How To Manually Square the Clubface

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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+

17 Responses to “How To Manually Square the Clubface”

  1. July 19, 2012


    Been doing this hooking ball drill,i find that i hook alot of shots,do not slice any,the strange thing is 40 percent of the shots go relatively straight or slight draw even though i feel like i am really rolling my wrist over early like the drill says. in the drill am i looking for big wild hooks. Still hasnt got rid of fade on course . Are there any other drills besides this one and the 1/2 swing side to side one for loosenig up the wrist . i still feel like club not getting square at impact . Been using your system for last 3 months gone from 10 to 6 handicap ,feel like i need to get rid of this big fade to get more consistent.

  2. August 28, 2012


    Hi Paul,

    Firstly I would like to say a big thank you for helping me get rid of my push fade. My problem was that my wrist was all locked up and I had to do the drill you asked us to do. I was like a mad man doing the rolling my wrist early drill a million times when I was doing nothing. My wife even thought I was going crazy doing it. Nevertheless, all those roll over has completely loosen my wrist and I don’t even have to think about it now when on the range or course. It just happens naturally now. My shots are very straight now. My next mission now is to improve the power aspect of my game and I can’t wait for you power golf tips to be out!!!! Thanks again.

    • August 28, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Herman, That’s great that you did the drill non-stop. This is what everyone should be doing. It does take effort though.

  3. April 2, 2013


    Hey Paul. I feel like for the most part I have a decent swing. My biggest flaw is flipping my wrist at impact. How can I stop doing this. I feel like I can’t help myself from doing this. Thanks for posting all the great tips.

  4. I have always had trouble spinning out with my hips. So I started concentrating on sliding. When I try to rotate my hips per your instruction I see I’m going back to my tendency for the right hip to move out taking my arms over the top. I need more understanding of this hip rotation, thanks.

    • March 17, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      You are shifting too soon. If you try to turn but immediate shift your weight of course you will come over the top. I want a gradual shift of the weight as you are turning NOT and immediate shift.


      Pro Versus Amateur

  5. August 1, 2014


    Everything I’ve watched from other instructors, like “pure strike” says one of the
    five keys is to make contact with a flat left wrist, your saying to roll early
    too get the hook. I’m a little confused? Can you clarify please?

  6. February 18, 2015


    Paul, when describing the swing why don’t you use the word “connected”? the arms ,wrists ,and hands are passively “connected” to your core.

  7. October 23, 2018



    Do you have a tip on aligning the club face at address? I think I tend to close it a bit at address, then subconscious hold my release to keep from hitting a pull-hook.

    Thanks, Mike

  8. January 24, 2019

    Steve Weber


    You have probably addressed this in another tip, but I have a tendency to over rotate my wrists, especially on short irons and wedges. Can you direct me to how to work that out? Also, was wondering when the arms are properly stretched out, where is the club in relation to the ball when the arms and shoulders are square? (With let’s say a 7 iron) Is the club at about 2:00?



  9. Hi Paul,
    Since I have followed your lessons I don’t seem to have a slice. With my driver and 3 wood, there is a push, a fade, or a push-fade as you describe them. My irons I usually hit straight – if I’m in the fairway and on flat ground. Should I keep trying the roll over drill?

    • Pushes and push fades are a result from coming from too much inside-out with the swing path. I would first look at if your lower body is turning or if it sliding. Too much lateral movement in the downswing with your lower body can create the too much inside out swing path and cause the pushes-push fades, especially with longer clubs when you are trying to move faster to hit them longer. Start by focus on turning not sliding, working on the path and then fix the spin; the fade part if it still there. Check out this tip:

      You Better Check This Especially If You Slide:

      Easy Way To Cure A Slide:

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