Longer Clubs Amplify Mistakes

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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+

9 Responses to “Longer Clubs Amplify Mistakes”

  1. Hi Paul,

    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.



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    May 27, 2019


    Hi Paul,
    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!

    Sue T

  3. 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.

    • Jim,

      This is a big one for you. Slow down. Hit good shots. Then speed up the lower for more power.

  4. Hey Paul,

    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.


  5. 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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