Cures – Manually Tilt To Stop Pulling

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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+

30 Responses to “Cures – Manually Tilt To Stop Pulling”

  1. November 2, 2014


    Hey Paul, for the swing path do you want to come from the inside than square then inside or inside than square then outside? It seems when I try to release the club out side the target line I hit it straighter but I do get some slice spin on the ball sometimes.

  2. November 2, 2014


    Love the Passion. What a great and insightful tip. Keep up the good work Paul!!

  3. November 2, 2014


    Hi Paul,

    It would be helpful for you to take this tilt video a step further with the “Driver” when one is also trying to also roll the hands as training to overcome the “slice” before then moving to the key phase of turning the hips. The “Driver” seems to be the big challenge for ball direction. All related tips are very helpful for this club.

  4. November 3, 2014


    Great tip. Thanks. Can’t wait to try it.

    • November 4, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you liked it. Thanks.

      Keep doing it at home too in practice swings. You could even do it with your right hand acting like you are doing a swing. Make it a habit and you will get used to it.

  5. November 3, 2014


    Hi Paul;
    The only time I’m pulling the ball is with short irons, SW & LW. Also pulling it when ball is below my feet. That shouldn’t happen.

    • November 4, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      This is because shorter clubs don’t have you doing a huge leg drive. Your legs are the motor. Turn off your motor and what is going to turn your body? Answer: You have to manually turn your body. So once you hit the top focus on turning your belt buckle back to the ball the through to get the body rotating ahead of the arms coming down. If so, you will hit it dead straight.

  6. March 21, 2015

    Barry Bower

    Hi Paul One of those die hard over top golfers, tried all your other tips cant get the feeling for starting with lower body, this is only drill that actually keeps me from pulling ball. 2 questions 1- when i manually tilt i am always right of target line but not much slight draw or push trajectory should i be tilting more to exaggerate the pull opposite in practice.Question 2 – if i place vert rod just outside left hip and swing as long as i do not bump into rod with my left hip during swing ,does this mean i am not sliding too much and rotating properly. when i manually tilt it feel like i am sliding towards target but i do not bump the rod infront of left hip.finishing with knees touching and club touching back of head

    • March 22, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      This manual tilt is a drill not reality. So you are manually tilting until you feel what this feels like. In doing so you will be overdoing the tilt and starting it too much to the right (pushing, push fading and drawing). After a week or two you should have this feeling. Then you ad rotation with the lower body. Adding rotation stops the slide and you should be hitting it dead straight. The stick off the hip is great for this but you cannot do this until you have trained the tilt. This was the whole purpose of manually tilting.

      I do the tilt because I am firing the lower body fast and hard. You are not good at this so you are doing learning it in stages. Tilt first then work on the turn.

  7. March 31, 2015



    Thanks for this one. Was out practicing and was doing wonderfully with sand wedge and driver. When I went to 7i, I pretty much hit the whole bucket left, just straight pulls and was maddening, cause my contact and distance was solid like the other clubs. Looking forward to ‘getting that basic manually’ my next session in a few days to really get back to target line. I still feel I have the turning my lower body and powerless arms down pretty well, but is obvious that with the mid iron I am still ‘getting anxious’ with my upper body and changing the plane. Will let you know if the tilt drill fixes immediately, which I have every confidence that it will.


    • March 31, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      I would think you are trying hit down with irons. In doing so you are tilting forward not staying behind it.

      Stand tall in the set up. Coil and uncoil while letting the arms go along for the ride. You can do it.

  8. Hi Paul love this feeling have fixed my pull with all my clubs all my shots right of target line varying degrees right some good some far right just as long as i am manually tilting .Not sure if doing drill correctly . I am manually tilting once i get to top then i am trying to start with lower body on the downswing from the tilted position is this correct,only hitting at 60% every thing goes right . doing this for 5 sessions at indoor range.When try hitting without tilt some good still pull some feels like not tilting the solution more reps with manual tilt and starting with lower body

    • Barry,

      You manually tilt and watch the ball. You are doing it right when the ball starts right. Get used to it then loosen the wrists and turn more. These are the other pieces. Looser wrist will square the face. Turning will stop you over tilting and keep the path down the line. Takes time so just keep doing it. Once you get used to the tilt you will never have to work on it again.

