Harder You Swing the Harder it is to Perfect

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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 “Harder You Swing the Harder it is to Perfect”

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    March 15, 2016


    Hi Paul
    I am progressing well. Always touching my leg touching my head. My backswing does not go back far but I hit it ok. Can you give me some advice please. I am a 68 yo female fairly fit but maybe not all that flexible. Many thanks.

  2. March 16, 2016


    Greetings Coach I used the overlap grip today it felt comfortable . I will continue to use it. THANKS

  3. Sound and wise advice ,Paul .But then also comes thé Time when you have to learn how to swing faster without disrupting your educated swing .
    Watching thé champions Play on thé TV ,I notice they quite often Play a ” controlled ” swing ,mainôy with thé long irons .It’s a ” hit and hold ” swing ,thé club doesn’t go back thé neck in thé follow through .
    A good exampke was given by CHARLES SCHWARTZL on hole 18 of COPPERHEAD ,INNISBROOK ( I played this fine course several Times ago ):to keep thé ball in thé middle of thé narrow fairway ,hé hit this controlled 2 Iron both in thé last hole and then in the subséquent playoff ,which hé won .BILL HAAS who was leading up to thé end ,hit a 3 Wood in thé trees and pine needles in thé playoff and lost .
    Could you show us a video of how to Play this shot?

  4. OMG Paul, I’ve been doing all the drills, tips, lessons with Pete, and when I practice it’s ridiculous how fast I’m attempting to do something I don’t know how to do !!!! I’m at the range now actually getting into correct positions with my 50 yd 8 iron:) thanks so much , this is huge.

    • March 16, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      That’s why I did this tip. Funny how anyone learning a musical instrument immediately thinks it will take them years to be half decent but golf … no way. Everyone thinks they can be Tiger Woods in a week. This is why I keep trying to tell everyone. It’s about the movement and at least doing it. Then you speed it up the legs not by hitting. I think you get it.

      • Great analogy Paul, I play my piano very slowly and my cello even slower than that. Yes I think I get it now. Thanks so much you are a great coach and teacher, and your responsiveness is very much appreciated.

        • March 18, 2016

          Paul Wilson


          So you do know what it takes. Glad you see it. Just stay focused and it will pay off big time in the future.

          Thanks for the kind words.

  5. March 16, 2016


    Thanks for this Paul. I’m curious about 50% or 70% swings and what you have described as “sooner not harder” when triggering the downswing. When I think about slowing down I hit the shots heavier, which makes sense I think as I am. Not starting and picking up the club w my arms. But I hit an opposite problem of dragging the club head back and hitting it heavy.

    The trigger I like best is to make the front knee disappear. But straightening the left leg seems to help me resolve the issue above.

    Thanks as always and looking forward to working with you at BB in May.


    • March 16, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      The fat shots are a good sign. It is telling you the arc is getting wider:

      Love Fat Shots: https://ignitiongolf.com/love-fat-shots/

      Very easy to fix. Just feel the heel:

      Fat: https://ignitiongolf.com/fat-shots-cure/

      Sooner not harder means you are starting the lower body rotation before the club starts down. The body is the axis the club is mass. Need to turn the axis before the mass. If so, the mass will move towards 90 degrees to the axis (body). Simple physics. If you go harder and you are not good at it the arms may fire as well.

      So feel where the club is at the top. Instead of pulling it down fire the lower body. As you get better at it fire it harder. Straightening the leg is fine. This gets you shifting off of the back foot so you see how it fixes fat shots too.

  6. March 19, 2016


    I am super excited to be coming to the school. It’s coming very soon, just in time to start the year.

    I played yesterday with some guys who played a tee further back. I hadn’t played in awhile, it’s colder out, and the range was closed so I had no warm up.

    I guess I was trying to hit the ball far enough to carry the hazards (not consciously). I pulled every shot and within a few holes I was toast, coming completely over the top and couldn’t get a few shots airborne out of the rough. It was pretty embarrassing to be that bad with better golfers. Nothing worse then looking for balls when everyone else is in the fairway, wanting to get on with it.

    Finally near the end, I slowed down enough to make some solid contact but by then it was over. So this is good advice but perhaps when I learn better technique and learn a swing that can pick up some distance without extra effort, I can feel what you want me to do.

    Jeff Lubin

    • March 20, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      The schools are a lot of fun. People seem to really like them.

      It’s touch playing with people who hit it longer. You have to play your game (as you found out).4

      Pulling is arms starting down so yes you were hitting hard.

      Got to trust that a feeling of nothing will allow you to hit it just as far if not farther than hitting hard plus, you can keep it in play with an easier swing. This gives you confidence.

  7. Good afternoon Paul,

    Yesterday afternoon when I was teeing off in my golf league, I remembered the tip to swing 2-3 times easy, concentrating on start downswing with hips and go to the club between the ears. It is a challenge not to look up, but it is easier when I swing easier, the sound of contact was solid, when I came up going to the finish position ( “touch the head” ) I picked up the ball flight and it was straight and in the fairway 6 out of 9. I felt confident going up to the tees, and I figured if I take those few seconds before I address the ball it slows me down and relaxes me…( I guess)

    • August 9, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Great stuff. I’m so glad you are seeing the importance of not only slowing down but hitting the follow through. As i keep saying, if you do grip, setup and follow through alone you will hit it better than you ever have. I hope everyone is seeing this.

      Keep doing this into the future and you will end up there without thinking about it.

  8. October 29, 2016


    Paul I’m getting the swing down pretty well with my irons and driver hitting the ball further and straighter than ever but my 3wood is slicing bad any tips

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      October 30, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      You are trying to hit the 3 wood too hard. The harder you hit the tighter your wrists the more open the face. You should be doing the roll over drill any time you start slicing. So you see a ball slice. You roll it 3-10 times before you hit your next shot. This unlocks your wrists. then you step up and think body as you hit your shot not swinging as hard as you can. This tip should help too:

      Stop Topping Your Fairway Woods: https://ignitiongolf.com/stop-topping-fairway-woods/

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