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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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November 11, 2015
Greetings Coach The house we live in is about 180 yrs old an the ceilings are very low,about 7 ft. I had my golf shop cut down a wedge to about 24in.so that I could do the favorite drill through the winter, but it is still too long. I hit the ceiling sometimes,i could shorten my hands on the club I guess .Any suggestions. Any other drill could i do. THANKS
Grip down until your index finger touches the shaft. Then hold if off the ground the amount you gripped down. I have done this for years. When gripping down like this I would be working on swing positions not the favorite drill. With the short club you may not feel the legs powering the swing. That is the whole point of doing that drill.
To JOHN HOYLE.
I’ve got a weird looking contraption ,which is a grip with a counterweight And a small steel ball inside the short shaft .
When you swing this ” club” you Check the “release” with the steel ball moving inside And snapping .
Doesn’t tpuch the ceiling .
You CAN also try the SNAG SNAPPER ,which is a grip with a Red Ribbon attached to it : when you swing with it ” Snaps ” like a REAL leather WHIP .
I like your idea. (say “yes”) Great tip.
On the issue of having the weight on the inside, back edge of the right foot at the top, I have a suggestion/comment. Personally, it seems helpful to me to pull the toes of my right foot “up” as I reach the top. That does get the weight back and it seems easier to be on the inside. What are your thoughts about that?
I like this tip, thanks!
On another note, I think I found a critical move I wasn’t doing? When I concentrate on bringing my hands back to address position prior to impact it seems to give me the consistent swing speed I’m looking for in my swing.
Not sure why you are thinking bringing hands back to address position. Remember, I want your hands and arms powerless. You should be powering the swing with your legs and hips. Be careful. You can have all the speed you want but if you can’t keep it in play it’s not going to do you much good.
November 12, 2015
If your hands aren’t ahead of the ball at impact how do you stop from flipping?
Here you go:
How To Stop Flipping Through Impact: https://ignitiongolf.com/stop-flipping/
I saw this video and it helped tremendously!
I’m swinging with my hips ( it can only get stronger) and getting stronger by the more practice I’m doing.
I do believe that my hands are head of the ball at impact? ( before full arm extention )
My swing speeds are as good as they have ever been and repeatable? ( 7 iron average 84.4 MPH?, using the radar you have. This can only improve since I just found it?
Great. Sounds like you are on track. Keep at it.
I just want to thank-you!( for your patience listening to me!) This game has been the most difficult challenge I can think of. I’ve been working on a matt with a mirror for the last couple of days. I would say I’m 75% there. I hit balls today and for the first time I can remember my swing felt the same with all clubs. The ball was jumping off the face with an effortless swing. My finish has never been so good as you said it would be. You are making a believer out of me. Hopefully I can send you more business. ( it has been hard to stay with it, like learn to dance for the first?)
Good stuff. Just wait until you really get it. It’s a whole new world.
I appreciate all the help I can get. As you get better and better people will ask you where you got that swing. That’s when you know you are there!
November 13, 2015
Great tip. Anything you teach us to get HIT out of our mind is very helpful.
I was wondering how you felt about getting some wt on the right Instep prior to the swing. To me it seems to get my weight right at top of swing.
November 14, 2015
I don’t like pre-setting the weight. This gets people too tilted at set up which is a band aid. Stay 50/50 then load into the back instep as you go back. If you have to do this for a while to learn how to load the weight that’s fine but in the long run I think you over do it. You’ll know when you are because you will start hitting pushes and push fades.
The swing is getting stronger daily. Great teaching!
I noticed in the takeaway my wrist seem to turn naturally,
flat through to hinge then square( flat) at impact to right palm up at
follow through. Without effort to move them?
What’s your view on stiff versus regular shafts, longer driver shaft and
getting fitted for you irons?
Not sure I get you. You should be doing a one-piece takeaway. Hopefully, it is not turning too much going back.
There should be a slight cupping at the top. Watch:
Cupped or Flat: https://ignitiongolf.com/top-backswing-cupped-flat
You need to go to a professional clubfitter with a trackman. Faster swing usually means stiffer shafts. Driver shaft can actually be so long you lose power so be careful. Find one in your area and have them get accurate data. It’s worth it.
I’m always looking at what I think I see? that’s why I need your
expertise. When I say something it’s because I want input if it’s right.
With the fairway wood no 3 off the fairway ,I ‘m better off when I start with 60% of my weight on the left leg at address ,not 50/50 as you advise .
Then I swing normally, putting my weight on the back(right )leg in the backswing .
Swinging the Fairway wood no 3 this way takes away any topping and low shot trajectorywith it.
Do you concurr ,or is there something I didn’t catch from your lessons ?
I don’t do this with the driver off the tee or with fairway wood number 5.
I’m also very careful to keep my arms POWERLESS and not hit to hard
November 16, 2015
Not sure why you would do this. You only have 1 swing. I am always 50/50.
November 17, 2015
… love this position confirmation idea … my issue is in the middle of rounds I regress to doing what I call my “fake shoulder turn” where I kind of lead my head in front of the ball and come massively over the top … I know this is not what want to do but I have huge inability to catch it until I already did it, if that makes sense. Want to ask if you might suggest a yes checkpoint for this (again, if it makes any sense.)
November 18, 2015
Are you doing practice swings before you hit the ball. If not you should be. I would be holding the club in the air and doing swings feeling like the club is swinging slightly up at it.
I did a tip on this here:
Coming Down The Stretch: https://ignitiongolf.com/how-to-finish
So you can also go to the top and feel your head has moved back so you nose is over your back toe. Keep it there as you start down. This will keep you behind the ball. If you are coming over the top your head is moving ahead of the ball in the downswing. So your “yes” is not hitting the ball if you feel your head moving forward in the downswing.
Watch out for fat shots though. If you hit it fat you need to get the weight off the back heel through impact.
Stop Fat Shots When Working On Moving Your Head: https://ignitiongolf.com/fat-shots-moving-your-head/
Thank you! … look forward to implementing these two in my routine.
Hi Paul, a few comments ago Bill Freeman made the observation that if he lifted his toes up when he reached the top of his backswing on his right foot, it helped him keep his weight correctly 80 % on his right instep. I have found this to be a great way of focusing on starting the downswing. If you push down on your right toe rotating the right knee to your touch the legs position, at the same time as pushing the left knee back to a straight leg position, it is impossible for the brain to have any hitting thoughts ( well mine at least!) powerless arms are coming slowly mind but never the less coming. Is it ok to do this or am I adding a mistake ? Kind regards Ian Henry.
November 19, 2015
This is the trigger I use so yes pushing from the instep works.
Power: How I Got Power In My Swing: https://ignitiongolf.com/power-dig-foot-in/
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