Simplicity of the Body

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Paul Wilson

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+

12 Responses to “Simplicity of the Body”

  1. August 13, 2017

    johnhoyle

    Greetings Coach:I am still amazed at how what you teach creeps into my game.As you know I have been with you over 4 years and you have helped me,in my game, more than I know how to say,but one thing has haunted me for a long time and that is looking up early.I don’t know why I keep doing it the shots were never any good when I did.After seeing this tip I realized what was happening, I was rotating shoulders too far,i could see grass between my knees on the backswing, this over rotation was pulling my focus off the ball.So,what I am saying is, if you watch these tips and some over and over they will finally regester at least for me. THANKS COACH !

    • Paul Wilson

      August 14, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      John,

      Good to hear from you. If you are hitting you will look to see what you hit. That is human nature. Maybe as you over-rotated this brought your arms into play. Glad you figured that out. Just coil the amount you can coil. You will know how much you can coil because you will get the tight wound up sensation. Once you feel it … uncoil.

      It’s funny, I get people emailing me saying I am long winded and I repeat myself yet everyone I talk says they hear new things everytime they watch my tips again. I will keep saying it over and over. As you say, it registers at some point. This is a good thing.

  2. Paul ,Yes ,after several ten thousands of golf swings ,the golf swing has become simple to me ,but I keep repeating it in front of a window pane every single day ,a flaw is quick to creep in .
    Looking at the 2017 PGA at QUAIL HOLLOW was very much instructive to me again :the lesson is that it’s not the player with the best swing and the best long game who wins (In my opinion the best long game players were HIDEKI MATSUYAMA and LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN )but the one with the most efficient short game(Together with plenty of luck!),that is the winner JUSTIN THOMAS .I don’t like at all his swing ,he has a “Wrenching “movement when he performs his rotation forwards and his throughwswing ,nothing to do with the fluidity of LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN or the machine looking repeat swing (with the slight pause at the top ) of HIDEKI MATSUYAMA:had MATSUYAMA putted less sloppily ,he would have won by a great margin ..You don’t win with a “golden” and a “repeat” swing only ! MATSUYAMA’s precision approach irons to the greens were true marvels ,but just after ,he messed the puts…

    • Paul Wilson

      August 14, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Raymond,

      It was an interesting tournament. If only I could get to Louis. I love this swing. He is one the closest to what I teach but I did see some errant shots from him. He need to stay within himself. Everytime I see these guys I just keep saying to myself they don’t have the “eye of the tiger” in the sense they can block everything out and turn it on as Tiger, Jack and the other best players could. Until I see someone who has it, I don’t feel any of these guys will dominate. It looks like they are just going through the motions. Almost happy that they lost. I certainly wouldn’t have been.

  3. Paul,in one of the rounds of the récent PGA ,a player chipped from of the Green ( hé was in a swale) with an hybrid .I don’t play this shot ,I’m not use d to it .Would you recommend it .The advantage quoted by the commentators is that with the hybrid the ball rolls more

    • Paul Wilson

      August 15, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Raymond,

      I never play this shot either. If you are good at chipping and pitching you don’t need it.

  4. Oosthuizen, Ernie Els, swartzel – there are some guys who look like precise gears effortlessly turning in an oil bath. Turn and strike – disarmingly simple. Sam Snead was the all time model of course.

    How easy it becomes to drift into bad habits with excess movement, or to forget something ridiculously simple – a weight shift. If you’re not a natural athlete – I’m not – you have to keep checking and checking. Yesterday I forgot the weight shift – can you imagine? Someone reminded me. Infuriating.

    Ben Hogan’s swing was fascinating, but man it’s complicated. Once he got into that downswing there were all sorts of parts moving. An extraordinary player, but man that golf swing might not be the best model . . .

    Great tip.

    • Paul Wilson

      August 16, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Anthony,

      This is why you need to know the positions and constantly work on them. People who quit saying they are going to take it back up when the season starts are not getting it. You cannot quit doing this stuff. Even if it is a few practice swings a few nights a week. You have to do something to remember the movement. If you take a break you will come back to it hitting with your arms. So just keep doing the swings and you will start memorizing them in no time.

  5. August 19, 2017

    SimonKirkby

    I am a 150 lb. 70 year old man who has been trying improve his golf game for 30 years. I’ve had lessons with our excellent golf pro at my club, been to at least 4 golf camps, and worked on my game several days a week. I started watching your videos about a year ago, and have gradually, little by little improved. All your videos have been important to me other than the flexibility and mental tips. But this video is the one that brought it all together for me. Last year my Mass handicap was 21.9. In last Tuesday’s night league my score was 68 gross on our par 70 golf course. I cannot thank you enough for all the help, I think what was important to me was being able to check in on a daily basis, particularly if I was having a problem. Lifetime ambition achieved, thank you, thank you.

    Simon Kirkby from Wyantenuck CC.

    • Paul Wilson

      August 20, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Simon,

      That’s great!!! I love hearing it. Just needed to see it differently. I had that light bulb moment many times and many years ago. It is a great feeling. Make sure you watch this tip below because it can be exciting when you have a breakthrough.

      You Will Top It: https://ignitiongolf.com/you-will-top-it/

      Keep up the good work.

  6. August 21, 2017

    SimonKirkby

    Clerical error, meant to say 78 gross not 68. That would be ridiculous.

    Simon

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