Drill – Correct Takeaway

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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+

12 Responses to “Drill – Correct Takeaway”

  1. Hi Paul,
    Thanks for this tip. Very simple and effective.
    BTW I played Bear’s Best in Suwanee Georgia recently- very nice!

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      August 7, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you liked it. Thanks.

      I haven’t played out there. I just checked out the aerial view. Yes, looks great. By all account our clubhouse is exactly the same. Maybe some day I will get out there. Too humid though.

  2. Excellent drill ,Paul ..
    Will you show when you start hinging the wrists ?

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      August 5, 2019


      Paul…on the takeaway…hinging and re hinging wrists should be automatic as you are going back…am I correct?

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        August 7, 2019

        Paul Wilson


        For the takeaway I am not doing anything but moving the letter why back intact to the right leg. My wrists are certainly not tight.

        As you go to the top and down and through all of this would and should happen because your wrists are loose and grip is secure but for most people their wrists are way too tight so they have to work on setting the top and keep them loose int he down and through swing.

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      August 7, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      All I am doing is moving from setup to takeaway. Takeaway to halfway back. From there the momentum of the club swinging back starts to hinge my wrists. In no way am I trying to hinge them because I worked on hinging them year ago. My thought is to be loose so they hinge on their own but again this doesn’t start until halfway back.

  3. Paul,

    Great drill! I am constantly working to slow down. I find that when I do go slow, the takeaway is nearly always correct. Since one fixed the other, might the reverse be true. If I do this drill when I swing, it would appear to automatically slow me down.

    Also, could this drill also be used on the course while hitting real shots? It seems to automatically put one into a nice backswing tempo.


  4. November 6, 2019


    I still can’t get my wrists to hinge and unhinge correctly…..I can do it in practice, but then when I go to hit a ball, they are not fully hinged, and the swing in short.


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      November 6, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      So you are trying to hit the ball too hard with your arms. Why not do it slowly. Better to do it right at 1 mph then wrong at 100mph. Get it slowly and build it up. Too many people want to do everything at top speed when they are not good at it. So forget hitting long, amazing shots for now. Get the position. Get the position and you get the ball (in the future).

  5. Paul how does this video relate to the pitching videos where you purposefully start the backswing by hinging right from the start?

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