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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.
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January 28, 2015
Hi Paul. Your effortless swing to accomplish a 250 yard drive is very impressive. Could you estimate your swing speed and the effect of Nevada air on the results. I’m presuming warm dry air makes a long drive somewhat easier.
January 29, 2015
No idea how fast to get that kind of speed. I was barely swinging though. I would think between 90-100. I will do it again in a few weeks to find out.
Paul ,Each time you demonstrate your drive off the tee ,you give the impression of not turning fast ,but smoothly and accelerating progrssively .I believe it’s the smooth acceleration which gives you such distance .
I played the day before yesterday with a Young guy ,age 23 ,Handicap 2, he was rotating his upper body at an incredible speed ,hitting the ball 270 or so off the tee .His body speed seemed to me twice as yours ,but he didn’t get it much farther than you do.In comparison my 200 yards off the tee were ridiculously short ,but I did make it up almost when to put the ball in the hole,my short game was so much better than his.
Whatever I try ,I can’t move my body faster ,despite all the gymn and exercise I make:where I feel lacking is in the moving of the legs ,they don’t push enough fast (I have knee prothesis in both legs it doesn’t help )
Well ,I believe I have just to accept the fact that you can’t beat age .
I have a gimmick which works more or less ,when I turn back into the forward rotation ,I see in front of my eyes a large Speedometer ,with the needle indicating 120 MPH,in order to “trick my mind “into moving faster …
It is all about not hitting and allowing my body rotation to tell my arms to swing. I keep telling you that you need to send us your swing. Once we see it we can let you know for sure if you can gain more power. Find a way to shoot your swing.
Paul, my game overall has improved, making much better back swing, and much better follow through, I have always been told my grip to tight, I barley hold onto the grip now, which allows me to swing loose, also I find if I do a proper back swing with a loose grip, and little tension in the arms, my hips have no choice but to turn.
When I get tested for a driver, my drives are 170, and as much as I practice, and try to make the hips do the work on the follow through, the ball goes about 170,with a roll of 200 yards, if I ever hit a ball 250 yards with roll, I would have a silly grin on all day.
At 170 yard drives there has to be something you are not quite doing. I would think you need to be doing way more swing off the ground feeling the legs and hips. Now that you say you have goo positioning it is time to get it working.
Here is the drill:
DRILL: Listen to Club Swinging: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-listen-to-club
Do 50-100 every night. You need to get good at it.
Paul, Having only player twice since before Thanksgiving I didn’t expect anything good yesterday when I played. I used the rotation of the hips off the tee & got consistant results of in the fairway. Just didn’t hit it very long. My short game is different.
I am trying to use your pitching & chipping process but find it very difficult to time the rotation with the down swing. Getting TAFT or THIN shots.
Off the tee only hit 3 bad tee shots & 2 of those were on par 3’s with irons.
Noping to correct the irons today.
PS couldn’t warm up as the range was closed.
I think this is a good indication of things to come. Now you need to start working on increasing the rotational speed of your body.
Do this drill nightly:
50-100 per night for quite a while.
For pitching just say HINGE as you go back. As soon as you feel the club set then immediately TURN. In turning you still have to come off the back heel. If you don’t you will hit it fat. So HINGE/TURN that’s it.
Chipping is like putting. If you are hitting it fat you need to keep the weight on your forward foot throughout the whole stroke.
I hope you have watched the pitching and chipping tips. If not, they can be found in the red navigation bar under GOLF TIPS. Just hover over it and the drop down will appear with all topics listed.
April 30, 2016
my height is 5’5…and i have purchsed Driver Callawa The Great Bigberth
I want to know (1 )should i get its shaft length reduced according to my height or continue with it .
(2) If shaft lenghth is reduced will it affect the distance i hit normally
(3) My driver’s shaft is Mitshubishi S flex is it ok
May 1, 2016
You need to take it to a club fitter and find the optimal length for your swing. You can have a driver that is too long. I don’t like people making their clubs too short either. The shorter the club the narrower the arc which may lose clubhead speed. You can always grip down in half in increments to find what works best for you.
I don’t know if this flex is okay. Typically you would need over 100mph clubhead speed for a stiff shaft. If you hit your club and you keep leaving it out to the right then it may be too stiff. Again, a professional clubfitter would determine this.
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