Pro Versus Amateur – Head Behind Ball

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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 “Pro Versus Amateur – Head Behind Ball”

  1. great tip paul, when playing a round of golf out on the fairway could you look at the ground right behind the ball if you can’t see the label to keep your head behind the ball

    • Donald,

      There is a better way. Just look at the dimples on the back of the ball. I’m worried if you focus on the spot you will restrict your swing. I would also be working on this angle on the range then when you play don’t worry about it. I was showing a drill and getting you to exaggerate so you at least get used to staying behind it. Give it a try when you play if you want. If you are holding this angle too much or restricting your swing you will blow it right.

  2. Hey Paul,

    I assumed until this tip that snap turning my hips kept my head behind the ball?

    Is it possible to make a good touch leg turn and still not keep behind at impact?

    JJ – Gerald

    • Gerald,

      You should be staying behind the ball if you fire the lower body properly as I suggested. Manually staying behind it is a way to get it faster. If pros are behind it you need to be behind it. Firing the legs is tricky so this way you can manually do it.

  3. Henry

    March 3, 2014


    I was turning my hips and head to the left and the head was over, but not behind the ball. This tip corrected my head position, moved the swing plane slightly inside and seems to have created a more compact swing. Things are starting to come together…now if only spring would come to us here in Charlotte!

    • Henry,

      Very good. This should be big for you just by reading your description. Keep at it.

  4. Hi Paul,

    Do you keep your eyes on the ball the whole time? I find that when I try to keep my head behind the ball, I struggle with trying to maintain my focus on the ball and end up moving my head forward.


    • Paul,

      I am watching the ball long after it is hit. Be careful. This is a drill. If you stay behind it too long you are going to cut off your swing and hit pushes and push fades. Just feel the head is behind the ball until you have it mastered. Don’t over think it.

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  5. Excellent lesson, a gain ,Paul ,I believe I’ve overlooked this fine pi

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