Say Yes – Overall Swing – Heavy Golf Club

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Paul Wilson

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+

18 Responses to “Say Yes – Overall Swing – Heavy Golf Club”

  1. Paul, thanks for this and all of your lessons. You’ve truly made a difference in my game. The concepts that you repeat about the looseness in the arms, the fluid wrists, the lack of tension in the swing are all helpful, but where is the balance between those and the need to keep the lead arm (for me the left arm being a right handed player) straight in the back-swing. It is so easy to bend the elbow if I do not tighten up the left arm muscles. Thanks from the Windy City.

    • Robert,

      Glad you like them. I truly appreciate the feedback.

    • Hi Paul

      As a Pilates student I have learned to breathe to coordinate and strengthen body movements. I’m trying to apply this to golf. I inhale in the backswing, exhale to power the twist on the downswing. It seems to help,. What do you think of this idea?

      Dale

      • Dale, this is probably not a bad idea. But honestly, I do not think about breathing in my golf swing. I am sure most golfers would hold their breath throughout their swing. If this particular breathing technique is helping you to stay loose and relaxed then by all means continue to do it.

  2. Paul, I think you are telling us to make the golf club feel heavy throughout the complete swing and not just at impact. Is this correct? Wes

    • Welsey,

      You are correct. My clubs feel heavy and I don’t swing heavy clubs. See your whole club as mass. Your arms as string. If the mass was set in motion it would be heavy to the string. If you get this feeling you cannot be hitting with the arms. If you were the club would feel light.

  3. Paul, Thank you for the tips. Wesley

  4. January 7, 2018

    SteveWeber

    Paul,

    Does the club feel heaviest to you at the point where your arms are fully extended on the downswing?

    • Paul Wilson

      January 7, 2018

      Paul Wilson

      Steve,

      Yes this is as it is making the arc to it widest point because it is pulling my arms out. Make sure you feel this. It should be crystal clear.

  5. This is the game changer. No more 50 yard push fade 😉
    I used to think of this only while playing, will go back to that!

  6. July 16, 2020

    RandMellor

    Paul, I do have a question for u regarding the heavy feeling as it should also help with the lag angle, shouldn’t it? The heavier the club feels, the easier it should be to create and maintain the desired lag angle…And also, we shouldn’t be trying to deliberately or artificially “hold” the lag angle in our downswing but let the “heaviness” of the club (along with powerless arms) and the proper amount of wrist bend at the apex of our swing produce the appropriate amount of “lag” throughout our swing….Does that sound right?? Thx again for all of your help…Rand

    • Technically yes…but that doesn’t always come out to be true. You want the relaxed/looseness of the arms or the muscles to be turned off and that in turn would make the club to feel heavy. Continuing to have that relaxed feeling and always knowing that the club should not feel tight is what you want to strive for. But in reality, something like lag or even loosening the arms up have to be helped along with drills. Focusing on achieving less lag angle, looser wrists or extending the arms. It would be great if we just thought loose arms and it immediately happened, but this is not a perfect world and we have to help them along. Check out this tip:

      When Do You Work On Arms? – https://ignitiongolf.com/when-to-work-arms/

  7. SueTee

    July 16, 2020

    SueTee

    Hi Paul, I love the ‘say yes’ series of tips. After two years of listening, watching and emulating you I finally can say YES to powerless arms (not 100% yet) but getting there, and oh what a feeling/difference – so loose and no stress/strain anywhere in the body, i.e. back, knees, wrists etc. just as you say, effortless swing with great results. I am working on my rhythm now because when I try to speed up my hip turn (touch the legs) I tend to tighten up a bit, so any tips on gradually increasing the hip turn while continuing to ‘stay loose’ would be greatly appreciated.

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