Differences Between Tight and Loose For Distance

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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+

6 Responses to “Differences Between Tight and Loose For Distance”

  1. August 1, 2021


    I see a lot LESS difference than I thought I would. When you do the initial explanation and demo, you are able to maneuver into the position you want to demonstrate. However, when you do the full swings, even in slow motion, there is a lot less difference than I expected to see, even in slow motion. The iron swing hinted at a bit more difference than did the driver swings. I think your golf swing is just so well grooved that it is difficult for you, when making a full swing, to vary much from a normal Body Swing.

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      August 2, 2021

      Paul Wilson

      I am just tightening up my arms in this explanation. This is why the golf club goes towards the sky and not parallel to my ears. You would see this in most amateur golfers and how their golf clubs go towards the sky when they are finished. This is because they are tight and not loose. Try some for yourself and see the difference.

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    August 1, 2021



    Maybe you can draw lines in the slow motion videos to demonstrate your points since it is pretty tough to see the difference between tight and loose version of swings.

    Also, my experience tells me that as long as I loose my wrist and powerless my arms at the top of swing and start my legs to initiate the downswing, I am pretty much in a good position to have a dead straight shot.

    I also experienced that I need to have at least 80% weight in the instep of my right foot and make my right foot toe to have circular move so that I can have a good position to have good body rotation in the swing.

    Those are the key things for me to have a golf swing. Any comments? I truly believe that your teaching is great.


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      August 2, 2021

      Paul Wilson

      Yes, you are working on the correct things in your golf swing and the proof is in the shots. If you are seeing better, longer shots with a feeling of less effort then you are doing things correctly. I am showing in this explanation that into my finish the golf club goes towards the sky when you tighten up your arms. Try some for your self and you will see worse shots.

  3. August 1, 2021


    Please update this video with swing speed and distance between the tight and loose swings, since it is very hard to visually differentiate between the two swings.

  4. August 1, 2021


    Great video. I hit locked up drives sometimes which are pop ups to left. My loosen up drives go far. My trigger is to drive my right knee and turn my belt buckle to the target. The 90 degrees of the mass swinging by loosen up wrists and powerless arms is a helpful reminder.
    I would love to see you do a video with your loose wrists with your tight grip. I still don’t understand the loose wrists aspect while securely gripping the club and having the mass swing to 90 degrees around the axis of the body rotation via the downswing trigger.

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