Reasons You Hit The Ball Too High

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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+

13 Responses to “Reasons You Hit The Ball Too High”

  1. November 25, 2018


    My issues seem to be more dynamic so either weight shift or lack of extension. And I think a lot of that is how I visualize or interpret the swing in my mind. I just be OCD or something. Like if I use an alignment stick it messes me up. If a tee box points right of a target like on a par 3 I don’t feel right when not aligned straight down the tee box. lol

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    November 25, 2018


    Sir Paul,
    Thank you for great instruction as usual. In your last Ignition Tip [Club face angle] you recommended
    The Live View Golf Camera feedback and recording device. I am looking forward to your review in
    order to see much more in depth than what “Live View Golf’s” 3 minute commercial provided.

    It looks fantastic, but I will have to consider investing nearly $300 for Live View, plus an investment
    in a quality iPad or Tablet – $350 -$700 – for a good system. So, I will wait for your review to help me
    make the decision. Meanwhile, i am progressing well with your SMG materials and my Ignition Golf membership.
    Thanks again,
    john Cy Perry

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      November 26, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      It is on my list of things to shoot in the future. I think it is great though just in what I have seen. I remember having the small parabolic mirror that I would use on a daily basis to check my swing but this doesn’t get the down the line view and what people do in reality is usually different from what they think they are doing. So I see where it could really help. Once I have the review I will let everyone know.

      Glad you are working through SMG and the tips. Just take it one step at a time and build a great swing.

  3. November 26, 2018


    I have a Live View camera. I use it with my Amazon Fire HD 10″ tablet which isn’t that expensive. You place the tablet on the ground in front of you, far enough back to see you and the ball and still touch the screen with your club. Open the Live View app on your tablet and view what you’re doing real time. When you’re ready to record you touch a button on the screen with your club to record. It helps to see what you’re doing as you try something new.

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      November 26, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Seems like it a great for seeing your swing without a mirror. Can’t wait to try it.

  4. November 27, 2018



    Sunday I tried the roll over release with my woods while playing and it worked pretty good. Doing it with irons was a different story. I was releasing way too soon. Yesterday I want to the range and really had to slow things down to get it to work. One problem I had was upon rolling over my left arm would collapse and the right arm would be straight. It was probably a lack of speed or my wrists/arms aren’t that flexible. The ball did fly lower, not sure if it went farther or not.


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      November 27, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Keep in mind the roll over is a drill so if you were overdoing it with irons that was the whole point. You shouldn’t have been trying to hit perfect shots. You do the roll over to release the club and loosen the wrists. Then you add body rotation to straighten it out. At this point you would have been concerned with the shots.

      So you do the roll over until you are good at it and you can hit it low left. Once you can do this and you know the feeling switch to body rotation. As you do the ball will fly the perfect trajectory.

  5. December 26, 2018



    Thanks for the total summary. This is a great great tip. Appreciated.

    Since I’ve not been playing much lately, I do know that my height prob when I have been out has been a little bit of the wing and a little bit of hanging back and not getting the weight over enough (like I’ve been overdoing my tilt a bit from time to time). Going to hit the practice range over the holidays and shore it up.

    Keep up the great work and have a great holiday season. At least in Phoenix, I do get to play! -Kim

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      December 26, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you liked it.

      When you are not playing much just make sure you are doing the practice swings. Give it a try at the range and see what is causing it. Could be a couple of things but your swing is good enough to isolate the issue and do a little work on it to get the right flight.

  6. August 22, 2019


    Hi Paul. After a couple weeks of using this swing technique things are getting better. On thing I have noticed is I have been trying to keep my head behind the ball on my downswing and keep my arms extended so my release happens after I hit the ball. But the trajectory of my shots are much higher than they use to be. My contact seems good but I have lost some distance with all my clubs. I feel like trying to keep my head behind the ball is causing me to keep my weight on my back foot. Could this be the case and how do I correct it.

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