Everyone Needs To Hook It

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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 “Everyone Needs To Hook It”

  1. Hi Paul,

    I believe wholeheartedly in all your teachings. I hooked the ball and seemed to get that “nothing happened feeling” aka hitting the sweet spot. I now hit the ball straighter and on a very consistent basis. Before finding you, I was simply a hacker and like a blind squirrel, I would find a nut every now and then hitting the ball where I could find it. Today I hit 25 wedge shots straight and per your instructions of hitting at 50%, they were all in a 20 ft radius.

    With that said, I took note that the trajectory was too high on my 7-9 irons. And, I seem to have a draw that takes some of the shots I made with 9 down to 7 irons. approximately 10 ft off line. I am a south-paw and some people think all lefty’s draw the ball to a certain extent. Is that valid?

    Finally, I had my wife tape me hitting 15 shots for fear I might have not gotten rid of the dreaded “Chicken Wing”. I was happy to see my arms straight at address, one piece back swing, swing, impact, release and on to your prescribed finish. So I’m fresh outa clues. I’m way passed the point of “giving up”. I’ve never hit golf balls so well in my life. Any ideas?



    • Ron,

      Very good. I love it when people get it.

      I like people swinging easy. This takes the arms out of it. No arms means you need another power source (legs and hips) to hit the ball. As you get used to the effortless feeling you can start to drive the lets a little harder for more power. If you lose it. Slow back down again.

      I like lefties to draw it. Most host favor this type of shot. So keep doing it if you are comfortable with it and can repeat it.

      Not sure if you are saying you are still doing a chicken wing or not. If so, you need to be constantly stretching both arms out through and past impact. They need to full extend. This is effort. Also, follow through to the perfect follow through position. This gets rid of it too.



      Chair Drill – To Eliminate Chicken Wing: https://ignitiongolf.com/try-to-hit-chair/

      • Paul,

        Thanks for the advice as always. I actually showed my video to a friend who golfed on a local college team. He said “Wow, it looks like you weren’t “swinging” at the ball””!

        Reference the draw, I called my friend who fitted me for clubs who’s “one of those instructors” who preaches head still, lower body still until impact, etc. He told me the draw was “natural” in my swing. That doesn’t make sense to me but I do know this, when I try to straighten it out, I don’t strike the ball as “sweet” for some reason. It’s like I’m “fighting” something.

        I live in the Orlando Florida area which you know is brutally hot. So after “getting it” in regards to powerless arms, I no longer leave the course after 500 balls feeling exhausted. I just do the checks at set-up, and the club face does all the work! The club squares all on its own. I just can’t figure out why I’m drawing shots 8 ft or so. But with that said, I’ve never enjoyed going to the golf course so much!

        So trust me, I’m extremely pleased with my new “Swing Machine” golf swing. So much so it bothers me to say “golf swing” implying you’re using the arms to swing the club.

        I enjoyed hearing you speak of and object swinging around an axis of rotation, any input you make will not start until 90 degrees later in the rotation. That’s gyroscopic precession. That’s an imperative law of nature for a helicopter pilot to understand, and with all of your Swing Machine fundamentals, that’s a good point to remember. The fact you base your swing on provable laws of nature should make everyone want to learn it.

        Thanks again Paul, if that draw issue continues I’m not going to worry too much.


        Thanks again,


        • Ron,

          For some reason most lefties I see do draw it naturally. I never stop them from hitting this type of shot. In fact I want them hitting it. Just make sure it’s not a huge hook. This would mean checking your grip and if you are sliding. If so, you need to a more neutral grip and turn more to hit the shots.

          I just keep trying to explain it in simple terms than anyone can understand. There are lots of physics involved but you can think about them all you want. It’s not only understanding it but actually doing it. If you make it too complicated no one will do it. Glad you like it.

  2. July 17, 2015


    Hi Paul

    “Never square for 30 years” – how true.
    I never hooked a ball before your lesson of rolling it over way early.
    Now I can easily hook the ball using a driver but still never with mid to long irons.
    I think it because the club head is heavier.
    Is this normal ? Can you suggest any solutions ?


    • Paul,

      I would think you are not hooking the irons because you are trying to hit down. Just slow way down. Do easy roll overs not trying to hit great shots but trying to roll it over. You have to start somewhere. If you can’t do it how you are doing it when do you ever get it? Just do something different. In no time you will get it.

  3. January 5, 2016


    Hi Paul,
    I’m working on just hooking the ball.
    I know that I will be using hands & arms because I’m working on just hooking the ball.
    My question is , should I still be using my lower body to uncoil first, while working on hooking the ball or is it ok to be using just your hands & arms while working on hooking the ball.

    • January 5, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      You body will follow along with the shot but you are not thinking about it if you are working on hooking. Once you can consistently hook it then start switching the though to the legs and hips. If they fire first in the downswing you will hit it dead straight. If they are late you will still pull hook it so you need to fire them sooner. If you fire them too hard you will push it so slow down. If you go back to slicing it you haven’t hooked enough shots yet. Go back to hooking.

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