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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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May 6, 2018
Perfect, Paul, gives me a “target” for head position when fully coiled and position to STAY when lower body does the uncoil and is in route to touch the knees. Needed this!!! Thanks so much – great timing!
You posted recently a very good tip to avoid too many right hip rotation during the backswing by trying to keep as long as possible the belt bucket in front of the ball’
I saw an immediate improvement in consistency shots and when you are tired on a golf course , sometimes you forget about it
I have been told also to keep my head still during the swing , so I hope that I will be able to keep a strong back foot and to move the head during the backswing
For the sake clarity, the head is not moving until the shaft is parallel to the ground? Or sooner ?
Thank you again for your excellent videos
May 7, 2018
Glad you like the tips. Thanks for your feedback and support.
Your head would move approx. 3″ total as you go back. I like 1″ at halfway, 2″ by three quarters back and 3″ by the time you are fully coiled. It is smooth and gradual.
Move Head: https://ignitiongolf.com/move-head-back/
When I watched other training videos of your swing, it looks like you barely move your head back on your take-away, maybe 2-3 inches. When I move my head more, I head all shots fat.
You should be moving the head 3-5″. Here is my head moving up close.
Fat shots are too much weight on the back foot at contact. Watch:
Stop Fat Shots When Working On Moving Your Head: https://ignitiongolf.com/fat-shots-moving-your-head/
This may be a little off the subject, but here goes–
I usually hit my driver well, but on the off days, I find that my practice swing bottoms out about 6 inches behind where the ball would be. These days also coincide with when I hit an occasional shank with my irons and “dig” my fairway woods. Do you see a pattern in any of this? Are my hips moving too fast for the rest of my body?
I did a tip on this here. It’s called a drop kick:
Drop Kick: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-drop-kick/
Shank cure here:
Why You Shank It: https://ignitiongolf.com/why-you-shank-it/
How To Cure the Shanks: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-shanks/
From looking at your swing in slow motion during this video, it appears that you deviated from your mantra that the touch-the-knees movement is the power that causes the weightless arms to come down. In this video you seemed to consciously move your arms, and the touching of the knees came afterwards.
Can you please comment.
I wasn’t even hitting a real shot. I held it at the top then pumped it to get it back in motion. In no way do it do this in my real swing.
Hi Paul, as above, I am really enjoying learning your Body Swing.
But also think my hips are now to fast for my swing,, meaning- when I watch your swing, your hips are level with the ball when you hit it.
but in the training series, you say rip your hips through.
Should I be concentrating on tempo as well as striking the ball.. ?
Glad you like The Body Swing. I appreciate it.
You need to watch the How To Gain Distance section of The Body Swing. I address this in this section. Just follow the steps I provide.
This was just a drill I was showing. If you are learning things do them slow at first until you can do them. Then speed them up to get back up to your top speed.
This tip makes the ball go frighteningly straight. No more shorf iron pulls, pull hooks!!
May 12, 2018
Just an idea, in order not to move the head forward first and so come over the top, you can feel the chin on your left shoulder, so you keep it there while you do the through swing.
May 13, 2018
Interesting. So feel the shoulder on the chin and start the lower. Might work. I will have to try this.
July 8, 2019
I started to cut over the ball today resulting in big slices. Decided to think about this: start touching the legs with head/mose over back instep. Hit amazing shots rest of the round (235 yard carry with my 3 wood straight into a wind to mention one). I need to stick to this swingthought for sure. Simple and clears my mind from too much info. Thanks!
Every pro in the world is behind it at impact so yes you really need to do this. Just understand if you are swinging left you are tilted left. So … tilt more right (head behind ball). This should be due to firing the lower body in the downswing but if you have to manually do it then do it.
Cures – Manually Tilt To Stop Pulling: https://ignitiongolf.com/manually-tilt-cure-pull/
July 14, 2019
Hi Paul. I was puling/hooking some balls today. I think they started on target or left of target and was spinning to the left. I feel like I’m behind it at impact. What can cause this? Is there no way at all the ball can start left when tilted behind it?
Might be that I move forward initially before moving my head back again?
March 31, 2020
I’m frustrated!!!!!! I can get my head back over my back foot just fine, but I can’t hold it there throughout the swing. I always end up going further back as I swing the club. I use the belt buckle as my trigger.
I try to maintain the head position behind the ball. When I video my swing I find I always go further back with my head. Any suggestions??? I’m 73 and am really working on getting as close to your swing as possible. 40 years of a terrible swing is difficult to change.
April 2, 2020
Sounds like you have this position down of keeping your head behind the golf ball, now you need to staret working on getting your follow-through positions better. Its great that you have found a trigger to get teh hips working, but you need to add in this position;
Legs Touching: https://ignitiongolf.com/touch-knees/
DRILL: Touch Legs Touch Head: https://ignitiongolf.com/follow-through-sequence-drill/
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