The Golf Ball Is The Problem

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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. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

18 Responses to “The Golf Ball Is The Problem”

  1. Paul l am doing exactly what u said. Because of some issue I am unable to play and practice so I practice my swings using the keys u suggested (coil, hinge, touch your legs, touch the back of my head). Some times I independently add uncoil before touch my legs.
    I have been doing this for about a month, I will start playing soon and I feel confident I am going play much better. I intend to practice indoor first so I can see my swing then I will go to range after.

    • Alan,

      Very good. It will pay off big time in the near future. Just keep making the positions perfect.

  2. Paul, that was a great tip. You have changed my outlook on golfing. It sounds very logical. Yes, I won’t hit as many plastic balls in my yard as much anymore. Do you coach an golfer on the PGA Tour.

    • Ken,

      This is why I cannot believe you are not in the low 80’s right now. Practice differently now. Get the swing. Then later you can go back to hitting balls. Practice swings, short game practice and playing. That’s it.

      I do not have any tour players. I am not at a course where they are so I do not have the connections. I almost had a few but my connections to them fell apart. It’s boring anyway to teach good players. I have done so in the past. I like taking a bad swing and making it look great. That is exciting to me.

  3. It is very helpful for me to start with the finish and swing backwords then forward. My new thought is to ignore the ball and just think of the finish position. Equals more distance. Thanks.

    • Joseph,

      Very good. So many people don’t give any thought to the follow through yet this is the most important position in the swing.

  4. Hey Paul,
    Wow, I felt as though you were talking to me directly in this video. I am only a year and a half old to golf and my first year I did exactly what you said. Just hitting with my arms at the practice range hoping I would get a good shot once in a while.
    Because of your videos over the last few months though, I understand wrist cock and release feeling that whipping action, with hips turning first. It was awkward at first, but now I feel it feels weird not to have my hips turning first to allow the club shaft drop through.
    With less effort I’m experiencing more power!

    • John,

      Glad I got to you before you put in 20 years of hitting. It is so much harder to fix the longer you do it. Stay focused on the positions and building a great swing. You will have if for life!

  5. January 16, 2017


    Great tip 😉 I have a cut down club with a practice grip on that I swing inside now that it’s winter here. Is that a good way to work on the positions?

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      January 16, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you liked it.

      That’s great you cut down a club. This is what I swing all of the time at home.

      No ball means you can clearly be thinking of positions and making them perfect. You can also do the trigger but be careful swinging hard indoors.

  6. December 20, 2018


    Paul, I have used your system and do practice the swing without a ball and have great success with my irons and woods, but am not succeeding with the driver. When I play, all the driver shots go to the left along the ground with very to little carry. I have tried hard to correct this with the swing without a ball but have had no success with the driver. Any suggestions please

  7. December 20, 2018


    Hi Paul, Fortunately you have been my only coach since I took up golf 4 years ago and I’m starting to outplay my friends who’ve been playing for many years. You must have filmed many hundreds of tips and, because it’s impossible for me to review them all, I do appreciate your constantly repeating your old tips.My own swing is improving slowly step by step and I prefer ” practicing” on the actual golf course rather than at the range.
    Ian Bernadt.

  8. December 21, 2018


    Hi Paul,
    I’ve loved the series of tips over the last couple of weeks, i purchased body swing back around the middle of the year i do your tips every single day at least a minimum 1-3 x sets of your favourite drill mixed with coil, hinge, touch the legs touch the head, the monster lag drill, separation drill, and working hard in these areas, my handicap 33, i still haven’t had a score under 100 as yet.
    but in that last six mths I’ve became more consistent dropping some 20-25 shots while learning to play, getting lots of comments on”i love your swing” and even look at him showing off holding the touch the head position when that drive goes straight down the middle. which brings a smile to your face. I’m up for the challenge and I’m going to work harder along with short game with the view of being
    breaking the 100 and 90 barrier in the next couple of mths keep you posted
    malcolm parker ( AUS)

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      December 21, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Breaking 100 is simple. You are definitely on track to doing that which should be in the very near future because you are doing the practice swings and building the swing. As you do them make sure they are precise. You hold them and check the feedback so you know they are perfect. The other drills are great too. You will definitely have to do some short game work as this will save you shots and help you score. I really like what you are doing so please keep doing it and keep us posted. I would think mid to low 80’s is easily doable in no time. You’ll see.

  9. Hey Paul such a great tip. Just today I was in my backyard with my swing meter, wacking balls into a net I bought. I’m trying to get more power, meanwhile my swing looks like crap! I’m going to take your advice and forget the ball for sometime. And just do the swing.

    All your tips are great but this is probably the most important one I’ve watched.

    Thanks again, Steve

    • Stephen,

      Exactly. Working on distance that way is fine because you need to get used to fire the body hard and fast but in that case you wouldn’t be caring about scoring. Once you get the distance you would then go back to working positions and making the movement precise. In your case, you are just whacking balls so yes, I think it is time to dial it in. You need to start with grip, setup and follow through first. Make these moves precise. Once you get them then working on coiling. Then hinging. Take it in that exact order and you will have it in no time. Do tons of practice swings in a mirror and look for the feedback of each position. Every move counts.

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