Hover and Hit Drill

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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+

10 Responses to “Hover and Hit Drill”

  1. Similar to Nicklaus’ preshot routine if I remember correctly.

    • David,

      Not sure why people are thinking that. He was hovering the club about 6″ in the air. He then pushed it forward then took it back. So give this a try.

  2. June 26, 2018


    Hi Paul, I was feeling the same way as your student. I found that when I take a practice swing if I took too long to set up, I would tense up. So I started going from one or two practice swings then calmly go right into my set up and then right into my shot. One thing you may not like is that I take my grip, do a practice swing or two then immediately set up to the ball with two hands (instead of stopping, reaching with my right hand, Im a right handed, aline the club, and re grip, then spread my feet) this alignment and regripping seemed to make me tense before the shot. So recap, I pick a point in front of the ball, take a practice loosing up swing or two, aline square the face to the target feet together with both hands on the club, spread my feet and swing away. Your thoughts? PS Thank you for all the tips and lessons. My game has improved a great deal -Mark

    • Mark,

      Glad you are doing well and improving. I love hearing it.

      I don’t mind what you are doing. I suggest the right hand setup because about 90% of pros do it that way 10% do the grip first. So if pros do the grip first I am fine with what you are doing. I promote what the majority do.

      Yes, you can get tight if you take too long plus you may lose the thought you are trying do to take it back or whatever else you are trying to do so taking less time between the practice swing is a good thing. I often tell people to do the practice then immediately hit it. Some take so long they forget the feeling.

      Just make sure the grip doesn’t move and you should be fine.

  3. Paul,
    I am trying to understand the difference between loose arms and floppy arms . A couple of months ago you said you didn’t want floppy arms.


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    June 26, 2018


    Basically this seems like a waggle. Something you don’t hear much about anymore. I try and waggle loosely before each sho and find it helpful as well.

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    June 28, 2018


    I like this. It seems more than a waggle.
    Like taking more time getting your arms relaxed and wrists loose.
    I like the term getting them “well oiled “

    • John,

      It is more than a waggle. I guess people didn’t see him push the club forward then go back. Good one to get the feeling and not starting from a static position.

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