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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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June 8, 2012
Kinda the same thought process as the golf swing – swing through not at the ball. I find that whenever am focusing on swinging from point A to point B, my putting stroke also improve.
Your tips ( lessons) are absolutely the best.
Thank you very much. That’s a great way to think of it. Got to get accelerating in both.
You are the best Paul – NOBODY else comes close to making the game and the practice as easy and logical as you do! Julia
Thanks Julia. I appreciate it. Just got to get people to understand it. There is too much confusion out there.
June 9, 2019
Greg from Colorado
June 11, 2019
Glad you liked it. Thanks.
Because of back problems I have gone to a 48 inch broomstick putter…..do all the putting tips apply?
Sure, you can do this will a long putter. This will get you accelerating too.
Paul the short putts I have problems with are the downhill ones. What are your tips on those? Especially the ones with a little break.
Peter & Anita
June 9, 2012
Downhill putts are tricky. Most people play them by hitting them on the toe. In doing so it stops you from hitting it too hard. Give this a try.
August 18, 2012
This one really works I put it into practise today my playing partners usually cringe when I miss the short ones. Always tried to follow through ( I thought ) now I exaggerate this and the effects are brill. Many thanks,
August 19, 2012
Paul, that’s great this drill go you back on track. It’s simple but effective.
May 8, 2013
I looked at this the other night, practiced it in my lounge seemed to work alright,club day next day few putts 2 to 3,4 feet out to save par worked great saved a good round even a tricky right to left downhill putt.At the time it felt awkward carrying the putter head toward the cup,I thought I might blow it pass or even double tap but I remembered your instructions and the ball dropped,round of the day awesome! Thanks Paul.
May 9, 2013
This is huge. You must follow through with your putts. I remember many years ago Tiger was not follow through for a few weeks and he was not putting well. As soon as he got the follow through back he was back in fine form again. You will never forget to do this now.
June 25, 2013
I’ve been practising this and the long putts using your tips with great success, however I’m still uncomfortable with my 2 to 3 meters putts which are long, short and mainly off the line. A tip on these would be much appreciated! By the way I think it might be your first putting tip for 2013
June 26, 2013
The tip is to keep hitting long and short putts. If you can get a 50 footer within 3 feet you will be great from 2 – 3 metres. Keep practicing. Focus. And when you are this length ask yourself how much energy would it take you to hit the ball this far. Right now you are trying to make everything. Once you knock it 5 feet past you start to baby it. Focus on the target. Focus on the energy it takes to throw it to the target. Forget about making it.
March 23, 2015
Great tip Paul. I had a terrible round on Saturday – missed 3 2 foot putts. I consistently pulled them to the left and short. I guess this is because of deceleration
All the best
Could be. This is what a lot of people do. If you made a throwing motion you would never decelerate.
The Secret to Great Putting: https://ignitiongolf.com/putting-stroke/
Putting – Point A to Point B Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/point-a-to-point-b-drill/
Putting – One Way To Work On Distance Control: https://ignitiongolf.com/putting-distance-control/
September 8, 2015
Yup, this one is awesome. Put it to the practice mat in the living room and got thr confidence back. Looking forward to the practice round tomorrow to ingrain even more. Has been a bain for me for years to get the yips and my buddies know it. Look forward to winnng more skins from them soon. :). Thanks again, Paul.
September 9, 2015
The yips are cause because you are trying to hit the ball. Think beyond the ball. Once you do you won’t yip it.
September 12, 2015
Paul, I don’t where I read it, but it said to go back and then it’s like pushing the ball instead of hitting it. In my golf club, the greens are wickedly fast, like putting on marble. At 15 ft., I putt the ball on the toe of my club head, and it works very well. On down hill putts or a close putt, I’ll putt the ball near the heal of my club head. Because of you, I am having a lot more fun golfing.
September 13, 2015
That’s is a great way to hit short putts on slick greens. I love fast greens but you do have to get used to them.
September 16, 2015
I’m assuming this drill is for the practice green since the pin would not normally be in the hole when your putting from that distance
Yes, I mentioned this in the tip. You do it 25 times on the practice green before you play.
December 10, 2015
I tend to decelerate more often when there is a break in a short put. I am sure that it is driven by lack of confidence. Any ideas?
Just work on direction first without trying to hit perfect putts. Get the direction then work on distance.
Right now you are trying to do everything.
Here you go:
Putting – Two Parts To A Putt: https://ignitiongolf.com/putting-two-parts-putt/
The Secret to Great Putting: https://ignitiongolf.com/putting-stroke/
How to Feel the Throwing Motion: https://ignitiongolf.com/putting-feel-throwing-motion/
June 7, 2019
Paul,Excellent tip,as usual
June 22, 2019
Paul, Hi Steve here. Starting to devote time to practice, and golf is starting to be fun again. I am shooting mid 90’s, I am 55 and have mild arthritis. Never have been long off the tee. I feel my biggest problem is sliding my hips, and not getting my L hip to lock and turn. I am L handed but play golf R handed. I do feel your level of Instruction is constructive and makes sense.
By simply focusing on the follow thru, I have stopped coming “over the top”. I am going to work the L to L drill, and please advise how I can reduce the sliding.
July 3, 2019
Glad you are getting into it. Remember, I do not need you to hit balls. You can easily practice the swing at home (which you should be doing in practice swings). 25 minimum per day.
Sliding is tricky so you need to follow the tips below:
You Better Check This Especially If You Slide: https://ignitiongolf.com/slide-turn-foot-out/
Easy Way To Cure A Slide: https://ignitiongolf.com/easy-way-cure-slide/
How I Cured My Slide: https://ignitiongolf.com/how-i-cured-my-slide/
Student Swing – Slide: https://ignitiongolf.com/student-slide/
Snap Part 1 – Lower Body: https://ignitiongolf.com/snap-snap-part-1/
How Human Nature Affects The Forward Leg: https://ignitiongolf.com/human-nature-forward-leg/
Don’t worry about the length off the tee for now. Focus on perfect movement and the length will come in the future. You can always work on it too once you have the swing. You need perfect movement. Get the movement … you get the ball.
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