Severity Of A Pull

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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+

14 Responses to “Severity Of A Pull”

  1. October 26, 2016


    Thanks Paul. I am making great strides with your powerless arms method. I see this especially with my second and third shots from the fairway with hybrids and irons.
    However with driver (especially where there is a long carry needed) I swing too hard. I haven’t got confident yet it will be etter to turn my arms off.
    Is just time and more practice I need? By the way I just started to take practice swings with a weighted club in the house each day. When I use this club, I should be swinging easy, is that correct?

    • October 27, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      The faster you let go of the old, the faster you will get the new. So slowing down and taking the arm out of that driver swing will allow you to speed it up in the future once you are good at it. Here is the idea:

      Confidence Breeds Distance:

      Focus. Start doing lots of practice swings letting the arms go. You should also be trying to hit drivers at 2/3 distance at the range. Get good at it and used to the new feeling of keeping the arms turned off the speed up the legs and hips for more power. It really doesn’t take long it’s just getting used to it.

    • October 27, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Also, don’t swing a heavy club. If you do your clubs will feel light. This is the opposite to how they should feel. Yours need to feel heavy. So swing a normal club or a lighter club if you can.

      Drill: Make the Club Feel Heavy:

  2. October 27, 2016


    Dear Tom,
    Never swing a weighted club:Paul is adamant on this !All it does is to slow down your swing ,which is THE opposite you are looking for!
    Better exeercise with THE POWER FAN,or THE POWERBLADE ,or THE POWERCHUTE .You CAN try also THE OVERSPEED/ UNDERSPEED method with THE SUPERSPEED STICKS OF MIKE NAPOLEON .Paul recommends a very efficient training aid which are THE rubber bands OF MIKE BAUMANN ( They are on IGNITION GOLF’s site )

  3. October 27, 2016



    I struggle with a draw sometimes though I want to hit it dead straight. Will it be a kind of the same problem ? It seems that is occurs when I use the arms a little bit, or is this only the arms swinging too much from the inside ?


    • October 27, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      The draw is from a square stance. You slide in the downswing. This starts the ball to the right. A strong grip then allows the ball to spin back to the target. This is a real draw. If from square you’re spinning it left of target then you have a pull hook. This pull hook. This is a totally different shot. The pull hook would be from starting down with arms. If you are over drawing it you could just be releasing it a little more than necessary or your wrists could be a little too loose (loose wrists is good but not with a strong grip).

      So really you need to know what kind of draw you are hitting:

      The Real Draw:

      The Fake Draw:

      If you want to hit it straight you need to work on your grip. I needs to be neutral. Once you fix that you need to work on body. It’s tricky if you have been hitting a real draw for a while. It’s a 2 step process. Let me know if you have a real or fake draw.

  4. October 27, 2016


    GREETINGS COACH unrelated tip question. I know,or I think I know, what causes a push fade, wrists ,grip, open face,what I don’t know is why it happens almost only with my driver. I still can hit my driver straight at times but more than not I push fade,but not with my 3 fairway 4,5, fairway,not with my 3,4,5,6, hybrids and lower. What am i doing with the driver that I am not doing with all the other clubs? THANKS COACH

    • October 27, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      You are most likely trying to hit it too hard. This may not be a push fade from sliding. You might just be driving the hips so hard that you get way ahead of the arms coming down.

      Before you hit driver you need to be doing the roll over drill 3-5 times. This keeps your wrists unlocked. Then step up and think body (rotation) as you hit your ball.

      Watch this tip. You can apply it to playing too:

      DRILL: Golf Swing Timing For More Distance:

  5. October 28, 2016


    It is not a fake draw. Sometimes the ball start to right of the target but curve a lot more to the Left when finishing. Someones it starts straight on the target but draw out to Left of the target.


  6. October 30, 2016


    Paul ,I noted in this video that you should not pull the club (Handle) down in the downswing .Do you mean you just let it drop? Otherwise ,ths video is not addressed to me ,I never pull the ball ,sometimes (seldom!) ,I push the ball ,but that is dealt with in your other video on the “pull “

    • October 30, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Your arms are powerless. If your arms are connected to your body they will move when you turn your body. If you are not pulling then don’t worry about it.

  7. August 30, 2019


    Different swing thoughts work differently for golfers. When I was pulling, I felt like when I addressed the ball, I was going to pull it. I learned from your tip that I was pulling with the left arm /shoulder, and so I just stopped doing it, and the problem was fixed. This is an example of not doing something to fix a fault. Seems to work for me, but some golfers prefer a positive solution, ie, doing something instead of not doing something. Can you comment on your experience in this area?

    • September 1, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      This is why I say things in different ways. I know it might take me 5 different ways of saying the same thing before it finally registers with someone.

      For you it was a different thought that fixed it. A lot of time it is getting the person to think of the right thing but other times they actually have to change something. It all starts with the grip and setup. You fix that first then see where the ball is going. If it’s off line you know you have a swing problem then you can gget to fixing it.

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