2 Power Sources In Your Swing

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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+

21 Responses to “2 Power Sources In Your Swing”

  1. I have been trying to use your method for 9 months now. While I have become much straighter with my shots, my club head speed has not changed. My grip is light and my arms are powerless. I have tried and tried to turn my hips faster and unhinge my wrists earlier and faster. Before I give up on your method, I want to know if I am missing something. My club head speed was in the low 100’s nine months ago and it is still at this level. Please help.

    • Bob,

      There are many things that can help generate more power. You say your arms are powerless. I have yet to see anyone with powerless arms. If they are your club would be lagging perfectly which would be one way to get more power. Turning your hips faster is great but did you hook it first before turning up the speed? You have timing between the release and legs drive. If you only turn faster you will hit pushes and push fades causing no increase in distance. So you hook it first about 10 times then you drive the legs and hips way harder.


      DRILL: Golf Swing Timing For More Distance: https://ignitiongolf.com/timing-more-distance/

      Not sure if you understand the roll over drill. I want the wrists to roll early to hook it then you add more leg drive.

      I am firing my hips way harder than people think by watching my. It is unmistakable and crystal clear I am hitting it with my legs and hips. You say you are driving them harder but are you really? How many times have you done this drill?

      DRILL: Listen to Club Swinging: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-listen-to-club/

      And have you seen this:

      DRILL: How To Really Increase Power: https://ignitiongolf.com/how-to-really-increase-power/


      Power: How I Got Power In My Swing: https://ignitiongolf.com/power-dig-foot-in/
      It’s An Unmistakable Feeling In Your Legs: https://ignitiongolf.com/unmistakable-feeling-legs/

      I have fired my hips for many years so I am good at it. If you are coming from an arms swing you are not. So this takes time to get good at it which is why I tell everyone to do the swing off the ground drill.

      Also, how are your swing positions? Are you doing the positions exactly as I teach? Very few followers are although they say they are before them come to see me.

      Do you have a chicken wing?
      Are you coming over the top?
      Do you have lag?
      Do you have the right clubs?
      Do you take a divot?
      Do you create torque when you coil?
      Do you load the weight into the back instep (no sway)?

      Many questions. Why not just do a swing analysis with my assistant so he can show you what to work on.

  2. May 18, 2016


    Hi Paul,
    Out of interest, if you adopt this type of swing (which I’m working on!), generally speaking, does it suit a particular type of shaft? I only mention because I’d assume if you’re slowing your swing down, trying to create that lag and then the release, would it be easier with a regular, over stiff. What do you think?

    I think at the time of purchase, I was advised to go with stiff shaft for irons but I presume now that was because I probably had a quick swing and hitting primarily with the arms..
    Best regards,

    • Tom,

      No difference in shafts as you will still generate the same, if not more, clubhead speed. You get speed through the whipping action of the club not by brute force.

      Make sure you get professionally fit and know your clubhead speed so you get the right shafts for your game.

  3. Hi Paul,
    I’ve using your technique for a while now and see great results. I am hitting the ball further, straighter and with more confidence. I do see these results mostly with the shorter clubs and hybrids. With the driver the results are better than before but I don’t seem to be creating the whipping action as much as with the other clubs. I think possibly I try to help with my arms or hips not turning fast enough. Or maybe my wrists not loose enough. Any thoughts?
    Also is there any feedback to be gained from the scratch marks on the bottom of the club? Mine are not perpendicular to the face. They are angled a little bit. My ball flight is mostly straight or a little draw, so I’m coming from the inside. Should I pay attention to the direction of these lines?

    • Tom,

      Exactly, you are hitting harder with driver. Hard you hit, tighter your wrists, the more you manipulate the face, the more chicken wing, over the top etc. etc.

      Why not swing slower and do perfect positioning? Get the swing then speed it up. You’ve got to stop hitting. So you have to learn not to hit. Slowing down to 50% is way different. This starts to relax your arms so you can get feeling your body as the power source.

      At home every night you need to be doing these drills:

      DRILL: Listen to Club Swinging: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-listen-to-club/
      DRILL: How To Really Increase Power: https://ignitiongolf.com/how-to-really-increase-power/
      DRILL: Swing Up with Driver: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-swing-up-driver/

      These drills get you feeling the legs and hips making the club swing. So if you want more power you need to be doing them thousands of times so you get good at using your legs and hips.

