L To L Drill – Clarification

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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+

11 Responses to “L To L Drill – Clarification”

  1. February 25, 2018


    When I pause at the top of the back swing making sure my wrist are loose and only hinge at the top like in your video, I can rotate and take my arms out of the swing and make good contact fairly consistent, vs if I don’t pause at the top, I hit the ball very inconsistent. How do I get the same results without pausing at the top? I have a good finish position consistently with the pause.

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      February 26, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      What is wrong with pausing? Works well for Hideki Matsuyama. Why not just hesitate. Nothing wrong with that. Work your way to the top then transition with the lower body as you feel you are up there. If you are hitting it way better pausing then keep doing it.

  2. February 25, 2018


    This clarification is really needed as I seem to have been doing the same thing in my swing as in the L drill. I will ensure that I won’t continue to this during my swing. Thanks again.

  3. Paul,
    When I do this drill I can hinge and release really well. But when I go to a full swing I tend to lose it and not hinge as well or release as well. What is the best drill or thought to carry this through to a full swing?

    • Steve,

      Slow down and just do it. If it changes when you are hitting a ball YOU are changing it. Typically this is the person swinging too hard. The harder you hit the tighter the wrists. If the wrist tighten then you would not do this. Do not see the swing as you. This is a hinge. How would it hinge in real life? Why would a hinge tighten in real life? So do it slow and do it. Get used to the feeling. Once you have the feeling speed up only the lower body instead of hitting. It you try to go faster and lock up then slow back down stick to that pace until you are better at it. There is no sense tightening it. If you do you will never loosen it.

  4. Makes sense, thanks! I will work on that.

  5. So glad you explained this. I was trying to do hit balls doing the L to L drill and did not realize it is not really part of the full golf swing. But is it what you do for a short swing or is it only a drill and I should not try to hit balls with this drill?

  6. Been working on your system for a few weeks now.
    Finding this video was a good find! I definitely have been overdoing the “hinge”,”rehinge” in my swing!

    I have also figured out that I have been overdoing my thought process on hip rotation as well! Tonight I found a couple tips that specifically is telling me to fire knee and belt buckle 45 degrees rather than 135 degrees!

    Can’t wait to get this all worked out properly through my slow stubborn mind and get the correct muscle memory incorporated. My hands are so sore from all this swinging! (My first blister is now cutting a hole in my interlocking or overlapping finger) I’m comfortable with both grips and am now getting comfortable with 10 finger but shy away from it since I know you don’t like it.

    Am enjoying this system!


    David M.

    • David,

      Glad you like it and are figuring it out. I am trying to clarify every morsel of the golf swing and put it in relatable terms. There is no way anyone here has thought about the swing as much as me so if I can shave time of your learning this is a good thing.

      Watch this tip:

      Sore Index Finger: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-sore-index-finger/

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