Pocket Drill 1 – Spin

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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 “Pocket Drill 1 – Spin”

  1. October 28, 2018


    Paul – Would this also apply if the first shot is a “push” to the right?

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      October 29, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      You can. If you loosened the wrists and fired your body the same way you would get a draw. Up to you.

  2. October 28, 2018



    I’m a 73 year old, right hander, fairly new to golf and I’m confused. I was taught that the initial direction of the ball flight is about 90% caused by the clubface direction (open or closed) at contact. So an open clubface, with a neutral swing path, would create a straight shot that is right of the target line – a push. I was also taught a slice is generally caused by a swing path that is out-to-in causing the ball to curve in the opposite direction of the swing path – initially a straight shot that ends curving to the right – a slice. Your drill seems to only focus on clubface at impact and not swing path. Am I thinking wrong or am I just getting to far in the weeds in my thinking? I generally hit a straight away pull, 10 to 20 degrees left of my target line, which I take to be caused by a neutral swing path but a closed club face at impact. Could I be rolling my wrists too much?

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      October 29, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      It’ actually 85%. So if it is 85% then it is not 100%. You are getting into the weeds on your thinking. These same people seem to not be able to fix anyone’s swing other than adding band aids. I make people hit it dead straight from square and I fix slices in minutes. So until they can do that I will keep doing what I am doing. I have seen videos of them strengthening grips and having the person aim right or left to fix the path. These are band aids. They are getting too complicate then they are passing this complicated info on to you.

      Watch the ball. What spin is on it and where did it start?

      Fix the spin (wrists) fix the direction (body). You are pulling it so what would that tell you? Answer: you are not slicing it. So if you are not slicing it what would you need to work on? Answer: body because body affects the path which affects direction. In there mind they would have you aim right to fix the path. Guess what now you have a pull on target which means you didn’t fix anything.

      So you need to more right tilt of your body to get the path swinging from the inside. Couple this with the face and you have dead straight shot on your hands.

      People insist on making this complicated when it is not.

      Here is how to stay behind it.

      Watch Back of The Golf Ball: https://ignitiongolf.com/watch-backside-golf-ball/

      Another Way To Stay Behind It: https://ignitiongolf.com/another-way-to-stay-behind-it/

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    October 28, 2018


    Hi Paul,

    Often when I hit shots right up the middle they kick right on impact. Is this a result of slice spin?



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      October 29, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      You cannot hit a straight shot with spin at the end. If it is straight it is straight. You are pull slicing it. Take your setup to a target. Then put a club at your toes and go back 10 paces. I guarantee you are aimed right. So this would be wrong direction wrong spin. You need to square up. Then hook it. Then add body to straighten it out.

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    October 28, 2018


    Awesome tip. I hope everyone remembers this one. I see so many golf buddies try all sorts of things to stop the slice but NONE of them know the answer. They think their grip is right and have no clue about their wrists.

  5. October 28, 2018


    Paul ,You can also,as an alternative to the “ROLL OVER DRILL “,to cure your slice ,do the L to L drill you showed us some time ago

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      October 29, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      The problem with that is they will probably not release it early enough. Rolling from the top makes sure it is happening. All and all it is about loosening though.

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