Loosen Up To Start Taking Divots

By | on April 13, 2021 | 6 Comments |

In this tip I am talking about how to start taking divots or even curing thin shots. The great majority of golfers do not take divots and this is from usually hitting too hard with their arms and being so tight. So I want you to start trying something a little differently and you will start to take divots right away. Try this the next time you are at the driving range and divots will come right away.


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Paul Wilson

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+

6 Responses to “Loosen Up To Start Taking Divots”

  1. April 13, 2021


    Paul, should we be taking divots with a 4 or 5 iron as well? I can see taking divots with a 7or 6 iron, but not so much with the longer irons or even fairway woods….Is that correct thinking or not? Thx, Rand

    • Paul Wilson

      April 14, 2021

      Paul Wilson

      A very small divot, more of brushing the top of the grass with a 3-4 iron. 5iron would take a divot, the longer the club the more around your body you would swing vs a short iron which will swing more up and down.

  2. Great conceptual and practical video…. will look forward to response to RandMellor’s question. Thanks.

  3. April 21, 2021


    Paul, where I practice they only have rather thin mats to his off of. Can you still practice a loose swing with full extension properly on grass mats?

    • Paul Wilson

      April 26, 2021

      Paul Wilson

      You can do, but this can sometimes cause harm to your arms from hitting into the mats. Hitting on mats in general is not great. Maybe find somewhere that has a better practice area, get a good mat and net for home or do lots of practice swings would be the other great options.

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