How to Cure Casting

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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+

21 Responses to “How to Cure Casting”

  1. April 11, 2013


    I love your content you have helped me become a much better player. I just paid my monthly payment on the 8th, but I cannot access any of the videos.
    Jacob Tee

    • April 11, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like the tips. Thanks for the feedback. I have you all set up. This is a PayPal issue.

  2. Hello Paul,

    I have been doing your drills over the past couple of months and my handicap has come down 4 strokes!
    I can’t believe how much I used to use my arms hitting at the ball and now I just swing to the finish by pushing off my right foot and getting my left side out of the way.
    Thanks for the concept of ” powerless arms.”

    Bob R.

    • April 17, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      That’s great news. You are starting to see results. I like the fact that you are taking the arms out of the swing. Hopefully, others will read this too and feel what you are feeling. It really does work. People just have to stop doing what they have been doing and try something different.

  3. Hi Paul

    I try to follow your tip but most of the time end up with using my hand to hit the ball again. Do you suggest using the left hand to snap when releasing the club? How do I prevent my right hand from dominating my left hand upon releasing?


    • Nipon,

      You don’t prevent the right hand from dominating if you are working on your release. Get the release, get the ball hooking, then make both hands powerless, and think about using the legs and hips to power the swing.

      You are not understanding how you should be working on this. Master the release first. This means you are not trying to hit great shots. You should be hooking it. Once you can consistently hook it stop thinking of the hands and focus on the body to straighten out the shots.

      You are trying to release it and hit perfect shots. This will never work because using your hands you will not be able to square the face perfectly each time within the few degrees necessary. So get one part the get the other.


      How to Release the Golf Club:

      Manually Square the Clubface:

      Manually Square the Clubface (Follow Up):

  4. Hi Paul,

    Today I enjoyed three marvelous reviews of key Problems:

    Three Wood.

    You are a Fabulous Teacher.

    You make it Crystal Clear.

    Earl Gissing

    • Earl,

      Thank you for the kind words. I truly appreciate it.

      Crystal clear is my goal. I hate guess work. Too many people are guessing. How can anyone improve like this?

  5. November 7, 2013


    Do You mind to explain what the Momentum of inertia (MOI) does in the downswing.

  6. July 7, 2014


    Isnt this counter intuitive when working on release drill ? It seems the rolling of the wrists produces some throw out. I understand it is a drill but it still seems to cast a bit. Thoughts?


    • MM,

      As much as you think that it is loosening your wrists. What is lag? Lag means something is trailing behind something else. If you turn your body first and your wrists are loose the club would lag.

      If you are even watching this tip you really need to be working on curing your slice first. So fix the spin on the ball as I show in this drill. Then work on your body rotation to straighten it back out. The casting is you hitting with your arms thus not lagging the club behind your body rotation. In hitting this is leaning you left on the way down. Lean left and you will hit it left.


      Body Tilt – Left Right:

      Flatten Plane 1:

      Flatten Plane 2:

  7. July 8, 2014


    I dont have a slice but hit a small cut and was looking to get my path more right. Im a 3 hc.


  8. August 17, 2015


    Hi Paul,

    Trying to get this lag angle is one of the hardest thing in golf. I noticed whenever i cast the club i tend to hit it fat. Does casting causes fat shots? I know the cure for fat shots is that we have too much weight at the back foot at impact but doesnt casting causes fat shots as well?


    • August 17, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      This is because you learned as an adult and want to keep hitting. A little kid with minimal arm strength would lag the club immediately from the first ball they hit. So you need to keep loosening up stop trying to hit the ball. Casting causes to use your arms instead of your body so you get trapped with your weight on the back foot at impact. Feel the heel to fix fat shots. If you were thinking body it would be ahead of the arms coming down. What does lag mean? Answer: Something is trailing behind something else. You need your body ahead of your arms throughout the whole swing.

  9. August 18, 2015



    Whenever i go to the range, i see all these amateurs which does not have much knowledge on the golf swing. They do not have problems with fat shots but other obvious faults. They are definitely hitting with their arms without initiating the lower body first in the downswing. How come they are not hitting it fat?


    • August 19, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      They are not hitting it fat because they are chicken winging it through impact. Chicken wing narrows the arc. If they let their lead arm fully extend they would hit it fat too.

  10. Hey Paul,

    Thanks for your site, and all of the tips over the years. I’ve improved by probably 10-15 shots a round over the time I’ve been a member, and am hoping to go even lower this season.

    After watching some slow motion video of my swing, I’m thinking casting may be an issue preventing me from having more consistent contact. What I’m seeing at impact is that I’m standing the club/handle upright, and I’m having some toe-deep divots. I believe this is coming from casting from the top, and as a result, is a compensation fault to prevent from hitting fat as a result of the wide arc generated from the casting move. This tip seems like it would be a good to maintain the lag angle, and not need to have a compensation move for the steep downswing caused by casting. Am I on to something with this thinking?


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