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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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July 31, 2018
Whenever I look at one of your tips, I say to myself, “Why not think about it earlier? It’s so obvious.”
Nevertheless, my impression is that it is not easy to set a priority because everything is linked in the golf swing. And to eliminate a problem, sometimes you have to start with another one. This is where all your explanations and tips are of great help.
For example, my goal is to definitely say goodbye to chicken wing. For that, I defined my priority one as relaxing my arms and wrists.
For this, I do about a week fifty exercices at home every day (roll, hinge, up the air, arm extension, flesh drill …). It’s been more or less 1 hour a day divided into six sessions of 10 minutes.
This is really worth it even if it’s a little frustrating to wait before moving on to the next priority.
Do you recommend a particular order to set priorities?
Thank you for your advices.
oops …read “chair drill”
August 1, 2018
Glad you get it and are working on it. There is no order other than work on the swing positions I teach first. Once you have a feel for them then you would be thinking “what still needs work or what am I not doing right?” This would then become the priority. For example you know how to hinge but the backswing is too long.
In your case the arms being relaxed is good but I would be forcing the arms to extend fully past the ball so you know for a fact they are both stretched out. You do this as priority one until you never do a chicken wing. Then it would and should go there without thinking about it.
Not sure if you have done this but search all chicken wing tips in the red navigation bar on the right side. I have a bunch. Maybe one of them will fix this faster than what you are currently working on.
I feel like I have improved in so many ways following your system. I wouldn’t say it was exactly priority one however I feel I am just not hitting my irons flush. Even though my iron shots go pretty straight and go my targeted distance It seems I might be hitting them a little thin? What drill do you recommend?
Thin is lifting a little. You could also be doing a little bit of a chicken wing. Whenever someone does this they are hitting a little so definitely check this. Here is the position you need to be working on.
Spine Angle Follow Through: https://ignitiongolf.com/follow-through-eyes-tilted/
Then watch these too:
Are You Practicing Looking Early?: https://ignitiongolf.com/practice-looking-early/
Topping: Watch for the Blur: https://ignitiongolf.com/watch-for-the-blur/
Good Habits Series – Topping or Thin Shots: https://ignitiongolf.com/good-habits-topping/
Look For This Clue: https://ignitiongolf.com/thin-topped-clues/
Paul, I have been a subscriber since May and truly enjoy your tips in the simplicity of your golf swing.I have always made priority one trying to initiate my un-coil with my legs rather than my arms. I still struggle with how to lock my forward leg so I can bring my back leg and touch it. I practice your drills every day and will try to incorporate this new idea and see what happens.
Glad you have you on board. I appreciate the support.
That is a big priority one. Very important.
You need to get this leg fixed first though. This needs to be priority one for you. When you fire the lower you need to know with crystal clear certainly where you are going to end up. So get this then you can fire and go to this position.
You need to do this asap:
It’s Like A Throwing Motion: https://ignitiongolf.com/like-throwing-motion/
Lean On Club to Touch Legs: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-lean-on-club/
Exactly How To Do Touch The Legs Position: https://ignitiongolf.com/how-to-touch-the-legs-position/
thanks for the reminder. I plead guilty to a cluttered mind. Back to turning without swaying only
It can get exciting to work on a lot of stuff. You can just get distracted and lose site of the site goal. Glad you see it and fight through it until this is fixed. Then you have accomplished something which will get you a sense of satisfaction. Then move on.
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