What To Expect Series – Loading Weight

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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 “What To Expect Series – Loading Weight”

  1. Hey paul
    Have been hitting my irons long ones included better than ever and with that slight fade a like
    However when I hit a hybrid 3 wood or a driver I tend to pull or pull hook a lot of shots why is this ?
    Many thanks

    • David,

      Because you are trying to hit it too hard. The long irons are actually puling to but there is most likely less loft on them than your hybrids so you are seeing the fade spin whereas more loft on your hybrid is just making it got straight left. Are you not using the Dashboard? Every tip I have on pulling it is under CURES > PULL.

      You need more backward tilt. Your body tilt determines direction. If you hit you lean left in the downswing sending the club over the top. So learn more right. Get it then get off the back foot.

      Cures – Manually Tilt To Stop Pulling: https://ignitiongolf.com/manually-tilt-cure-pull/

  2. Paul, are you going to have tips on special lies, like hitting the ball on the fairway going up hill and then on the fairway going downhill?

    • Ken,

      I already have these tip. I am getting the feeling people either do not know how to use the DASHBOARD or are not using it. Go to SHOT > UNEVEN LIES. Every tip I have done on these types of shots is there.

  3. June 5, 2015


    I have experienced exactly what you talk about in this tip.I have been working on the turn in the backswing increasing my shoulder turn and hit some fat shots. Will work on weight shift.


    I have a general question. How much of the tips you give us should we take to the course? Are the only for the range? An extension of my question is WHAT SHOUTCAST OUR SWING THOUGHTS BE ON THE COURSE?



    • Roy,

      If you are working on swing positions you would be doing this on the range until you have them mastered. This does not mean you couldn’t do 1 or maybe 2 as you play. In doing so, you cannot be thinking score and playing great. You would be thinking “I am going to do this new thing when I play.” If you never try it on the course it’s never going to happen so I like people to actually try something new out there. I also like people to do this late at night playing by themselves with a few extra golf balls in their pocket. Try it. If it doesn’t work throw down another ball and try again and so on.

      How To Take Your Swing From The Range To The Course: https://ignitiongolf.com/swing-range/
      What To Think About When You Play: https://ignitiongolf.com/what-to-think-when-playing/
      Steps To Take It To The Course: https://ignitiongolf.com/taking-it-to-course-steps/

  4. June 5, 2015


    Paul my question should read what do you recommend regarding our swing thoughts on the course we’re playing a round.?


  5. Paul been working on tips and praticing at range need a drill to keep me from pushing up with my right leg I then have my hands ahead of the ball,,,seen to chickn wing with a total loss of all power,really frustrating need help

  6. One way of getting rid of fat shots is to swing on the side of a TEE ,upwards or downwards :either way you’ll have to move forwards on the front leg ,against graviity ,or with the help of graviity .

    • Raymond,

      Why bother. My way works every time and takes minimal thought. Plus, it has you working on the right fundamentals (weight shift).

      • Paul,You are right :YOUR méthod works 100% of the time: when you’ve fully intègrated it ,which I have ,there’s not much soul searching to do !

  7. June 6, 2015


    Hey Paul,

    why do we have to load 80% of our weight to the inside heel of the back leg during the backswing? Wouldn’t it be easier to uncoil and come to the follow-through position when ending at 50:50 or something like that during the backswing?

    In fact I have problems to turn (whether trying to use the right hip or left hip or right knee or belt buckle) after having put my weight on the inside heel of my right foot during the backswing. Being in my backswing position I then usually hit with my shoulders and/or arms instead of “only” turning my hip. However I realized that when I do not put too much weight on my back leg I am more able to initate the downswing with my hip leaving my arms loose.

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    Best regards

    • Andreas,

      You load the weight because you have 2 bottoms (legs) and 1 top (head) to an axis. In order to create circular rotation you need to move your head to create the first axis in your swing. With 2 bottoms how do you favor your back leg with more weight than your front? This is a reverse pivot. If you do this you have to slide in the downswing to get the club on the ball. If you turned from the top you would pull it off the planet. Every sport has you moving your head and loading your weight. Golf is no different.

      You have already done the proper downswing move.


      It’s Like A Throwing Motion: https://ignitiongolf.com/like-throwing-motion/


      Move Head: https://ignitiongolf.com/move-head-back/

      Keep moving your head. Once you learn it you will have more power than you can imagine plus you won’t be pulling it as I know you are with your head still. Check it. I guarantee you are pulling it.

  8. April 9, 2021



    Maybe a tutorial on how to use the Dashboard, with its own button prominently on the Home Page, would help. You may have done this. I don’t see one but find the site easy to use so I haven’t looked hard, but it appears many ask questions first without having searched the site. That sure does increase your workload!


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