How Much Legs

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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+

17 Responses to “How Much Legs”

  1. In a previous lesson you suggested that we make sure to have our wrists loose, even practicing an early release during our practice swings. Is it possible to turn faster than your hands and arms can keep up, leaving the club face open for example?

  2. I may be asking for too much but is it possible to create one of the tips of turning your hips in slow motion. I would like to see how much hip turn before your arms and shoulders.
    If you can’t that’s ok.

  3. May 23, 2016

    Roy

    Paul,

    This was extremely informative. I never realized the effort you put into the hip turn. You always made it look so easy. Should the speed of the hip turn be the same with woods and irons?

    Roy

    • Roy,

      Glad you liked it. I have done this legs drive for many years so I do it appears smooth and easy. I thought this would give people more of what I am actually feeling.

      You will naturally increase the leg drive as the clubs get longer. I did a tip on this here:

      Impact Tilt With Different Clubs: http://ignitiongolf.com/impact-tilt-different-clubs/

      The harder you drive the legs the more tilt you get. Now, don’t go crazy hard with longer clubs. At this stage you should be just trying to get the feeling of using the legs as the power source.

  4. Very important advice ,I’m not sure everybody understands how critical to hitting it far it is .
    Just Watch RORY Mc ILROY hitting his three Wood 260 meters plus on holes 16 and 18 of the yesterday IRISH OPEN to win in the last three holes where hé was trailing the leader RUSSELL KNOX by one shot : hé won with a three stroke lead ! To acheive those marvelous long shots ,RORY had his legs and hips ” exploding ” forwards !
    I find your tip of saying ” LEGS ” or ” HIPS ” when you near the top of your backswing very useful to ” explode ” with your legs .
    I played m’y usual 18 holes this morning and m’y long shots were wonderful and straight with this method .
    To get used to this move ,the ” SHUTLLE DRILL” shown br JEREMY KLINKHAMER is very good ,as well as walking with a rubber belt around your lower legs .

    • Raymond,

      Right. It is an exploding sensation. Good description. As much as I tell people this they need a way to feel it. Jumping at least give them the sensation of using the legs. Hopefully they can translate it to their swing.

  5. Hi Paul,
    i have been getting better at using my legs. How i got the better feeling for this is by narrowing my stance a lot and dong your favorite drill. You may have already suggested this approach in one of your previous tips, so i don’t claim originality.
    Here is a question for you: when you make your turn with your legs/hips, do you feel the muscles on the left side of your body are tight? i think it is right feeling, because if it weren’t so, then the torso would be disconnected from the legs and no power would be transmitted. For example sometimes you show us how you turn your legs and your torso remains relatively unchanged. i hope i have explained clearly what i am asking.
    thanks,
    ter

    • Terry,

      Be careful not to be too narrow. As you know, I don’t teach a wide stance. Wider the stance the harder it is to shift your weight.

      As you go through to the follow through the muscles may be tight. I have done it for many years so I am not really thinking about it. Students who first turn all the way do feel a tightness. As they keep doing it it will start to loosen up.

      Keep doing it and keep trying to master the touch the legs position.

  6. This is a brilliant tip, Paul. Loved it. What a novel way to get people to experience the feeling of using their hips/legs in the golf swing.I found it really effective. Many thanks.

    • Brian,

      Glad you liked it. I was hearing crickets there for a while.

      I thought it was a great way for people to feel the amount of effort. Hopefully everyone will jump and feel it too. I knew there was a way to convey what I was feeling out there. I finally found it.

  7. Hi Paul,
    To your point: i just narrow my stance to get the feeling of turning my hips to move the club with the “club off the ground” practice drill. When i go to hit a ball for real, my stance is as wide as you have taught. The tightness for me comes from pulling the club around with my legs, hips, and torso. i imagine myself like the little kid that you described that doesn’t have the strength in his arms but hits the ball by pulling the club around his body. Played 9 today and shot bogey golf, which is good for me, for now.
    thanks

    • Terry,

      Okay that’s good. I just don’t want you too narrow.

      Stay focused on positioning especially grip, setup and follow through. Right now you are at bogey golf. For a little more work on making the positions precise, you could easily get to low 80’s. Do lots of practice swings feeling the feedback of each position.

  8. May 24, 2016

    Tom

    Excellent tip Paul!

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