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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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October 4, 2016
Paul, I am an ardent follower of your methods and do my best to carry them out. As a slightly better player (9 handicap) I find recently that mostly I hit my drives straight and can even shape them in line with your tips. However,I am now more likely to pull my mid irons to my wedges than I am my driver.
This is frustrating particularly as I, thanks to you,now have some idea what I am doing. I guess I’ll just have to keep practicing your routines. It does get into my head though when standing over the ball with my wedge the thought of the dreaded pull.
October 5, 2016
You would be pulling the irons due to being too tilted at setup, trying to hit down or just not starting the lower body first in the downswing. If you body moves first the club will flatten. I prove this every time I am at the range working with someone but it is getting the person to do this that’s the issue.
So check you are doing a taller setup. Turn the arms off and focus on quickly firing the lower body so it gets ahead of the arms coming down. If so, you will hit it down the line.
Good Woods Bad Irons: https://ignitiongolf.com/good-woods-bad-irons/
2 Things Flatten the Plane: https://ignitiongolf.com/2-things-flatten-plane/
Hey Paul, I’ve been trying to follow all of your tips for better ball striking but I continue to still be a little over the top when I record my swing, even when trying to manually tilt. Nothing severe enough to cause a lot of pulls but I think it’s still causing poor impact and poor consistency. One thing I noticed today is that I think I have a late release as my right heel is lifted way off the ground before I even get close to impact. I’ve been trying to delay lifting my heel until right before impact and it seems to be helping get that elusive inside path I’ve been struggling to find. Not sure if that makes sense but would a late release (upper body lagging too far behind lower body) cause over the top and poor ball striking and have you seen that in other students? Any other tips for timing the release so my upper body doesn’t trail too far behind the lower?
Thanks and I’ve really enjoyed the site and all the great content!
Lifting the heel too early will cause you to be over the top because you will be leaning into the forward leg too much.
I did a tip on it here:
Lifting Back Heel Too Much: https://ignitiongolf.com/lifting-back-heel-much/
This will explain everything.
Glad you like the tips. I appreciate it.
I don’t have a question.
I don’t have much of a problem with any of this. If there’s an odd ball flight, or a strange pattern developing, I just go to the cures and work on fixing it. The other night I was slicing the driver. I hit some intentional hooks, and hit it straight after that. I was topping it one time. I made sure to let my right shoulder clear my head, and it went away. When I was skying the driver, I just made sure to look at the back of the ball.
I suspect people may sometimes complain but don’t practice enough to fix it . . .
Yes, hard maple is a hardwood Leon. When this board hits your head, you’ll know that.
Anyway, you’re the best. Keep it up. Don’t hit Leon.
My theory, and why I teach the way I teach, is so the person can do it on their own without me. Isn’t this why you go for a lesson? With the Ignition Golf site I want people to instantly be able to fix their own swing. This is why I broke it down into categories. Glad you are using it the right way and learning how to fix your own swing.
Glad you are using it and fixing your own swing.
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