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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.
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November 24, 2020
I have started to hit occasional drives that are high pop ups off the top of the club just inside the hosel. Sometimes there are plastic marks on the hosel just above the club head. They typically go high left because of the curved slope on the drivers head. It just looks like a shank. I am standing tall at address. What else could cause such a shot? I am not shanking my short irons.
November 30, 2020
IF you are popping up your driver then your head would be getting in front of the golf as you hit it. Start with these videos:
Over The Top – Swinging Up Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/ott-swing-up/
November 25, 2020
I usually shank my chip shots which can come out of the blue which then sets a trend. I use pitching or lob wedges where the swing is shorter and more of a putting or rocking the shoulders type motion. It seams impossible to stop once it has happened, especially when practicing. Help!!
If you are shanking chip shots then you want to first make sure that the shot is actually coming off of the hosel or is it off the leading edge of the club? Double check your posture to make sure that you are not too bent over. Then when I describe how to hit chip shots, you are literally thinking about putting, grab your putter then immediatly step up to your chip shot and try to recreate the same motion. Check out these videos:
How to Chip: https://ignitiongolf.com/chipping-how
Chipping Technique: https://ignitiongolf.com/correct-chipping-technique
Cure – Stop Hitting Chip Shots Right: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-hitting-chips-right/
As a very slightly better player, it’s in a greenside bunker where I can shank. Could it be by having the club face more open in a bunker?
Excellent reminder of the cause of and the cure for the “unmentionable word.”
Oddly enough, I had a couple of shanks today with my wedges, so this is a timely lesson!
During the video, you mention turning around-i.e. rotating in the backswing. As a player who developed a habit of having a more see-saw like backswing, I have been working hard to create rotate the shoulders in the backswing. I have done the helicopter drill, and can easily rotate with making a swing in the air. I have even watched your video on the backswing triggers. I know the correct feeling. The problem is, as soon as I put my club back on the ground in address position with my arms outstretched and ready to hit, I cannot get that same feeling of rotating the shoulders. It seems the arms don’t want to give up.
What do you recommend?
Excellent video, Paul! Thanks! Since I’m so tall, 6’9″, I shank my wedges 2-6 X/ round. I know I need to stand up taller, but it’s so uncomfortable. All my clubs are 2″ longer than standard. Do you think I should put an additional 2″ on my wedges??? Thanks!
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