Release Progression

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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+

16 Responses to “Release Progression”

  1. December 4, 2013


    How often should the roll over adjustment be required for an average golfer?

    • Paul Wilson

      December 4, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      You do this until you eliminate the slice spin on your shots with all clubs. This could be a day, a week or a month or two. If you slow down and roll it you will get it faster.

  2. December 4, 2013


    Thanks Paul. I have been practicing this rolling over for a long period of time but I have realized that it was not enough. I keep fading the ball and what is more important, the ball comes out too high, which according what you have said in this tip means an open club face at impact.

    How many training sessions does it require approximately to get really used to it? I usually go every Saturday and hit a hundred balls or more. Do we have to practice only the same tip or shall we mix it with others (like the touching of the legs position).

    Thanks for the great tips.

    • Paul Wilson

      December 4, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      Exactly. You are rolling it late. This is why I did the tip. If you do not have a lot of time just do it every night in practice swings. You do not even have to hit a ball to master this. Just work on this until you eliminate the slice spin on your shots with all clubs. Once you can do this you will then be focusing on leg drive to straighten out your shots.

  3. December 4, 2013


    i am 68 first year of golf. Do you roll over for all clubs and wedges or just driver. i want to say thanks for your lessons

    • Paul Wilson

      December 4, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like the tips. I appreciate the feedback.

      Driver will be the hardest to roll so if you get that you should be doing it with the others. Keep in mind this is a drill to get you releasing it stop your from putting slice spin on it. Work on this at home and at the range. If you do, you will emininate any slice spin.

  4. December 6, 2013


    Paul,I don’t understand this “rolling over ” of the right wrist over the left ,as far as I am concerned .I never slice ,I never hook .
    I let my wrists loose ,and only pay attention to the position of my right hand at impact:I want the Palm to ” look” downwards ,at the ground,the ” tray”I hold at the top of the backswing ,and the glasses it supports ,must be ” flung to the ground”.
    The flight of the ball is always pretty straight ,occasionnally with a wee wee fade .
    Should I endeavor to ” roll over”as you say to put some draw on the ball ,but with the risk of losing some contr

    • Paul Wilson

      December 6, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      If you want to get rid of the fade you hook it first then straighten it out later. If you want to keep the fade don’t work on this stuff.

      • December 9, 2013


        Paul ,
        I ” discovered ” that the “rolling over “added several MPH to my clubhead speed .Is that normal ?
        Which is the best way to “roll over “:activate the left wrist by pushing the left thumb out ,or activate the right wrist Like when you deliver a lifted tennis forehand?

        • Paul Wilson

          December 9, 2013

          Paul Wilson


          Exactly, this is why I want everyone rolling it. You have said in the past that you fade it. If you are not hitting it about 250+ I would suggest not playing the fade and learning how to release it better. Once you do you will get it up to 250+ but straight or slightly drawing. I think the game would be much easier if you learn to do this.

          I usually have no problem getting people to just cross the hand over right from the top down. If for some reason the person cannot do this I get them thinking about the lead thumb to the target. This allows them to get it. So you need to try both and figure out what works best for you.

  5. December 17, 2013


    Hi Paul

    Many thanks for your tips. They are so clear and on the money.

    Just a quick question, why is it when you strengthen your grip (right hand player) on the left hand ( 3 knuckles or more), does it

    • Paul Wilson

      December 18, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      You are right the stronger grip makes it harder to release. Your hands are more on the side of the club so that contributes to the restricted release. You also have the right hand being in a stronger position so it causes you to grip on tighter and you have the mental aspect of if you do roll it you will hook it off the planet. So all of these factors combined make it harder to release it with a strong grip.

      Strong grip + loose wrists = massive hook

      I am promoting a stronger left hand as in it is across the palm not as in a 3 knuckle position. I want 2 knuckles and across the palm of the left hand. Right hand in weaker in the fingers.

      • December 18, 2013


        Hi Paul

        Thanks for the clarification, that is helpful.

        So to apply what you have just said to your teaching and different drills.

        You mention we can release the club by getting out to point down the target line, and you also talk about manually squaring the club face by rolling the wrist.

        Is my logic correct say this

        a) if I was adopting the body release method with the club pointing at target line post impact, having a stronger grip will enhance the chances of a eliminating slice spin?
        b) If we were to adopt the rolling of the wrist manually squaring of the club, you would probably execute this better with a neutral grip and NOT a strong grip ( as it would feel too tight)

        would you agree with points a and points b?


        • Paul Wilson

          December 18, 2013

          Paul Wilson


          a) If you have a strong grip (3 knuckles) and your wrists are loose you will hook it. If you have 2 knuckles on the top hand and your wrists are loose you will hit it basically straight. This is assuming the right hand is correct too.

          b) yes, you want to be learning from a neutral grip. This way you do not hook it too much. If you hook it too much you will need another flaw to hit it straight. Why would you want flaws in your swing?

  6. November 29, 2014


    Slightly off the rollover topic, but I seem to be able to make the turn better when I energize my stomach muscles before the takeaway, and use them help trigger the downswing. If I just try to make a fast turn with my lower body, my upper body doesn’t have enough connection. Is this something to work on?

    • Paul Wilson

      November 30, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      I’ve haven’t heard of this but if it works then do it. Keep in mind I want a spring-like effect as you coil and uncoil your body. You need to be careful that energizing your stomach muscles doesn’t hamper this process. Also, you have to make sure that it is repeatable and simple enough to think about. You certainly don’t want too many thoughts on your mind as you swing the club.

      You body is disconnecting because you are only increasing the speed of the lower body. This is why I re-posted the release progression tip. Start with that first and hook it consistently. Then drive the lower body harder. If you do it this way you will see the connection and more power.

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