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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.
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August 5, 2013
Dear Paul ,
On your previous recommendation ,I bought the ULTIMATE SWING TRAINER and train three times a week with the rubber tubing .
To make the exercises more strenuous, I use two rubber tubings at the time (If you are a “STAKHANOVIST ,you can go up to three !).Apart from the exercises shown by Mike BAUMAN in his booklet (5 Exercises ) ,I also do the one you demonstrate .
What’s important is to perform the turns as fast as you can in 10 second intervals , with one minute rest in between ,in order to develop only the “Fast Twitch muscle fibers “which are the ones needed to give speed to the golf swing ,not the “Slow “ones .
JEREMY KLINHAMER has given on your site a fine instruction Video on the benefits of INTERVAL TRAINING .These speed exercises are very much beneficial to the golf method you teach with the fast hip rotation on the left leg during the throughswing .
Thank you for you very effective teaching .
Paul – Ben Hogan in the classic Five Steps book emphasized a flat wrist at the top and a flat or even bowed wrist at impact. You have not, to my knowledge (I have had a lesson with you and have followed the tips for two years) made a comment or a tip about that. Do you agree? It seems your method is consistent with that concept.
I did 2 tips on these 2 things.
In no way should your wrist be flat at the top. Hogan’s was cupped. Yours should be cupped too. This cupping is doe to holding the club in a 2 knuckle grip position. If you hold the club this way there should be a slight cupping at the top.
Cupped or Flat: https://ignitiongolf.com/top-backswing-cupped-flat
The bowing of the wrist at impact occurs because impact is not the widest point of the arc. Approx. 2 feet after with irons and 3 feet after with woods is the widest point. This means the lead wrist will still be bowed at impact.
How to Release the Golf Club: https://ignitiongolf.com/impact-wrist-release
Back Wrist at Impact: https://ignitiongolf.com/impact-back-wrist
Knuckles Down At Impact: https://ignitiongolf.com/knuckles-down-impact
August 6, 2013
I am playing pretty well following your teaching but trying to get a little more power by turning my
hip quicker with the Driver I have a tendency to hit a straight block to the right. When I slow it down
I tend to hit it straight or have a slight draw. My question is can you move your hips too fast ?
Yes, you can move your hips too fast. If you do you hit pushes or push fades to the right. Oh, you said that. Guess what? You are driving them too hard. Watching the ball tells you the whole story. When you see this shot sow down. You can also roll the wrists way early and manually hook about 2 shots. Then drive your legs as hard as you can. Then see what happens. Let me know.
October 19, 2018
Can you clarify that? Seems like we are always trying to get the hips to go faster. If the arms and wrists are loose, wouldn’t they keep up with the faster hips?
Haven’t you seen this tip yet:
DRILL: Golf Swing Timing For More Distance: https://ignitiongolf.com/timing-more-distance/
August 7, 2013
Watching the PGA last week, I see some of the players (Tiger) really pushing hard with the lead leg to get leverage against the ground as the swing through impact. I was wondering if some of that is going on with your technique as the lead leg straightens?
If so, what should we be feeling and any specific drills to get more leverage.
This depends if this is your downswing trigger. I am gripping the ground with my right big toe and pushing hard in a circle. I did a tip on it here:
Power: How I Got Power In My Swing: https://ignitiongolf.com/power-dig-foot-in/
This driving action is achieve through constantly working on it. I have showed my favorite drill and many variations of it for this exact purpose. If you really want it you will be constantly be doing the drills below. There are no short cuts just the constant desire to go harder and harder until you are good at it and have the fluidity of a better player. Keep in mind the players on tour started as kids. They have done this for many, many years because they did not have the ability to pull the club down with the arms. You did. So you need to play catch up. Keep the arms as weak as a childs and drive the legs harder than you ever have (don’t hurt yourself). Once you keep doing this it will feel normal. At first, it will feel out of control.
DRILL: Swing Off Ground: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-swing-off-ground
DRILL: Listen to Club Swinging: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-listen-to-club
Drill: Swing Off Ground Variation: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-variation-favorite-drill/
Drill: My Favorite Drill
August 8, 2013
One follow up question. I know how much you talk about the circular motion powering the swing. I’m wondering how much “Up” movement with the legs there should be. Is it both around and up, or just the around? It sure looks like Tiger pushes up against the ground as he turns.
There is no up movement. There is circular. You are not Tiger.
November 15, 2016
Once again I would like to thank you and Pete for an awesome school! I learned so much from both of you! I was wondering if you would be able to create a video once again demonstrating the shoulder rotation drill you showed me on the last day of the school using the ultimate swing trainer. I think this would be a great tip for everybody to swing on increasing their upper body coil.
November 16, 2016
It was great meeting and working with you. Lots of work ahead but you will get it (along with the short game). Then you will see your handicap start falling.
I will put that on the tips list. Good idea.
Stay in touch.
October 18, 2018
Almost all sporting goods stores have exercise bands or tubing in many different lengths and resistances. They’re not very expensive and would be better than a bungee. I’m gonnhave to get some and train through the winter months. Great tip. Have any others that we in the snow belt could use in the winter?
Yes, rubber bands are good. I have tons of tips that you can be working on the winter.
DRILL: No Club 1: https://ignitiongolf.com/drills-without-club-1/
DRILL: No Club 2: https://ignitiongolf.com/drills-without-club-2/
Indoor Practice – Setup: https://ignitiongolf.com/indoor-practice-setup/
Indoor Practice – Body – Front View: https://ignitiongolf.com/indoor-practice-body-front/
Indoor Practice – Body – Down The Line: https://ignitiongolf.com/indoor-practice-body-dtl/
Indoor Practice – Body – Target View: https://ignitiongolf.com/indoor-practice-body-target-view/
Indoor Practice – Arms – Target View: https://ignitiongolf.com/indoor-practice-arms-target-view/
Indoor Practice – Arms – Side View: https://ignitiongolf.com/indoor-practice-arms-side-view/
Indoor Practice – Arms – Front View: https://ignitiongolf.com/indoor-practice-arms-front/
Copy My Swing Positions: https://ignitiongolf.com/copy-exact-positions/
If you train regularly as Paul shows here ,you’ll soon find that one rubber band of THE ULTIMATE SWING TRAINER trainer is not enough to create enough resistance ,you have to use two or three bands simultaneously..
There’s also another training aid which I use ,it’s called the POWER HIP ROTATOR ,invented by DENNIS PUGH and SIMON HOLMES ,it replicates better what the hips and the legs have to do .
As for using the reaction force of the “ground up” ,question brought up by JAY SCHWARZ in 2013 ,it is correct :pushing that down with the left leg at the end of the downswing creates a reaction from the ground up to the body which increases the force transmitted to the clubhead
I’ve just read a study from a well known physician :he says that at age 80 (I’m past 84!) your body strength is just 50 % of what is was at age 40.
I endeavor to prove the contrary !
It takes a lot of hard work!
Good hip rotation has been one of the hardest part of the swing to learn. I keep working on it and getting better with your
various drills. They are helping.
Just as an aside I was watching the New England patriots and they were working with Tom Brady to improve and get more distance with his passes. It was all about hip rotation!
October 21, 2018
I heard about that. Not sure if you told me or not. They said it was exactly what I teach.
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