Feelings Series – Setup

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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 “Feelings Series – Setup”

  1. September 5, 2014


    Greetings Coach My membership is the best money i have ever spent in my 45 years of golfing /My whole game is so different than what it used to be but sooooo much better/Some changes have felt not right at first but in pressing on they have become my new swing and game / Still learning/ some things dont always work out as i want but i have 45 years of play to change/ Thanks Coach

    • September 6, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like the site. I appreciate the support and feedback.

      I’m also glad you stuck with it and are fighting through it. Keep at it.

  2. September 5, 2014


    Thanks Paul, well explained!

  3. September 5, 2014


    As usual, just another well done tip!

  4. September 5, 2014


    A Little off point,but I found a link through RG(they never deactivated my PW when I cancelled my subscription)to youtube of a 22 min video of the Late Moe Norman,Wow his swing was like the farthest away from what you teach.He claimed to be the straightest hitter of all time.It was really wild watching him hit(it looked like a homemade swing)its really amazing the different ways these instructors teach differently IE:MC from RG vs JM and of course Your method.Is it that most instructors out there are Impact teachers?

    • September 6, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      I grew up in the same home town as Moe. He used to stop by every pro shop I worked at once a year when I was an assistant. Interesting character.

      Yes, although his swing may look different to the untrained eye I have compared it to Iron Byron and it too matched exactly just like every other pro I have compared.

      Keep in mind Moe hit over 4M golf balls with that golf swing. This has to be double any other golfer.

      Yes, most teach impact. To me the follow through is the most important position. Get my follow through and you will hit the ball better than you ever have in your life. I prove this on a regular basis. Glad your with me. Just keep working on my method and you will play great golf with minimal effort for the rest of your life.

  5. September 5, 2014


    An excellent recap of what to do to get into the best posture position .
    As for myself ,I first line up the clubhead before gripping the club .
    Two comments :the right hand being lower than the left hand ,there has to be some tit in your shoulders.
    Width of stance :on your recommendation ,I’ve come back to a much narrower width stance “à la BOBBY JONES “.This has improved considerably my rotation both ways ,without impeding my balance .
    What about the position of the handle for long shots and short shots ?
    Do you have the handle pointing to the center of your waist line ,the club straight?
    Are the hands low or high ?
    Finally ,regarding the “closeness ” of the elbows at address and during the takeaway ,do you encourage utilizing a “Smart ball ” or a “tennis ball “(Like MARTIN KAYMER )to keep the elbows together the longest time possible ?

    • September 6, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      I did tilt my shoulders when the right hand was lower.

      I want your hands even with the ball not ahead of the ball. With driver you need to set up how the driver is made. Some hand your hands even with the ball, some behind the ball. This will vary from club to club.

      You hands will be relative to your chest position. I want you tall so your hands would be high.

      These elbow devices are good. I like the elbows the distance of a brick. Feel like you are holding a brick and not going to drop it until the very end of your swing.

      Gap In Elbows: https://ignitiongolf.com/maintain-gap-elbows-wider-arc/

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    September 6, 2014


    Paul, dont you want to feel some use of bending the right arm so that it will release fully. Too loose will not allow the right arm to bend and release.

    • September 7, 2014

      Paul Wilson



      When you swing a weight on string does it not make the same circle? It’s widest circle right? The club is a weight. Your arms are string. If you set it in motion and do nothing to it both arms will stretch out fully at the release point which is after the ball is hit. It will do this 100% of the time and you will not be manipulating the face as you do so. So you will become amazingly consistent and you will always use your widest arc and the club will be perfectly on plane because the mass will be trying to swing at 90 degrees to your body. Hmmm … these are some good things you probably want to do.


      How to Release the Golf Club: https://ignitiongolf.com/impact-wrist-release

      Manually Square the Clubface: https://ignitiongolf.com/impact-squaring-clubface

      Manually Square the Clubface (Follow Up): https://ignitiongolf.com/impact-squaring-face-follow-up

      If you think or try to stretch the arms out you will be inconsistent because there is no way you are going to be able to do it every time within the few degrees necessary to keep the ball in play.

  7. September 6, 2014


    Great teaching Paul. I have improved so much since you first started RG and now on your website. Thanks from an old doc that didn’t have time for golf until 65, now 80 and still learning this game.

    • September 7, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Thank you for the kind words and support. I’m so glad you found me.

      We have a member of this site who at 81 in 34 degree weather hit it 256. My dad just told me yesterday he was hitting it over 220 (with roll that’s 250 as well) in the air and he is also 81. So it can be done. Just stick to the lessons, keep your arms turned off and use your body rotation to power the swing.

  8. September 24, 2014


    Can you tell me what arm your club should be in when you approach your golf ball in your setup? I remember you doing a tip on this and I do not remember that tips name. Thanks.

  9. September 25, 2014



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