Slow Down Until You Can Release The Club

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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+

8 Responses to “Slow Down Until You Can Release The Club”

  1. May 14, 2019

    PaulBates

    Tried it today after a few slices on the range… straight as. Made such a great difference and simply felt so easy. Thanks for this!

    • Paul,

      Glad you tried it. Got to release the club. If you go so fast you can’t then when do you ever release it? Keep at it.

  2. May 15, 2019

    JimPlace

    Yesterday first drive ended in right rough. Same on #2. 60% from 3 on and never missed another fairway. Speed kills unless it comes from the lower body. There are virtually no exceptions to this rule.

    • Jim,

      Very good. You are seeing it. Funny how people keep swinging super hard and not hitting fairways yet they keep doing it. Imagine how confident you would become if you rarely missed a fairway. Totally different game.

  3. Paul,

    How appropriate this comment was for me.

    I had written you several days ago under the Distance – Arc tip, frustrated with my ability to hit a three-wood and not the driver. My drivers were nearly universally push fades with a lack of wrist release. Trouble off the tee like this leads to many doubles and triples.

    Funny how you hear things a thousand different ways but it takes just one specific comment that turns on the light bulb for us. Your told me I was swinging too hard with the driver and that if I knew I had a “Zero” club in my bag I would hit the driver just fine. You also prescribed a heavy dose of rollover drills.

    So… I visited the range this morning. I pretended I had a Zero club in my bag that was my Big Dog and the one wood in my hand was just my “get it in the fairway” club. I slowed down. Not just a little bit – way down. Viola, even though I felt like I was swinging at 50 mph the ball was rocketing deep and straight. Unreal!!!!

    And in slowing down, just like this tip tells us, I had time to square the face and the rollover just seemed to happen on its own with no conscious effort from me. It just happened.

    Paul, what a magic feeling this is. If I can groove this and take it to the course, golf will be great again for me. You totally rock!

    Mike

  4. June 12, 2019

    mikeschick

    What do you think about the idea of slowing down the hips to allow the release to happen?

    • Mike,

      Slow down anything and everything until it releases. This is the whole point of the tip. Slow down and let it release. However you need to do that then try it. Once you get the club releasing you need to speed up the hips for more power. Too slow and you won’t hit it very far.

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