Reason for Practice Swings

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8 Responses to “Reason for Practice Swings”

  1. December 23, 2014


    Just received an email that you have few takers on the free coaching. To be honest your videos aren’t very user friendly you need to get the camera further away from you. You get the feeling of a stern listen to me type of preaching feel. Guess what I’m trying to say is you don’t come across as a authority with the camera a foot from your face.

    • December 24, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      What you don’t realize is that when David sends us a video he may not be exactly centered in the video. To get him centered, we have to enlarge the video. In doing so it may make him closer than he actually was. I will have him move back even more in the future.

  2. December 23, 2014


    Practice swing advice is excellent, particularly because it explains the reason for the same and incorporates it with the importance, purpose and function of swing tempo.

    Integrates well with theory behind “Swing Machine Golf.”

    Thank you David!

    Tom White

    • December 24, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      It sure does mesh with Swing Machine Golf. Practice swings working on the feedback of each position is a huge key to developing a great swing. Glad you see it.

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    December 30, 2014


    Now I know why a practice swing is taken and for what purpose. You see the pros do it and I’ve always thought they probably have taken that swing thousands of times and wondered why is it necessary to do it one more time? As a baseball pitcher practice throws were about rhythm and timing so I can now apply those same principles to my practice swing.

    • December 30, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Developing good habits is a huge part of learning the swing. Glad you are seeing it. I hope others do too.

  4. December 26, 2017

    Greg von Seeger

    Paul….I need some clarification on the practice swing because I’m getting 2 different explanations: Is the ‘practice swing’ a mirror image/feel of the actual swing we are about to repeat at the ball (I was told its never repeatable)? or…is the ‘practice swing’ nothing more than to engage the body into a ‘relaxed, rhythmic tempo swing’? Many thanks!

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      December 26, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      How can it not be repeatable? If your legs if you coil to your max each time you are doing it the same. If you hinge to their max it is the same. You cannot touch your legs better than touching and you cannot get the club more parallel to the ears than parallel. So whoever is saying this doesn’t know what they are talking about. So in the mirror you forget impact and hitting anything. You work on coiling and hinging in the backswing. You work on touch the legs touch the head into the follow through. You goal is to do these so many time you know no other way to swing. You get this you look like a pro when you swing. Pros have the right fundamentals so you would then have them too.

      If you cannot do it in practice swings you cannot do it in reality. So you start with practice swings. Then when you are ready you tee up a ball and with a mid iron you try to replicate what you have been doing in the practice swings. You do not care where the ball goes. You can about doing the moves. Too many people keep thinking about the ball so they never change anything.

      I would start out with easy practice swings and gradually get faster with the legs and hips (touch the legs position) until this is the power source not the arms.

      Hope this helps clarify.

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