Distance Series – Turn Faster

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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+

23 Responses to “Distance Series – Turn Faster”

  1. November 27, 2014


    Happy Thanksgiving Paul and team!

  2. November 27, 2014


    Greetings Coach Im with Tom / Hope you had a great day

  3. Hi Paul, I´m playing for 2 1/2 years, and I´m doing ok because of you, thanks.

  4. November 28, 2014


    I am making progress. I now have to get back to the standing tall. I have been hitting pretty fast but breaking tees every time. I assume this is not good. Any suggestions?

    Would thinking of turning your right shoulder under your chin help with the coil turn?

    PS I got all of your description on this first of the series and a nice “selfie” of you but no movement. I will check my set-up and thought you might want to check yours.

    • November 28, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      There is nothing wrong with the site and the playback of the videos. If you are having a problem it is your computer or connection speed in your area. Just try them on another device and you will see they play just fine.

      Breaking tees means nothing. Some people break them others do not. Now if you are breaking the tee and hitting the ground that would be a problem getting ahead of the ball and skying it.

      If you are skying it watch this tip:

      Skying: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-skying

      I’m not sure why you would be coiling your right shoulder. You should be coiling your left shoulder under your chin going back. A tall set up helps with this. Also, you can turn your back to the target as you go back as a way to coil back.

      The Right Way To Turn Your Back to the Target: https://ignitiongolf.com/back-to-target-right-way/

  5. November 28, 2014


    Hi Paul,

    I notice irregardless of how fast you turn your hips to generate more power you always hit the ball at the center of the clubface.

    My problem is that when I start turning faster it starts to impact all over the clubface thus causing all sorts of direction and distance problem.

    Is there a specific technique/drill to solve this problem?


    • November 28, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      I am hitting the center of the face because I am basing my swing on things in life that repeat 100% of the time. These 2 things are torque (coiling) and forces (powerless arms).

      If you are trying to increase you hip speed you will not be consistent. This is because you are not good at it. So you need to make a decision. Do you want more power or are you comfortable with how far you are hitting it? If you want more power work on the things that increase your power then work on making it consistent. You do so by getting used to driving the legs and hips that hard and perfecting the wrist release.

      Also, keep in mind your release is timed to your current body rotation. If you turn only your body a lot faster, your clubface will be late and you will blow it right. Before driving your lower body faster you need to hook it. Once you get it hooking (by purposely rolling your wrists) you then add a faster body rotation to straighten it out.

      I did a tip on what happens when you increase only the leg drive here:

      Release Progression: https://ignitiongolf.com/release-progression/

  6. November 28, 2014


    Actually somehow did this Wed. on last two holes, more or less wide open drives. Out drove playing partner with whom I had been hitting the same distance all day long, by 30 yards.

    • November 28, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Very good. Now that you have seen that you can do it, keep working on increasing your body rotation and loosening the wrists. Make sure you are doing the practice swings in the backyard off the ground. If you constantly do this you will get really good and firing the lower body.

  7. November 28, 2014


    Hi Paul,

    I have been working on this a lot recently, based on your earlier Tips and specifically using the practice drill of turning the hips fast with the club at the top, while not dropping the arms. Just snapping the hips around.That has helped me a lot.

    But, an interesting thing…I notice often in this drill, even though my arms are powerless (they’re not dropping. I’m not trying to hit anything.) that my shoulders want to come around, at least some, with the hip snap. I can snap the hips around without moving the arms hardly at all, but that’s not what happens naturally. I will continue to work on making that “natural.” But I have a couple of questions:

    So my first question is “any other exercises to “disconnect the upper and lower body” so that the lower body “uncoils under the arms” and they come a little later than what they seem to want to do naturally?

    Second question is how can I increase the speed of powerless arms if they are left behind by hips turning too fast and all my shots are pushing off to the left?

    Thanks in advance,


  8. November 28, 2014



    I do often experience longer shots when I grip down 4-5 cm on the driver.
    Do you have a tips on why this occur ?


    • November 28, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      There is a length in everyone’s clubs where you get diminished returns meaning you clubs can be to long. If the club is too long your release will be late. Not sure if this is happening in your case. It may very well be that gripping down allows you to gain a little more control so you hit closer to the sweet spot. Gripping down plus the shaft you have in that club may optimize the kick of the club. Maybe gripping down gives you a better feel and more confidence.

      So there could be many reasons for this. I would try other drivers and potentially get fitted so you can determine the right length and shaft for your swing.

  9. November 28, 2014



    I am so sorry….It was too late at night or too much turkey…Please change the stated direction in my second question from “left” to “right.” That, probably, will change all your recommendations. Sorry, I don’t know what I was thinking.

    Thank you.


    • November 28, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      I already answered this with the push to the right correction. There are a ton of links in the reply so it may be in your spam folder. Check there or visit the tip and scroll down to see my reply.

  10. December 1, 2014


    Hi Paul,

    HELP! I have been playing consistent golf with your teaching but just recently for some reason I am not getting the separation with my hips from upper body and my upper body is taking over in some shots Don’t know how to fix this should I be driving harder with legs?

  11. December 2, 2014


    Please could you explain the role of the arms in downswing. Do the arms simply fall down in front of your body and then you clear your hips by driving your legs?

  12. December 4, 2014


    thanks again Paul, keep up the good work

  13. December 6, 2014


    Paul,We touched on this subject before but you said teaching this move was too difficult for the average golfer .
    M’y question addresses the move which some (Not all ) better Pro’s do at the beginning of the downswing :I mean lowering the body when starting the downswing .
    It’s very apparent in vidéos of BEN HOGAN and Some of today’s Pro’s.
    Should I try to incorporate this move in m’y swing ?
    Conversely ,when I Watch RORY Mc ILROY ,at the end of his throughswing ,hé raises the upper body as if hé was going to take off ,like an aéroplane !

    • December 7, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      I am not saying this is too hard for the average golfer. I teach them to do it every day. Turning the arms off is hard for the average golfer. People want to hit. I need the arms turned off. If people cannot instantly turn their arms off I want them manually doing the positions. Once they do the positions and build a great swing then can then work on turning the arms off.

      Forget lowering the body. Lowering the body occurs with the right fundamentals. I have never ever thought of doing this yet I do it. Just work on your grip, setup, follow through and backswing as I suggest. Know them. Feel them. Make them perfect. If you do you will have an awesome swing.

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