Checkpoints – Three Quarters Through

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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+

11 Responses to “Checkpoints – Three Quarters Through”

  1. March 7, 2016


    WOW Paul. Your swing looks absolutely perfect in this tip. Don’t see how you could have done anything better. I really need to pay more attention to keeping the spine angle and to be looking at the spot where the ball was longer, as you show so well in this shot. I know I am often guilty of coming out of the shot too early and I have hit lots of thin shots to prove it. The good thing about that is that it does provide instant feedback as too what went wrong so I can address it on the very next swing. One of the best things about being a member has been to gain the ability to identify, and hopefully correct, a flaw fairly quickly instead of all the incorrect “guesses” that I had made previously. Makes the game much more enjoyable for me now.

    • Gary,

      Thanks. Rarely do I see average players in this position. As you know most average players are hitting which is causing the chicken wing. Do a chicken wing and you will never hit this position.

      Coming out of it early is a big one too. It causes so many inconsistent shots. So yes, start working on this asap.

      Guessing is not fun. I did this for many years. If you don’t know exactly what to work on where do you start in trying to fix your swing. I can certainly make life easier for everyone. I’ve been there.

  2. Hi Paul. Just a quick one regarding equipment: should everyone, including a high handicapper (20+) as myself get clubs custom fitted? I’ve read a lot about it and seems like its worth doing. What is your take on it?

    • Stian,

      If you are normal build between 5’8″ and 6″ and your arms or legs aren’t extremely long you could get away with using men’s standard clubs. Years ago we did not get fitted for clubs. We just set up and looked for the toe to be slightly higher than the heel.

      Toe Up Or Toe Down:

      If you were too much toe up or toe down you would take your clubs in and have them bent.

      So you can get a way with it. As you become a better player it will become obvious that your equipment is affecting your swing. This is the whole problem. You don’t want to use equipment that is so improperly fitted that it hampers your progress. I would have a pro just take a quick look at your setup with your current clubs and get his/her opinion if you can continue your learning with those clubs. Then once you get a little better you will get fitted.

      When you do get fitted you need to have mastered the proper setup. If you are not set up correctly (too low or too tall) the fitting could be a waste of money.

  3. March 7, 2016


    I was watching the golf tournament this past weekend. I noticed the pros have their hips fully turned, but the knees are not hitting.Is that because they use A WIDERE STANCE ON THEIR drives?

  4. March 9, 2016


    My most consistent ‘miss’ is shots more toward the toe of the club with my irons. I think that I may not be hitting the straight trailing arm at this position, which in my mind does make some sense as impact point is not consistent, but always toward the toe. Hence, inconsistent bend in the arm, but always shortening the arc and pulling the club closer to my body. Thots?

    • Kim,

      This is the sign you are becoming a better player. Better players toe it. This is due to the path attacking from the inside and they are coming out of the odd shot. If so, it pulls the club inwards hitting the toe.

      How To Cure Toeing:

      When you see a toed shot in the future slow down a little and focus on the ball longer. This will keep the spine angled and get you hitting it in the center of the clubface.

  5. January 25, 2017


    Paul, at 3 quarters should your lead wrist have some bow to it? Or should it be flat?

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