Front View Of Hip Rotation

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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+

22 Responses to “Front View Of Hip Rotation”

  1. August 1, 2013


    Paul – a great video! It looks like your hips turn way ahead (yes your teaching method) of the arms, but then slow down to the 45 degree point (at impact). Then once your arms come through and hit the ball, your arm momentum helps rotate your hips to the full follow-through. It looks like you are waiting for your arms to catch up with the hips, and then almost in unison after impact, follow through to the top. Is this correct?

    • August 1, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you liked it.

      In every golf swing the hips actually stop while the arms catch up. This is what creates the whipping action of the club. I did a tip on it here:

      Impact Hip Rotation (at camera):

      It’s pretty interesting actually. In no way am I thinking about doing this. It is just what happens. Hard to see at real speed but when you slow it down it is crystal clear.

  2. September 20, 2014


    Excellent video and presentation. I’ve been practicing these drills a lot but I’m wondering why I stray from one round to the next. Day 1 I’m aiming 40 yards left an booming them down the middle. Day 3 I’m booming them to the left side of the fairwawn. Day 5 I’m in the left rough and shorter the first five holes so I weaken my right hand grip a little and boom a long, high fade 20 yards off the right fairway [while still aiming 40 yards left]. During all three rounds my long, mid and short iron shots are on line at the target while aiming at the target, not left]. So I think I’m erroring and creating band aides. Your analysis Pail, please.

  3. September 20, 2014


    Paul,I actually use a fourth trigger (Not quite sure you will approve of it!).
    At the start of the downswing ,I “aggressively” bump my left hip forwards and rotate it at the same time ,the right foot pushes hard of course,but unconsciously .
    Then I disagree with RYAN’s comments above :I feel the hips and the arms moving in unison :while speeding up the hips the fastest I can , I do my best for the arms to catch up with the hips !
    Not quite sure in doing so that I’m a “POWERLESS ARMS “swinger ,as I put no effort in my arms to move them but I just think of having them go fast to catch up the hips .
    Are my feelings correct or not ?

  4. Bradley

    October 7, 2014


    Paul, WOW! I get it. It just came to me as I was watching and then practicing the hip rotation, adding to it the right leg touching the left and it just clicked! I feel like my swing just improved and it is feeling very fluid and smooth indeed.

    I know this is an older video but I just have watched it and it sang to me.

    • October 7, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      That’s great. Please keep doing it. This is what powers your swing.

      It’s funny how certain things allow it to click for people. This is why everyone should be watching ALL of the videos through the red navigation bar at the top of any page. This is whole point of joining the site.

  5. Hi Paul. I played 18 today and concentrated on the hip turn extensively. Unfortunately, someyjing you make look so easy, is not easy for me. When I started the hips before the arms I tended to lose my spine angle and hit thin straight shots. When the arms start first, I make great contact but goes considerably left. At least I saved a lot of strokes around the greens with you pitching technique. The simple hinge and turn seems a lot easier than taking a full turn and then starting the hips first. I have a clear intellectual understanding of what your doing, but the isn’t always willing. Practice should solve things since I do accomplish it about 20% of the time.

    Thanks, Ron

  6. Paul,

    I notice your front foot rolling onto the outside edge. Is this the position I should be looking for? Or is this just a byproduct of drivng your hips aggressively?


  7. Paul,

    Also did you notice the swing of Zack Johnson. He does not usualy finish like you teach. His finish is somewhat stiff against his left side. Any comments in his finish?


    • Paul,

      Exactly. This is what I said about a strong grip. If you have a strong grip you cannot have loose wrists. Zack Johnson is a tour player that had repeated this swing probably over 1 million times and he keeps doing it. If so, you can get good but why would you want to have to practice twice as hard. Nicklaus rarely practiced and could be Zach Johnson with his eyes closed.

  8. I have for some time been working on your downswing triggers and touch the leg, touch the head and feel that it is one of the key fundamentals to making my game far more consistent (handicap 9). Recently I have been firing my hips much faster and find that my drives do go straighter and longer.

    However, I find that when trying this with my irons I have some really bad pulls and a feeling that I am swinging too fast.You will tell me, probably, that I am hitting with my arms again thus causing a pull. Seems odd that I do it more with irons than woods.

    Anyway your tips are excellent and when I now watch the top pros I see that their hips are really firing quickly. Keep the tips coming!!

  9. Hi Paul, your system works It’s awsome we (my wife and I)follow all your lessons and we improved significantly.
    My question,maybe stupid, but why flies the tee backwards and not in the direction of the stroke?

    • Willem,

      Glad you are improving. I love hearing it.

      The tee means nothing. It is just catching on the grass then snapping back. Mine usually stays in the ground. Just depends on your angle of attack. Stay behind it more and you will not move the tee either.

  10. July 27, 2015



    Like this tip and the finer grain of the hip turn. I was trying to overdo it a bit lately and get the leg fully straight before impact (or so I thought)… Knowing that the -45 to +45 is the desired move to impact really helps me get it right and very consistent.


  11. September 18, 2015


    HI Paul. I’m struggling to get my lead leg straight and locked. Have you any tips please
    Many Thanks

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