What Does Ernie Els Say About the Swing?

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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+

8 Responses to “What Does Ernie Els Say About the Swing?”

  1. August 20, 2012


    Hi Paul,
    I have noticed something in my practice swings and an courious about your thoughts. First turning my arms off has been one of the toughest things for me, and I have not perfected it yet. However when I have really turned them off and just my body rotation turn them I find I have a slight bend in the left arm as you do. When my left arm is straight it seems as if I have activated the arms muscles and everything is too tight. Your thoughts?
    Thanks, Mike

    • August 22, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      This is why you want to keep a bend in the arm as did Jack Nicklaus, Faldo, Couples etc. I don’t know why everyone feels they have to keep this arm straight. I say it should be extended but not locked. It does need to be straight at and past impact.

  2. August 20, 2012


    After watching Ernie win The Open I found a slo-mo video of him on youtube – what did I see but pure Paul Wilson – he does exactly what you teach! Thanks for all the advice – it is really useful and doable – and yes the game is improving slowly. All the best Julia

    • August 22, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Thanks Julia. Yes, Ernie is a great model. Feel the body doing the work not the hands and arms. Glad you are improving.

  3. August 24, 2012


    Hi Paul,
    I think Ernie Els is a great example but are there any other modern day or yesterday pros that are good examples of your method?


    • August 25, 2012

      Paul Wilson


      Louis Oosthuizen would be an even more perfect example. I also like Rory (slower though) and Tiger in 2001-2003.

  4. April 25, 2016


    Hi paul
    I was wondering how many tour players would be using a swing like yours??

    • April 25, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Tons do the positions I teach. This would be almost everyone. Just have to freeze frame their swings. If so you will see the legs come together, club split the ears in the follow through. Going back they all coil and hinge their wrists to their maximum.

      As far as ones with powerless arms it would be more like a Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Spieth, Oousthisen and others who don’t look like they are swinging out of their shoes. If the body is telling the club how fast to swing how could you have a fast looking swing?

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