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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.
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October 5, 2013
Paul, I’ve been using a net in the garden. I’m doing all the things you instruct and I’m striking the ball ( what seems to me ) sweet. I went on the range today and the balls are flying well but they’re going left , right and centre! Do u think the net is a waste of time in your opinion and should I not be too concerned at this moment in time where my balls are ending up as I’ve onlybeing following your method for 6 weeks. Thank you
October 6, 2013
I really wouldn’t worry about this just keep working on this and it will come together shortly. What worries me is that you are hitting balls. I need you doing practice swings working on the swing positions. Each position has feedback associated with it. So make sure you are doing more practice swings than actually hitting golf balls. If there is no ball you can focus on the positions. If you do you will develop a great swing. A great swing will hit great shots.
I would also think that because you are hitting some solid shots into the net you go to the range and you are trying to hit every shot the best you can. At this point you are making changes and not good at it. Even at the range you need to be doing practice swings and swinging easy. Focus on the movement and making it perfect. The ball will be hit great once you have a great swing.
I love the way you recognize our need for reinforcement and simplification.
You can sense that some may have overloaded their mind and can
use a simple reminder.
I have seen it so many times I get a feeling of where someone is and exactly what they are doing just by what they say. Simplification is huge but everyone wants too much too fast. This is also human nature. The golf swing does take time to master. If I can get people there quicker that is a god thing but they need to be understanding how to do this clearly and have the patience to keep going.
Hi Paul, Ive been trying the tight coiling swing youve described above and Im just not quite sure whether Im doing it right or trying to hard. When I swing it feels like i coil up and then when I swing through the breath gets pushed out of me. Is this the proper feeling of getting torque and then releasing it or am i too tense or something?
Your breath should not be pushed out of you in the downswing. You are coiling back as far as you can go until you feel the stretch. Then you are uncoiling using one of the triggers and ending up in my follow through position. Do this slowly and precisely at first until you are good at it. Losing your breath is telling me you are going way too hard because this should never be happening. In no way am I even conscious of my breathing in the downswing. It is only take 1/4 of second to impact. By the time you start to uncoil you have immediately hit the ball. Then it is just going through to the follow through.
So slow down. Coil back until you feel a little stretch in the left side (lat area). Once you feel it go through to the touch the legs position. Hold it and check it to make sure you are hitting the follow through position(s) perfectly. Once you start getting the feeling gradually speed up the trigger to touching of the legs position.
Keep in mind if you hurt in any way you are either doing it too hard or you are not doing it right. In no way does my swing hurt your body.
October 7, 2013
Ok Thanks Paul, that helps a lot and I’ll get practicing.
Paul Love your videos and appreciate the help. I find that I am one of those golfers that moves too much. I can almost feel the shaft on my back during the downswing and can see the club head(Driver and 3 wood) out of the corner of my eye at the top. I videotaped myself and show that I go way across the line with my shaft and clubhead pointing well to the right of the target at the top of my downswing. Any drills for getting this less is more feeling because even when I feel that I have shortened my backswing I am still way past parallel. Simple really is difficult.
October 8, 2013
I’m glad you know you are moving too much. Admitting you have a problem is the first step. lol.
Okay, I have done numerous tips on shortening your backswing. It is quite tricky to do but I think you have the will and the determination. Please stick with it and you will get it.
Here you go:
How To Shorten Backswing: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-shorten-backswing
Long Backswing Equals Shorter Shots: https://ignitiongolf.com/long-backswing-short-shots
Crossing the Line: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-crossing-the-line
How To Stop Crossing the Line: https://ignitiongolf.com/stop-crossing-the-line/
November 6, 2017
Hi Paul I find this extremely helpful. The tright feeling is really the key for me to prevent overswing. Do you have other tips that Specifically address how to drill this feeling?
I just posted this for another gentleman:
Flexed Back Knee: https://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-back-knee/
I worked on this a long time. I would do practice swings with a window off my right hip. I would look at my knee in the window. Take it to the top without moving it. I did this every night until I fixed it.
How To Feel Stability In The Lower Body (back knee flex) https://ignitiongolf.com/lower-body-stability/
How To Stabilize The Lower Body In The Backswing (belt buckle at ball): https://ignitiongolf.com/stabilize-lower-body/
Let’s Go Surfing: https://ignitiongolf.com/lets-go-surfing/
Pros Know Its A Tight Coil:
Excellent! Thanks as always Paul. So close to a front and back 9 in the 30s on the same day 😉
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