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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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December 2, 2019
Dear Paul, the guy I played with last week when the weather was really good did not use his arms to hit the ball and he was talented, long game wise and short game wise. But he did turn his hips far around, not as far as his shoulders but far. I watched him from behind and noticed that he had a closed stance and squared up at contact, came over the top a little. He did it consistently. I think Sam Snead had a similar move in that he came over the top a little too and it gave him a bit more speed. Not that I would try this Paul but it was interesting to watch this guy. He had it grooved and it sure beats the guys who stand over the ball like lumps of concrete and move nothing at all. One more thing, Paul, which says a lot for the address position and that is this: I think it’s pretty accurate that you can tell a talented golfer by his address position. There is absolutely no tension, no forced bending, or forced anything at all, no reaching for the ball etc. I think one of the most important things you teach is the correct address position with no tension anywhere, especially not in the hands. I find that standing close enough to the ball where the arms hang down pretty well eliminates tension in the hands and wrists. As I said before I know your favourite guy is Byron Nelson and, of course, on of his more famous quotes is that you can’t stand too close to the ball. Bob Jones is a stickler for a tension free address position too and hanging hands, and of course Alex Morrison. To me your hip action, as well, is based on your hands being comfortably close to your body. Your posture allows good hip action. True? Wayne
P.S You know I’ve got four months at least to wait before I can get out to play again?!
December 4, 2019
Yes, I’m not really a fan of a closed stance. This activates the arms. Now if you are a player (scratch or close to it) and you know your game then this would be a choice you would have made.
It all starts with the grip and set up. Yes, this alone can make you look like a pro. It is what you do after that that matters too. Few do the grip and setup right so few look like pros.
I like Bobby Jones too. Very loose.
If you start off with tight arms how are you going to take the power out of them. It would be harder. Keep in mind powerless arms in you not hitting or helping the shot. You can still have tight arms and have them powerless.
Powerless Arms Explained: https://ignitiongolf.com/powerless-arms-explained/
There are tons more powerless arms tips on the site. Just got the red nav bar to the right and type it in. They will all come up. Too many to list here.
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