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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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September 6, 2012
Thank you for the explanation of why I have been teeing the ball so low. It makes perfect sense as you explain it although I did not see it at the time. I am afraid there is still a bit of arms with my driver, as I have skied a few as I followed your previous tips on teeing up the ball. I think I also take the driver back a little too high in the backswing which seems to aid the poor angle of attack. I’m going to slow down my coil and make sure I am taking a one piece take away to keep the club on a better plane angle. Of course all is lost if my arms take-over. I am still a work-in progress !
September 7, 2012
Mike, If you are skying you are getting ahead of it. There is no way you should be hitting this shot. Just work on staying behind it. If you do it is impossible to sky it.
The backswing length should be based on your shoulder coil. Once you feel the tightness you are at the top. Most people don’t get the tightness so the arm just keep going. Do tonight’s drill. This will show you the tightness.
I use a brush tee which gives me a consistent height. What are your thoughts on using a brush tee.
Great talking with you yesterday.
Gary, Brush tees are fine if they are the right height. Just make sure half of the ball is above the face and watch your ball flight.
I see so many people not using a tee on shorter shots such as par threes. What do you suggest if you are generally a “sweeper” rather than a golfer who takes a big divot?
Charles, You definitely want to use a tee if you can regardless of your swing. When the ball is teeing up you reduce the amount of grass getting between the clubface and ball thus creating more backspin. So just tee it up just above grass level and you will be fine.
September 20, 2012
Where is the the ball position when teeing irons 3 through wedge?
Thank you in advance…
September 21, 2012
Here you go: Ball Position: https://ignitiongolf.com/ball-position
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July 10, 2016
Paul, I always seem to tee the ball properly with my driver, i.e. 1/2 above the club face. I have been using trackman with my local pro and we are finding still too much backspin. When I try to keep my head behind the ball, I tend to lean back too much which I have gotten out of doing when rotating my body. Are there other things I can do to prevent too much back spin? I have once been told to lower my right should just slightly. I don’t want to do too many things and get away from too much of your method. Thanks, Bryan from New York
Simple. All you have to do is the roll over drill and get it hooking. Then you add body back in to straighten it out. When you do the roll over drill you are de-lofting the club. Less loft = less backswing. This will also loosen your wrists. Tight wrists = more checking wing thus adding loft giving you more backspin. You will get a lower flight once you start hooking it. This is fine at first. As you add body rotation the ball will fly the perfect trajectory. Follow it exactly how it show in the tips below. If you do, you will see better Trackman numbers in no time.
DRILL: 3 Ways To Roll It Over: https://ignitiongolf.com/3-ways-to-roll/
Roll Around The Stick: https://ignitiongolf.com/roll-around-stick/
Roll Over Drill Span: https://ignitiongolf.com/roll-over-span/
Clarifying the Roll Over Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/clarifying-roll-drill/
After The Roll Over Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/after-the-roll-over/
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