The 50 Foot Long Driver

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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+

16 Responses to “The 50 Foot Long Driver”

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    November 4, 2015


    Creative, insightful, swing thought. I like it!

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    November 4, 2015


    Once again, perfect timing for me. I was just at the range today working on staying tall and keeping my back straight. I am a recovering sloucher. I am 6’1″ – it seems tough to stay “tall” with the smaller irons (7, 8, 9). Any thoughts or tips. Thanks so much. BTW, I was playing golf with my dad this past weekend and he said, “boy, your swing and stance has really changed – looks good”. Your lessons are really changing my game.

    • November 4, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you are improving. I love hearing it.

      I never have problems getting taller people to set up taller. Just got to get the angles. Also, at your height your clubs should probably be about 1″ longer and 4 degrees upright. This allows you to do the setup because the clubs get longer when you have them set this way.

      Follow these set up steps and look for the checkpoint:

      A New Way To Get The Taller Setup:

  3. November 4, 2015


    First class image .Paul ,to stay tall in fro OF the ball ,And avoid tilting the shoulders in the backswing ,which is a move taught by many Golf Teachers ,Even the most renown ,such as DAVID LEADBETTER ,in his new book ” THE A SWING”.
    m’y long Time Golf teacher ,famous champion JEAN GARAIALDE ,always told me :” BE PrOUD IN FRONT OF THE BALL”.
    A question on the grip :do you disadvise the ” THE TEN FINGER GRIP” ?I play the classic VARDON GRIP ,with the right pinkie overlapping the left index ,not in the groove between left index And middle FINGER .
    The T’EN FINGER GRIP seems to give more POWER to Release the right hand in the follow through !

    • November 4, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      I don’t like the ten finger for that reason. You will end up hitting with this hand. Although it feels powerful because you are right handed you will manipulate the face. Your wrists are a hinge. The neutral grip puts you in a position to hinge and re-hinge while keeping the wrists loose. It is this looseness that helps you get power. So keep doing the Vardon then you will keep it in play.

  4. November 4, 2015


    Paul ,I tried this thought ( 50 YARD DRIVER)today :it does help to make a much better and rounded turn back ,thus more coil power in the body spring ,and thus more clubhead speed !
    No change to my regular VARDON grip!

  5. November 4, 2015


    Paul, this is a really great tip. I tried it today and I could feel my body exactly as you describe. I dimly recalled swinging the club somewhat like this when I was a youngster, so many years ago, before the hands and arms guys got to me !! Many thanks.

    • November 5, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      Good stuff. This should get you back on track in a hurry. No hands and arms unless you are working on specific positions. Once you master the positions turn them back off.

  6. November 5, 2015


    Great lesson Paul and much needed.

  7. November 6, 2015


    This guy actually has a 14′ driver. And he stands pretty tall when he uses it. 🙂

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    November 20, 2015


    Hi Paul
    MJ here again. I am hitting my driver to the left or to the right from the tee. This is frustrating. Can you guide me into which drill I can use to correct this? Or what I need to do to correct it and hit straight!

    Many thanks.


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