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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 26, 2019
I listened to today’s tip with interest, because I have the opposite problem. I hit my driver up to 8 iron pretty well, and then with my 9, it’s like dropping off a cliff. I am 75 and not a long hitter. The carry with my 8 iron is about 100 yards. With my 6 it’s 60 or 70. When I have an 80 or 90 yard shot, I don’t have a club that I can use. Same is true with pitching and sand wedges. I am getting much shorter distance than I should given how far I hit my 8 and longer clubs. I will appreciate any advice.
May 29, 2019
Do the roll over drill with the shorter clubs. This will deflot them giving you more power. Once you can do that you switch to body to straighten them out.
You need to be doing the up in the air drills too on a nightly basis:
Up In The Air Drills – Speed: https://ignitiongolf.com/air-drills-speed/
Up In The Air Drills – Separation: https://ignitiongolf.com/air-drills-separation/
Up In The Air Drills – Clubhead Release: https://ignitiongolf.com/air-drills-release/
May 27, 2019
Played this weekend, almost the same as Lee’s comment above, no problem with driver/long irons – anything 7 iron and above, seemed like a shank every time – flight was to the right on every attempt – either face open or hitting the hosel – this could be many things, ball position, stance, not turning my hands over – the body swing is new to me this year, maybe not turning turning my hips fast enough – rhythm? Out of sync…..what drill do you suggest to cure – very frustrating!
I have cured countless shankers in minutes. You need to watch these tips:
Why You Shank It: https://ignitiongolf.com/why-you-shank-it/
How To Cure the Shanks: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-shanks/
If the face is open on some shots you need to instantly do the roll over drill to unlock your wrists.
Pocket Drill 1 – Spin: https://ignitiongolf.com/pocket-drill-1-spin/
Pocket Drill 2 – Direction: https://ignitiongolf.com/pocket-drill-2-direction/
May 28, 2019
This is a very important tip. I have found that slowing down with fairway woods and hybrid clubs has increased both accuracy and distance. ie smash factor is much better indicator of where my game is than swing speed.
This is a big one for you. Slow down. Hit good shots. Then speed up the lower for more power.
I really enjoy getting your tips every day Paul.
One visual aid which helped me slow down my swing of longer clubs, was to go back to your tip on twirling a driver cover. If the elastic of the driver cover were longer, then at the same rate of wrist twirl, the cover would move quite a bit faster. So with a longer elastic, you can slow down your wrist twirl and still get the same speed of the driver cover.
Glad you like the tips. I appreciate it.
Exactly. I might have to make a super long headcover.
Understanding Power In The Swing: https://ignitiongolf.com/line-figure-skaters/
You can compare swinging the club to rotating a propeller :the Aeroplane propeller rotates in a vertical plane .The Helicopter propeller rotates on a horzontal plane .
For the average golfer it’s easier to swing like a vertical aeroplane propeller (Upright swing like JACK NICKLAUS or JIM FURYK )than on an helicopter horizontal plane (BEN HOGAN,RORY Mc ILROY,BROOKS KOEPKA ). You are more accurate with an 9 iron or PW or SW than with a 2 iron or a Driver .That’s why when pitching to the green you have to have a upright swing .
The case for playing with same length irons like BRYSON DE CHAMBEAU has great merit :all the shafts have the length of a 7 iron.
It’s like writing :can you write accurately with a “long shafted” pencil ?
Keeping the clubface at right angles to the trajectory of the club is very difficult in an horizontal plane ,its easy in a vertical plane
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