Taking Your Practice Swings Seriously

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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 “Taking Your Practice Swings Seriously”

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    April 16, 2019


    be working on your swing when from 86 0 78 in 3 months swing seed only 63 but vert constant ball flight got the swing caddie really helped my game 7 [ir only 124 yards driver 185 carry have trouble turning hips sooner than my shoulders

  2. April 16, 2019


    Paul, this is for me, THE most important tip for “getting” your golf swing…..Period!!!!! When I actually focused intensely on producing practice swings that were an actual rehearsal of my hitting golf swing itself, I started to make real progress with learning your swing technique….It’s that simple and that profound as well….Thank you for emphasizing this facet of the overall learning experience…..It truly is the fastest, most effective way to learn this!!!!!!

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      April 22, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      I keep telling everyone the practice swings are the key but my practice swings are not everyone else’s practice swings. They need to be precise which you can do and check with the feedback I teach. Get addicted to doing them. I think you will now. Good job.

  3. I have become much more aware of making thoughtful practice swings since I started you program. The improvement in my swing over a very short period has been amazing. When I was watching the Masters this past weekend, I noticed how deliberate Tiger Woods was with his practice swings, especially off the tee. They were beautiful very slow swings (usually 3 of these). I am sure if I watched other pros more closely, I would see the same thing. I have found just wanting to hit balls is a very hard habit to break. I am not sure what it is that causes this, whether we want to just hit something or to see an outcome. I remember reading some where that Ben Hogan would spend an entire afternoon hitting only 45 balls constantly making practice swings and taking copious notes as he practiced. I am sure this would be a good practice strategy for many of us.

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      April 22, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Very good. Not sure why people wouldn’t do this but I see it all the time. I then tell the person and in 2 seconds they are back to not doing it and making them count.

      Yes, Tiger is very precise and deliberate. It is all about the movement and doing it exactly the same and precise all of the time. Do a different swing and you will get a different result.

      Hitting balls is exciting and yes, people are outcome oriented. Drives me crazy. It is all about the movement. Get the movement … you get the ball.

      It Is Luck: https://ignitiongolf.com/bad-swings-luck/

      Very good lesson from Hogan.

  4. April 20, 2019


    Went out and played today with Paul’s practice swing tip, I know when I signed up and watch all Paul’s videos he said take 2 practice swing
    for every real swing. Wow I was practicing to much without practice swings I had some of the most crisp and longest hits doing practice swing then hitting today
    Thanks Paul

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      April 22, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      That is the way. Glad you are doing it. It is about repetition of the new positions. So many times you don’t have to think about doing them. Keep up the good work.

  5. April 21, 2019


    Thanks for all your help. Your instruction and imagery has really made a significant difference coming back to game after 26 years away.
    After 7 months of your poignant instruction from many angles, arms are getting out of my swing and despite father time, my distances are approaching younger experiences. Your “Hold” and “Say Yes” techniques really brought it all together for me. I realize it is the product of daily diligence to all your other instructions to Ignition Golf.
    Many pieces are coming together – Setup with soft grip, loose arms, proper stance, stable on heels, pointing back knee & belly button, lyric for slow turn & wing-hinge (drop grapefruit) stable at the top with straight lead arm – Weight from Back Heel to Front Heels – quite arms and soft grip allowing heavy clubbed straighten arms to behind head finish concentrating on swing not ball.
    Markedly better easier swing and more consistent distance oozes from pulling all together with repetition you preach, using “Hold” and “Say Yes” reviews.
    Can’t thank you enough for your insistence on details and great analogies from different angles. None of this comes naturally for me. I applaud your dedication and skillful teaching – it is a great daily system and exactly as you describe it is not a quick fix. With diligence it does work! Applause goes also to greatly simplifying Chipping and Pitching that improved much quicker (though I still harbor some short game questions).
    Unfortunately, I will be traveling out of country for 5 weeks and probably have to start over again. I will be signing up again when I get back.
    Thanks again and great job! I recommend your system to anyone who seek the dull gold of hard work and avoid the shinny drowse of advertised fads and quick fixes that seems to confuse so many of us.
    I’ll be back in June. Again many thanks and Great Job!

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      April 22, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like my instruction. Thank you.

      Yes, you need to do this daily. I don’t need much. 25 per day is fine. If you can do more that’s even better. It really is a great feeling when you get it.

      Chipping and putting is where the scoring is. Vital too in the sense that it takes pressure off the long game. If you can’t get it up and down how much pressure do you have to hit the green with that 4 iron. If you can get it up and down you have no pressure.

      Thank you for the promo to others. I appreciate it.

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