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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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July 1, 2014
I’m submitting this request here due to not having found a specific topic that covers it. Would you do a tip on finding the proper ball for your game? Not necessarily by swing speed but rather distance & spin. I’m having a problem holding greens & seem to need a ball with more spin. I’m not looking to have the ball back up 6 ft, just to check after a bounce or 2. I’m finally hitting the ball higher but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. I know spin is also created with club speed but the ball has to play a part. I’m currently playing Srixon Q star but need a ball that spins without sacrificing distance off the tee. Thanks!
Golf balls nowadays have it listed on the package what ball is appropriate for your swing speed. So find out your swing speed and use a ball that is appropriate.
If the ball is too hard you will not compress it enough to get the most out of it. Too soft and you are leaving power on the table.
I have not hit that ball so I really don’t know if that is the one for you. I did go to their website and did not see it related to swing speed. I would know your swing speed then start to check the different packages on golf balls at the store or proshop and try a few different ones out.
Also, I think you need to be working on your swing. I would think you are chicken winging it a little so you are not getting the proper compression. Instead the grip is more even with the ball at impact thus causing the ball to be deflected off the face not compressed.
You need to be working on release/lag drills to get them loosened up.
Here you go:
DRILL: Lag And Release Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/lag-release-drill
Drill: Work On Lag Anywhere: https://ignitiongolf.com/work-on-lag-anywhere/
DRILL: Lag Ear to Ear: https://ignitiongolf.com/lag-release-drill
DRILL: Smooth Wrist Release: https://ignitiongolf.com/smooth-wrist-release/
DRILL: Grip Down Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-grip-down/
DRILL: Grip Down Drill 2: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-feel-wrist-release/
December 20, 2018
Michael, I’m 78 & 5’09. About 15 hdcp. Love the Q star! A two piece ball but when well struck it behaves very nicely and goes long. Tried the new Tour 3 piece but felt too hard to me and did not perform any better.
Sounds like Paul is right about how you’re hitting the ball.
Also they’re nicely priced!! Good luck.
I like that is says they are for moderate swing speeds. Sounds like you are using the right ball. If you like the 2 piece then stick with it. You need to be confident with what you are playing.
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