You Need To Be Quick and Loose for More Distance

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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+

14 Responses to “You Need To Be Quick and Loose for More Distance”

  1. November 19, 2017

    PETERMCMULLEN

    Paul when I think of quick I have a problem of separating my lower body from my shoulder, arms, and hands. Separation seems to be the issue.

  2. November 19, 2017

    DennisBenedict

    A while back you did a review of the Sterling same length irons and seemed to enjoy hitting them. Have you continued to use them? With the same golf swing you teach with all clubs, I would think with clubs all the same length there would be even less variables combined with your consistent golf swing. Do you think amateurs like me could hit the sweet spot more consistently without having to swing on different swing planes with different length irons?

    • Paul Wilson

      November 21, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Dennis,

      I have been using them until recently. Our head pro gave me a great deal on his TaylorMade blades so I wanted to try them for a while. I have nothing but good things to say about the Sterlings and everyone who has ordered them loves them too. It is one swing for all clubs. This definitely makes it easier and more consistent.

  3. November 19, 2017

    HughTrewhella

    Paul thank you very much. This tip re enforces what i am working on and experiencing on this journey.I practice at home and the range. At the range I got to the point of being able to feel the loose wrists, hit with solid contact ,not so much length focus, with a consistent fade flight path and accuracy. I then found my take away was off because my legs weren’t stable enough, stopped using my shoulders to initiate the take away and started using my arms. Push fades etc etc.
    I cant believe human nature when there is a ball in front and how quickly I can fall back to bad habits, tight wrists & using arms. I have now canned the range practice and back to knee high practice swings at home in front of a mirror with the position checks. This journey for me is two steps forward three backwards one step forward two backwards and so on; its not easy but thank goodness I have the 4 check points otherwise its off down the woody way doing ever diminishing circles.
    The journey continues.

    • Paul Wilson

      November 21, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Hugh,

      Glad you liked it. Thanks.

      Yes, human nature is a huge factor in the golf swing yet no one (but me) even talks about it. You need to overcome it. This is where understanding comes in. If you see the whole picture you will see why you should or shouldn’t be doing something so you can be on the lookout for it. Glad you see that.

      This is also why I don’t want people hitting a ton of golf balls especially when they are working on positions. The ball is a distraction that takes your mind off of what you are trying to learn or add to your swing. We need no distractions. We need clarity in what we are doing to make the change.

      Just keep doing precise practice swings. Way more than actual balls hit. You can also focus on each position individually. Master 1 then move to the next and so on. I think you get it. Just takes understanding and work.

  4. November 19, 2017

    ThomasBoyer

    I get it, and having success, but when I try to turn faster, my hook returns, what do you think I did?

  5. November 20, 2017

    RaymondCHASTEL

    Paul ,Fine ,you’ve demonstrated this fast hip turn and “touch the legs “hundreds of times and we should all be hitting it as far as BUBBA WATSON ,JON RAHM ,RORY Mc ILROY ,DUSTIN JOHNSON by now .
    Now ,it’s all about how to get there,if you’re not CARL LEWIS .
    There’s no convenient measuring device to catch the speed or acceleration of the hip turn .The I phone gives the angle of rotation but not the speed .
    You can only rely on the Swing Speed Radar to check your progress (If
    any!)
    JEREMY KLINKHAMER has shown many drills to improve the flexibility and strength of the hips (And the legs with which you push off )
    There’s also the ULTIMATE SWING TRAINER rubber bands which are very good tools to use.
    I find that getting the sensation of speed comes with such training aids as the SUPERSPEED sticks of MIKE NAPOLEON.
    You have also to improve the speed of your turn while keeping the shot straight.When I play ,I keep a record of the distance of my shots with my GARMIN GPS Watch.
    I’m slowly but surely improving which keeps my happy and confident in the future. Never give up!

    • Paul Wilson

      November 21, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Raymond,

      I am not saying you should be doing it that fast. I know for a fact people are not driving anywhere near what I want them too. I say to do it fast and they do it in slow motion. Any human of any age can turn way faster than this if necessary. Would you jump out of the way of a bus coming at you in slow motion. Doubt it. So people need to understand it is a quick motion. Like anything, if you keep doing something you get good at it. This means anyone can do it faster and faster if they just keep repeating it over and over again.

      Here is the one you should be doing with the UST:

      DRILL: Faster Hip Rotation (UST): http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-faster-hip-rotation/

  6. November 30, 2017

    NazninKarim

    Hi Paul

    If you do not have to be strong then why do men hit the ball further than ladies?

    Thanks
    Naz

    • Paul Wilson

      November 30, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Naz,

      More body mass. Wider body. Longer arms.

      Lots of LPGA tour player that hit the ball longer than PGA tour players.

  7. December 6, 2017

    jbost

    Paul, quick question for you: do you find that better players have a harder time being loose when it comes to the smaller clubs/irons? I have no issue “letting go” when i have a driver in my hand. I can swing slow and smooth and hit it solid 95% of the time. When it comes to my irons though im finding it difficult to “let it go” Any insight would be helpful, thanks

    • Paul Wilson

      December 7, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Jason,

      Never really thought of that. I try to do it with all clubs. They do look a little tight on TV like they are trying to control it. A lot of knock down type shots too where they are holding off the follow through. Anything about a sandwedge I would only be doing full swings unless you were purposely trying to punch or knock it down. This means you just have to be very aware of the touch the head position. This way you are not getting stuck at impact.

      Maybe these 2 will help:

      When Is Your Swing Over?: http://ignitiongolf.com/swing-club-touching-head/

      How Far Around Should You Swing?: http://ignitiongolf.com/swing-how-far-around/

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