Roll Around The Stick

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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 “Roll Around The Stick”

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    April 21, 2016


    Paul, I tried some of your drills out today. I am in my 70’s and have always went half ways back to swing. Today, I decided to go all the way back and presto, my wrists rolled automatically because I hinged them more going back. On the downswing, I concentrated on keeping my left arm straight and moved by hips first. My ball went straight and a little further. I do not hit the ball 200 yds. Hitting it straight is fine.

    • April 21, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      I like hearing Presto. I can’t believe your swing was still short after all of this time. Going back farther gives you more time to roll it. See how important it is now? Plus, you have more time to increase clubhead speed.

      This is a huge breakthrough. Keep at it.

  2. April 24, 2016


    I am guessing I would be rolling my hands as I practice; not as I am playing? What should I do when I am playing, if I slice the ball?

  3. April 28, 2016



    This is good!

    My worst shots are out and out slice when I get tense and lock up my wrists, especially on the first tee shot on rounds that matter and also on subsequent shots if my first tee shot was awful. I knew to roll over way early to cure slices but I found it difficult to do so in an actual swing when I care about the result of my shot.

    Doing this a few times before the actual swing really loosened up the wrists and I am finding that I can choose to reproduce the feeling during the actual swing which usually results in a straight (& slight) pull shot for me or if I choose to not consciously activate my wrists then the shot is a mild fade. I can live with those because I know what I will be getting.

    So good advice. Thanks.

    • April 29, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Right, you are doing the roll over on the range to master the release. You then add body to straighten it out. On the course you are rolling it before every shot. Then whey you step up to your shot you are thinking body NOT roll. You watch your ball and determine if you need more roll or more body. If you still have not mastered the roll over you need to be doing this at home every night. Roll it thousands of times if you have too. This is a huge part of the swing. Once you have it master you are only every thinking body into the future. So start doing nightly roll overs at home precisely until you can do it.

  4. April 16, 2018


    In doing this drill while watching your tip, I find that I’ve been relying on only my right wrist for the “roll” – by doing the drill and activating roll with both wrists at same time makes a whole lot of difference. Make sense?

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