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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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April 29, 2018
Thanks that was very helpful
April 30, 2018
Glad you liked it. Thanks.
May 5, 2021
Hi Paul, even though I’ve tried implementing this technique I’m still consistently pushing my chips right. For a chip of the length in this video i consistently miss about 6 foot right. Any suggestions other than aiming 6 feet to the left ? In case it’s relevant this only seems to have become a problem since I’ve moved my hands in front of the ball to chip.
May 6, 2021
Makes sure that your back foot when chipping is perpendicular to your target line. I would start by putting some clubs/alignment sticks on the ground when you chip. This way you make sure that you are aligned correctly. Then make sure that your clubface is aligned at your target which also would be parallel to your back foot instep. Now that we make sure that the alignment is all correct, then you want to trace the stick/club on the ground as much as possible. It sounds like your chipping stroke might be too much inside to out and causing the poor shots right of target. Try this out.
Wow!!! Just tested it out. Works perfectly.
Very good. I am always trying to think of new stuff.
May 3, 2018
Great tip. I tried using the same technique for setting up for full swing shots as an alternative for using an intermediary target. It’s a little trickier, but it works.
1. Use the club to determine correct distance from ball to set up.
2. Place feet together and hold the club up parallel to the ground and perpendicular to the feet.
3. Rotate the feet and club until the club aims at the target.
4. Set forward foot, keeping it perpendicular to the club) at the correct distance from the instep for the loft of the club (0, 1, 0r 2 ball widths).
5. Set the the back foot on the target line.
6. Angle the feet (the forward foot about 20°, the back foot about 5°).
7. Now set the club and grip.
It’s fussier than using an intermediary target, but the advantage it has, perhaps, is that instead of using the short leading edge of the club as the vertical line intersecting the target line, you use the forward foot. Anyway, it works.
Interesting. I was thinking you could use it for putting. I never really thought about it for the full swing. Will have to try it. Thanks.
Excellent tip ,Paul .Is your stance slightly open to the target line,as it seems in this video or parallel with it?
Glad you liked it. Thanks. I am open. Might have been the camera angle. Just gets you through it easier.
May 4, 2018
Paul, while I follow your technique for some years now, I still take lessons with the local pro. He insists, that I should be chipping also for longer distances, lets say 50 yards to the green, using a seven iron. He claims, the chip shot is the less complex swing than a pitch shot and thus less prone to errors.
Since I have never seen you chipping from further away, I would like to hear your opinion as why or why not chipping should be used for longer distances.
May 7, 2018
That can certainly happen. Please follow this tip:
DRILL: Golf Swing Timing For More Distance: https://ignitiongolf.com/timing-more-distance/
If you bounce it on you cannot gauge how much it is going to bounce and roll once it gets to the green. My pitching technique gives you precise yardages. Let’s prove him wrong. Get use to my pitching technique then you will not be guessing how far you hit the ball so you can land it on the green and roll it close every time.
Short Game – Long Pitch Shot: https://ignitiongolf.com/long-pitch/
Short Game – Medium Pitch Shot: https://ignitiongolf.com/medium-pitch/
Short Game – Short Pitch Shot: https://ignitiongolf.com/short-pitch/
April 27, 2020
I am 72 years old; 20 index; so why wouldn’t I try to master either a proper chipping stroke or a proper pitching stroke, but not both? And, since the chipping stroke is very similar to a putting stroke, and seems a little easier to master, then choose to master a chipping stroke. With that said, I realize in certain situations, you can only use a flop shot pitching stroke.
April 28, 2020
You would want to master both of them. Pitching is when you want the golf ball to go higher and stop quicker and chipping is when you want the ball to roll a lot more alonog the ground. Both techniques are totally different. Master one then master the next one.
How to Pitch: https://ignitiongolf.com/pitch-ball/
When To Pitch: https://ignitiongolf.com/chipping-pitching
How to Chip: https://ignitiongolf.com/chipping-how
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