The Body Swing – Extra Tip 4 – The Release Point

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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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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+

10 Responses to “The Body Swing – Extra Tip 4 – The Release Point”

  1. November 12, 2016

    M. DavidHinds

    doesn’t the ”tilt’ you describe end up putting your weight more on the back foot?

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      November 14, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!

    • Eric,

      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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

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