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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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May 2, 2018
I’m gong to give this a try. I find myself fidgeting with the grip and ending up with my right hand a bit under the shaft. I don’t realize that I do it but have been told that I do this. I also wait too long before I start back. This is a good tip for me.
Thank you Paul.
Glad you found out something you are doing that can affect your swing. This is why I did the tip. I just had a bunch of people over the last week with no chance to do a proper swing. Imagine having no chance to even hit a good shot. Wow. The grip and setup is vital.
September 12, 2018
Paul: As I’ve gotten older I know that in my backswing my arms break down and I get handsy. I’m ok with the one piece takeaway getting my hands, arm, and torso to the thigh high position. But it’s what comes next that’s the issue. I’m trying to use the big muscles in the back, shoulders, and torso, but the tightness in these muscles leads to the arms bending and early hands activatation as I try to get to position 1 at the top. The result is a very hands/arm top position with no sense of torque or power. In video I can see I’m not fully turned to 90 or even 80 degress. When I’ve done this correctly, for example in a practice swing where I’ve created some momemtum back, I can really feel the torque as you describe. In your opinion, is there a small weight shift that should be employed to the right leg to get the process going and some momentum started? Just seems hard to do from a static position over the ball.
Any suggestions in how to get the big muscles engaged from the beginning be greatly appreciated.
People usually break down at the top because the wrists are too tight or they are lazy going back (me). You need to be manually hinging that club in the wrists to the top. Regardless of the amount you can coil back if you don’t have the wrists fully hinged you won’t hit it anywhere. I know for a fact I can barely turn back and still get over 100 mph. I did a tip on it here:
Limited Shoulder Turn? Power Is No Problem: https://ignitiongolf.com/limited-shoulder-turn/
If you are not even getting to 80 degrees then I would be lifting the left heel a little and turning the hips a little. At least this would give you more turn to get the arms up higher. Then like I said you need that hinge. Maybe you are trying to resits too much going back. Not sure but you have to do whatever is necessary to coil back a little more. You can do this:
Increase Shoulder Turn (seam on shirt): https://ignitiongolf.com/increase-your-shoulder-turn
You can also coil a little faster to get some momentum to coil you back. Some people coil too slow so they never quite get back all of the way.
So you need to find out what is hampering the coil. Are you too tight? Too slow? You don’t realize it take effort to coil fully? Etc. Once you know that then you can get back there a little more 80+ and get the hinge.
You definitely need to stay in motion before you go back. I have done tips on this here:
Stay in Motion: https://ignitiongolf.com/stay-in-motion-swing
Then choose a backswing trigger here:
What is Your Backswing Trigger: https://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-trigger/
Shoulder Rotation – Learning To Coil: https://ignitiongolf.com/learning-to-coil/
The Right Way To Turn Your Back to the Target: https://ignitiongolf.com/back-to-target-right-way/
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