  9. Hi Paul working on the manual tilt tip for several trips hitting balls at dome,result all balls were start right of target line to varying degrees, so i now have shifted to working on the turn and club release ,results were balls at or just right of target line borderline tiny pull with some draw my big pull gone ,question i have should i go back to the manual tilt drill to ingrain tilt more or just continue with turn and release drills.the manual tilt drill has really made a diff in keeping me behind the ball

    • Barry,

      Good stuff. Sounds like you are close.

      I think you do some manual tilts in practice swings from time to time so you keep the feeling. You have pulled it for a while. This is new. If you stop doing it you may revert back to the old move. So feel the tilt in practice swings add a little rotation and release when you hit the ball.

  10. Hi Paul one question ,looking for new drills to improve swing working for 5 weeks on 1- manual tilt stopped my 2 year drive me crazy pull and pull hook, 2-early wrist release drill got rid of most of my pushes and push fades. Golf much more enjoyable misses now are still pushes and push push fades but playable any suggestion on other drills work into my practice .think i have done manual tilt enough ,hate to stop it but may be developing too much to have 2 or 3 drills to use each time i practice hate to just hit balls without some purpose.

  11. May 15, 2015


    Hi Paul working on number of drills you suggested game coming along issue, one or twice a round I get a tee shot that starts way right and slices more trigger to start downswing is driving my left knee back works well on most have a tip on what happens if you move hips too fast and arms get stuck behind this feels like what’s happening, is that drill where you release wrists early and hit hooks what I should work on to get rid of that miss to the right

  12. September 17, 2016


    Hi Paul,
    Last week I felt ready to step to Part 5 Coil, watched the 2 Axis Video which sent me to Manually Tilt to stop pulling.

    As a long term over the topper, I was keen to try this manual tilt. After 500 swings this week, 4 practice then 1 hit each time. I played my best ball striking round for over 6 months, pushed a couple early, then made sure I lifted the heel before hitting. MAGIC!!! the ball was going where I was aiming, only 2 pulled shots all day.

    Thanks for the link to the video lessons too. Even though I am in the early stages of my full swing, do I just tell Peter where I am up to working on your steps? I don’t wont to get tips that will put me out of sequence with your teaching.

    You are what we call in Australia a “Supercoach”, my confidence is starting to come back, after struggling for a long time.

    Thank you,

    PS If I ever win the lottery my first trip will be to see you in person for some lessons, pure genius!!

    • September 19, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you found it and are seeing amazing shots. I love hearing it.

      Just stay focused and keep doing the practice swings. In no time you will get the tilt so you don’t have to think about it anymore.

  13. This is def what I need to work on the next few weeks. Is it Ok to manually tilt when out on the course as well?

    Do you have a section with all tips for curing pulls and over the top (ie keeping the head behind the ball)?
    This has been my problem all along so need to work on it:) Thanks!

    • Stian,

      At some point you need to do it on the course but I would be working on this at the range a lot then it would just be part of the swing when playing. You try to tilt and I would think you would hit a lot of fat shots out there which is not going to keep you too positive about the change.

      There is a search box in the red navigation bar. In the dashboard there is a whole CURES section with every cure for every shot. Not sure why you are aren’t using it.

      • No Im using it but just wanted to know if there was one section on all tips for “keeping the head behind the ball”. But I’ll search up and see what I can find 🙂

        Did some practice swings today with the feelings of “turning the back to the target”, then “head away from the target”. Seems to do the trick for me. Moving my head forward too soon has been the big issue with my swing since day one so im ready to get this fixed now, despite some bad shots on the course 🙂

      • And i would rather hit some fat shots knowing im on the right path to fix my swing then hitting a sky with my driver and pulling my shots. I think im close, just need to get this bit figured out 🙂

      • Hi Paul. Just a update as I have been working on this at home a lot. Finally On the course yesterday and it was great. A few thin shots but other than that I played good golf 🙂

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