Checkpoints – Grip

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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+

18 Responses to “Checkpoints – Grip”

  1. February 6, 2016


    GREETINGS COACH After almost three years being a member of the PAUL WILSON GOLF SCHOOL,the value of the FAVORITE DRILL has fully sunk in.I have been doing it a lot this winter, 300 swings a day, and it was two days ago that it really registered.Unless a person plays three rounds a day there is no better way to get and keep the swing once all the moves have become second nature.I swing with a shortened club,about 30in, because I am inside but I do put a ball down so that I have something to look at,and to help me keep my head down till my shoulder pushes it out of the way.Let me know if that may not be ok. You could do the drill 1000 times a day and maybe not get enough swings. IM A BELIVER THANKS.

    • February 7, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Very good. This is what I have been saying. You need to do everything daily. Do my favorite drill as much as you can. Keep the ball there for now but once you rarely every top it take it away. I don’t want you thinking about the ball or hitting in any way. No ball = no hit.

    • January 6, 2022


      I’ve paid what’s the problem

  2. February 6, 2016


    There’s quite some buzz around related to a training aid called the ” DST COMPRESSOR ” And ” THE DST COMPRESSOR CR “: these are clubs in either wedge or 8 Iron form ,with a ” specially Bent ( or curved. ) shaft ” which promotes having the hands far ahead OF the ball at impact ,therefore enabling to better ” compress ” the ball at impact with the irons .In short they do the same job as MARTIN CHUCK’s TOUR STRIKER claims it does .
    I bought the” STRIKER ” several years ago And discarded it because I found nô REAL benefit with it ,I ” compress ” the ball with m’y irons using YOUR technique all right .
    What’s YOUR opinion about the ” DST COMPRESSOR “.
    i read ( Is it true ?) that a lot OF Pro’s train with the ” COMPRESSOR ”
    seems a sales pitch to me….

    • February 7, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Just another training aid to get you hitting the ball. I don’t want you to hit anything. Did Jack Nicklaus use one? No. Does he get this position? Yes. Do all other pros get this position? Yes. What do they all have in common? Answer: The right fundamentals. If you have they you will have this position and save yourself $100

  3. February 7, 2016


    This video lesson is an excellent reminder OF the most basic fundamental OF the golf swing :the ” grip” is the only connexion between YOUR body And the club And the hands are the ” Orchestra conductor ” OF YOUR swing .
    I would add two points :
    – the handle has to be held in the lowest joints OF the FINGERS ,both right And left hand ( I know we differ here as to the left hand ,you want in more in the palm ,but I get a better feeling when it’s in the base OF the left FINGERS )
    -when at address ,you should not see the first knuckle OF the right hand .
    Otherwise ,every thing is perfect in this lesson .
    Sometimes ,I adopt a ” strong ” left hand grip And a ” weak ” right hand grip in conjunction:I believe I saw this unusual grip in a BEN HOGAN manual :it works also ,but I would not recommend it ,andwould stick with YOUR own sound FUNDAMENTALS .

    • February 7, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      No. Close the gap between the left thumb and side of the hand and it will run perfectly across the palm which is the position I want.

  4. February 7, 2016


    I like the checklist slide at the end if the video.

    • February 7, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you liked it. Hopefully, people realize how important they are. They take 3-4 hours each to do.

  5. February 7, 2016


    Hi Paul, Every once in a while a comment shows up that kind of makes me chuckle. Will be interesting to see your responses re this tip.

  6. February 7, 2016


    Hi Paul,

    With storm Imogen battering the west of England I am having to swing inside with a short club, a ‘PGA Tour weighted swing and grip training club’. The moulded grip seems pretty close to what you advocate above. I use it without the weights. I also have a Swingyde trainer attached to the grip to remind me to rehinge.

    Do you have any views, positive or negative, on the moulded grip, please?



    • February 7, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      I like the training grips nowadays. I swing a Momentus short 7 iron and the grip is perfect.

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    February 8, 2016


    These tips really keep me going in the cold winter months. About the time I am getting bored and wearing a bare spot in the carpet doing hip turns, it is great to go full circle back to the grip and other fundamentals. The checklist is really the way to do it. We all appreciate the hours you put in on these videos and come spring we will appreciate them even more.

    • February 9, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      That’s great. I wore holes in the carpet in my mother’s house in Florida many years ago. They had to replace it to sell it. Keep doing it and it will pay off this season.

      Glad you like the tips. I’ve wanted to do these for a while but didn’t have time. Going to try to get through them all in the coming weeks before the season starts.

  8. January 6, 2022


    Just glad to have the site back up and running again! Thanks to u and Mark for all the hard work in making that happen!!!!

  9. September 5, 2023


    Paul, i can’t seem to grip at an 8 and not have tension in my wrist and forearms. Any other tips to get this feel?

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      September 6, 2023

      Paul Wilson

      Hello Donald, As you first start learning the grip it may be tight after all you are trying to get precise positioning. As you keep doing it, you will remember the feeling of it and you can then reduce the pressure and keep the positioning. Understand that I do not want you doing a loose grip throughout your swing. I start at 2 out of 10 then I increase to 8 out of 10 by the time i hit the top. So starting tighter is fine as you are learning it but keep it on there as you do the grip down drill working the club back and forth. This will unlock the wrist joint. Then into the future once you have your hands molded onto the club doing the proper grip go down to 5 out of 10 then lighter in the future if you can.

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