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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 1, 2012
You are my guy and I like your teaching style since you have cut about 15 strokes off my game. I did however see a lesson where the instructor said to pretend like you are hitting the end of an aiming stick at the bottom of the ball. That seemed to make quite a difference on my focus and in my shot and took a divot each time. It was like it filled in a big missing piece of my game. Any thoughts?
Rick, My thought is this is hitting. Although you may have seen some improvement this will not allow you to be as consistent as you should be in the future. Turn your arms off.
I understand what you are saying and see your point.
It was Martin Chuck who suggested the aim stick. I am just waiting for my Revolution Golf subscription to run out and was just trying to get my money’s worth. Too many conflicting ideas.
November 2, 2012
Rick, Glad you are sticking with me. We’ll get there together.
When I was going through troubled times (prior to Ignition golf) I was told my fault lay with the fact I wasn’t hitting down on the ball. When I did sure it took off like a rocket usually in a different direction. Watching an earlier clip it definitely was all arms and muscle. I quite like the sound of Rick’s comment about focussing on the bottom of the ball on the downward swing coupled with the body turn whipping of the club head (wish I had a better way to discuss this) as you follow through. Thanks again.
Paul, You should be focusing on turning the arms off and letting the arms stretch out fully. You should also be thinking about hitting the follow through position. This is point B to your swing.
I KNOW NOT WHY I TEND TO TAKE TOO DEEP A DIVOT WITH THE WEDGES FROM 100 YARDS IN. TO THE POINT WHERE I HAVE TO LET GO OF THE CLUB AND THE RESULT IS THE CLUB GOING BACKWARDS REACTING TO THE SPRING EFFECT.????? PERHAPS I AM NOT TURNING ENOUGH WITH THOSE SWINGS…..?
Ken, You are taking deep divots (fat) because you have too much weight on the back foot at impact.
Fat While Staying Back: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-hanging-back-impact
If you are not hitting fat but the divots are just too deep you are too tilted at address. This is causing the shoulders to turn back too steeply. If this is the case level the shoulders out by standing taller with shorter clubs.
DRILL: Sit On The Edge Of A Bar Stool To Set Up – Part 1 of 2: https://ignitiongolf.com/setup-edge-of-bar-stool/
DRILL: How To Feel Torque In Your Backswing – Part 2 of 2: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-feel-torque-backswing/
Golf season is over in my neck of the woods east coast canada, what drills wouldf be the most effective over the winter months. great website.
Barry, You should be doing regular practice swings at home working on your swing positions. Winter is the best time to work on your swing because there is no ball to hit. No ball means you can focus on developing a great swing. Once the next season rolls around you should be playing better than ever. Work on 1 or 2 things at a time and master them. Watch your swing in a mirror if you can. This way you will not only get the feedback from the position but you will be able to see if you are doing it correctly. Don’t forget to putt, pitch and chip on your carpet. This will keep your short game sharp (use plastic balls if you have to).
November 3, 2012
Hi Paul. I wanted to thank you for all of your tips. You have helped my game a lot. As a beginner (playing 1 and 1/2 years) you have helped me hit below 100 consistently. I am now enjoying my golf and this is mainly down to your easy to follow but very effective tips. I am now working on your short game DVD’s.
Thanks again, I would suggest you to all my friends.
November 5, 2012
Jason, thank you very much for your feedback, kind words and promotion. I truly appreciate it. Please keep at it. Your next goal is breaking 90.
November 4, 2012
Paul Can now hit the follow through positions b consistantly now with knees touching as well but not sure if lower body starting first. does swinging slower cause you to use more lower body.
Barry, I’m glad you are getting the follow through positions. Slowing down should relax the arms more but people can still use them even though they are slowing down. The tell tale sign you are using your arms is if you are pulling it. Just watch your ball and it will let you know. If you are not taking divots and hitting it thin these are signs too.
August 30, 2014
I am following since revolution golf. I am so happy to find you again.
You are best teacher!! I have a your short game series,swing machine golf
September 1, 2014
Glad you found me. I truly appreciate the feedback and support.
September 17, 2015
All of a sudden I’m taking deep and long divots with my full wedge shots. Mostly I’m getting the ball first and the shot turns out OK but it’s not what I want to do – I’d prefer a shallow divot. Can you tell me how to fix this please?
Stand taller with shorter clubs this will reduce the depth of the divot.
Stand Tall with Short Clubs: https://ignitiongolf.com/stand-tall-short-clubs/
September 18, 2015
Thanks Paul, much appreciated, your tuition has helped me a lot. For instance your lesson on the punch shot helped me get around a links course, Port Fairy, which sits next to the Southern Ocean.
As a left hander who is right handed at everything else, I would enjoy seeing you try hit a few balls left handed on your next tip! I’m sure you can do it!
Glad you like the tips. Thanks. I mastered the punch shot when I lived in Kansas city. Great shot to have because so few can do it.
Many years ago I started to learn my technique left handed so I would understand exactly what someone would do if they were to learn my technique. I had it looking good and was starting to hit it okay in no time. It would take come practice to get it back again. This takes time which I do not have. I will think about it though. Maybe do it in practice swings to show everyone how important they are in learning a great swing.
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