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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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May 1, 2014
I’m loving the website great tips, it’s already improving the consistency of my swing and shots and I’ve only been subscribing for a couple of weeks. I’m extremely happy. I think I will probably purchase your video courses too soon.
I was wondering if you could help on one thing. I’m having trouble with my club reaching round to parallel the target line at the top of the backswing, my wrists don’t seem to hinge that far and if I really try I can’t hold onto the club at the top. The only way I can manage it is if I rotate the hands so it appears a much flatter plane.
Any help would be much appreciated. I’m also trying to keep my left arm straight so maybe this isn’t helping either.
I look forward to hearing from you
May 3, 2014
I have a few tips on this. You are not hinging because your wrists are too tight. This will take a little work but follow the tips below and you should get it:
Secure Top of Backswing: https://ignitiongolf.com/secure-top-backswing
3 Ways to Set The Top of the Backswing: https://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-top-3-ways
Why Hinge The Wrists At The Top?: https://ignitiongolf.com/why-hinge-at-top/
May 2, 2014
hey paul,need your expertise here-have a slightly strong grip,loose hands on shaft and an a-1 alignment,when i first use my left shoulder to start my backswing,for some unexplained reason,my head moves left on the takeway/backswing,and not to the right as it should,i keep my head tilted,as you suggest,and i cannot,for the life of me,figure out why my head moves left off the ball,and not right!! i am right handed..the only way,i can get my head to move slightly to the right,is by starting my takeaway by turning my chest to the right,and not using my left,or right shoulder—what do u think???
Your head is moving left because you are left eye dominant and it is human nature to stay over the ball. Over the ball comfortable and in balance. Moving it is uncomfortable and out of balance. So moving the head is tricky. It takes constant work. You need to be doing nightly practice swings in a mirror or reflection in a window watching the left side of your head and physically moving it. Unfortunately, this is the hardest thing in golf to fix.
Here are the tips I have on it:
Move Head: https://ignitiongolf.com/move-head-back
Dominant Eye: https://ignitiongolf.com/dominant-eye/
How Human Nature Affects The Head Position: https://ignitiongolf.com/human-nature-head-position/
Drill: Watch Your Head Move in the Backswing: https://ignitiongolf.com/head-move-mirror/
Where Should Your Head Be Throughout the Swing?: https://ignitiongolf.com/head-position-setup/
Stop Fat Shots When Working On Moving Your Head: https://ignitiongolf.com/fat-shots-moving-your-head/
Hi Paul, you were right, if I think only of touching my knees and letting the shaft touch the back of my head; I did not feel my arms at all. Still not to a great move due to the injured ankle, but great progress today during practice. As my ankle gets better, nothing but a great looking swing to look forward to. Even injured with the powerless arms the shot is much improved, I guess it is because I can only swing at 50 percent due to pain. This maybe a benefit for now. lol :-p
Glad you tried it and got the feeling (or no feeling).
Its’ tough to work on the swing while injured. I would be doing lots of practice swings.
Love it Paul. Brutal honesty!! Keep it coming. Insightful tip. Thanks.
Oh yeah. I’m just so sick of people not improving. I will do whatever it takes to help people play better golf.
Paul – I am enjoying your lessons and understand your philosophy. A couple of questions – I have been explaining to a few friends your philosophy and your methods. I think I understand them very well. My game is improving – putting – pitching (significantly) – full shot (more distance – more accurate) but still a ways to go. So are you telling me that because I don’t shoot 65 my advice to players (regarding your techniques) that have horrible swings is not valuable, helpful or educational?
Secondly, I have been looking at all your Swing Tips multiple times for about 6 months and as I’ve said my game is improving. How is your video different then the entire work of your Swing Tips? Why would your video help me more than your swing tips?
Thanks Paul – just trying to spread the word.
I am not saying that at all. If understand my stuff you can teach them my stuff because I know it works. Someone who is not a good player or teacher may tell someone to do something that does not even have to work on that particular thing. Or they are telling them to do things that do not work. So if you know the positions and can relate them to someone then do so. Keep in mind they have to be very precise and taught in the exact order I teach them.
My videos take you step-by-step through each of the lessons I teach. So it is organized. The tips go through the positions but they are in no order. The best thing would be to use the tips in conjunction with the products. In the tips I expand on eery topic because I have unlimited time to do so.
Just a note to say it’s working–after a fairly mediocre front 9, shot 37 on the back yesterday. Due mostly to thinking about nothing but touching my legs, touching my head. The thing I am noticing above all else is how incredibly straight shots are traveling. (I have to admit Dave Breslow’s tips are also working at those times when things do not go as I wished.)
