Drill – Easy Way To Get More Rotation

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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+

14 Responses to “Drill – Easy Way To Get More Rotation”

  1. September 30, 2018


    Hi Paul
    Thank you for filming my tip idea.

    One more thing: If the aim stick is just secured by the rear belt look – i.e. not protruding too much, one can hit shots with the aim stick in place, so better replicating actual play on the course, and getting the feedback from the rear, vertical shaft.



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      October 1, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      You’re welcome.

      I think that was the general idea. I liked it as I was doing it. Simple and you get feedback.

      Right, on the back end is a good idea too.

  2. September 30, 2018


    Paul ,Very nice and useful tip .BRIAN CHAMBLEE ,the former pro ,turned TV golf commentator,”invented ” (A too big word in this case) a training aid on this principle a long time ago ..
    Asfor me it’s impossible to physically touch the legs ,even when I make a very decent turn of more than 90°:I have two prosthetic knees and the right knee has no “give ” (no flexibility laterally )to get it to touch the front leg ,but I do check that my turn is correct .
    To check if the hip turn speed improves ,it would help to measure it .
    I tried to measure the speed of the alignment rod you put in your belt with a SSR ,but this speed is too low for the radar to catch it .
    I saw somewhere you could use a mobile phone for this purpose

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      October 1, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, you can’t measure the speed with any device we have. Yes, there was an app I had a few years ago that did it. Not sure what ever happened to it. I would have to do some digging.

  3. October 1, 2018


    When I video my swing from behind and down the line it seems that my upper body and arms don’t rotate left soon enough after impact compared to model swings I have seen. Often after impact and halfway into the follow through the club shaft is almost vertical coming out the top of my head where model swings have the club shaft exiting at shoulder level or lower. I eventually get to the knees together and club behind the neck position but I don’t think I get there in the correct way. Your thoughts please.

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    October 1, 2018


    This gives really good feedback. I have done this as well. You can also use it to try and rotate your hips to 45 degrees at the impact position. Lay an alignment stick at 45 degrees and you try and match that at impact. I do this in slow motion and it really makes me turn. I was only 25 degrees or even less. It opened ended my eyes to how much I had to work on it. Great tip to share. Thanks for sharing.

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    October 4, 2018


    I also lay an alignment stick to check for a 45 degree hip turn at the top of my backswing and while doing that I check that my knees are half of that angle. At first my hips went well beyond 45 degrees and my rear leg was straight. After watching your tips on the backswing Position and torque, I knew I had to work on this as well.

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      October 4, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      I like that you are trying to understand your own swing then doing the drills. This is what it takes to get it. Keep up the good work.

  6. December 16, 2018



    Every time I work on turning to initiate the downswing my arms come flying through before I get halfway through a turn. I can only get about a 3/4 turn because of tightness in my upper torso and shoulders which doesn’t allow me to get the swing deep or high enough to give me the time to turn more before the swing starts. Are there drills/exercises/stretches to loosen up the shoulders or torso?

    Thanks, Jim

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      December 16, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      If you can only coil to 3/4 going back due to a physical limitation then you would be a candidate to either turn the hips a little more or lift the heel a little. You have to weigh going more back with getting more distance.

      Some people do restrict the lower body too much which hampers the rotation of the shoulders. If you have such little turn that you can’t get much power then what’s better figuring out how to turn more or getting the coil. At 3/4 back you are not coiled up enough anyway to generate power. I would try turning the hips to make sure they get to atleast 45 degrees going back. I would also check the left knee is not shooting out but instead moving behind the ball as you go back. Watch yourself in a mirror to see if either of these 2 things get you closer to 90 degrees rotation in the backswing.

      • December 16, 2018


        I reread my comment and I did say 3/4 turn which was an error on my part. I meant a 3/4 backswing, sorry.

        I can rotate my shoulders 90 degrees, I just can’t raise my hands above my shoulder hence a 3/4 swing position with the club, maybe slightly more than 1/2 way.


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