How The Lower Body Works In The Downswing

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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+

6 Responses to “How The Lower Body Works In The Downswing”

  1. September 1, 2013


    Hi, Paul –


    This has to be one of your BEST lessons! Alas, I’m one of those golfers who has tried to hit the ball wit the arms and have battled short iron hits through the years. Most I play with usually use a 2 iron difference. It just made no sense to me to not use the arms. Even when I heard the use of the body discussed, I never understood how I could make it my own. Unfortunately I’ve been using the arms a gazillion years but with your help I’m making strides in creating powerless arms.

    This lesson clearly shows and explains how one can achieve powerless arms. Using the triggers is a really big help. Previously, I didn’t know how to get started and so the arms just took over. Now I know I must get those hips turning before the arms and create that lag so the arms are trailing behind.

    Thanks for your hard work and diligence and clarity in explaining the golf swing and making it simple.

    Dave Shaffer
    Brooksville, FL

    • September 2, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      Great. Glad you understand it and working towards keeping the arms turned off.

  2. Hi Paul,
    Another good tip. i have been working on the lower body part and yesterday i think i finally got it, with one caveat. i am only bringing the club back about 3/4 of the way (from another tip). This seems to allow me to keep my lower body stable, my arms relaxed and straight, and most importantly my hips and legs leading. No chicken wings! No looking up too soon!. The ball is going as far or farther than before with less effort and mostly straight. Occasionally a slight fade or a push or hook left. The off target hits can be cured and are actually just 10% of my strikes. i think i should keep this routine up until i really ingrain this timing and feeling. After it is a habit, i will try to lengthen my backswing. What do you think about this plan?

    • Terry,

      Glad you liked it.

      Shortening your swing gets the legs and hips activated because you don’t have a lot of time to pull the club down but it reduces the time to generate enough swing speed and it takes a lot of effort. This is a young man’s swing so once you get the legs and hips activated think about lengthening a little bit. Just read the last part and yes. sounds good. I should do a tip on this. Good job.

  3. Your tip on How to start the downswing is resulting in a 404 code error. This tip on starting the downswing by touching your legs helped me stop hitting the ball thin. Can you please fix it on your web site so that I can watch it again? Thanks!

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