How to Cure Spin and Direction Problems

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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+

10 Responses to “How to Cure Spin and Direction Problems”

  1. March 11, 2013


    Hi Paul,
    Great tips, I have been taking your instruction for about 6 months and I am hitting it better and farther that ever but consistency is still a problem.
    I will hit 2 or 3 great drives in a row then push fade one and then duck hook one. Do any of your videos discuss consistency ?

    Let me know.

    Thanks Brien ( Hcp 8 )

  2. March 11, 2013


    A comment on the Videos.I quess i’m a little slow But,On the website when I go full screen the videos are a little fuzzy.WELL by mistake(lol)i accidently clicked on the YouTube Logo on the bottom left of the video(it popped up watch on youtube)Well it opened another window to youtube where I could click on the * on the bottom of the screen where I changed the Video to 720p where I was getting an HD GREAT Picture(how embarassing lol).Thought I would mention this as a public service in case theres others like me.
    Also great lesson;Tis one I’m going to copy(on Paper)the four different flaws for da man Paul

    • March 11, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      Thanks for the comments.

      The videos are Flash which reduces the quality a little. If you found a way to get better quality that’s great. I went to this way of hosting the videos because people were saying the videos on the Amazon Cloud were stalling. This way there are very few problems.

  3. Hi Paul:

    Great stuff. As I watch your swing, it appears that the momentum of the one-piece take away carries you to the top of your swing. I would be very interested to hear about whether your initial down swing is gravity induced until the centrifugal force kicks in.

    • March 13, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      I am not hitting or helping the shot in any way with my arms. The club is coming down because I am turning my body not gravity although gravity is a good feeling for people who use their arms. If you turn your body and your arms are connected to your body they will move. So keep the arms turned off and turn the body.

  4. December 28, 2013


    Hi Paul

    Merry Christmas to you. This question is related more to the direction part of your clip and would not mind your advice on this one.

    My question relates more to committing to a target or a line, and how best execute this and to not double cross yourself. I find very often, say for course management purposes if I am lining up a shot where I am aiming 45 degrees left to say a tree on the left side of a fairway, I would 99% of the time, the line of the ball would start usually only say 25 degrees left , and I would end up way right of my desired target (if we put aside spin for now, I am talking about my line). Psychologically, I know that at the top of my back swing, I know my mind it telling me I am going way left, and the target is in front of me, and I don’t commit to going 45 degrees left. Much like how we don’t commit to a break in a putt. I was wondering, do you have any advice or drills you can suggest or any mental thoughts you have told yourself when you have faced this issue in the past?

    One of the drills I have created for myself in this scenario, is to familiarize myself with my swing shape and where I am aiming, which helps with my bearings. For example I will address the ball, and then take it to three quarter back where it is facing the ball and see the butt end, and I will swing it to three quarter follow through and again have the butt end pointing back at the ball. I found this ‘bearings drill” is particularly helpful to help with remembering where you are ultimately aiming and committing to my original target line ( as offend I get to the top of my back swing and think my target and fairway is straight ahead and ‘forget ; I am aiming 45 degrees left).

    Do you have any other suggestions, on how to commit to a designated target line?

    many thanks

    • December 29, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      I see this all the time. If you aim left you must swing left. So pick out something in the distance to swing towards. I don’t think you clearly have this image in mind so you end up thinking of the actual target. Do a few practice swings towards this target and know that the ball will only spin off of this target due to the face not the path.

      It is like a bunker shot. You know the face is open. If you swing left the ball will go right. So think of this the same way.

  5. September 24, 2016


    Just watched this video for the first time. Great info. I’m going to make up a card I can carry with me with your corrective advice since I have been known to go brain dead on the course and back into old habits when things start going wrong.

    • September 25, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Good stuff. Glad you liked it. I want people to know how to fix their own swing. If you don’t know how to fix it, how will you ever improve? I do include these fixes in my new book and video series called The Body Swing.

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