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Say Yes – Grip
By Paul Wilson | on August 18, 2022 | 6 Comments |
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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+
6 Responses to “Say Yes – Grip”
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April 20, 2019PaulDIncecco
Great tip as usual. This has nothing to do with grip but I’ve been meaning to ask you if you might consider doing a tip on how to breathe when you hit a golf shot. It just dawned on me that you may have already done so and that I should have checked first. If that’s the case please disregard this comment. Keep up the great work!
April 22, 2019Paul Wilson
That tip is called how to beat your buddies when you play golf. Haven’t you ever heard that? Sure way to win is to ask the person if they hold their breathe or not when they hit the shot. Now you know why there isn’t tip on that here. So, don’t think about it. If you do, it will be a disaster.
April 23, 2019PaulDIncecco
Okay I get it. David does a tip on breathing but his focus is making it part of your pre shot routine which I’ll do. I don’t need anymore disasters. On a different subject, I’ve really been trying to tilt and stay behind my shots. I have hit some really great shots doing this. My misses are big pull hooks. Rarely blocking shots now. I know you said that this tilting may produce some blocks. I’m wondering about these big pull hooks. Am I probably reverting to my regular swing of coming over the top or can this tilting and staying behind the ball create a big pull hook if not executed properly? Let me know when you have a minute and thanks in advance. I am totally convinced that staying behind the ball is eventually gonna transform my swing. My setup is good. Grip, stance, posture, ball position and alignment. Thanks to you. So my errant shots have to be attributed to coming over the top which can be attributed to NOT staying behind the ball. This is my last attempt to fix my swing. I started golf in my early thirties and am now in my early sixties. I play regularly. My chipping and putting are good yet I have never broken 80! I can’t trust my full swing but I think we’re on to something here with my final attempt to gain some consistency and I personally want to thank you because if it wasn’t for you I would have quit this game a long time ago. Thanks Paul.
April 28, 2019Paul Wilson
You can hit huge pulls/pull hooks while staying behind it too. This is due to too much rolling of the wrists shutting the face at impact. The face can be so severely closed that it starts the ball left. Moving your head and getting behind it is allow you to have more time to release it as apposed to getting ahead of it the downswing. So if you have worked on the tilt and feel you have it now start coiling and uncoiling and letting the arms go. If you are not trying to roll it then the club should be square instead of closed.
How to Cure the Direction: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-direction/
How to Cure the Spin: https://ignitiongolf.com/fix-spin-problems/
How to Cure the Contact: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-contact/
How to Cure Spin and Direction Problems: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-spin-direction-problems/
So if all pros are behind the ball as they hit the ball then yes, this would help you swing better. Just video your swing from the front and make sure you are doing it. I have a lot more tips on here to make you stay behind it and get you swinging out at it.
To get consistency you need to base your swing on things that are consistent in life. Torque and forces. They repeat 100% of the time. You get the torque with the coiling and uncoiling and spring-like effect. The forces act on the mass to allow it to stretch out. So the tilt is important for this reason:
2 Things Flatten the Plane: https://ignitiongolf.com/2-things-flatten-plane/
2 Axis in Your Swing: https://ignitiongolf.com/2-axis/
See The Plane Flatten: https://ignitiongolf.com/see-the-plane-flatten/
So you make sure you are hooking the ball first with the roll over drill. Once you can consistently hook it (with a neutral grip) you then work on uncoiling. If your body moves before the club you will hit it dead straight. I prove this constantly and in minutes. So see those 2 areas.
Here is one final one you should watch:
How to Release the Golf Club: https://ignitiongolf.com/impact-wrist-release/
Make sure you are doing the practice swings working on these elements and the proper positions.
April 24, 2019JohnKeesee
Paul I love your series and it has helped me get back into golf after a 15 year absence.
A problem I have always had is getting my top hand over on my down swing and it causes Club to be open.I can do three great practice swings then when I go to hit my actual shot I do not turn my wrists.Please give a drill that will help me use the same swing I do in practice swings be the swing I use to hit the ball.
April 30, 2019Paul Wilson
You need to be doing the roll over drill nightly until you can hook it consistently. This is step 1. Once you can get that you move to step 2 – body:
DRILL: 3 Ways To Roll It Over: https://ignitiongolf.com/3-ways-to-roll/
Roll Around The Stick: https://ignitiongolf.com/roll-around-stick/
Clarifying the Roll Over Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/clarifying-roll-drill
Another Reason To Do The Roll Over Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/another-reason-to-roll/
How Long Should You Do The Roll Over Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/roll-over-drill-how-long/
After The Roll Over Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/after-the-roll-over/