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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 6, 2016
I’ve been straightening that back knee for over 5 years (took up golf when I retired). I tried the sit move and sure enough…now I can fire my right knee!Wow…can’t wait to play tomorrow and show off
alittle.Thanks a bunch.
Paul ,I told you not a long time ago that I had incorporated in my movement the”sit down “move at the end of the backswing ,before turning the hips forward :you told me to forget it and here you demonstrate exactly what you told me I should not do.
So I stopped doing it
When I do the “sitting down on a stool ” it’s very small move and I keep my left instep pushed into the turf .
Why did you stop me from doing it in the first place ?
It gives a lot of power to spring forward and turn on the left leg .
What should I do now ?
November 7, 2016
Did you watch the tip. You sit down if you are straightening the knee. This is also ONLY in the right knee NOT both knees as you suggested.
So look at your right knee. If you straighten it get a feeling of sitting to MAINTAIN it. You are not sitting to drive off of it which you are suggesting. If you see the straightening then sit down 1 inch to maintain. You are NOT dropping 1 inch if you already have the flex in this knee.
Great suggestion. Will give it a try. My natural tendency is to straighten my leg.
Paul, I have unrelated question about the you pros’. When I watch them on TV some of them are over the ball for several seconds. Your always tell us how much practice it takes to groove our swing. I am sure they have a grooved swing at that level. So, I am very curious about their thought process while over the ball. I know they are not thinking hinge, lag, touch the head position. Any insight into their thought process. Would like to hear your thoughts.
You are not alone. Almost everyone I see straightens this back leg. This is due to over-rotating, reverse pivot etc.
I really don’t know what they are thinking. Typically, I am trying to relax and have a clear swing thought in my mind before I pull the trigger. I really don’t like it when they stand their too long but some do. If you change it and had them do it faster would it make them better? In some cased yes but others would lose their rhythm.
So as you are standing over it double check everything, stay loose and have a clear thought. This should be enough for you to pull the trigger in a timely manner.
I can vouch that this sit down move works.
It is something I worked out for myself by trial and error.
My only single digit score rounds were when I remembered to sit down.
This allowed the body to coil correctly and for the arms to be at a correct place.
It is probably a version of your no gaps between legs concept which I could not get my body to recreate otherwise.
Glad you got it. It is a way to maintain this flex which is important in putting you in a great position to start the downswing. Keep up the good work.
November 9, 2016
Another unrelated question. I am now in Fl.having come down from the midwest. When I get off the fairway the Fl. grass( brillo pad) catches my club and closes the face -not good for any swing. Any suggestions?
November 10, 2016
Give this a try:
Hit From Light Rough: https://ignitiongolf.com/light-rough/
November 21, 2016
Paul, I have been following your coaching for a couple of years and felt I was slowly improving until last round when I played 5 under my handicap and won the monthly medal. Real quantifiable improvement for which I thank you, I enjoy your videos and appreciate your attention to detail which has helped my game.
That’s great news. I love hearing it.
Just be careful. Once people do this they think they are invincible so they start swinging harder and harder and it all falls apart. If you start seeing topped, thin or sliced shots immediately slow down. Watch this tip:
You Will Top It: https://ignitiongolf.com/you-will-top-it/
Keep doing practice swings and stay focused on powerless arms while using the body to power your swing. Once you get used to playing at this level then set a new goal and work towards it.
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