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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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August 6, 2014
Great advice Paul. I play a mountain course close to my house and I always get myself into trouble with these types of lie.
I’m still having trouble not pulling the ball too much off of this lie.
Sometimes it’s hard for me to know how far to stand from the ball.
Also working on not swinging hard. It is a challenge!
You will never stop pulling it from this lie. I pulled it! Just got to play for it. Aim right. You could even open the face a little. This will reduce the pull. Not too much thought or you will blow it right. Once you get a little more confidence with these shots you will be able to dial them in better.
Great lesson, Paul. The everlasting problem in these situations is that sometimes you pull off the great shot. Then you think you can do it again and disaster strikes. Good course management is playing the odds based on your talent level, taking a bogey if necessary and moving on to the next hole.
Paul, do you move the ball a bit back in your stance for this shot or is the ball position normal? I really enjoy the playing lesson aspect.
August 7, 2014
You can certainly do this. Just experiment to see what works for you. Don’t drop it behind center though.
Hi Paul, love these playing tips! Thanks
Glad you like them. Thanks.
I still love you Paul for fixing my 20plus year slice in 30 seconds with powerless arms and thumbs to the target. Went to the driving range today and had a playfull time with driver and 3 iron hitting high draws; pull hooks; push hooks and only a couple of slice spin hits. As you say its all about getting the correct spin on the ball; then sort out direction with the left hip and body. cant believe I spent 20 years slicing with very ugly divots. I’ll try and get a few friends to join Ignition Golf.
A very happy customer working on the spin.
And some people don’t believe this works. Ha! I wouldn’t say it if I couldn’t do it. Now you need to keep it hooking until you have mastered the release. Then you will be purely working on coiling and uncoiling. This will get you the consistency.
Drill – Smooth Wrist Release: https://ignitiongolf.com/smooth-wrist-release/
Then work on:
Shoulder Rotation – Learning To Coil: https://ignitiongolf.com/learning-to-coil/
Move Head: https://ignitiongolf.com/move-head-back/
Uncoil 1: https://ignitiongolf.com/uncoil
Uncoil 2: https://ignitiongolf.com/uncoil-follow-up
Legs Touching: https://ignitiongolf.com/touch-knees
Exactly How To Do Touch The Legs Position: https://ignitiongolf.com/how-to-touch-the-legs-position/
Paul, great explanation on course management….on your future tips on these kind of lies would you please indicate ball position for us higher handicappers. Thanx
If I don’t say it use your normal ball position. In this case you can drop it back a little if it helps. Never behind center though.
Paul, I repeat Harvey’s question about ball position. I have a PGA dvd & it is mentioned you play the ball a little more back in the stance. Is this right or wrong?
You can drop it back a little if you like. Not behind center though.
This is a great tip Paul and I liked the course management part especially.
Glad you liked it. Thanks. Trying to find time to shoot some more. Need a course with no one on it. This is tricky.
Depending on the severity of the slope, should you not choke down more on the club? I noticed you said about an inch for your shot.
Yes. This was a good slope. More than that and I would have gripped down more. You can feel this amount as you set up to the ball.
Here is a scenario. The ball is lying above feet on a downhill. Do we align straight to the target?
August 12, 2014
In the future just re-post the comment. This way I will see it.
On any of these uneven lies you are not aiming on target. I have tips on all the different lies here:
Ball Above Feet: https://ignitiongolf.com/ball-above-your-feet
Ball Below Feet: https://ignitiongolf.com/shot-ball-below-feet
August 13, 2014
I have gone through the 4 lessons. Now all I want to know is how to play a ball
which is ABOVE THE FEET BUT AT THE SAME TIME ON A DOWNHILL LIE.
That is a downhill sidehill lie.
Think of it like a putt. If you are on a slope a putt will break one way or the other. A shot from a lie like this will spin one way or the other too so you aim left or right.
If it is downhill it will fade. Uphill it will draw. So downhill / uphill aim even more left or right. Alter your legs at set up accordingly.
June 30, 2015
Paul, my inquiry is in the nature of an observation about which I should be grateful for your analysis. I have been a student of your instruction for a litttle while but am still having difficulty mastering “powerless arms” , but do roconise when I succeed by the effortless feeling and resulting ball flight. I am 6 foot 4 inches tall and find when the ball is slightly above my feet , rather than in your video, I feel more comfortable and am able to swing more freely using my legs as the power source in the downswing, as you teach. I would welcome your consideration of this to enable me to try to replicate the swing when the ball and my stance are level. Many thanks.
Every taller person I have taught bends over too much. The more you bend the more your shoulders see-saw instead of coiling. I just taught a 6’4″ student yesterday. not a problem to get him into my taller set up. I have taught a long driver who was 6’8″ again no problem. You need to feel like you are going down not forward to set up. Imagine being inside a cylinder and your head is not going to hit the outer wall. Rear end out and less angle between the clubshaft and left arm. This angle is only slight. With less angle your club is longer which allows you to stand taller. So you should have clubs that are about 1.5″ longer and about 4 degrees upright. This should do the trick.
July 1, 2015
Paul; thanks, this is helpful , I will work on it.
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