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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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October 21, 2014
Hi Paul. I’m guessing your next tip might be the reasons for taking a divot behind the ball position, a fat shot and also the direction of the divot. With my problem of not rotating the right hip/ right knee before moving the arms, the divot is usually behind the ball position. Moving the ball back of center helps the problem but I realize this is a crutch rather than the correct solution. Not initiating the hip/ knee first also seems to create a steep approach to the ball and deep divots.
You are hitting it fat because you have too much weight on the back foot at impact.
Stop Fat Shots When Working On Moving Your Head: https://ignitiongolf.com/fat-shots-moving-your-head/
Greetings Coach I think i am close to your teaching approach but not mastered yet/I feel like most of the time i am swinging the “mass” properly yet i seldom take a divot / does this mean that there still is a flaw somewhere in my swing?
Your arms are too tight. Looser arms will allow the mass to stretch them out. If there is no divot they are still contracting. Just try to loosest swings of you life. Then report back to me that you are taking a divot. I have proven this thousands of times. LOOSE is your new name.
Paul, great tip! And it follows the sound logic you presented earlier to me in “How To Cure Topping the Golfball”. My iron shots are my next tasker and I think this tip will blend the good logic I see coming from your style of teaching and improve them too.
Keep up the good work!
Very good. You are starting to understand it. Keep the arms relaxed and allow the weight of the swinging club to stretch them out after impact. This will allow you to maintain a wide arc.
October 22, 2014
Why do we see pros taking bigger deeper divots with wedges versus mid irons? I would imagine they are not turning hips agressively as to create the backward tilt as much with shorter clubs. Do they have ball placement rearward of center with wedges?
Because those clubs are shorter. The shorter the club the steeper it swings. Imagine a 50 foot driver. I would swing flatter not vertically.
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