2 Completely Different Thoughts – Set and Hit

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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+

6 Responses to “2 Completely Different Thoughts – Set and Hit”

  1. Paul Wilson

    September 20, 2017

    Paul Wilson
  2. September 20, 2017


    A very useful and to the point video lesson ,Paul:something to think about and practise again and again .I add to your proposal an intaking breath at the top of the backswing to help mark the transition ,then I fire the lower body with the belt buckle and right instep.Going back ,I try to have the maximum extension while remaining flexible , stretching the left arm but not letting it becoming taught.

    • Paul Wilson

      September 20, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Interesting. I will have to try that next time out. Not sure if that will work or not but taking a breath does take time which may slow people down.

  3. September 20, 2017


    Very useful tip. Today I followed this and my shots were on fairways majority of the time. Just reinforce your method I used the thought process of Set and Turn as there is no hitting involved in powerless arms.


    • Paul Wilson

      September 20, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you liked it. It is a different way to think. So many people aren’t thinking like this so they are not even in position to come down.

  4. September 25, 2017


    This gets to an issue in your teaching method I either am not properly understanding, or involves “individual differences ” that needs to be accounted for.
    I have been following your method for almost two years, and have learned great deal, but until recently still have had inconsistent results. I remained confused about whether the back swing and the down swing are effectively “joined together”, or are two separate pieces. This most recent lesson seems to come down on the side of them being two separate pieces. However, I recently discovered something which brings me down on the opposite side. I discovered that when I employ every other aspect of your teaching, particularly the torque of my upper body as the means of initiating my backswing, but I also make that torque and my backswing so full and forceful that my wrists cannot be stopped from fully hinging at the top of the backswing, they will naturally FLOW from that point into my downswing, and that is when I get the most consistent results. Although I can feel my wrists “setting” momentarily, If I try to “delay” at the top of my backswing, to consciously “set” my wrists, as you seem to do, it throws my timing off at least 50% of the time.
    I have also noticed, from observing the pros, that some of them seem to keep their backswings and their downswings as two separate pieces, while others seem to join them together the way I have recently started to do. Could it be that there is an element of individual preference at play here, that needs to be accounted for? After all, Ben Hogan seems to have joined his backswing and his downswing into one flowing piece. Could it be that there are different, individual approaches to the “transition” that need to be accounted for?

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