Headcover Under Which Armpit?

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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 “Headcover Under Which Armpit?”

  1. Hi Paul. Thanks for this tip. You approach has helped me tremendously! The only think I find is that, in an effort to accelerate the movement of the hip when I need more distance, I end up using the right shoulder and, of course, hooking or missing to the left. I NEVER miss to the right. It especially happens at the end of the round, when I must be tired. I do use your method of thinking about turning the right hip as a trigger, which may be the reason why I end up moving the right shoulder. However, it is working so well for me that I am afraid to change the trigger. Bottom line: how do I eliminate, completely, this movement of the right shoulder? I realize that the more I practice that less I’ll do it, but is there any swing thought you recommend, or just let time do it’s thing?

    Thanks and best to you

  2. Hi Paul;
    I must say I’ve never heard of this one. It makes perfect sense but my usual issue is coming over the top. Would you advise using the headcover under the rear arm for that problem? I WILL try this method you show here because I tend to keep my elbow tucked against my side too tight as your video shows to help prevent coming over the top, thus the flatter swing. Where do you come up with this stuff? I’ve never been told by another teacher to use the cover under the forward arm. I’m not saying you’re wrong about your recommendation, but some of your videos go against everything many of us have been told by instructors over many years, so it seems like starting over in some cases. Not that’s necessarily a bad thing. I didn’t start playing until my 20’s & wish I had seen your teaching methods long before this.

    • THE headcover under THE lead arm armpit or THE trailing arm armpit are drills as ancient as MATHUSALEM.
      I have books from 1935 /1940 which mention them :each drill has it’s m

      • Raymonds,

        Jack’s elbow was not really flying. I did come away from the body. It is flying when the forearm is parallel to the ground which his wasn’t. Not only Jack let this arm come away but every long driver in the world does this. Not one has the elbow tucked.

    • Michael,


      You are coming over the top from hitting with your arms. This is tilting your body left. Tilt left and you will hit it left.


      Body Tilt

  3. Nice lesson ,Paul ,except I don’t like this “headcover under THE lead arm ” drill .I feel too much “restricted ” in my swing when I do it .
    I have a question on ball flight :I played this morning 18 holes with a low handicap golfer :his ball flight was very low ,and I noted h

    • Raymond,

      I recommend you hitting the club that gives you roll. You can experiment to find the best club for you but I would go on a Trackman to find out exactly what head and shaft give you the best results for your swing. This is the only way you will know. It has to be a Trackman or similar NOT and indoor machine.

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