Pro Versus Amateur – Descending Blow

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  1. KennthBova, 1 month ago

    Paul, I’ve never saw a golf pro break the swing down as you do and make it understandable. Now, I know why I’ve been hitting the ball very high all these years. I have a large yard, but this spring, I will just practice swinging the club per your instructions.

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 month ago

      Ken,

      Thank you very much. Everything has a reason. If you don’t know why it is happening how and why would you ever fix it? Glad you are understanding it.

  2. HaroldBaldock

    HaroldBaldock, 1 month ago

    Hi Paul

    For me the tightness comes when I play with other players. When I focus on powerless arms extending all is good. Now the main challenge is keeping that thought 70 to 100 strokes of a round. By the way powerless arms for me works with the putting stroke also. When faced with long putts I make a very relaxed pendulum with some very good results. Thanks for your help Paul .
    Harry

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 month ago

      Harold,

      Just remember that everyone started out this game the same way. I once saw Jack Nicklaus shank one. So anyone can and has hit bad shots before. Knowing this should take some pressure off.

      When you play your thought should be get it in the fairway or hit the green. These are not distance thoughts so you are not pressuring yourself when hitting in front of other people. If you think like this they will be referring to you as the guy who always hits the fairway or the guy who can put it on the green from anywhere. Wouldn’t that be good? Unless you hit an absolutely unreal shot one day your normal good shots will not be that memorable to others for more than 2 seconds so why try to impress them? Be the guy with the smooth swing. This is what they all want. They will idolize you for it.


  3. LottaLiljegren, 1 month ago

    Just been at range…..Finally I felt I did the right thing…..The big difference I felt I managed today was that I was able to stand as far away from the ball as you recommend. I know I always has been to near the ball, due to contraction of the arms. I just concentrated on stretching out my arms and rotate the hips…For real..the balls went longer, higher and most important straigther!!!!! Even with the driver the slice was gone today, just a slight curve to the right. I feel happy as a child in a candy shop tonight….even if I know that “range play” is much different than playing on the course and I know I will have bad shots again, I will take the opportunity to feel good today!! If I could do it today, I CAN do it on the course next time!!!
    Keep thinking: if I haven´t found you on the internet I would still have been putting band aid on the flaws in my swing…Maybe I was lucky that I found you just one year after starting out playing golf!! Thank you Paul!!

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 month ago

      Lotta,

      Very good. It all starts with the grip and setup. If you get this wrong you are putting yourself behind the 8 ball before you have even started your swing. Your arms more stretched out means you have have pre-determined your widest arc. Keep doing it. It really doesn’t take long to get this feeling at setup.

      Now that you are starting to see it and hit some good shots be very careful not to get too excited. If you do you will start hitting it thin, slicing and/or topping it. If you see these shots immediately slow down and swing easier. Then build it back up with the leg drive.

      Thank you for finding me. I wish I would have known all this when I was starting out. I would have saved years of total frustration.


  4. DavidMonin, 1 month ago

    Paul, Played yesterday in the mens stroke round, After a good start i had an eleven on th par 4 4th hole.
    Main cause was to quick, arms trying to hit the tee shot and blocked and topped it left into the trees.
    But switched off the arms and had a 2 on the par 3, 5th hole (134m). Won the nearest the pin competition (160cm)
    Birdied the par 4 374m tenth hole and then pared the par 3 11th hole (165m) winning the nearest the pin competition again. (134 cm)
    Finished with a net 78 even after being 7 over on that one disaster hole.
    Thank you for your tips keep up the good work.
    regards
    David

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 month ago

      David,

      Good job. I love how you slowed down and got it back.

      That bad shot is like eating too may slices of pizza. Seems like a good idea at first then you regret it later. Stay focused on hitting fairways and greens. As you keep hitting more and more of them you will gain confidence. Confidence breeds distance.


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