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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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March 14, 2014
Paul, when I hinge the club, my hands let go of the club slightly. I know it’s a problem. But, I feel if I focus on keeping all of the hand on the club, I’m gripping to hard. Plus, I feel I’m not hinging fully if I’m gripping too hard. Any suggestions on the keeping the hands soft, but still on the club?
It is very important you keep the hands secure yet the wrists loose throughout the swing. I did 2 tips on it below:
You need to immediately work on this:
Tee Drill: http://ignitiongolf.com/secure-top-backswing
Secure Grip Loose Wrists: http://ignitiongolf.com/secure-grip-loose-wrists/
Paul I have a friend visiting from cold and snowy Vermont. We have been going to the range daily for the last week. For some reason when he hinges his wrists he also collapses with his arms. His left arm bends too much and his right forearm nearly touches his bicep. How can I tell him not to collapse his arms without him getting all tight?
You can extend your arm without it being tight. Just stand up and try it. Hold your arm out. When you do you will see that it is extended but not locked.
I would think that getting him to do one the backswing methods I teach to set the wrists would work. Thumbs towards the ear is a good one.
3 Ways to Set The Top of the Backswing: http://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-top-3-ways
Also, just tell him to think of the shaft at the top and keeping it way from the back of this neck. You can also get him to shorten the backswing by doing practice swings watching for the whole club above his head with the mirror directly in front of him. As he swings back with all club he should be able to see the whole shaft above his head visually not literally. Driver will be just above his head. All other club will be even higher up. In 2 weeks he should have it fixed.
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Interesting. Not much I can do. Just send them: ignitiongolf.com not the actual link. Then they can type it into their address bar. Thanks for the promo. It’s truly appreciated.
Terrific lesson. Thanks.
Thanks for the feedback. I truly appreciate it.
Excellent lesson and tip for hinging THE wrists on the backswing -Thumbs pointing to left ear.
The bowed wrist is not occurring a golf swing because you are trying to bow it. It is occurring because at impact the club is still descending. You do not have to bow this wrist in any way manually. You need to be working on doing nothing with you arms and using your body rotation to hit the ball.
Knuckles Down At Impact: http://ignitiongolf.com/knuckles-down-impact
Back Wrist at Impact: http://ignitiongolf.com/impact-back-wrist
Why The Shaft Is Leaning At Impact: http://ignitiongolf.com/shaft-leaning-impact
How to Release the Golf Club: http://ignitiongolf.com/impact-wrist-release
Manually Square the Clubface: http://ignitiongolf.com/impact-squaring-clubface
Manually Square the Clubface (Follow Up): http://ignitiongolf.com/impact-squaring-face-follow-up
Excellent tip really helped me with swinging as opposed to hitting, thanks again Paul!
Glad you liked it. Thanks.
November 4, 2014
Graeme McDowell doesn’t hinge his wrists at top of his backswing, Why, is it because he has great hand action?
Graeme McDowell hinges his wrists just fine at the top.
He just happens to bow them at the top. This creates a closed clubface so his release point is not until even farther past the ball. In other words he is purposely tightening his wrists so he can square the face. If his wrists were loose he would have a severe hook. He gets away with it because he is a pro an had practiced this many hundreds of thousands if not millions of times in his life. I don’t like swings with flaws. If you have flaws you have to practice more.
November 6, 2014
Paul Agree I notice at the top of his backswing the end of his club points down to the ground and not the way you teach us ie end of club parallel to ground so he is not taking a full backswing Thanks to your advice I have weakened my strong grip and wrist hinge occurs naturally
November 7, 2014
At some point in his learning he bowed his wrist at the top. This is usually seen in weak wristed juniors or woman. If no one ever fixed it back then he would have gotten used to it. If you tried to fix it now though, he would have real problems because he would hit it right due to the face being square. You would have to fix his release too. If you made this change he may never be the same golfer he is today.
I would think he purposely keeps it short so he can drive the lower body hard and square the face. It will be interesting to see how he plays as he gets older. Right now, its a young mans swing.
November 15, 2014
yes I remember watching one of your tips about taking a full back swing, turn and you said its a lot of effort required if you take a half swing!
November 17, 2014
It sure is because you don’t have enough time to get the club to 100mph. Longer backswing means more time to generate speed (if you do it right).
Is Your Backswing Too Short?: http://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-too-short/
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