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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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August 22, 2012
Awesome tip Paul…I have 2 follow up questions:
1) Some days when I try to get this taller feeling I feel as though my arms can’t swing as freely and like they crash into my body at times. I’m sure the issue is with setup and possibly crowding the ball?
2) Also with this taller feeling I feel like I need to activate my arms at times to get the club to the top……otherwise I feel flat. The risk I find though is that when I activate the arms I overdue the backswing & lose connection which is catastrophic.
I shot an 80 on a very tough course this weekend and my “bad swing” days are occuring alot less now. I still just battle the 2 things above sometimes with this higher setup stance. Thanks!!
My question is about the shoulders as you are coiling. The left shoulder seems to go back almost on level, however does the right shoulder dip as you un-coil? Sometimes I feel as though my right shoulder is so level it leads to an over the top start. I hope this makes sense, as I know we are at an angle but with rotation it appears our shoulders are pretty level.
Mike, the right shoulder is lower than the left in the downswing because you are firing the lower body. When you do, your whole body tilts right (behind the ball). in doing do your right shoulders is lower than the left. You do not have to try to do this you just have to uncoil properly.
Keep in mind that the shoulders are only level when you are standing up. I am saying it is a feeling of the shoulders turning level. This is not reality because you tilted your body at address.
Going back to your Ernie Els video, you repeated a statement he made and I noticed he said he had got a nice pause at the top. As I am still capable of the pull when trying to get my knee around I thought I would try a pause when next playing and it seemed to work a lot better. As you never expounded on this pause to you not subscribe to it?
Martin, I must have forgot this. I do want a slowing down/pause at the top.
Pause At Top: http://ignitiongolf.com/pause-top-backswing
August 24, 2012
Your suggestion to me to stand taller and feel like sitting on the edge of a stool to combat my lifting of my head on the backswing was more important to getting a better result then I could have imagined. I feel a flatter backswing with a corresponding distance increase especially with my driver. THANK YOU!
August 25, 2012
Jim, That’s great news. Remember, I still want the lead arm slightly above the shoulder line. Don’t get too flat. Also, be careful when you get lots of power people keep trying to hit harder and harder and they end up losing their swing. If you want more power that’s fine. Just find it with the legs.
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