What To Think About When You Play

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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+

14 Responses to “What To Think About When You Play”

  1. August 1, 2012


    Your last 2 video’s were very timely for me. I love your instruction and am seeing a progression of improvement.
    i hit about 100 balls yesterday with my 7 iron trying to hit them at 2/3 distance (100 yards). I was eventually successful at my distance control but only about 1/3 of those shots were quality shots. (Relatively straight and a good trajectery. More were pushed to the right then left, and some others were topped.
    How important is it for these 2/3 distance shots to have good outcomes? (Solid, straight with good trajectory)

    • August 2, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Jim, This is a good start. Keep doing it. This is where someone else would quit. Keep doing it until you are in total control of your golf swing. As you keep doing it these shots will get better and better. Don’t worry too much about perfect shots just yet. Keep doing it.

  2. Paul, When coiling with the top and uncoiling with the bottom, will the correct swing plane naturally occur or is there a way to check the correct swing plane while coiling and uncoiling. Thanks

    • August 2, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Richard, if you uncoil with the lower body and the arms follow the club will be on plane. The way you are going to check it is by watching your ball. If you are hitting it left you need to start your body sooner (not harder – sooner). If you are pushing it you are either driving the lower body too hard or sliding. So you will slow down or turn better.

      • September 14, 2017


        Hi Paul. In relation to this, by starting “sooner”, should I start the initial move with my hips while Im still coiling back? I have always had the issue of separating upper and lower and i Guess this would help to get the lower starting?

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          September 14, 2017

          Paul Wilson


          No. Don’t move in 2 directions at once:

          Should You Be Moving 2 Directions At Once?: https://ignitiongolf.com/2-directions/

          To get the lower body starting sooner you need to be thinking of starting the lower body. So you see the backswing as you setting it up. Once set, then without hesitation you fire the lower to the touch the legs position.

          The Importance of Setting the Backswing: https://ignitiongolf.com/importance-setting-backswing/

          To fire the lower you need to be crystal clear on your downswing trigger. You are ready to fire. As soon as you hit the top, you fire. In no way are you even thinking of your arms or hitting the ball.

          Do this in practice swings. Hold it at the top if you want. So pause, then fire. Keep doing it until you are coordinated and doing it precisely.
          Practice swing off of the ground. I keep telling everyone this. There is no ball when you hold the club in the air so you are not distracted and wanting to hit. This means you can get used to driving the legs and hips.

  3. August 1, 2012



    Thank you after practice, thinking to slow it down and coil/uncoil does focus my thoughts and really helps on the course!


  4. March 23, 2013



    Just an idea maybe you could video you playing 3 holes on your course?

    • March 24, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      This is just too tough at our golf course. I am going to have Pete do more playing lessons in the near future.

  5. June 29, 2016



    I have been gripping too tight during my swing and have aggravated my forearm/elbow and wrist. Now every time I go it is affecting my game. It’s like I can’t find that happy medium because if I am too loose the club spins in my hands and if I am too tight sometimes I will pull the ball. I guess I just need to give my tired old muscles some rest and reset.

  6. Before introduction to PWG, a good golfer, after my swing, would occasionally say, “Dan, you just picked the club up and went after the ball”.. No turn!! So, with PWG science, have worked on “coil” and hit some great shots. When bad, however, I’m quite confident that I revert to my old ways and just “arm” it – yes, ball goes left with the over the top.

    This video tip is perfect for me – concentrating on the coil very nicely. Know that’s my trouble so will go to great room and do the #1 drill. Believe I also want to feel that I’m keeping my back to the target as I initiate the “belt buckle” to the target hip turn.. Certainly will also help my lack of lag that I’ve also reviewed in your great tips on the subject. Correct Paul?? Thanks!

    • Dan,

      I like it. You need to have a few things on your mind that you always think of. If picking it up is an issue then never stop thinking about the body coil taking it back. I have a few habits I do to this day to remind me.

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