Three Inches To Separation

By | on April 16, 2017 | 26 Comments | FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites (see below)


lock

Sorry, this content is for members only.

Click here to get access.

 

Already a member? Login below

Email
Password
 
Remember me (for 2 weeks)

Forgot Password





Tags:

Author Description

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+

26 Responses to “Three Inches To Separation”

  1. April 16, 2017

    IanBernadt

    Hi Paul,I’m a retired surgeon,75 years old and very fit.I’d never played any golf until my wife discovered your website and “logged” me in in 2014 to get me out of the house, and I’ve been playing and improving ever since,5 afternoons most weeks. I’ve bought your book and only know your technique and my retirement is transformed thanks to you.I’m impressing my friends who have been playing for years and I’ve been trying to get them to join your website although one has to be very diplomatic.My question is can I trigger the downswing by moving my hips or belt 3 inches to the midline rather than springing off my right instep?Thanks once again.Ian.

  2. Great tip again and this is what I try to do with my trigger (belt buckle ahead of arms). The timing of the transition is something i find difficult at times and my arms can outpace my lower body. You need to move the belt buckle pretty fast?

    • Paul Wilson

      April 18, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Stian,

      Glad you liked it. Thanks.

      Oh yes, you need to move it lightning fast. It has to get ahead of the fast moving arms. As I said, this separates pros from amateurs. This is why so few people do it. The thing is, no one is even talking about it … except me.

      • Exactly. When I try to swing slow I tend to hit fat, probably cause I’m moving my hips too slow. Will really focus on this when I’m out on the course and during practice. Thanks boss:)

        • Paul Wilson

          April 19, 2017

          Paul Wilson

          Stian,

          Yes, you would stuck on the back foot at impact. Easy to fix.

          • April 26, 2017

            StianOttersen

            You think “Feel weight on right heel” and then “Feel the weightshift and the pulsating in the legs” is good swing thoughts when out on the course?

          • Paul Wilson

            April 26, 2017

            Paul Wilson

            Stian,

            I think coil going back with the arms turned off then use your downswing trigger, touching the legs then touching the head and hold the follow through would be better thoughts.

          • April 26, 2017

            StianOttersen

            Thanks again Paul. Will try this. I do get too focused on the ball and it’s no good! 🙂

          • Paul Wilson

            April 30, 2017

            Paul Wilson

            Stian,

            Exactly. Got to stop hitting.

          • April 30, 2017

            StianOttersen

            Hi. Just a quick update: played 47 points today my 16 hcp. Down to 12,7. Some bad shots here and there but mostly very good. One birdie and nine pars. My swing thought was tight left shoulder and then touch legs :))))

          • Paul Wilson

            May 1, 2017

            Paul Wilson

            Stian,

            Great. You are getting there. Next jump to 10-12 handicap. This shouldn’t be a problem. Don’t forget to work on your short game too.

  3. April 16, 2017

    Bill Freeman

    So helpful! So important!! Thanks,

    Bill

  4. April 17, 2017

    MichaelBlock

    If you swing in a swivel chair (try it) you see exactly the three inch or 45 degree movement. 🙂

    • Paul Wilson

      April 18, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Michael,

      Tried it. Not sure I was doing it as you are but it was interesting. Can definitely see the hips turning going back. Coming down while holding the arms up was interesting. I guess it could give someone the feel.

  5. Paul,
    Would it be correct to say that you FIRST turn the belt buckle to the ball as you demonstrate here AND THEN push (or dig) with your right foot (even if it’s only a split second between the two) ? In other words the very first movement we should be thinking of when we initiate the downswing is this one, not the one one we have chosen as the downswing trigger (especially if we have chosen the straightening of the left leg or pushing from right instep triggers, maybe not so true with the turning of the hips trigger) ?
    Thanks,
    Raoul

    • Paul Wilson

      April 18, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Raoul,

      I would thinking I am digging first to use the ground to turn the hips. Not sure I could make this happen without a solid base. This is a millisecond in time so it’s hard to say.

      I would like to to think trigger but make sure this trigger is getting your hips moving. Anyone thinking belt buckle, hips or even locking the lead leg would be doing this. It is just instep and knee ahead of ball that the person may have to think about it.

  6. April 17, 2017

    DavidWalters

    Hi Paul
    If you hit with powerless arms won’t the separation be automatic I.e come naturally. The body turn drive the arms through after the hips. Is it really necessary to consciously hold your arms back?
    All the best
    David

    • Paul Wilson

      April 18, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      David,

      It should be rarely does because people cannot turn their arms off plus they do not know how hard the leg drive is. I show people how hard and fast I do it when they come to the school and they are amazed because I look so slow. It’s deceiving.

      You are not holding your arms back. You are not hitting or helping the shot with your arms. There is a difference.

  7. JohnBenson

    April 17, 2017

    JohnBenson

    Yesterday is the second practice day I felt the real tight coil on the right side of my back, then firing from the inside arch on my right foot, with my hips turning first and my arms trailing along. It really IS a complete different feeling. There’s no question about knowing that your hips are firing first with your loose arms and hinged wrist following along. Plus my shots are straighter and longer!
    I’m still struggling with full extension and tend to buckle my arms “Chicken wing” but soon this too shall fadeaway.

  8. The best exercise I know to improve the effectiveness of the Lower/Upper body separation is to train with one or several rubber bands attached around your waist ,the other end of the rubber bands held in a door hinge.
    Do the turn a hundred times a day and your core will strengthen accordingly and your ball distance will increase
    The rubber bands can be the ULTIMATE SWING TRAINER bands of MIKE BAUMANN advertised on the IGNITION GOLF site.

    • Paul Wilson

      April 18, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Raymond,

      I definitely like this idea. I did a tip on using the Ultimate Swing Trainer to feel this. Feel great when you do it.

  9. April 18, 2017

    MaxJames

    Trying out the move and I have been doing this for about a month before seeing this video. I tend to pull the ball a bit left when focusing on this move ? Normal when integrating move or no ?

  10. April 19, 2017

    Roy

    Can we incorporate this into your favorite drill. like the tip and great explanation. See this in the pros all the time but difficult for us.I guess this is why I don’t take a divot.

    Roy

You must be logged in to post a comment.