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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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March 4, 2018
I just learned about the term Wrist – Cock.
If you held your hand out making a fist in front of you palm side down, wrist cock would be your knuckles would be going from left to right horizontally.
As opposed to Wrist-Hinge where your knuckles would go up and down vertically.
I feel both of these happen through the full golf swing and I am wondering if I should worry about the difference on both of them happening.
I enjoy these lessons with your students and hopefully one day One of them will be with me!
March 5, 2018
No don’t worry about the difference. You get the left and right by allowing the mass (club) to fully stretch out past impact.
With normal grip and ball position shouldn’t hands be ahead of the club at impact
At impact they would be even or slightly ahead too. At address I want them even with the ball not ahead of the ball.
Re a golf glove, to wear or not to wear…is there a risk a glove could make your hand feel stronger, and so you tighten your hands, and so have less hinge in wrists?
It is up to you. Back when I was 16 I was going through a glove a week. They were $16 and I couldn’t afford it. The synthetic gloves back then weren’t like they are today. If so, I may be still wearing one.
I don’t think it will effect the hinge due to holding on tight.
I learned a strong grip. I have to really concentrate keeping it neutral. After a few swings I slip back to strong. Argh!! It’s definitely hard to change but I’m committed to changing.
All lot of people do this grip. No chance to have loose wrists. Stay focused. It took me immense concentration to get it. It is like a test. Pass this and you will have a great swing.
March 11, 2018
Another interesting lesson ,Paul ,it sums up much of your teaching basic golf .
However ,I touched already with you on two aspects of my grip which I do differently from you:
-left hand :I have the handle in my fingers:when I close my left hand on the handle ,I make sure it runs across the base of my fingers .With this grip ,my left thumb is “long “not “short”.I also makes sure the “V “is pointed towards my chin ,two knuckles ,not three knuckles showing.
-right hand :the handle is also in the base of the fingers ,the V is also ,as for the left hand ,orientated towards the chin ,not the right shoulder.This is is supposed to be a “weak ” right hand grip ,but I don’t feel it as such .
What are the cosequences ,as seen by you ,of this way of gripping the golf club.
My shots are 90% of the time dead straight, with the 10% remaining ones being a slIght fade .
It seems to me this way of gripping the club favors the iron shots ,which fly,straight, high and long,,but makes the driver ,woods and hybrids more difficult to get into a high flight.
I don’t like the fingers of the left hand. This can create over cupping at the top plus it is a weak position in your weak hand. The famous picutre of Hogan https://www.google.com/search?q=hogan+grip&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjB9qmmk-XZAhUOON8KHfbIAPoQ_AUICygC&biw=1327&bih=713#imgrc=jYiytB-qAJUhAM: This would be impossible holding it the way you are holding it in this hand.
How To Stop Over-Cupping At The Top of the Backswing: https://ignitiongolf.com/stop-over-cupping-at-top/
Try my grip and see if it helps. Close the gap between the thumb and index finger. Then it will run across your palm. See what happens to your shots.
June 8, 2018
Hi Paul, This video is really helpful. I asked earlier where the club grip should rest on the left hand…I see now it’s location will be set by the “V” formed by the left thumb and hand.
That I don’t have to figure out where on the palm the grip will rest if I do the “V”…is that right?
I answered this in your other question.
Grip – Top Hand Placement: https://ignitiongolf.com/grip-top-hand-placement/
February 24, 2019
I have a general question: I see you don’t use a glove. Is wearing or not wearing a glove simply a matter of comfort or is there a reason that you don’t that I might consider as someone learning your swing method?
I did a tip on it here:
Glove or No Glove? https://ignitiongolf.com/glove-no-glove/
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