Paul’s Swing – Transition To Impact

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This is a new tip series I am going to be talking about from the transition to impact. This is an area that a lot of golfers start getting confused with. This is a great way of understanding what is happening during this brief moment of time. Once you start understanding what is going during this time, you will see what makes a golfer hit the golf ball better.




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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+

10 Responses to “Paul’s Swing – Transition To Impact”

  1. February 13, 2020


    Hi Paul,
    Are your arms totally relaxed through the whole swing, same as when you let them fall down as shown in an earlier video on this site ?


    • Yes, they are totally relaxed. This is something that has been worked on. They are not floppy though, this is something that a lot of people ask. THey are relaxed not floppy.

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    February 15, 2020


    Really getting a lot out of the series on swing analysis.
    How do you hold the lag compression so well, with loose wrists I end up with the hinge of the lag releasing earlier in the download swing?

    Thanks Mike

  3. February 15, 2020


    This a totally awesome video, Paul. Been through it twice and it’s on my desktop to watch 10 more times!!!

  4. February 17, 2020


    Hi Paul,

    I really like the slow motion analysis of your swing on the videos!

    For the Transition to Impact video, I noticed that the path of your hands swinging through the arc seems to be consistently about 6 inches from your belt buckle, whether driver or iron. Is that distance something we should keep track of?

    I sometimes have a powerless arms swing in which the arc of the hands is farther out from my belt buckle (maybe from doing the “swing above the ground” drill, which I do every day), which seems to get me in trouble.


    • You are starting with your hands about 6″ from your belt buckle, this distance is there because you are starting with your arms fully extended and keeping them extended throughout the swing. They fully extend again just after contact. This is why that distance is the same from the body.

  5. Hi Paul, I’ve been with your program and it’s helped a lot! I had an instructor that said to get good impact you needed to twist the club grip so the club face is square at impact and the clubshaft is lowered from its backswing plane as the right elbow sits above your hipbone and clears the hips. Your guidance is that the club face will square at impact of its own accord as I turn my lower body first from the top of the backswing and clear the hips; that I don’t need to consciously bow my left wrist to get the club face to square up at impact. I’m not trying to put you on the spot, but do wonder about the difference between your approaches and what I should focus on–consciously bow the left wrist ( twisting the shaft of the club on the downswing), or let the hips carry the clubface through impact. Many thanks!

  6. October 22, 2020


    Paul–Since I do need help in getting to the top, once I do according to your teaching, I do seem to need to pause to make sure I am properly at the top, so can I still get lag with my needed pause?

    note: You get to the top effortlessly; will momentum help me get to the top and hinge with my weaker left wrist? What are some key feel thoughts as you get to the top? e.g. Zero percent arm tension at set up, shoulder-power alone coils upper body with loose wrists as shoulders “swing” the club to the top (i.e. your momentum-look)?

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