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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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February 4, 2018
Great lesson Paul. This relates very well to your recent “trigger” segment. I’d love to see a tip that consists exclusively of (1) a side-by-side driver shot, both front-on and down-the-line, at normal speed, and (2) the same shot at slow motion. Neither segment need be narrated, but would be used for repeated silent study as a reference for many lessons, tips, and drills.
February 5, 2018
Glad you liked the tip. Thanks.
We have been trying to shoot my swing for some time now but as you seen in the tips we are right into the sun light this time of year and they get too dark. I will wait until the light is a little better.
In the meantime, I do have my swing to download. Go here and scroll down the page. I made a cybervision repeating video of my swing for everyone. Pretty cool.
Today at the range I was hitting a number of weak pushes. I put an impact label on my 7-iron. most of the contact was was forward top and bottom on the club face. It was driving me crazy. Finally, I pulled out your on-the-course booklet from “The Body Swing” and saw that the problem is likely due to swaying or taking the club back too much on the target line, causing it come in too steeply on the downswing. I concentrated on staying behind the ball and hit a few straight shots. It was hard, though; it felt awkward. My sway must be minimal, because I always end up in the touch-the-legs position and standing vertical (slightly leaning to the right) square to the target. I’m not getting the best contact for some reason, however. I’m not hitting the sweet spot consistently. It has to be because I have too much unwanted motion in my swing. I sent in a few swing clips to Pete yesterday, so I hope maybe he can spot something.
Yes, inconsistent shots is typically the indication of a sway. You need to coil up tight but also load into the right instep as you hit the top. If you move to the outside of this foot at all you will not make great contact. Think about the spring. Coil it tight and it will uncoil (this is very consistent). Keep the wrists loose and the club would hinge and re-hinge (this is consistent too).
Always go back to basics if you lose it. You could also start hooking it so the ball goes left consistently with the right loft on it. Then in a few balls switch back to body to straighten it out. This way you can de-lofting the club and hitting it with the same spin for numerous shots in a row thus eliminating one side of the course. Tee it up as you do it to make it easy.
Fine lesson again,Paul ,thank you .I have a sligthly different method to keep from sliding :I just push my left cheek back while straightening the left leg .Imposible to slide when doing this .
As regards the mathematical aspect of the golf swing ,I’ve done some research work these days .With the “double pendulum “and “collision “theories ,it seems that accelerating the club through impact is benificial ,and cocking the wrists more
These theories confirm what you teach ,e.g the two “pendulums” (the arms and the club shaft )play no active role in the golf swing ,the speed of the body rotation and the uncocking of the wrists do the job .All you have to work on therefore is to turn faster and to cock more the wrists (And not slide ,of course !)
As much as that is great advice people find it really difficult to cure it.
I’ve been doing this for a while. My body didn’t trust me to straighten my front leg. I will practice until I get it down. Thanks for the tip Paul.
It is your body not accepting it is okay to straighten it without hurting yourself. Yes, keep doing it and get used to it otherwise you will never fix it.
I only purchased the Body Swing a couple of weeks ago, and am already seeing change, in my scores and including a marked drop in the number of lost balls – usually a pull when I forget to fire the knee. And here is my knee question – I have arthritis in my trail knee and so experience discomfort/mild pain when touching knees – is there a way of reducing this problem, either my modifying my weight distribution of the foot/knee angle of my train leg?
Glad you are doing well. It is great when this happens because it’s telling you what is coming if you keep working on it.
Keep in mind I want you touching the legs so you get feedback so you know you have done the position exactly right and it will never fall apart. In doing this position you are turning your hips parallel left of target when you are finished. So, instead of touching focus on the belt buckle and let the right knee come around to where you can do it without pain. When you do this though, make sure you always turn your hips fully. This would be a consistent move too that could be easily checked. Give this a try and see if it helps.
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