Say Yes – Downswing Triggers

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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+

8 Responses to “Say Yes – Downswing Triggers”

  1. Excellent. Paul, do you have a thought as to which trigger would be easiest for someone with lower back pain/issues? I’m thinking left hip straight back in a circular turn.

  2. Paul, I have combined the triggers. I use your trigger and the belt buckle at the same time.

  3. Paul, these detailed advices are very important to create perfect swing, thank you !!

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    May 5, 2017


    I seem to need a ONE syllable word to get me turning. Just something to get me started then it all works out. For whatever reason ‘rotate’ does not get it for me, but is the right motion for sure.

  5. I like the belt buckle trigger best. I still have the tendency to swing down hard with the arms instead of them being relaxed and following the body turn. This is more evident when I’m playing in a seniors tournament rather than at the driving range. Any suggestions.

    • Benhart,

      I can keep saying to not hit with your arms but you have to tell yourself to not hit. We are all greedy. This is a powerful force. You have to tell yourself to be content with greens and fairways not 300 down the fairway and too little club into greens. For driver, pick out a target at either 50-100 yards away or 1000 yards away. This is no longer a distance thought. If you are thinking “I need to hit it to that fairway bunker at 250” or “I need to get it to that dogleg so my next shot can get to the green” these are distance thoughts. Your thought should be “I need to hit the fairway” or “I need enough club to easily get to the green” these are thoughts that would not get you swinging too hard. Imagine hitting a ton of fairways and greens. If so, you would become confident. Confidence breeds distance.

      Confidence Breeds Distance:

      I know it doesn’t look like I am swinging out of my shoes. My power comes from spinning my body not trying to hit the ball hard. The faster I turn my body the more whipping action I get. So stay focused on loose wrists and powering the swing with the center core. If you are at least thinking this way you will not be thinking hit the ball hard. Coil/uncoil. Then you can stay focused on the correct power source.

  6. Hi Paul,
    I have worked a lot with pushing off my right foot. Too often my ball flight suggested I didn’t get my hips around enough. I have worked a lot with straightening my left leg. But too often with that, I feel like I’ve “spun out of it” and not gotten enough weight transfer forward. Recently, I’ve felt a lot of success by pushing off with my right leg but immediately trying to turn my hips, but in sequence, if you know what I mean. A coordinated, timed, push and turn. What are your thoughts about this?



    • Bill,

      Right, you are pushing your body in a circular motion. There is lateral but I don’t want the person thinking about shifting because they may slide. If you have to do it in 2 steps at first then do so. I just need you experimenting with all triggers and find the one that works best. As you keep doing it it will get smoother and smoother. Sounds like you have the right one.

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