3 Ways To Roll It Over

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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+

22 Responses to “3 Ways To Roll It Over”

  1. Could you go over the problems of bowing the wrist at impact as one pro advocated this move. Maybe do a video on the pro’s and cons of a cupped and bowed wrist. Thanks

  2. Paul ,very clear instruction for THE slicers to overcome their d

    • March 16, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Why would you do this. Why are you watching these tips. This method totally conflicts with mine:

      I just fixed a +1 handicapper – 2 time state champion who was told to do this. He was blowing it right and hitting it way too high. Got the bal flight lowered and had hit hitting it amazingly well be working on my release and flatter shoulder plane.


      What Happens If You Don’t Release It: https://ignitiongolf.com/impact-what-happens

  3. Hi Paul;
    This is the biggest issue with my swing. It seems to me that my problem is with the timing of the rollover. I’m not a slicer or a hooker, so that’s not my issue. When I time it properly, the shot feels really solid & seems effortless with more power. Although, I pull the shot about 5 yards. Is this possibly from hip over rotation? I’m certain my alignment is correct so that’s not an issue. I started this with the toe up to toe up drill with half shots which is what I do when I start having any type of swing issue. Thanks.

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    August 24, 2014


    Paul, who do you feel your arms have turned powerless with your drills? Please describe in detail. Thank You!

    • August 24, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      If you are doing certain arms drills you should be feeling your arms. Once you master the position or movement you turn your arms off.

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    August 25, 2014


    Hello Paul! Thank you for responding. Besides the swing ma chine video,The video of a Chinese rattle drum is a good example of powerless arms for me. I can’t tell the difference right now courtesy of my mother nature’s tendencies of trying to hit with my arms rather than using my hips first. Any particular video I could use to work on this issue?

    Chinese rattle drum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYq29v5q4Vo

    Regards H

    • August 25, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      There are too many tips to list.


      There are tons of them there.

  6. Hi Paul
    What is your thought on the forearm rotation to create the roll over during the drill exercises before changing to ‘powerless arm’ when starting the downswing with body rotation. Thanks

  7. June 28, 2018


    Excellent video. I tried it and was impressed, particularly because I hit the ball more soldily, flush, with that great sound!
    I am a fan.

  8. August 3, 2018


    I practiced roll over after roller for four or five days. I played nine holes and hit my drives fairly low, fairly straight, and not a lot of distance. Around the sixth hole I restricted rollover in my backswing somewhat and picked up height and distance. Should there be a restriction rolling over in the backswing. Playing nine again last night and on the 7th hole I gained distance and direction and experienced powerless arms. Did that for three holes. Need to work more on release. Started golf around 40 yo and playing for 27 years probably and mostly with arms.

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      August 4, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      It is a drill. You are rolling it until you can hook it without thinking about it. You are not doing this on the course unless you are slicing severely because if you are doing that you might as well hook it severely.

      So you are at the range. You do practice swings first. You can even get a stick or shaft to roll around. You do some roll overs first and get the feeling. Then you hit some shots rolling from the top hitting low hooks. You are not trying to hit perfect shots. You are trying to spin it left. You DO NOT care about direction at this point ONLY SPIN. Once you can hook about a5-10 in a row you should now know the feeling of releasing the club. You have to memorize this feeling. If you have not been releasing it it should be pretty easy to memorized this feeling because it feels weird.

      Now that you can hook it you do a few practice swings feeling the legs and hips. Fro the top you are thinking of using the legs and hips and turning going to the touch the legs position. Once you have this feeling you try to add a little legs. You watch your ball. You should hit a pull hook less left than what you were previously doing. This is vital because it tells you that you can stop thinking about hooking and still hook it. If you try to add legs and blow it right you have not hooked enough shots so you go back to step one.

      So the first shot went a little left left. On the next shot you fire the legs quicker. If so, you will now almost be straight if not straight. You keep doing this until you hit it straight. This occurs when you actually fire the lower body first. Once you see this shot that is dead straight you need to memorize how hard you drove your legs. This is how hard you always need to drive them.

      If you slice it you back up and roll it again. If you pull hook it you add more legs. The ultimate goal is to roll it so many times you never have to work on rolling it. At this point you would always be thinking of your body (this is what I am thinking of).

      So take a club at home and roll it. You do not have to hit balls to master this. Go to the top and roll. Then again and again and again. I have had people get this mastered in 4 repetitions so it doesn’t take long. Just do it nightly.

      Then when you go to the range you should only have to hit a few shots to get it hooking. Then add the legs. Once you hit it perfectly this is the swing you are taking to the course.

      Do this at home nightly:

      Modified Roll Over Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/modified-roll-over-drill/
      DRILL: Smooth Wrist Release: https://ignitiongolf.com/smooth-wrist-release/


      After The Roll Over Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/after-the-roll-over/

  9. September 19, 2018


    This is exactly what I am looking forward. I firmly believe this, but problem is how to synchronize releasing motion with leg touching turning. I can do only either one of the motions, so I rely on release rather than body turning at course. I would appreciate it if you kindly teach how to synchronize both motion.

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      September 20, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      You roll it over and over until you know the feeling and are hooking it. You are then switching the thought to lower body rotation. You will still feel the release but you are not thinking about it. You drive the lower hard and harder until the ball is dead straight. You are not thinking about timing the release or rolling it forever. Just until you do not put slice spin on it. If you switch to body and still slice it you have not rolled it enough. Do this daily at home and when you practice at the range. Memorize the feeling of rolling it so you don’t have to keep thinking about it. At this point you are only ever adding or subtracting body. Pull/pull hook more body. Push/push fade less body. Slice go back to rolling it the add body.

  10. August 17, 2021



    What position should the Hips be in at impact? Isn’t this critical (Timing), for point of impact for solid shots. The angle of approach at impact if everything is not in time you’ll spray the ball all over the place?

    Bill Korf

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