Power: How I Got Power In My Swing

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  1. DOUGTANZER, 1 year ago

    you always talk about circular motion, which is great but when you demonstrate it to the camera you usually are standing up straight and turning your hips. this is a little misleading as when you swing you are really in a good golf posture and turning your hips and not standing up straight. its a little confusing visually because when i try to fire my hips and lower body i am not standing up straight, rather i am hunched over the ball and thinking of firing the hips kind of under and around more. hope this made sense and thanks for the help. it is working great and i will try this tip today……..tomorrow!

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago

      Doug,

      The concept is this, I want you in your setup position and tilted throughout the whole swing. I want you to be thinking TURN to start the downswing because the SHIFT will happen on its own if you get to my touching of the legs position (ending on the tip of your back big toe). I don’t see why would would even be thinking about standing up and coming out of the shot. You should be thinking from the top of the backing to do one of the downswing triggers and get to this ending point.

      If you are coming out of it you are trying to hit it too hard. So watch the ball until you have hit it. This means delaying the reaction to watch for the shot. If you are watching where the ball was after you hit it there is now way you will be coming out of it. Remember that into the follow through you should be watching the ball fly through the air through tilted eyes. Again, there is now way you can stand up and hit this position.

      Watch:

      Spine Angle Follow Through: http://ignitiongolf.com/follow-through-eyes-tilted

      Three Quarters Through – Lead Arm Position: http://ignitiongolf.com/follow-through


  2. SamuelBrooks, 1 year ago

    Waching your vid


  3. carlosgomez, 12 months ago

    Paul any tips or videos on how to hit the long irons everything else seen to be working even the driver but the long irons re fading on me they star straight at target then halfway there fades like 30 yds thanks ****

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 12 months ago

      Carlos,

      I think I answered this the other day. Here you go:

      With long irons you need to swing slower. This gives them more time to square. I am going to do a tip on this. Thanks for reminding me.


  4. ArthurYoung, 9 months ago

    By chance I relooked at this tip. It really is one of your best! I was reviewing my swing stats with that 3Bays GSA toolge and found that no matter how I tried to increase my hip rotation the swing speed recorded was hardly getting above about 90mph. Applying this tip really changed the rotation for the better! Thanks Arthur

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 9 months ago

      Arthur,

      That’s great news! When I did it was amazing so I never stopped doing it. Once you recognize its importance and see shots fly way farther than your normal shots its hard not to think that this move is responsible for it. I know you will not want to stop doing it either. As you do, you will start to hit the longest shots of your life.


  5. RaymondCHASTEL, 8 months ago

    Paul ,This Video really opened my eyes :I have read all BEN HOGAN ‘s books and books written on BEN HOGAN ,including his POWER GOLF you refer to :I was always amazed by THE photos of BEN HOGAN in his through swing :h


  6. RaymondCHASTEL, 8 months ago

    Marvelous d

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 8 months ago

      Raymond,

      I highly doubt Hogan was 136 mph. Tiger Woods isn’t even that fast. You get there by turning your body fast and loose wrists.


  7. barrybower, 7 months ago

    Hi Paul Like the feeling of pushing of with right toe to start, one issue i am having is, when i use the throwing ball motion,weight taransfer is great and i end up balanced on tip of right toe, when i hit a ball , at the finish still have some weight on back toe and toe is bent not straight up on tip. in you videos you always end on tip evenwith a forward lean. does this forward lean ensure more complete wt transfer. when you finish your swing is the feeling on your right toe the same light feeling you have when you throw a ball. when i throw a ball i feel very little wt on rt toe at finish is this the feeling i should have in rt toe at followthrough.

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 7 months ago

      Barry,

      If you are not getting to this full finish you are not totally powering the swing with the lower body or there are balance issues. As you know most people hit with their arms. In doing so they are not using the lower body as much as they should be. So you need to keep doing the throwing motion and keep practicing ending up in this exact position. Yes, you should feel minimal weight on this back foot at the completion of the swing. You are balancing on the very tip of the toe.


  8. barrybower, 7 months ago

    Hi Paul Getting less weight on back foot makes big difference in consistancy,less weight i feel on back toe at finish better the shot, will keep working on this ,i think this is one small point over looked by alot, never realize how little weight should be on back toe at finish untill i tried to relate throwing motion feeling to golf swing finish. its hard to get that light feeling in toe if you swing too much with arms like i was doing, less arms easier to get that light feeling on back toe. Thanks, hitting ball great now,after only 1 practise session,that light feeling on toe at finish makes all the diff in world.i found doing half or slightly less than half swings at first made it easier to get that light feeling sensation in toe, the gradually work towards a full swing. A swing tip combo on keeping head behind ball emphasizing that really light feeling on tip of toe at finish would help a lot of people.

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 7 months ago

      Barry,

      Glad you are working on it and getting the feeling. This can be tricky for people so just keep at it. Definitely turn off the arms and feel the lower body powering the swing.


  9. barrybower, 7 months ago

    Hi Paul Sometimes when i push off with right toe to start downswing when i am in the finish position i feel like my upper body is ahead of my lower body and am off balance some, still finishing on back toe, but upper body leaning forward to much compared to lower body. not sure if you understand what i am explaining. My question is , is this forward lean at finish from not enough lowerbody ,or still to much arms and overtop move or both. my miss now has moved from push slice to slight pulls with draw or hooks , most shots acceptable. alittle more leg drive normally straightens out the hook and pulls but not sure whats causing the too forward weight feeling sometimes at finish

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 7 months ago

      Barry,

      If you are pushing from the right toe and ending up forward you are shifting too much weight too soon. It is a TURN not a SHIFT. You are pushing from the toe in a circular motion not a forward motion. In doing so the weight will shift on its own by the time you are done causing you to end on the very tip of your right toe.

      The pulls are telling you that you are still using your arms in the downswing. You need to keep them turned off and start the downswing with the lower body. Just feel the tuning and shift should happen on its own.


  10. JohnLambert, 5 months ago

    Greetings, Paul! I just joined Ignition Golf last week, and have been doing drills you have on releasing the club, and loosening the wrists. My major flaw has been the left arm “Chicken Wing”, and it continually haunts me. I’ve gotten down to a 9.4 handicap, and have diminished back up to a 12.3. I’m fortunate to live on a 5 acre horse property where I hit balls in the paddocks here in Florida all year around. I’m a member at “Majestic Oaks” in Brooksville, and really love to compete. I’ve spent countless hours practicing drills to cure my “Chicken Wing”, but don’t seem to get rid of it? Anything you advise would be greatly appreciated. I’m 6’2″ packing 285 pounds, and will be 55 in January. Thanks

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 5 months ago

      John,

      If you are chicken winging it your arms are not being allowed to stretch out fully. So you need to stretch them out. This can be done by manually forcing them out or feeling the weight of the club stretch them out.

      I have 8 drills on this site to cure a chicken wing (type in chicken wing in the search box above). To cure the chicken wing, I like getting people elbow together into the follow through. If you separate your elbows through impact why would they be together at the end of the swing. So fix the end and you will be fixing impact (I bet you never tried that).

      Here you go:

      Chicken Wing Cure 2


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