How Long To Hit A Bucket of Balls

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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 “How Long To Hit A Bucket of Balls”

  1. Paul,

    Great advice for practicing and working on your swing.
    What advice do you give for hitting balls (warming up) before a round?

  2. Hi Paul,
    I really love the spirit of your tips : no headache, you make it plain and clear. This one is based on what I would expect from any good pro : going to the very roots of the problems. It is some time now since I tried to apply this one. I won’t fool you : this is very, very hard to stick to. Last time, I tried to stay aware of what I was doing : first half of the bucket, making swings without balls between each shot, then I started to feel good, only too good : a couple of minutes later, I got excited and guess what : good old arms were back in the game in no time. What I did this time : I stopped, took my bucket, and went straight to the pitching range. Spent half an hour or so so make gentle rolling chips. Then I went back to the range and started easy full swings again. Well, this time, much cooler. Made that bucket last as long as I could. Probably hit a record of 30 consecutive balls using my pitching wedge, each of them landing within the width of an average green. The more I practice your tips, the more I understand you can’t get immediate results : takes time and lots of patience, because our very deep nature is so hard to keep at bay…

    • Pierre,

      Glad you like the tips. Thanks for the feedback.

      There is no headache because I went through these headaches for you. I want to explain it in a way everyone gets it.

      This is exactly why I posted this tip. You are not alone. Too many people are just hitting ball after ball. As the person does this they go harder and harder like you did. I have done this too. I know better now though.

      I like how you stopped hitting balls. This is huge. Most people would have keep going got frustrated and even got another bucket. Now, the next time you go to practice start off slowly and gradually build it up. After you keeping catching yourself speeding up you will reduce the number of times you do this so you will keep getting used to the effortless swing as opposed to the faster one. Once you do this, it becomes a whole new world.

  3. December 17, 2014


    Is there a progression to going through your method? By that I mean, what is the best order to go trough the videos and tips if there is one. I feel like I am bouncing around sometimes and want to me deliberate in what I am focusing on. Any suggestions?

  4. December 18, 2014


    Thanks for the quick reply. That’s the order I have been progressing through pretty much so I’m glad I’m on the right track.

  5. April 12, 2018


    I practice at home and feel I’m doing well. I go to the range and do pretty well. I then go to the course and immediately revert back to my old habits. It takes maybe 3 holes to get myself back in control. So would it be better to just practice on the course?

  6. April 16, 2018


    Thank you for your tips. On a different subject I have said to many people, if what your doing and believing isn’t working ,why not try something else. So here I am not committing to something different. I will say that my main problem is off the tee. The other shots have been pretty decent. The guy I’ve been playing with knows I’m trying to change my swing. He said man you sure have a big follow through. That was music to my ears. I know I have a problem swinging slow. It seems that when I unleash the coil my arms just want to take off. I’m also trying to break my old habit of not unhinging.

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      April 18, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Keep doing the swings in a mirror. Also, just realize you do not have to do this always at top speed. Do it right and slow. Get it. Then speed it up. You can do it.

  7. Paul, I have been watching and attempting to apply your technique on the course and range. I have done ok but like you have said I have a tendency to go back to old ways. Of course the guys I play with now try to incorporate their ways into my game. example: play the ball in middle of my stance or widen my stance. Some of my friends are good golfers shooting in the low 80’s. but I just get confused. To many swing thoughts!!! now I’m hanging back not shifting my weight. I think I’m not doing the touch the legs correctly to get the follow though. Also I don’t see the club hitting the ball or the blur u speak about. Just wish I can play my game without the verbal help from friends they mean well but I keep telling them that I’m not u my swing is different than yours. Am I correct or should I listen.

    • Thomas,

      First off, quit listening to your friends. They know nothing about the golf swing. Low 80’s maybe good to you but to me that is terrible.

      Next, you need to do the swing positions 1 at a time or master the follow through positions first then tackle the backswing. This is how I have taught for 25 years. Do this at the range and every day at home. I would do practice swings in a mirror. Grip, setup follow through. Hold it and check it. Only do that. If someone says something to you tell them you are learning someone’s technique so don’t tell me anything. Go to be strong.

      So, keep it simple. Stay focused on only that for now. Swing slow enough that you can do it. Yes, they may out drive you right now but you will have the last laugh. As you continue to change your swing doing my positions you will then look like a pro. Once you do, you have the right fundamentals (because pros have them). At this point you will hit amazing shots. Then you can speed it up a little if you need to. Then your friends will be asking you for advice.

      How To Tell If You Have An Ugly Swing:

      You can do it. Focus.

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