  4. May 18, 2016



    I am unsure of what we should FEEL in our legs. I continue to work on my hip turn to power my swing but I feel like my legs are reacting to my hip turn. I don’t feel any drive in the legs. Is there something I am missing. Love your favorite drill


  5. Paul, I purchased your book a couple of years ago and had some limited results until things started to click this year. I have since joined your site and love the easy to follow videos. I thought I was using powerless arms before, but now I really feel it. I used to hit my 7 iron 145-150 yards and now I hit it 170-175 consistently and use my 9 iron for 150 yard shots. It barely feels like I am swinging now!

    Thank you for all you do for us late comers to golf. I have a goal of breaking 80 this year and almost did it last week as I shot an 82. Two years ago I was happy to break 100.


    • John,

      Very good. The answers are all in the book and videos. Just got to follow it. It’s tough to stop hitting but everyone has hit that one shot 30-50 yards farther than any other shot with a feeling of nothing. Just need to learn how to do it every time. You are very close so keep at it. 70’s will be there soon.

      Watch this just in case:

      You Will Top It: https://ignitiongolf.com/you-will-top-it/

  6. May 19, 2016


    Hi Paul,
    I have noticed when practicing the when thinking about my wrist cock at the top of the swing (making sure it cocks completely), I have less of a tendency to hit from the top and pull it. The unlocking seems to take just enough time to delay the club releasing too early.

    I remember you saying you shouldn’t think about your wrists in the swing but it seem to help in the same it helps when doing a pitch, except in a pitch, the cocking is immediate.

    BTW, I made a few awesome saves in short pitches to help win a match today. Thanks, Jeff

    • Jeff,

      Your end goal is not thinking of the wrist hinge. This would be once you have it mastered and it always hinges. In your case you are still working on it so it’s fine to think about it.

      This will definitely give you more time to get the lower body moving as opposed to a shorter position.

      You need to be thinking of it with pitch shots as these are shorter shots and I need you to know you set the backswing. So this is fine. Glad you are seeing some good ones. Just stay focused. You can do it.

  7. Paul,You’re the best golf TEAÇHER I ever had .I started with you three years ago ( 2013) ,I was 79 : now I’m 82 and I have iimproved Thanks to you in all Areas of m’y game !It has been slow to come ,but I shot under 80 in m’y last 18 holes session .: not too bad for an 82 years old Man. .M’y playing partners were truly bewildered .Every thing was smooth :straight and long driving ,good fairway shoots ,excellent pitching ,chipping and putting ( 26 puts ).
    the POWERLESS ARMS systèm works .
    I have réfined on it by turning More : I Train with an alignment ROD inside m’y right foot ,at right Angles to the target Line .
    I have kranked up m’y flexibility to have the shoulder Line getting past the ROD !The WINDING UP SPRING EFFECT is More powerful .and the club really zings forward .
    I also practice the JOHNNY REVOLTA FORMULA ‘ TAKE BACK THE CLUB TO HORIZONTAL and speedily ,WITH THE HIPS AND LEGS MOVE IT FORWARD TO HORIZONTAL again ,the fastest you CAN ( I don’t cock the wrists when I do this drill )
    M’y clubhead speed has moved up to 105MPH measured with the SSRTT .
    Let’s now see if I keep playing to this Level..You said a gain and a gain That you never get there definitely ,so BEWARE to me!

    • Raymond,

      You are doing great. I love hearing about breaking 80 and the increase in speed. That’s really good but you have worked for it. A great golf swing is not a gift. It takes practice and patience. Keep up the good work.

  8. October 27, 2018


    Paul ,Should you llft silghtly your left shoulder at the end of the throughswing to hit the ball higher or keep it level all the way through ?
    Also some Pro’s crouch when going down in the downswing ,then lift their left shoulder when moving in the throughswing ,finishing with he body in full extension

  9. November 10, 2018



    I am trying to find a tip related to how much bend to have in the lead arm at the top of the backswing when wrists are hinged. Most of the drills talk about having that lead arm extended and stopping at the 20 degree angle but when I watch you take a natural swing there seems so be a fair amount of bend in your elbow the top of your swing?

  10. January 29, 2019


    Paul, can you recommend a modestly priced golf course in Las Vegas in Febuary? I have a friend that I am meeting there, whom I have known for 50 years, and we are going to play golf for the first time in probably 40 years. I know your golf course is great, but we are not quite up to that challenge.

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      January 29, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      2 great courses are Stallion Mountain and Boulder Creek. Great layouts and very reasonable. I play them all of the time. Keep in mind it’s winter so they are not pristine. Greens and fairways are good but rough is dormant. You can’t go wrong with either course. Boulder is just out of town in Boulder City. Have fun.

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