Say Yes – Looking At Back of Golf Ball

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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+

15 Responses to “Say Yes – Looking At Back of Golf Ball”

  1. Paul,are you not sending these tips by email anymore? Have not had one in a while,found this tip in the members area.John

    • John,

      Not sure why this happens. We are aware of it and it has been happening for years. You do not need the email to see the daily tip. Every tip is posted on the homepage of the website. You just log in and watch it. For those who drop off the list, I add them to an alternate list. You have now been added and will start to receive the emails again tomorrow.

  2. Paul,

    I have a question that I believe is related to this subject. The big issue I’m having in my swing is that I lose my body tilt, and my body starts leaning forward, beginning about 3/4ths through my backswing and continuing to the top of my backswing. By the time I reach the top of my backswing, my body has already tilted forward several inches. I’m very frustrated because I can feel this movement when it happens, but, for some reason, I’ve been totally unable to fix it despite a lot of hard work. Do you have any tips or suggestions on what I should do to address this issue? I’ve been hitting a lot of pulls, so I’m still managing to square the club face. But I”m really struggling with this tilting in the backswing problem.

    Thanks as always for your help. Junaid

  3. Paul,

    This is in my opinion a very good tip. For me it worked very well. Drives ended right instead of sliced od hooked. I can recommend this practise to anybody. Thank you very much.

  4. Paul ,An amusing video inasmuch there was a little rabbit running on the hill behind your head from the beginning on the video on .I switched from looking at you to what the rabitt was going to do !Now seriously, this a very good tip :it helps you to stretch the arms out in front of you and keep the body back .I have another thought in mind :keep my head from being hurt and cut all over by going through a jagged,broken glass window in front of me.

    • Raymond,

      Yes, we have lots of creatures roaming the course. I think in some upcoming tips a big goose flies by. Too funny.

      I like mental images like this. This way you take the position seriously and actually change it. My biggest challenge it to get people to stop thinking of hitting the ball. If people can use images like this I think they could change a lot faster.

  5. I have hit some really good shots doing this but sometimes I hit fat or push it dead right. Does this mean my head is too far behind the ball? Do you think about tilting the spine backward at setup or just wait until the downswing?

    • John,

      Those shots will occur as you are working on it. This is a good thing.

      Stop Fat Shots When Working On Moving Your Head:

      The shots to the right is telling you that your path is swinging out at it. Once you have a feel for it you turn more to get the path going down the line (touch the legs position).

      Don’t overtilt at setup. Slight tilt then you get more tilt in the downswing.

  6. I liked this tip very much as well. It reminded me of a similar tip I can remember from many years ago. That tip was to pretend, at the top of your backswing that you are skimming a flat stone across a pond. The objective is to throw the stone with a side-arm motion as low as you can. You will automatically start your hips first, keep your head behind the ball and be able to finish by touching your club to the back of your head.
    This tip works for me and has brought together many of the movements and positions you teach. Thank you!!

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      April 30, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      That is correct and yes, you will move your hips first every time. The problem in golf is the ball is stationary. If you have a stationary object in front of you you will try to hit it and hit it hard. In golf you have to tell yourself to use your body and not hit it.

      Glad you are using your body and getting the motion. This is how the swing works.

      Glad you like the tips. I appreciate it.

  7. Poor rabbit he has been erased from your video ,I hope he is still in life ..
    I came across an ancient book by PAUL RUNYAN ,the short game Genius ,who prevailed against mighty STAN SMITH in a memorable US OPEN .He mentions the notion of SUSPENSION POINT ,the point from which your ( pendulum ) swing originates :it’s the top of your spine ,the last vertebra .It should move the least possible in the swing .Looking at the a precise dimple at the back of the ball or not moving the SUSPENSION POINT is the same issue .
    It’s essential in the short shot part of the game .

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      April 30, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Too many people I see move way forward sending it straight over the top. This is a critical element of the swing.

  8. Paul,

    Thank you for explaining this so well. Using your teaching, my swing and ball striking had drastically improved (especially with firing the lower body and turning off my arms, as I am a notorious arm swinger), but all of a sudden in the last few days I have reverted back to pulling, pull slicing, and having lots of thin shots. During these occurrences, it literally feels like my head is going out over the ball, and I swing over the top every time.

    After watching this tip, it’s like a light bulb just came on.

    Do you think perhaps I’m on the right track here, or do I need to check some other aspects?



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