Watch The Placket

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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+

12 Responses to “Watch The Placket”

  1. September 9, 2018


    You taught me a word I don’t ever recalling seeing before: placket. Thanks! A helpful trick people could use to practice the tip would be to take a short piece of masking tape and stick it vertically down along the center of the front of their shirt. The tape might be easier to see than the “placket.” Paul, I think you should title your next book “The Tilted Placket: Set Your Golf Swing Straight”.

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      September 11, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Great idea with the tape. Simple. Not sure about a whole book about the tilted placket but I may include it in future teachings.

  2. September 9, 2018


    This is a great tip. I remember seeing this said differently by keeping the placket back of the ball, but like your technique better. As a follow up question do you have any additional advice on locking my left leg with my driver and long irons. I seem to be able to do it with my 6 iron down through wedges bu only about 33% to 50% of the time with 5 iron or more??


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      September 11, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you liked it. Thanks.

      As far as locking the leg is concerned you need to start making the move to lock it as soon as you come down. If you are not locking it I would think the arms are starting first, then you are thinking about it. You only have 1/4 of a second from the top to impact. You can’t lock the leg in 1/4 of a second. You can lock in about 1/2 a second. So if you start from the top by the time you are 3/4 through it would be locked. So start earlier.

      Keep in mind human nature is protecting this leg. So you need to do it enough to get the feeling in your mind to then apply to the shot. Make sure your stance is not too wide. Do some practice swings feeling the back of the kneed going straight back. Get the snapping sensation then forget the ball. Think about doing the same feeling. You cannot think about hitting a great shot. You need to think about incorporating the position into your swing.


      Snap Part 1 – Lower Body:

      These might help too:

      You Better Check This Especially If You Slide:
      Easy Way To Cure A Slide:

      Do this too and get used to the feeling:

      Lean On Club to Touch Legs:

  3. September 9, 2018


    If I drive my lower body properly and don’t use my arms, I should tilt automatically or do I have to make an effort to tilt Thanks as always for your expert advice Garrett

  4. September 9, 2018


    When I do the turn my upper body carries forward. It must take extra effort to do it correctly. I’ll work on it. I know why it needs to be done because it results in the lead shoulder going up and back adding more sling to the clubhead through impact, allowing the grip end to follow the line of force up and the clubhead to accelerate downward through the ball. Good stuff.

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      September 11, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, stay behind it as you hit it then the upper body goes overtop of the lead leg.

  5. September 9, 2018


    Are you saying we never use our arms on the back swing. Just by turning our shoulders my arms and hands will go where they should?

  6. September 9, 2018


    How about tilting in the set up – particularly with the driver and longer clubs? I believe it has been taught somewhat extensively.

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      September 11, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, there is a slight tilt due to the back hand being lower on the club. Don’t overtilt or you will hit pushes and push fades.

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