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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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September 16, 2018
Paul, is it a good thought to have at the top of the backswing,once the weight has transferred, to pivot on the right (back leg) using one of the downswing triggers. The arms then follow and the momentum causes the weight to transfer to the front leg?
September 19, 2018
You are coiling and loading into the right instep. As the weight and club set you are thinking of the trigger and turning not shifting to taek you to the touch the legs position. I know you will shift the weight because you cannot touch the legs without shifting. I just don’t like people thinking shift as there is little time from the top. As you make this move with the lower the upper follows. It is your just to not help the short with the arms. So tell yourself to not hit and try to just let them go wherever they want.
Just remember this is the same lower body move found in throwing a ball. So I would do this a few times to get used to it:
It’s Like A Throwing Motion: https://ignitiongolf.com/like-throwing-motion/
Thank you the tip. I am one of those struggling to turn off the arms. Please keep the arm tips coming even though they are a little repetitious for you.
Glad you liked it. Just keep telling yourself to not hit. The arms will not stay up there forever. So if you make the move with the lower the arms will follow.
Paul. I know the concept of powerless arms. But is there anything else I have to think about in the downswing regarding the correct positions, movement or feeling of the arms in the downswing, like for example keep elbows together or move the right elbow in front of the body? Or do you suggest not to think in any way about the correct movement of the arms in the downswing and fully concentrate on the hip turn?
You need to not hit or help the ball with the arms. You need to allow the weight of the club to stretch them out fully after impact and into the trough swing. Then from there it is perfectly and directly moving the shaft of the club to the head parallel to the ears. If you have a bad chicken wing then it would be lots of stretching it out and loosening up to get rid of it. The club between the ears is vital so I would really be trying to perfect it. This position fixes the other stuff in the downswing.
September 17, 2018
Hi Paul. I recently bought your body swing series and saw such dramatic results in my swing that I joined your website. I am a 10 handicap, 57 years old, and started playing golf 9 years ago.
The last several rounds of golf I played I just decided to simply forget the arms and concentrate on the correct hip turn and the follow through as you describe it. Turning off the arms and turning the hips and getting into that good follow through position that I could literally hold for hours has really increased my club head speed dramatically. My typical driving distance before was a pretty average 240 yds., and I would tend to have a pull hook, because I was using the arms a lot to make sure I square up the face, etc. The last few rounds I have been hitting 260 to 280 yd. drives down the fairway, giving me great rounds in the upper 70s and lower 80s (which means I still have to work on my short game, lol). And I would say I am only swinging at 75 to 80 percent. My golf buddies are asking what happened.
With the neutral grip and that good hip turn and follow through, I don’t have to even think of squaring up the face. That happens automatically. Thanks for getting me back to the fundamentals of the swing and those crucial check points that make the swing reliable and consistent (right grip, right set up, right coil, touching of the legs in the follow through, etc.). I’m hooked to your tips (but it’s not a pull hook, lol)
That’s great news. I love it when the person’s playing partners start to take notice. This is when you know it is definitely getting better.
Sounds like you are right no track. Just keep doing what you’re doing.
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