Anyway, thanks for everything. Never thought it could feel so good.
Amazing isn’t it? Glad you gave it a try. I have been doing this for a long time. When the person just does the follow through the result is the same. Once I go into the backswing it is a different story because they forget the follow through which is what was making them hit the great shots in the first place. Once I get them thinking of the follow through again they get it right back. Funny how people can only do a couple things at once. This is why I want people mastering the follow through. Mastering means the don’t forget it.
Keep up the good work.
Great summing up of your entire golf teaching .I now take a couple of your ” Fovorite drill ” swings when waiting in Turn on the TEE .The “Hip driven swing “is therefore becoming automatic for me ,and I do finish on the left leg ,not stuck on the right .
I have a query ,though you touched on the subject in a previous video :do you activate your right wrist just before impact ,or do you let it go for THE ride .
Also ,do you finish the rotation on the Heel or on the toes of the left foot ,after impact ,in the finishing phase of the through swing ?I have the feeling that rotating on the Heel enhances the fast rotation .
Glad you liked it. Just came to me one day and thought it was important. I have always wanted people to have great looking golf swing. If you don’t look like you know what you are doing you don’t know what you are doing.
I like the favorite drill before shots. This is a great routine to follow because it gets the legs activated.
I let the right hand go along for the ride. I know Hogan wanted 3 right hands but he Iron Byron does not have a right hand/arm until after the ball is hit.
Through impact the left foot is planted solidly. The weight then rolls onto the outside edge of this foot. Never keep this foot flat. Again, this is Hogan but I don’t like a stance that wide especially for the average player. If it is too wide they cannot get the weight off this back foot.
May 4, 2014
Great tip as always I’m getting people commenting on my swing say they really like it witch is very exiting
Do you have any tips on toeing I seem to do this on the odd occasion?
As I said, my students get asked where did you get that swing not can I help you with it. Keep at it.
As your swing gets better you start to hit shots like this.
Here you go:
How To Cure Toeing: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-toeing/
May 5, 2014
Paul, I had a revelation this week. At our club we decided we needed to replace a cart path that was old and in bad shape. We needed to replace it, but at a reasonable cost. We have a great membership that volunteers to do the extra things needed around our course and club house. I worked on the crew with a rake and shovel. After two days of manual labor my wife asked if we could go out after supper and play 9 holes? Because I was arm weary and tired, I was not quick with my arms. I found myself using more of the uncoiling from the bottom up. I bogeyed the first two holes, and then proceeded to shot par on the remaining 7 holes. The day we finished the path three of us went out play 8 holes. In the threesome I was playing with the Club’s Men’s Champion who is a 3 or 4 handicap. The other fellow is an 8 or 9. We played from the tips. I shot an 86 with two birdies. My index as of the first of May is 17.4. I was receiving compliments on my swing. You keep up the good work and I will continue to watch each tip and learn. As I have said in the past. “You are the MAN”! I wish I found you ten years ago when I took up golf. At 71 I am swinging the club, not just trying to kill the ball. Playing better. Scoring better. Enjoying the game more. Thank you.
May 6, 2014
That’s great news. I have a new Paul Wilson Golf rake coming out. Only $29.95 Limited time only.
I have actually had other people in similar situations where there arms were tired and they had great results too. I’m glad you felt it. Now it is all about not losing his feeling.
I need the rake!! Work ended last Friday. Play well all weekend. Play on Monday with the low handicappers. I tied my all-time best score of 80. Not a single double bogie. Only one birdie. Today the feeling was gone. 51 on the front nine. 41 on the back nine. Love this game.
October 31, 2019
I believe this is a good time to tell you something that blew my mind recently on the driving range. I have been following your advice for a couple of years. There were two men (approx 50 yrs of age) apparently watching me. One came to me and asked: “Sir, do you teach golf lessons?” I laughed and said “no.” ” You have such a smooth swing,” he said. “You have been hitting some great shots.” I gave you the credit and I gave them your website. I know there are incentives for getting people to sign up, but I was so freeked out I let them get away. Thanks again, Paul. Those YOUNG MEN made my day. (I’m 81)
November 4, 2019
I love it. This is what I tell people when they come for lessons and I can see them not believing me. Well, you are proof. I would love to get that on video. People seem to think they cannot look like a pro. It is really only a few things you have to master. Once you do you take on the that look. Once you get that look you get the right fundamentals and hit great shots. So glad you got it and shared your story. You must feel pretty good about it.
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