Hinge Up and Turn

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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+

16 Responses to “Hinge Up and Turn”

  1. December 9, 2013

    DOUGTANZER

    the camera needs to show your footwork in this video too!

    • December 9, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Doug,

      Why? The tip is about the club splitting the ears not what the feet are doing. Watch some of the other Follow Through tips on the other positions to understand the lower body action.

      Go to the red nav bar under:

      SWING TIPS > FULL SWING > FOLLOW THROUGH

    • August 24, 2017

      drj0420

      No it doesn’t

  2. December 9, 2013

    RaymondCHASTEL

    Paul,Should this “Finish”position be adopted for the shorter shots Like when you pitch within 50 yards or exit from the sand ,or do you counsel an “abbreviated ” position ?

    • December 9, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Raymond,

      If you are doing a full swing the follow through should be complete and consistent. If you are hitting 3/4 pitch shots and less then you would abbreviate your follow through.

  3. December 12, 2013

    Ben

    G’day Paul,
    Thanks for this simple and effective tip. I practiced this on the back deck and immediately the ‘light switched on’, I had been loosing
    my spine angle in the follow through. The weight on the string was not rotating at 90degs into the follow through. The shaft had been hitting the side of my head (at best) rather than parallel to the eyes. With the constant forward tilt I got that light touch on the back of the head.
    On the course, I hit a few errant shots incorporating this into my swing, usual stuff with something different for the first time. With my downswing trigger combined with the forward tilt into the finish I got a better release. I started using my 9 iron where I had been using an 8 or 7 iron.

    • December 13, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Ben,

      That’s great. I keep stressing how important this position is. I wonder how many are listening? I know you are.

  4. December 12, 2013

    RaymondCHASTEL

    Paul ,
    One interesting part of your teaching is THE assimilation you make of THE clubhead and shaft attached to a string rotating at. 90

    • December 13, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Raymond,

      And I have had followers of that system bad mouth me on other boards. Funny how people with no clue what I teach feel compelled to try to bring me down.

      The problem with just swinging the clubhead is that you do not know where the clubhead is going to end up so in 2 seconds you will be back to whacking at the ball. I do like the fact they want you to be loose and allow the clubhead to swing wherever it wants but as I said, you need specific points with feedback to tell you if you are doing them right or not. This way you can repeat the motion and it never falls apart.

  5. Paul. I practiced for a month using the swing speed radar and was getting disappointing results without using a ball. To my amazement when I used a ball the readings were 95 – 100 . Does that make sense that you have to use a ball to measure club head speed.
    Very Happy
    Larry

    • Paul Wilson

      August 27, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Larry,

      Yes, no ball and the results aren’t great. 95-100 puts you in the top 10% of all golfers who come out for lessons. Most cannot get it over 90mph. Good job. Not sure why it doesn’t register well without the ball.

  6. August 25, 2017

    SusanEccles

    Paul
    This is a super simple drill. I keep practising turning my torso and the powerless arms + keeping my spine angle but what other things might I be doing that prevents this finish?
    Sue

    • Paul Wilson

      August 27, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Susan,

      The things that prevent people from doing the follow is hitting the ball, not thinking of doing the position, too tight, sliding too much laterally, stance too wide, no weight shift. There could be more but those are the main ones. Just do it in a mirror and look for correct positioning. If so, just keep doing it every night until you know no other way to swing. My positions give you feedback so you know what to look for and to know if you are doing them or not. Get used to this feedback and look for it on every swing you make forever.

  7. That’s a great tip. A great way to check the elbows. No other teacher goes into detail like this.

    Chicken-winging – arm swinging – man, that’s a tough habit to break. I get angry pondering the s##t golf instruction I’ve had where they didn’t mention this, or don’t know it exists.

    How easy that is, for idiot teachers to tweak an incidental element and ignore an 80% element – like arm swinging. Real experts are so g##damn rare. I’ll bet on hens teeth any time.

    • Paul Wilson

      August 27, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Anthony,

      Thanks. Glad you liked it. I teach the way I teach because I want everyone to look like a pro when they swing. Pros have the right fundamentals. If you don’t look like a pro when you swing, you don’t have them. Why play this game if you don’t have the right fundamentals? Problem is, everyone want to whack at the ball so they don’t do the positions. It is a different way to think. Do the positions. Get the swing. Ball comes later.

      I was just lucky enough to see Iron Byron and relate it to the human swing. Everyone else is guessing. I say that because before the machine I was guessing too. Now I never guess and I am never wrong because the machine is never wrong. It really is the answer to the golf swing yet few people get it.

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