Thinking About Trigger Before Starting Swing

By | on July 21, 2015 | 15 Comments | Array


Sorry, this content is for members only.

Click here to get access.


Already a member? Login below

Remember me (for 2 weeks)

Forgot Password


Author Description

Avatar photo

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+

15 Responses to “Thinking About Trigger Before Starting Swing”

  1. Oops, Paul, you’ve divulged your age! I wish I had understood my problems 22 years ago at your relatively young age. Anyway, I’m using your right instep trigger and have been getting improved scores. The hinge and turn tip for the wedges has been particularly helpful in eliminating the chunks which turned many a par into a bogey or worse. Your instruction is extremely simple to understand and requires only practice for significant improvement. There’s do much confusing instruction out their which clutters the mind leading to anxiety, failure, and more anxiety.

    Thanks, Ron Calabrese

    • Ron,

      Yes, unfortunately I am not getting any younger.

      Glad you like the tips and their simplicity. In my mind people have to understand it. I went through years of confusion. Not fun at all.

  2. July 22, 2015



    Like the choices and I have tried them all previously. Have settled on the hip turn as it was the best one for me to prevent sliding to the left vs a solid turning motion. Is very simple to remember and practice and definitely gets results!!



  3. What a great picture at the top of this tip! It shows everything I’ve been trying to master in one “moment in time” with the club 2 to 3 feet past impact, arms extended, even the club shaft bowed forward driving the ball up and away. In the photo I focused on your back heel lift and was surprised that the heel is just lifting and the foot is rolling onto the big toe curve this far into the swing. That’s the trigger I’ve settled on to initiate the down swing. I agree wholeheartedly with RonCalabrese on every point. I will add that I have been getting compliments on my “smooth” swing, all due to hitting your key positions. I give credit where credit’s due and point them to your site.

    Thanks for all you do for us.
    Gary Kreutzer

    • Gary,

      I actually picked another picture for the 1st slide and that one showed up. That is the spot.

      Glad your are getting compliments on your swing. I said this would happen.

      Thanks for promo to others. I truly appreciate it.

  4. Paul this is the tip that will help me. I have one out of say ten practice sessions when I am performing the swing correctly and could not figure out what I was doing right until this tip. I am digging in on the loaded Leg but sprayed the ball everywhere. I have not been straighting in my left leg consistently. Once I studied this tip it became obvious what the issue is I have not kbeen able to push with right and straining the left leg to create a spin. It works beautefuly when I focus on straightens the left leg. I am not sure why I was not picking this up after studying the triggers very carefully. I am getting on the range after work to prove this is my missing link. Thanks so much for the instruction/tips. This one may be the secret I have surched for for about 2 years.

    • Keith,

      This is a huge thought. Funny how so many people have no trigger. This is vital in a great golf swing. Glad you see it and will be thinking about it from now on.

      I probably sprayed it everywhere doing this right instep trigger too when I first started. I really did it for more distance. Years later once I turned off my arms they straightened out.

      Keep doing the left leg though. Tons of people have chosen this trigger. I just can’t do it when I think left leg. Feels weird.

  5. Paul, I make a clear cut distinction between the ” physical ” trigger – e.g pushing off the right Instep- and the ” mental” trigger ,,which is the signal to Start the downswing : my ” mental ” trigger is the second TA ,OF the the ” TA,TA ,TA” OF m’y swing :TA when I Start ,TA when I am at the top( left shoulder is under the Chin ) ,TA at impact .For me staying in rythm is the most important aspect OF the entire swing .

    • Raymond,

      A mental trigger is fine too for tempo. This is just to get people to actually find and try a trigger. My mental trigger is feel the coil. Once I do, I fire the lower body.

  6. When I use my right instep as the down swing trigger, there is a groove that develops on the ground all the way to the dirt. I guess a rolling motion is not being used and it’s more a spin out? any thoughts how to feel the rolling motion with speed and power?

    • Bruce,

      I push really hard with this instep so when I am done hitting balls you can see I have worn away the grass. Now if you are pushing but never getting onto the tip of the toe the front portion of your shoe would be grinding the grass away. This would be wrong. Watch the tip below. It may help:

      Shift and Roll:

  7. Do you push really hard on the side of your foot all the way to the tip?

  8. October 17, 2015


    After a bit of trial and error i found the best one that works for me is simply getting my back leg to touch my forward leg
    Is this ok?

You must be logged in to post a comment.