Say Yes – Overall Swing – Downswing Trigger

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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+

10 Responses to “Say Yes – Overall Swing – Downswing Trigger”

  1. Paul, after having seen this tip I’m thinking of switching to your trigger instead of mine (which is strengthening the left leg) in order to avoid hitting “flat footed”. Do you recommend it or is it better to keep my trigger and use other tips to correct it

    I wasn’t aware that I was hitting it flat footed but I was invited in a tournament and a photographer made several pictures of the players and in each and every one of them I was hitting it wrongly. As I see it with your trigger is almost impossible not to hit it right

    Do you agree? Thanks for the videos and tips. Wish I could fly back from Spain to your school and repeat the great experience!!!

  2. January 8, 2018


    I really enjoyed our visit this am. I never had the opportunity to talk to a REAL professional golf coach! Thanks for your time. This trigger tip will really help. Jim

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      January 8, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Great to talk with you. I like hearing and talking to members. Yes, give that trigger a try. Remember, a trigger is for life.

  3. July 25, 2020


    I totally buy in to the effortless arms concept, It is logical plus nothing else has worked for me so why not try this. However, even though I am applying the straight left leg lock “trigger,”, hinging my wrists, full follow through, And have loose/effortless arms, I am getting very short distance on all my shots. What should I now try? What could be the problem? Jim

    • You want to start to add more speed in turning your lower body. If this is slow and this would be a common problem since you havent used your lower body before with any real speed then even adding a small amount more speed will make your golf club go faster. This is probably the best drill that you can be doing all the time:

      Get The Lower Body Moving With My Favorite Drill –

  4. Hi Paul. I have spent 35 yrs trying everything BUT driving off back instep (by twisting instep to the right) even though every other sport uses it. That’s because almost every instructor is very against it. WHY? Its NOT a slide it is a driving from instep which turns the femoral bone in and right hip down and into left side and as the club starts to release the lead leg has no choice but to straighten with the hip going up and back. The only question I have is many say weight shift happens naturally back into the left side prior to downswing. Does this make the pushing off instep of back foot redundant? Sorry for the lengthy comment. Great sites.

    • It would be a natural move for throwing a ball, something we have all done since we were kids. But with golf the golf ball is stationary and most golfers pick up the game later in life so they see the golf ball and then try to hit that object. All other sports the ball is in motion. Golf we have to tell ourselves to make the motion to hit it, using our legs and hips not our arms. Most golfers are using brute strength. Check this out:
      Why You Need To Do My Favorite Drill –

  5. Thanks Paul.

  6. November 22, 2020


    My downswing thought is to turn the hips, but I am going to switch to straightening the left leg. There are several reasons for this, but foremost is the fact that you can execute the other triggers without actually straightening that left leg! Thus it appears this is the most important aspect of the lower body powering the swing.

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