Modified Roll Over Drill

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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+

8 Responses to “Modified Roll Over Drill”

  1. February 17, 2017


    Paul, thank you. After much practice I have come to the realization the roll over on all my clubs is one of the keys to a predictable swing and ball flight . As a professional sliceer for the last three years and much frustration your teaching hasn been a revelation for me in every aspect of my game ! Also I have come to continually appreciate the Dashboard and your explanations of cures and drills.
    Thanks ,again. Regards JIm Clarke

    • February 17, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      The roll over is huge if you are/were a slicer. You need to at least get the ball hooking. Once you do you are then working on body to straighten it out. Like I said in a recent tip, see the good in it. At least you are doing half of it right (release) then you can work on the other half (direction). If you are constantly working on both thing you will never fix anything.

      Glad you like my instruction and the Dashboard. I would have truly wanted something like this when I was learning the swing. So glad others can benefit from it.

      Keep up the good work.

  2. February 18, 2017


    Your tip is timely. I have been trying of some time now to ingrain the new swing, but under pressure my tendency is to lock up my wrists and the ball starts straight and then begins to slice. I know it is not right but I tend to start changing my grip to a little stronger, and it straightens the shots again, until I get a good release and then it is hook-city or I have off the heal shots. I have been using the regular rollover drill on the course with varied results. I am going to start using this drill to correct the occasion string of slices with the driver. Thanks again for the tip.

    • February 19, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Under pressure you are hitting too hard and looking for the result when really you should be thinking of doing the positions. So go slow enough that you do them. If you do a different swing you will get a different result. So in a pressure situation you do 3 practice swings focusing on the movement. Have this in your mind. Then you step up and replicate this movement at a pace you can do it.

      Keep in mind you are not doing the roll over drill forever. You are doing this drill until you master the release. You have mastered the release when you rarely put slice spin on it. I would be doing it a home nightly. Roll roll roll until you never have to think about rolling again. This really doesn’t take long.

      Yes, keep the modified roll over in your pocket in case you slice one. You do the drill to unlock then hit your next shot and watch it. If you still slice it you are still locked so do the drill again. If you hook it you unlocked but you didn’t have enough body. So you think body on the next shot and so on. Like I said, the ultimate goal is to rarely put slice spin on it. So make sure you are rolling as much as you can.

  3. February 19, 2017


    Very good drill to remember loosening up the wrists when on the golf course ,Paul :I hit it fairly straight ,but when I tighten up inadvertently ,my shots get into a slight fade ,so this drill performed on the golf course will correct this fault .

    • February 19, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Exactly, everyone needs this drill in their pocket ready to go when they see shots with slice spin. You can get rid of this tail in seconds doing it this way.

  4. Paul. I’m a 3 handicap and just came back from foot surgery and for some reason I’m dropping the club way behind me on downswing. I’ve gone to videos on touching the legs and that helps but what other videos should I watch to help with this. Club drops behind me and I swing out to the right as a result.

    • April 30, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      But what is the ball doing? Are you blowing it right? If it is dropping you would be hitting pushes and push fade. This dropping would be you sliding. You are saying you are a 3hdcop. Probably learned golf back in the 70’s when the told us to shift to start the downswing. This slide causes your whole upper body to tilt to much behind the ball as you hit the ball. This attacks too much from the inside. You need to think TURN not SHIFT to start the downswing. Turning stops you from tilting too much.

      Work on these:

      You Better Check This Especially If You Slide:
      Easy Way To Cure A Slide:

      I slide for many years. It took me 2 months of all day practice to fix it but no one told me how to do the touch the legs positions. IF so, I would have fixed it in a few days. Give it a try and let me know.

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