Knock It Off Drill

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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+

14 Responses to “Knock It Off Drill”

  1. July 31, 2015


    Good tip as always, Paul. I’ve been working on lengthening my swing as you suggested because of how low my hands are at the top of my swing compared to where yours are. That’s still a big work in progress. However, I’ve also been working on touching the back of the head as you suggested too, and I find that when I focus on touching the knees . . . and touching the head, everything else in between the swing seems to almost fall into place. Thanks, again.

    • August 2, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      That is what I have been trying to tell everyone. You cannot do my follow through if you do it wrong in the downswing.

      To get a more upright plane just do practice swings at home facing a mirror. Every time you swing see the whole shaft above your head (visually not literally). Also, feel the back elbow untucked at the top. Doesn’t take long. This is how it got my club up there.

  2. Quite an ingéneous way ,Paul ,to teach YOUR POWERLESS Arms technique .
    I would submit two other ways to ger That feel:
    – the ” TAI CHI CHUAN ” swing ,where you perform the whole swing at a crawling Speed .
    – swinging without a ball ,or as I call them ,do ” DRY RUN” swings :without the ball being there ,you have. Nô chance OF being ” ball BOUND “.
    This latter méthod is the one I prefer: at home I currently swing 200/ 300 Times with various clubs ,in front OF a Window pane ,and with a SSRTT to Contrôl the Speed OF m’y swings .A marker,in the form OF a strap ,indicates where the ball should be ,just to make sure m’y stance and would be ball position are correct .It’s when I am compltely relaxed That m’y swings are the fastest .
    On the golf course ,I try to recreate the same feelings .

  3. August 1, 2015


    Hey Paul,

    Love this drill ! I plan to use this ALOT. Took half a bucket of balls, but after that I got the feeling. It did feel effortless, really could feel the separation between upper and lower body. Great drill Paul, thanks


  4. August 2, 2015



    You always tell us don’t think hit when we are over the ball. WHAT IS A GOOD swing thought prior to swinging to take our mind off of HIT.


    • August 2, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      You should be thinking of coiling back. Once near the top you are hinging fully (if you already hinge then you are only thinking coil).

      Once you are tightly coiled you are thinking about your downswing trigger to uncoil. If you don’t have other thoughts to replace your current thoughts you won’t get it. So make the switch. See your body as a spring. Coil it up (shoulders) then uncoil (legs and hips). It is not you hitting a ball. You are a mechanical device.

  5. Hi Paul,

    I’ll try this drill today at the range. When you are taking your backswing how would you rate your tension in your arms (1-10) By that I mean how much are your arm muscles engaged? Is your shoulders engaged to keep them moving with your body or is it the muscles in your arm engaged.

    I find that the use of my body is fleeting. I find different ways to make it the primary source of power but within a round or two, I revert back to my arms. Is there ever a point when this beceomes simply more of a natural swing for me or will it be mechanical forever?

    Paul Sacchetti

    • August 2, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      My arms are a zero as I am taking it back. This means my forearm muscles are extended but not locked.

      I am taking it back with my coil. My arms are connected to my body so they move. Momentum hinges my wrists as I near the top.

      You need to keep doing this until you are good at it. You are going against human nature. HN does not like the tight feeling. You have to tell yourself this tight feeling is what you want and not to avoid it.

      Simple is Difficult:

      Less Movement Going Back Equals Better Shots:

  6. Paul,
    No problem with the knock it off drill. I was just knocking it off and then slowly increasing the distance. When I saw my arms getting ahead of my body (usually a pull), I would go back to hitting the ball much less distance. The zero input for my arms going back is the key. I’ll see if I can get my wife to go in Nov. If not I’ll let you know if I can make it.


    • August 3, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      Great drill to know if you are hitting or not. Glad you see it. Just keep the arms out then add body to increase power.

      Ok let me know about making it to Vegas.

  7. August 4, 2015


    Hi Paul
    This it the best drill to get powerless arms. I tried it on weekend and with knocking off few balls I could get the amazing feel( as you described in some other tips) of powerless arms. with this drill I could hit with my driver farther than with my normal swing.

    I still need to work on the driving my legs faster to get the distance I want. Currently I am not getting more than 170 meters with my driver. Any easy tip like this one for rotating his and driving legs faster.

    Thanks a lot for your coaching.



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