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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 13, 2014
Greetings Coach What is there about this shot about this stroke that will require some arms
You are picking it up and you are trying to come through not rolling the wrists. In doing so you will feel the arms.
Pure gold Paul. The recent playing tips have been very helpful. Please keep them coming. There are countless situations like this one that come up through a season of golf that driving range work cannot address. Many thanks.
Glad you liked it. Thanks.
Do you recommend using the same technique (punch shot) if we elect to bail out with a 50 yarder instead of 140 yd carry? Great instruction.
Sure. If you have enough green to work with you can do it anywhere.
Shot: How To Hit From Hard Pan: https://ignitiongolf.com/shot-hard-pan/
August 14, 2014
Great shot you played there ,Paul.Apart from taking your médicine and pitching the ball back safely to the fairway ,what about playing a 23° or 26° hybrid instead of your regular 7 or 8 iron ?
Also ,when you are in a fairway bunker ,far from the green ,say 120/130 meters , with steep slopes bordering the fairway bunker, making it difficult to get out ,what club would you play ?
This occurrence happens often on my home course in CANNES ,the sand there is packed tight , it’s ,more packed mud or earth than sand
August 15, 2014
If you miss those clubs the sole plate will bounce off the hardpan. I was de-lofting it on purpose to create the descending blow. Plus, this is an unbelievably tricky shot. You miss it left you are dead. So going for it is no a wise option. If you go for it you need to realize that you could make a really high number. Getting it back in play for a double digit handicap in this situation is the shot.
Fairway bunker with steep slopes I would figure out how close to the green I need to get my shot so I have an easy shot in then choose a club that will hit it that far. Big numbers can also be made from this situation if you don’t get it out. Plus, not getting out carries forward to the next time you are in the same situation. Make wise choices and you will reduce your scores.
August 20, 2016
Good stuff again. As a lower handicapper I’ve used your punched shot technique to good effect but sometimes seem to pull it.
Is this because of the strong right grip – I’m a lefty- or another reason, maybe because it’s so far back in the stance?
August 21, 2016
You need to get your hands a little more ahead of the ball at impact. If you hit the ball with the hands behind where you started at setup you will pull or pull hook it. This is the secret to it.
Knock Down Shot: https://ignitiongolf.com/shot-knock-down/
Would you use the same technique out of a fairway bunker that had some sand and was a bit softer?
No. Here is the fairway bunker technique:
Fairway Bunker How To: https://ignitiongolf.com/fairway-bunker-how-to
Fairway Bunker Setup: https://ignitiongolf.com/fairway-bunker-set-up
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