gradually fan open once my hands reached the outside of my rear leg and the results have improved a lot. I also found that it helps me to hit solidly shots when I can feel that the club head is gradually closing as it swings through the impact area. I don’t mean that I am manually closing it, just that it helps if I feel it occurring. I would think that my arms and wrists are doing what they are supposed to if I get that feeling. Interested in your thoughts on that.

    • October 21, 2015

      Paul Wilson

      Gary,

      Yes, it is just to the back leg.

      I don’t like the word fan open. This would mean you are rolling it open which I am definitely not doing. My wrists are loose. I get past the back leg one piece then I am letting it hinge because it is loose. So maybe you work it back to the right leg then think thumbs to the back ear. This will hinge it up perfectly. After you do this for a while you forget it and let it happen.

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

  5. October 19, 2015

    RYDGJR

    I have tried using a Medicus dual hinge 5 iron in the past and was wondering what you thought of that training aid. In order for me to swing it without breaking down in the initial takeaway I felt that I needed to fan the club head open very early. For this reason I decided not to use it. Do you have any experience with that aid?

    • October 21, 2015

      Paul Wilson

      Gary,

      You can still do a bad swing with this training aid. Just watch their own infomercial. I do like it for the takeaway. If you snatch it back you will break it. So it does help to slow down the backswing.

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