So many people are trying to hit down to take a divot. I’m here to tell you that you never want to purposely hit down on the ball. Hitting down is hitting with your arms.
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November 12, 2016
doesn’t the ”tilt’ you describe end up putting your weight more on the back foot?
November 14, 2016
No, because you get the til through driving your lower body. It’s like hitting the accelerator on car. Fire the legs and your body mass would hang back in the downswing. You can also manually work on the tilt. Once you get it you work on the touch the legs position to get off the back foot.
September 10, 2017
Paul, I am a new [ and excited] member to your bodyswing teaching.
When over the years I have hit one of those ‘effortless’ shots that has gone the surprising extra 50 yards or so, I have thought it was to do with ‘perfect timing’.
But so far I have not heard you mention ‘timing’
Does ‘timing’ have a place in the Bodyswing?
If so – What is meant by ‘timing’? How is it achieved? Is it an automatic ‘bonus’ of the Bodyswing?
Grateful for your comment and thoughts please.
Best Regards, Michael
September 12, 2017
Glad to have you on board.
I do have a tip on timing but it is for distance. It may help you understand it a little better.
DRILL: Golf Swing Timing For More Distance: https://ignitiongolf.com/timing-more-distance/
Timing would be the timing of the hinge and re-hinge and the coil and uncoil of your body. If you are not trying to hit anything this hinging action should be happening very consistently because you are just allowing it to hinge and re-hinge because the wrists are loose. In no way are you manipulating the club. If not, you are then allow physics to affect the mass (club). Mass will swing to its widest point 100% of the time if you do not disturb it. So the club would reach this point after you hit the ball 100% of the time and the face would be square because you pre-determined it at address.
How to Release the Golf Club: https://ignitiongolf.com/impact-wrist-release/
So if you do nothing to the club and it always swings to the widest point. Now you connect this to your body which is coiling and uncoiling. When you coil you create torque which repeats 100% of the time in life. Once coiled, you uncoil with the lower body. If you pull the club down instead of uncoiling the body you will hit pulls and pull hooks (pull slices if the hinge is locked). If you uncoil too fast you will hit pushes, push fades and duck hooks (if the face is too closed).
So you can watch your ball and determine if your timing is correct or not. I have tips on this too.
Watch The Ball To Fix Your Swing: https://ignitiongolf.com/watch-ball-to-fix-your-swing/
How to Cure the Direction: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-direction/
How to Cure the Spin: https://ignitiongolf.com/fix-spin-problems/
How to Cure the Contact: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-contact/
How to Cure Spin and Direction Problems: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-spin-direction-problems/
How To Fix Your Own Swing: https://ignitiongolf.com/setup-16-things/
See The Good In Your Shots: https://ignitiongolf.com/see-good-in-the-shot/
See The Good In A Push or Push Fade: https://ignitiongolf.com/see-good-push-push-fade/
See The Good In A Pull and Pull Hook: https://ignitiongolf.com/see-good-pull-pull-hook/
Hopefully, this answers the question. Right now you should be working on each lesson that I teach in the order I teach it. You can find them here:
June 5, 2018
This is REALLY helpful, Paul. It explains how you can have your hands ahead of the ball at impact while still allowing your arms and wrists to be relaxed. It also shows how having your arms and wrists loose is NOT the same as “flipping your wrists” at the ball. I was always afraid if i had my wrists loose that i would be a “flipper.” I see now how that is not the case.
my best shots are when i “see” my arms being folly extended “down and to the right” of the target before i swing, and then let my arms just go there.
One thing i’ve learned from all this: you can’t “MAKE” your wrists release and unhinge. You have to “LET” them do it. At first it feels uncomfortable and out of control, but after you hit a number of great shots you get over that feeling!
Very good. Glad you liked it.
You’re right it does feel out of control so you can see why people wouldn’t want to do this. This feeling goes away after you do it for a while. Glad you see it and are going to keep doing it. This will be a huge breakthrough for you.
June 6, 2018
Played for the first time since joining your program. I really had fun today. I’ve been following your instructions too the tee and it’s really working. I practice every day and my game has signs of great improvement. Thank you
Very good. That is what it’s all about. Keep up the good work.
July 28, 2018
What is a good tip for finding the right distance from the toes to the ball ,I am either reaching out or the ball is to close in to my feet when I get it right I hit the ball well, if I am not golfing for a few days I have to orientate the ball position all over again and it takes a few holes to find my spot again. Thanks
July 29, 2018
This is also in The Body Swing in the Setup video and section of the book. You definitely need to be the proper distance from the ball. Here are some more:
How To Check Your Distance From The Ball: https://ignitiongolf.com/distance-from-ball/
Set Up With the Back Hand: https://ignitiongolf.com/set-up-back-hand/
Setup – Distance To Ball Toe Up or Toe Down: https://ignitiongolf.com/distance-to-ball-toe-up-or-down/
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