Drill: My Favorite Drill – Variation 1

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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+

8 Responses to “Drill: My Favorite Drill – Variation 1”

  1. December 3, 2012


    Paul, I really like this addition to your favorite drill. I have been working on rotating or firing the right hip as I start the downswing. So far the results are looking really good. An other thing I have been trying is getting set in the correct alignment to the target then pulling the right foot back several inches. I saw this as a tip for when you need more coil with your driver. But I have started to do this with all of my woods and irons and it also seems to help a bunch. Is there a downside to drawing the right foot back before you make your swing?.

    • December 3, 2012

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like the tip.

      Be careful dropping your foot back. When you do you are now pulling the ball to get it on target. Although this seems like it’s a good shot you now have a flaw in your swing. I know where you got this tip and could not disagree with it more. As much as you think this is working now check back in a few weeks and see where you are hitting it. I guarantee you are pull hooking or slicing it. This is because the path is now over the top. So square up and keep working on the right fundamentals to get the ball on target. Yes, this is harder but will pay off in the long run.

  2. December 3, 2012


    Hi Paul
    Another great tip that I took to the range today.
    I have a little mantra now “loose grip – turn left shoulder back – feel weight on right heel – fire the right hip and let the arms swing through to a good finish.
    One problem I get is getting too “handsy” and turning the club over so I get too much of a draw. Because I get a very good wrist hinge now with good lag. If I try to stop the hands turning over I can get a cut to the right because of an open club face – any tip of how to control this.
    Thanks again for such a great site.
    Just one thing that I could suggest is a forum part to the site so all comments could be seen and then it would be easier to see your responses and other comments too.
    I know building a site is very time consuming but such great teaching deserves the best of sites
    all the best
    ps cancelled my RG subscription now – too much selling not enough solid tuition

    • December 4, 2012

      Paul Wilson


      Glad yo liked it. Thanks.

      Turning it over too much is a good problem to have. The great majority of golfer wished they had this problem.

      You need to keep turning it over again and again until you have it mastered. This way you can take your mind off of doing it and still have the face square. Right now when you don’t think of it you fade it again. Try the tip I am going to release tomorrow. Maybe this will help. Again, it is just about keeping the wrists loose and doing it thousands of times until it is mastered. You have a good start so you are close.

      Forums take a lot of work. This is potentially in the works but it will be a separate site with ties to this site. I will finalize the decision to start this site in the next few weeks. Thanks.

    • December 4, 2012

      Paul Wilson


      Thanks for joining my site. I truly appreciate the support and it confirms my decision to start my own site.

  3. Paul ,I just saw your comment on the “pulling the right foot back ” and I couldn’t agr

  4. April 18, 2015


    Getting closer to having this dialed in. I am still amazed how fine a line it can be for me from a perfect shot to pulling it. I have been working on the tilt a lot which is helping, the ‘favorite drill’ is still the first thing I do and what I come back to when I get a few bad shots in there. You are right about when I am more tired, is pull city unless I go back to feeling the legs drive again and I am getting the proper lag. Is true on range and in game. Next round prob not for a couple weeks, but I will still be able to keep up practice. Thanks for the great coaching.

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