Cause and Effect – Gripping Down

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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+

9 Responses to “Cause and Effect – Gripping Down”

  1. September 18, 2014


    Greetings Coach Thanks for the reply I want you to know that i feel comfortable in all areas of my swing my / posture / loose arms / good tempo most of the time /good grip pressure /i try not to think about hitting anything /and watching your tips these months my game is the best it has ever been but somewhere in the round i start to look up/is it me or part of most players game sometimes? I am so happy with what you have done for me in my golfing/ Maybe i am making more of this than i should /Thanks again from a satisfied member

    • September 19, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      You would look up at various points of your game if you are under pressure, you have doubt, you are trying to hit it harder than you are capable of, taking chances etc. You need to track it down to understand if there is a common thread.

  2. September 18, 2014


    Hi Paul;
    When I have an in between club distance, I grip down on a longer club, otherwise I may not reach my target with the shorter one & it works fine. I’m sure you’ve always known about this method, but others might see this video & think they shouldn’t do it at all & try hitting the shorter club harder. After all, you see pros do it occasionally although mostly for side hill lies, but not always. Do they not also grip down for distance control?

    • September 19, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      I get you. I maybe should have mentioned that. I did say you would hit it shorter if you gripped down so maybe they will understand that if you want to take something off it … grip down. Sidehill lies are a given. You have to grip down on those.

  3. September 18, 2014


    Paul You are right / when i look up it usually is in a situation where i am trying to hit something / a long carry /or difficult pitch / or something like that Thanks

    • September 19, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Great. I just replied to you other one asking this. Quit it. Now. It is hurting your game. Once you get to a new level then you can take a few more chances.

  4. September 18, 2014


    I may not have said that right what i ment was i was thinking more about hitting something than the swing

  5. September 20, 2014



    I love these cause and effect tips. As I mentioned previously, the Takeaway tip opened my eyes to a problem of me losing power due to wrong takeaway and the tip on addressing the ball with my chest pointing outside of the ball gave me a much better stance.

    I’ve also been following your tips on what to practice on at the range (i.e. try to hit the ball two thirds of your normal distance). I’ve also gone back over the chipping and bunker tips from the video course that I purchased and what a difference.

    Last week I only managed to play the back nine at my club and I was hitting the ball so far and so consistently. I’ve been working on “powerless arms” for about a year and that was the first time I managed to bring it all together. I shot three over par for those nine holes. Not bad for a 25 handicapper 🙂

    Thank you sooooo much



    • September 22, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like the tips. Thanks for the feedback.

      Sounds like you are working on the right things. Keep at it.

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