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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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September 11, 2012
Does this mean that, for instance, if i normaly use an 8 iron 150yds out, i should be able to use a sand wedge 120yds out? I’am asking because you didn’t talk about distances less than 150 yds.
Eriab, If you hit an 8 iron 150 each other club would be 10 yards more or less.
3 = 200
4 = 190
5 = 180
6 = 170
7 = 160
8 = 150
9 iron = 140
PW = 130
GW = 120
SW = (I only hit mine 90 yards) I think for me it gets to the point that it goes up not out. I hit it 100 or more but I would have to rip it (which I don’t like doing). So for 110 and 100 I do a full swing with Gap Wedge turning my body a medium and slow speed like I do in my pitching technique.
Keep in mind a better player will be making better contact producing 10 yard increments. Poorer players with lower clubhead speed will usually only see 5 yard increments.
Most average players I see hit their 7 iron 150 or less.
It makes alot of sense.
September 12, 2012
Thank Eriab. Glad you got it.
February 16, 2014
Great tip. I assume with irons we expend the same energy for each swing. Meaning if we are swinging at 80% effort for our irons, we swing at 80% for a pw, 6 iron , all the way to 3iron. Same swing, same energy and the only reason each club up goes an extra 10 yards is due to length of club, loft and centrifugal force..meaning I am not swinging any harder from sw to 3 iron. Is my thinking correct?
If so, my next question is with woods, and in particular driver , are you swinging and giving it exactly the same effort as with the irons? Or are we giving it extra ( and in line with your teaching , not necessarily hitting harder with our arms but turning faster). I assume with driver , we are giving it more energy ??
Right now, I want you swinging at the same pace. If you are confident and hit the ball well you can uncoil a little faster. When you do though, you should be at the level to recognize when too hard is too hard so you will instantly slow down to get it back.
Tonight’s tip should help:
March 7, 2015
I hit my 5 iron 150m. As a result I always fall short off greens on Par 4 which are 400m typically on my home course.
How to improve the distance with irons in particular?
March 8, 2015
I have done tons of power tips. You can find most by hovering over GOLF TIPS in the red navigation bar then going to the subcategory POWER.
Basically, you need to be loosening your wrists and coiling and uncoiling faster. Right now you are hitting with your arms. I am not doing this. My arm are powerless. I am purely powering it with my legs. To hit it hard I drive my legs harder.
So work on hinging and re-hinging your wrists to get them loose. This is backswing fully hinged and club splitting the ears when you are in the follow through then do these leg drives constantly:
DRILL: Swing Off Ground: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-swing-off-ground
DRILL: My Favorite Drill – Variation 2: https://ignitiongolf.com/favorite-drill-variation-2/
DRILL: Swing Off Ground Variation: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-variation-favorite-drill/
DRILL: Listen to Club Swinging: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-listen-to-club
DRILL: How To Really Increase Power: https://ignitiongolf.com/how-to-really-increase-power/
Driving Hips Harder But Hook It First: https://ignitiongolf.com/driving-hips-hook-first/
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