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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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November 15, 2015
Paul ,I know already you don’t emphasize having the left arm straight”as an Arrow” at the top of the backswing ,allowing it to fold somewhat .
I understand centrifugal force is going to take care naturally of this issue ,if you keep the arms POWERLESS ,they will stretch out by themselves.
However starting the downswing with a straighter arm ought to be beneficial.
Is’ nt therefore some merit to purposedly stretch out the left arm at the top by pulling it gently out with the right hand ?
November 16, 2015
The arm should be stretching out on its own. It would be buckling because the muscles are contracting. If you are not contracting your muscles the arms would extend in the downswing. If you are pulling it down you are using your arms.
I’m really starting to feel the powerless arms and the ball is flying straight and long. However, when I have an iron in my hand I’m losing distance and coming up short. Is it because I’m still using my arms?
For more distance you need to turn faster and have looser wrists. You may be trying to hit down with irons. It is the same swing as with woods. So stand tall. Coil and uncoil with the writs loose see if this does it. If not I would follow this tip:
Golf Swing Timing For More Distance: https://ignitiongolf.com/timing-more-distance/
I think I’m stretching out? I don’t seem to have any chicken wing.
One thing I finally have is my trigger. This seems to help consistency?
Playing with my new swing 1st time tomorrow!
First time playing that I have a better understanding of the golf swing? ( I think? )
If you are not doing a chicken wing then you would be working on coiling and uncoil, loosening your wrists and finally creating powerless arms. Hope you saw some good shots. This is what is to come if you keep working on it.
December 28, 2018
Paul – appreciate the tip and am working on extending the arms. It is winter here and the only available practice area is the AstroTurf mats. Should i be adjusting the ball position or approach to hit off the mats. I find there is not give after contact and often times am flinching unconsciously. Should I be trying to pick the ball clean or another adjustment? Thanks in advance for your help, love your program!!
Glad you liked it.
No, don’t change anything. I have hit of mats for years without an issue. If you find you are hitting behind the ball contacting the mat first then you have too much weight on the back foot at contact. You need to feel the heel. Watch:
Stop Fat Shots When Working On Moving Your Head: https://ignitiongolf.com/fat-shots-moving-your-head/
What should your right elbow be doing in the swing?
Elbows Out: https://ignitiongolf.com/setup-elbows-out/
Elbow Position Backswing: https://ignitiongolf.com/elbow-position-backswing/
Back Elbow Position At The Top (grapefruit): https://ignitiongolf.com/back-elbow-position-top/
Right Elbow: https://ignitiongolf.com/downswing-right-elbow/
Follow Through/Full Swing
Hold A Brick: https://ignitiongolf.com/hold-brick-elbows/
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