Drill – Lift Then Hit

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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+

17 Responses to “Drill – Lift Then Hit”

  1. HI Paul. Great lessons! My question is “What is the function of the lead heal during the start of the backswing? I was told to lift it, then others say to just keep the heal flat on the ground. Is there a video tip for this? (I am right-handed) Thanks, Mike Mastrocovo

  2. Fantastic Paul! After months of work this drill forced me to actually turn my hips first at the range this AM. It’s a completely different feeling. When I did it properly the ball would start right off the clubface and then turn into a perfect beautiful draw Dead straight right at the target but very short. Seriously I was hitting 150 yard drives but I was actually hitting a draw without over manipulating my wrists as in the rollover drill. Does this sound correct to you? That doing this correctly for the first time I would experience perfect ball flight but much shorter distance. Thanks so much, Ben.

  3. March 6, 2016


    I’ve recently started to get my backswing started by very slightly kinking my rear knee toward my front knee before starting back. I’m NOT talking about a forward press with my hands or arms. I feel like when I get started in this way my back swing is smoother and I am also able to get my right heal off the ground coming down and through more easily. I couldn’t find any tips that mention this and would be interested in your thoughts on this slight knee action to get things moving.

  4. March 6, 2016


    kicking (not kinking).

  5. Paul ,In other video lessons ,you mentioned you were pushing hard off the right instep ,therefore the heel lifts after your push and when your rotation is accomplished .
    Is there a reason why you don’t mention this “push off” in this otherwise excellent lesson ?

    • Raymond,

      This is just a drill to get people to at least lift the heel. I don’t care about perfection in this tip. I care about it lifting.

  6. Hi Paul now that I am turning my hips my swing speed has dropped from a momentous 85 to 77. Which drill should I go to? Thanks Ben

    • March 10, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      There is no way you are doing this right.

      First, roll it over and get the ball hooking. Then add the leg drive to straighten it out. Tonight’s tip is a good one for you. Also, I have tons of tips on Distance on the original site and I have a whole section dedicated to it in the Dashboard.

      You also need to watch this tip:
      Golf Swing Timing For More Distance: https://ignitiongolf.com/timing-more-distance/

      And do this drill nightly:
      DRILL: Listen to Club Swinging: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-listen-to-club/

      • I figured so much : ) I’m at the range as I type this. After re watching the timing tip and doing the drills. I just got to 91 ! That’s s huge improvement considering I’ve never gotten over 85. Starting to feel it. Back to work! Have a great day and thanks, Ben

        • March 12, 2016

          Paul Wilson


          Very good. Just think logically. The swing is mass swinging around an axis (weight on a string). How would you make it twirl faster? You turn your hand faster. Now in the swing you need to couple this will loose wrists and powerless arms but at least visualize it and focus on how to do it. It’s real easy to get distracted by the ball. Focus on technique.

  7. Thanks so much Paul the progress I am making with you and Pete is really incredible.

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