Are You Nervous On The First Tee

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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+

6 Responses to “Are You Nervous On The First Tee”

  1. Paul, I did not see you tag your Game Golf device. I have been using one of these units for the past week or so – last 4 rounds. I have sent an email to their support group asking them if they could include software that either reminds me to tag before or after each shot with a voice, or an electric shock each time I forget to tag. Great device. I really like the information it records and especially the mapping. It looks like it may be “Google Map” of the course I am playing. Right down to the trees, bunkers, greens. My only problem is operator error. That sounds familiar – just like my golf game – a lack of consistency. My game is getting better and I attribute that to my lessons with you and your daily Ignition Golf tips. Keep up the good work.

    • Peter,

      I had tagged before that shot. I remembered I wanted to do this tip as we were leaving the tee deck so I turned around and shot it. You certainly have to get into the habit of tagging. I do use the Game Golf device and actually want to use it. I like going through my round. Interesting to see what I am actually doing.

      Glad you are getting better. Just keep at it and use the stats to see your weaknesses. Then spend time working on those areas.

  2. Love playing tips like this and absolutely dig the visor look!!

  3. Paul,
    I just came back from hitting a bucket of balls, and the most enjoyable time I have ever had at the driving range! Since the gang is running all over on various weekend errands, I had to share this with someone, and why not you? After several months of studying your tips, I think I finally understand what it means to trigger my downswing with (as a lefty) my left foot and knee, and I finally understand the feeling of accelerating through the ball, to that point about a foot past where my arms and the club form that perfect y. Aside from the thrill of watching the power keep that ball rising into the distance, I noticed that the more I “got it,” the easier it got. I’ve always had trouble with my backswing, but the more I learn the feeling of triggering, and following through with your “touch the legs” move, and then accelerating through the ball, the easier, and more confident I seem to feel with my backswing.
    Thanks for your great website, and for finally making the golf swing understandable and, most important, fun!

    • Gary,

      This is that light bulb moment. I love hearing about it because they are exciting moments in learning the swing that gets you to a whole new level.

      Be careful now because you can get feeling invincible. If you start seeing thin, topped and sliced shots this is the tell-tale sign the arms are taking over. If you start seeing them immediately slow down to 50% for a few shots. Loosen back up. Then slowly start to drive the legs harder to get the power back. I did a tip on it here:

      You Will Top It:

      Keep up the good work.

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    December 20, 2019


    And to add: don’t think of a pink elephant” ha ha

    Kidding aside–when golfers say, “don’t …”–they usually DO and get unwanted results.
    A simple addition to Paul’s advice..

    focus on what you did on the range..i.e. rhythm. feel and that “ah” feeling.

    Any other focus tends to cause tension/resistance (i.e. others, what you imagine they are thinking, NOT letting them bother you (the kiss of death lol), etc.

    Simplify Simplify Simplify

    Focus on what works at range AND THEN YOU WILL BE IN A MORE RELAXED STATE and can then do as Paul suggests–even better!!

    Good Luck!

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