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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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December 22, 2012
Absolutely right. Since I have been following your method, I “keep my shoulders passive”. Whenever I don’t, I produce a hook.
December 24, 2012
Very good. Keep remembering it.
At the top of the backswing I feel like I pause momentarily, long enough to transfer my thoughts to straightening the left leg. This may increase the torque created in the torso, before the arms and shoulders follow the legs. That’s when I get it right, I might get a pull or a push depending on how well I time the downswing trigger. I’m getting more consistent and will persevere, the swing will probably never be perfect but my handicap is dropping.
That’s great news. I definitely like people to take their time at the top. This takes the strength out of the arms and allows for plenty of time to start the lower body first.
Pause At Top: http://ignitiongolf.com/pause-top-backswing
December 30, 2012
My main problem is when i start my backswing and i tend to drop my shoulder and that resulted club face open at the impact, poor shots- extreme slice to right and hit fat shots.
Please advice me on how to cure this problem and perhaps the best drill to practise. Many thanks.
December 31, 2012
I guess you missed the tip I posted last week on this very subject.
Turn Back on the Right Angle: http://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-helicopter-blades/
Then do these 2 drills:
DRILL: Sit On The Edge Of A Bar Stool To Set Up – Part 1 of 2: http://ignitiongolf.com/setup-edge-of-bar-stool/
DRILL: How To Feel Torque In Your Backswing – Part 2 of 2: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-feel-torque-backswing/
January 2, 2013
January 3, 2013
Glad you liked it. Thanks.
May 18, 2013
I am sure you talk about it in your vast library of tips and if so, I would appreciate pointing the way to the video.
When I make the swing based on your coaching, it feels (based on years of arm swinging) like my shoulders are lagging waaaay behind my lower body and the ball contact occurs far later in the swing than what I am used to. When I do this, the results are great BUT fighting against that “loss of control” causes me no end of problems as my arms kick in to “catch up” yielding disastrous results.
Breaking years of bad habits are hard and the brain works against you in those circumstances. Could you also point to the videos where I could get a slow motion view that will show this “lag” in your swing as viewed face to face during your setup?
I love your program.
May 20, 2013
Glad you like the site. I appreciate the feedback.
As far as lag is concerned, once you uncoil your lower body your upper body should be immediately following. This is the spring-like effect I describe in these 3 videos:
Uncoil 1: http://ignitiongolf.com/uncoil
Uncoil 2: http://ignitiongolf.com/uncoil-follow-up
I wouldn’t say I feel the arms lagging way behind but for someone who has been hitting for a long time maybe this is the correct feeling. To take the arms out of your swing understand that YES this is an out of control sensation. The club should be swinging where ever it wants to swing. The consistency is created because the mass (club) cannot swing any wider than its widest arc. The forces acting on the mass will allow the mass to swing to its widest point 100% of the time (this is where both arms are stretched out again). So embrace this out of control feeling. In a couple of weeks this should feel normal.
Do this drill right away:
DRILL: This Is The Best Drill You Should Be Doing Right Now: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-three-quarter-distance/
How to Feel Lag: http://ignitiongolf.com/downswing-lag-1
How To Feel Lag 2: http://ignitiongolf.com/lag-follow-up
Lag Drill: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-lag
Lag Drill 2: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-move-hips-hold-lag
Old But Good Lag Drill: http://ignitiongolf.com/old-good-lag-drill/
Lag And Release Drill: http://ignitiongolf.com/lag-release-drill
How Lag Affects Power: http://ignitiongolf.com/power-lag/
Holding Your Lag Angle Too Long?: http://ignitiongolf.com/hold-lag-too-long/
November 2, 2013
Thanks for this and others. Like a lot of things, it’s drill, drill, drill, and then one day–voila! I had this moment last week when I had a shot from some fairly thick rough, a shot I would have thought two months ago the only way to get the ball out would be to muscle it with my hands, arms, and shoulders. Instead, I took a couple of leg-powered practice swings, noted how cleanly the club was ripping through the tall grass, and stepped into the shot, which I put three feet from the green. Once you get the feel, it is easy.
November 3, 2013
Convincing yourself that not hitting with your arms is a huge factor. I think you are now seeing it is possible to generate even more power with your body. Now that you ave seen and felt it keep trusting it for all of your shots. If you do, you will see more and more great shots using the body and one day you will give up completely on trying to hit with the arms. Keep at it.
November 20, 2013
I am currently trying to ACTIVELY NOT engage my shoulders in the start of downswing. Is that reasonable? Thx for everything Paul.
November 21, 2013
You do not need to be thinking about the shoulders in the downswing. I could be wrong but I am assuming you got this from a recent tip on another website. If so, quit watching that other site so you end all confusion. Watch this tip to clarify the shoulders in the downswing:
Shoulders in downswing: http://ignitiongolf.com/shoulders-downswing
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