Slow It Down

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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+

9 Responses to “Slow It Down”

  1. January 5, 2017


    Paul I have a fairly slow swing. I watched this tip and went back to one I saved in my dashboard on”Separation”. I believe that tip was back on July 15th or 16th. That tip was on moving the hips first and the arms will follow. Why did you not talk about the downswing triggers in that tip? I have been following you long enough to know I need to execute one of the downswing triggers to get the hips moving in the circular movement while delaying the arms coming through to develop separation. Having learned this game as an adult, I fall into the category of golfers who have learned, incorrectly to hit with my hands and arms.

    Should I work on the separation without thinking about the downswing trigger, and just concentrate on the hip rotation. My downswing trigger has been pushing off the back leg. Maybe I need to change to moving the belt buckle. A little clarification please.

    • Paul Wilson

      January 6, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      I didn’t talk about it because the tip was about slowing down. If I got into all that it would have been 20mins long.

      If you are doing the swing in balance then work on separation. If you are not doing the main positions in balance then work on positions first slowly doing them perfectly then move on to separation.

      You can work on separation any way you want. You can do it with triggers or the hips but the hips are a trigger. If you are using the instep then first with the instep making it turn your hips. The whole point is that your body rotation must be ahead of you arms coming down. So fire the lower feeling it is already though by the time your club reaches impact. This takes repetitions and coordination. Do it every night until you have it mastered.

  2. January 6, 2017


    Paul off topic but in your swing tips even if just a few words can you relate it to the Iron Byron. A video of the Iron Byron clip again just for a few second to make your point also would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Paul ,I master the positions you teach ,after having rehearsed them very extensively in front of my window panes,hundreds of times .When I play on the course ,it is if I was still rehearsing ,no stress ,no hurry ,no tension no bad feelings .The problem I have is swinging faster:my hips don’t move that fast enough .
    I got some improvement with the SUPERSPEED STICKS of MIKE NAPOLEON ,nothing dramatic though .The SPEEED WHOOSH was of no help,it relies too much on the arms and hands .Same with the ORANGE WHIP TRAINER .All I try to do now is to swing as perfectly as possible ,if that may be ,thereby no errors or very few ,good scores follow (Very good short game helps ).When I play with youngsters ,they whack the ball away ,often in the woods or the traps set out for them .The humiliation I experience in giving away 50 yards or so from the tee is then forgotten .I tell them “It’s the one the first in the hole who wins “Am I right to feel that way?

    • Paul Wilson

      January 6, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Well, you are 80 years old and you haven’t fired the lower body hard for years. When I explain how hard I am driving the lower body to students the are always in shock at how hard and fast I am moving. A lightbulb then goes off in their head finally realizing they have not been driving their lower anywhere near as hard as I am. I would think the same applies to you too. I am putting immense power in my legs and hips it just doesn’t look like I am doing it that hard because I have done it for 30 yards. If you want more then drive the lower as hard as you possibly can. Sacrifice consistency for a while. Get the distance then dial it back in. Too many people want both right away. You need to get one then the other. Distance first then consistency.

  4. JohnBenson

    January 10, 2017


    I would’ve been that student if it was last year! He sounded like a lot like me then. This is a good reminder to slow down to practice while I’m working on my key points.

  5. January 28, 2017


    Hey Paul:
    I really do like this lesson. I think I knew long ago that in a golf swing, no part of the body should “pull you off balance”. After following your lesson plan for the swing over these last 8 months, I try to do this with the exception of getting those hips moving first, basically moving them fast as I can prior to downswing. I was on a tee playing a scramble last week and I was trying deliberately to “slow down” and I popped off an apparently beautiful ball flight (I could hear my partner say as I balanced at the finish with my driver touching my neck, what a pure shot!) that sailed 260 yds, but I never saw the flight or finish of the ball! I was so disappointed I didn’t see any part of it. Driving to it, we found it perfectly positioned, middle of fairway, 20-30 yards past any of my partners. I got to thinking of the shot afterwards and seem to remember that this happens often. I realize this is a results oriented game, but I wish I had better ability to follow the ball after impact. Any lessons gladly reviewed. I am happier with my swing than any time in previous playing and I know that good things are coming.

    • Paul Wilson

      January 29, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you liked it. I keep teaching person after person who is just wailing away never doing anything right. Unfortunately, most everyone wants to hit their best shots instead of building a great swing waiting for the good shots to come later. Building a great swing takes time and effort.

      If I can swing easy and hit it a long way then anyone can do it. They just need the technique to do so. You saw you can do it too. This is great. Just remember the tip I just did about greed. You need to fight this feeling and be content with how far you can hit it. Stick to precise movement so you can repeat it consistently. As you do you gain confidence. Confidence breeds distance.

      You are well on track. Just keep this effortless feeling.

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