Vertical To Vertical

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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+

10 Responses to “Vertical To Vertical”

  1. June 30, 2019


    Hey Paul, another great drill. This is the best golf site for me ever. I’m hitting my drives 200 yards now when I was only at 150 last fall. It’s great and I thank you for that.

    • Susan,

      Glad you are doing well. I love hearing it.

      Glad you like this drill too. This one is working wonders with students.

  2. Hi Paul. I’m sure my wrists are loose. I have been working on it for a long time. I am a righty. I find that my shots will go to the left unless I really turn my hips quickly. Is there a possibility they are too loose? Maybe I am releasing just at the ball somehow rather than after the ball. I think the latter is the most likely. Should I try to hold off just a little?
    Thanks for all your help.

  3. Hi Paul, I tried your vertical to vertical drill 20 times before my weekly tournament. For the first time in six months I won with a score of 37. And I hit my balls 20 to 40 years longer than ever before. I will do this drill every night now until I hit my driver 250 yards!.
    Yours truly
    Per Frankplads

    • Per Frankplads,

      I knew this one was going to be good. I have been getting great results with it. Glad you are too. Keep doing it.

  4. I mean 20 to 40 yards longer

  5. In doing the verical to vertical drill, I assume there is a push down on the grip to achieve the position without moving the body. In the proper full swing, I use the weight of the club and the turn of the body without any downward pressure on the grip. I find I get a more relaxed swing this way but is it correct?

  6. I have always had trouble with my release, so I am trying many of these drills. After practicing the body swing for a couple of months I am loosening up and getting a lot better at my release. I recently tried a similar tip to this one from your youtube channel where you are swinging elbow down to elbow down with a tee in the grip. If do that and I keep my grip firm and do this drill 20 times my left forearm becomes rather sore. This is why I have always had trouble with the release. My brain is telling me not to do it, because it hurts. Should I just keep at it? Is there possibly a subtle problem with my lead hand grip? I have always had a pretty neutral grip, so am pretty comfortable with that part of the process. I do have rather large hands (8-1/2″ heal to tip), and large hands tend to be equipped with fairly muscular forearms…..

    • I like students to start off with any of these drills, especially the release drills. I find that if you try to do these too fast tehn you will tighten up and this goes against what were trying to achieve. Maybe start off with some shots that only go 20-40 yards with a 7iron. Then slowly increase the speed, this will get you loosened up. Check out this drill:

      DRILL: Smooth Wrist Release:

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