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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+

14 Responses to “Think Simple”

  1. April 9, 2017

    BurtFord

    Paul
    This was one of your best tips !! I have been trying your new swing for about 4 months and am starting to get the easy swing in my head. I am still having problems with my direction and sometime the spin but you have given me ways to work on that. The rollover drill helps alot with my driver if I start to slice it.Thanks so much for all your patience with us hard heads ! I hope to come to see you in person sometime soon.
    Thanks Burt

    • Paul Wilson

      April 11, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Burt,

      Glad you liked it. Thanks.

      Glad you see it and are aware of how to fix your swing. This is vital so you are not sitting there guessing on what to work on. I did this for 10 years.

      Just let me know if you can make it. I love meeting and working with members. Once they work with me in person they know exactly what I mean as they watch the videos into the future.

  2. April 9, 2017

    WillCooper

    Great tip, Paul. What’s been hard for me is feeling the looseness and trusting it. A lifetime habit of wanting to hit the golf ball is hard to break physically, even conceptually. I’m finally getting there, and the results have amazed me. My 7-irons flew only about 135 yards. Now, with seemingly less effort, they’re launching over 150 yards, even farther if I hit the sweet spot. It just feels so different. I still have to do exercises to remind myself to just let the club do it’s thing. Maintaining stability and making sure I don’t sway slightly forward in theme downswing is my biggest challenge now. You’re the best, Paul.

    • Paul Wilson

      April 11, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Will,

      Yes, this is tricky but I know you can do it because you are really close. It is overcoming greed and the excitement of wanting more. The mantra needs to be repeat … repeat … not more … more …

      Last time you were here we really got that lower body working way better so this should get you to the next level. Glad you are seeing it.

      Keep at it. Thanks.

  3. April 10, 2017

    JamesClarke

    Paul ,in working with my irons is the uncoiling similar to the driver with a quarter of a second until contact should I be constantly rolling over my wrists well before contact and in fact as soon as I begin my uncoiling or downswing? My thinking is always whether driver or Iron.Thank you in advance for your thoughts.
    Regards Jim C

    • Paul Wilson

      April 11, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Jim,

      Yes, you only have one swing so you need to uncoil the same with all clubs.

      You need to roll the wrists until you can consistently hook it. This is a drill to get you to eliminate slice spin. Once you can do this you are no longer a slicer. Then you need to straighten it out (body).

      So do the roll over a little more. If it were me I would be rolling it at the range and at home. Need to do a full backswing though. If I hit 10 in a row number 11 I would try to add a little body. Watch the ball if it still goes left this is good. You just need to add more body. If it blows right or spins right you need to immediately go back to hooking. You are not mastered it yet.

      Once you are good at it you have this roll over drill in your pocket to take to the course with you. If you slice, you roll it a few times in practice swings before the next shot.

      This is the drill:

      Modified Roll Over Drill: http://ignitiongolf.com/modified-roll-over-drill/

  4. April 11, 2017

    SusanEccles

    This is just brilliant. Thank you very much
    Sue

  5. April 13, 2017

    JohnBoyd

    Great tip! The rabbit in the background seemed to like it too!

  6. Paul ,Since 4 years watching your video lessons I believe I know your technique by heart .
    I work now on accelerating my clubhead .
    This is what i’m working on :
    -bringing the club and arms close to the body in the downswing ;according to the formula: I (MOI) x Omega(Angular speed ) = Gamma (Body Torque ) ,the torque being constant more or less,if you reduce “I” ,Omega increases :bringing the arms close to the body reduces “I” (Just like a figure skater bringing his arms close to his body increases his spinning ) .I obtain this by bringing my right elbow close to my hip in the downswing and pointing the butt of the club to the left side of my groin.
    -holding very lightly my handle with the two last fingers of the right hand (Index and thumb) off the handle
    -keep my upper body entirely loose and working only with my lower body (A well known baseball pitcher issued this recommendation in the NEW YORK TIMES recently
    So there is a verifiable result :my shots on the golf course fly longer and are very consistent.
    The “trick ‘”as you say is to not hit the ball harder !!!!
    Then of course you must work on your core strength to increase GAMMA (The BODY TORQUE )

  7. May 3, 2017

    TomC

    Hi Paul, I’ve following you about 18 months now and my game has made significant improvements. Before “Paul Wilson” I ranged from a 12.5 to 14 index. After “Paul Wilson” I range from a 9.0 to 11.2 index. My last 8 rounds have all been between 77 and 84 with only 6 double bogeys in that entire stretch. I thought I had it mastered, until today. I went out and had one of “those” rounds, I had 7 doubles in today’s round. All the things I previously was doing so well, hitting fairways, strong 2nd shots, chipping close, etc. all left me. I tried to relax, concentrate on the shot in front of me and add more body to my swing but I just couldn’t seem to sustain anything. Sure I had a few good shots here and there but it was a real stinker overall.
    My question… what have you done and what can you recommend when faced with this type of situation? I know from your lessons that I must have been trying to hit the ball rather than complete a good swing. That said, despite knowing this, I couldn’t get back my rhythm.
    All the best,
    Tom

    • Tom,

      Glad you are improving. I love hearing it.

      We all have those days when we totally lose it. I did a tip on it here:

      Lose Your Swing: http://ignitiongolf.com/lose-your-golf-swing/

      You need to immediately slow down. This will take the arms out and get you relaxed. You need to also know how to fix your swing instantly by watching your ball. Watch the spin and direction. Spin is hands and wrists. Direction is body. At least if you know this you can fix your swing at the range or by doing practice swings. You didn’t really tell me where the ball was going so it’s hard for me to diagnose it.

      I really wouldn’t worry about it for 1 or two rounds but more than that and we have a issue. It never hurts to down to 50%. Get it back then increase the body for more power.

      Let me know what happens after the next time out.

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