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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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August 4, 2014
I like your methods of swinging the club especially using the lower body i.e. knees touching. I even find that by using your swing methods, I can warm up faster because my focus is primarly on the lower body and not trying to kill the body with my upper body. Nevertheless, just wondering if you could provide some tips on getting out of the rough. That seems to be one of the few times that I tend to use more arms, as I try to “go down” and get the ball out by making an effort to hit down on the ball.
Not sure if this is what you would recomeend, and I’d be curious to learn your approach on getting out of the rough. Keep up the good work.
August 5, 2014
Glad you like my technique. I appreciate the feedback.
I did a tip on this here:
Hit From Light Rough: https://ignitiongolf.com/light-rough
With so many videos to choose from it would be helpful if you could suggest a sequence of lessons to systematically build my golf swing. I’ve been playing for some time but still consider myself a beginner with a high handicap.
Thanks for any help along these lines you can offer.
August 6, 2014
Here is what you need to be working on in the exact order I teach:
Start with grip, setup and follow through first.
You can find more of these tips for each topic by searching in the red navigation bar under SWING TIPS.
Left Hand: https://ignitiongolf.com/left-hand-grip
Right Hand: https://ignitiongolf.com/right-hand-grip
Set Up Steps: https://ignitiongolf.com/setup-position
Legs Touching: https://ignitiongolf.com/touch-knees
One Of The Secrets To The Golf Swing: https://ignitiongolf.com/secrets-to-golf-swing/
Spine Angle Follow Through: https://ignitiongolf.com/follow-through-eyes-tilted
Move Head: https://ignitiongolf.com/move-head-back/
3 Ways to Set The Top of the Backswing: https://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-top-3-ways
One Piece Takeaway: https://ignitiongolf.com/master-one-piece-takeaway
All tips revolve around these positions.
Paul, excellent tip. I completely understand how a student must figure out his own way to implement the concepts you explain. For example, the rollover drill. Originally, my swing thought was to strike the ball with the toe or end of the club and that worked well for me.
What I have now discovered is that if I think of keeping my upper left arm attached to my body, feel the weight of the club, and keep my wrists loose then momentum will automatically roll my wrists over through impact. As long as don’t swing too fast this will produce a fairly straight shot each time.
However, I still fight the tendency to swing too fast so I am very much a work in progress but the fundamentals are in place. Also, your program has improved my game dramatically. I’ve been a subscriber for a little over a year. I used to shoot upper 90’s consistently and now I score lower 90’s with more and more 80’s mixed in. In fact, last Saturday I shot an 83 on a course with a slope of 128. It’s a grind but I’m getting there. Changing poor swing fundamentals takes time and work.
Two things I have taken from your program that have helped me the most…stay loose, and SLOW DOWN the swing. I can actually hit the ball straighter and further when I do those things…it’s just not that easy to do it.
Thanks again, Paul. For a small fee each month it’s been more than worth it to me.
Very good. It sounds like you are getting there. It can definitely be a grind working on your swing but it is less of a grind when you actually know what you should be working on. This is where I floundered for over 10 years trying to get my swing back so I know exactly what you are going through. Just try to pick out one or two things and master them. We all want results immediately when really you just have to have patience and perseverance.
October 4, 2014
I have a practice question. When practicing, would you recommend using mats, on grass or should it not make a difference? I have access to both. I’m just concerned that with mats, you’re getting a perfect lie for every shot which obviously isn’t the case when playing. Also, the importance of the position of the divot in front or in back of the ball can’t be seen from a mat. Possibly many more of your members might practice from mats & be fooled by the shots they see. Obviously not everyone has access to grass ranges, but for those who do, what would you recommend.
You don’t need a mat. Just hover the club slightly off the ground. Remember you are doing practice swings at home so you are not hitting anything. If there is a mat the you will try to brush the mat which is hitting. I want you to build a great grip, setup, top of the backswing and follow through. Imagine how good your golf swing would be is these areas looked great!
Just keep working on the fundamentals and swing positions and the divot will occur all on its own:
How To Take A Divot: https://ignitiongolf.com/how-to-take-a-divot/
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