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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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January 5, 2021
Great tip, Paul. I just started doing this left-handed drill again. It does help strengthen the left side and definitely widens the arc. I would add another drill to yours for good measure! Swing slowly with the left arm and then at 2-4 feet past impact with your left arm fully stretched out, reach out to put your right hand back on the club. This will be an eye-opener for many golfers. They will see how far you really have to reach out to get your right hand back on the club, and that “reaching” or “stretching” sensation will give them the proper position for a wider swing arc. It is a great exercise to stretch out the arms in this position, too, with the head behind the ball and the right shoulder coming under the chin. It is interesting to add that pros like Michelson and Vjay Singh have actually let their right hands come a bit off the club after impact. This PROVES that they are not “hitting” at the ball but swinging with their one best, widest arc. I don’t advocate letting go of the club with the right hand, but it’s worth saying why this happens in some pro’s swings. Awesome tip. You are the best teacher out there for my money!!!
I’ve been working on your swing and tips for a few months, and I’m hitting the ball straighter or with a slight draw, I have lost 10mph in club speed and 20-30yds of distance. How can I get my club head speed back up?
January 9, 2021
You want to start adding some power by using your legs and hips more into your downswing. Look for all the tips on power or distance. My up in the air drills are fantastic place to start also you want to check these ones out:
Distance Series – Turn Faster: https://ignitiongolf.com/distance-series-turn-faster/
What Powers Your Swing (legs/arms): https://ignitiongolf.com/power-golf-swing/
Seniors Losing Distance: https://ignitiongolf.com/seniors-losing-distance/
Paul I am working with your tips for the last 2 years.I am 64 years now.golf was completely new to me.I was following your tips only.they yielded very good results.I am able to hit driver 220 to 240 yards.I am confident to touch 260 to 270 in one year time.the main reason I am able to hit such distances was because of the powerless arms taught by you.your teaching is simple and easy to follow. I am really thankful to you Paul. I am also getting draw in my shots
January 12, 2021
A related question on the subject of “letting the club go where it wants”…
Any problem with swing thought on the downswing being to let the head of the club guide/ lead/ move the wrists where they need to be, and so unhinge at the right time?
I find this helps me to close the face, and impact/ release feels like a hot knife through butter.
The weight of club head makes the shaft want to turn in a certain way, and this guides the wrists.
Thanks in advance for your perspective.
January 19, 2021
It can work for some golfers, but I find that helping it along by doing some drills to make the body, this time the hands/arms work correctly to help to speed up the learning process. Letting the club go where ever it wants to, should technically work and it does for young kids as they have no arm strength. But for adults this does not always seem to be the case, doing simple drills will help to speed up the learning process but if it works for you and you are seeing good results then keep doing it.
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