Lets Go Surfing

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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+

17 Responses to “Lets Go Surfing”

  1. October 3, 2013


    That towel is a pretty wide surf board. Next time turn the towel 90 degrees.

    • October 4, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Peter, I was surfing down the fairway not at the camera. Never been on one. I wonder how my lower body stability would hold up.

  2. October 3, 2013


    Thanks Paul! I’ve had a habit of rolling my back foot over so I have to watch this constantly. Unfortunately it is all too “natural” for me to do that but I think I’m doing much better.

    On another note, I know I joked a bit about having a QB’s arm sleeve for the different exercises. But I did have this thought and perhaps you might think it a good idea. It is a simple workout routine for your top drills. For example, we know what your favorite drill is but I have no idea how often to do it. Should I do it every day and if so, how many times? I was thinking of a routine of 4 or 5 of your very best drills. If we should do them every day, then that takes care of that. The other question then would be how many times.

    I’ve gotten to the point where I’m getting a good turn and follow through with the hips with the back foot ending up on the toe. The final finish of the back of the head touch still needs a little work. The assistant Pro walked by me twice on the range today and twice referred to me as a machine!! haha The student said, I just need to take a picture of his swing. So it looks like I must be making some progress. To be sure, I’m sure there’s plenty that needs to improve.

    Thanks again, Paul.


    • October 4, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      Interesting. I will write this down in my collection of tips that need to be shot.

      I want you doing drills at home every night if you can. Do 25-50 repetitions minimum. If you can do 500 then do 500.

      So you should be swinging off the ground first. Then increase the sound of the whipping club to get your hips moving faster. Swing up at it a little to make sure you are not coming over the top.

      Next, do wrist roll overs to the club releasing.

      Also, work on your positioning. If you cannot do drills do positions. If you cannot do positions do drills. If you can do both do both.

      Too mechanical. You may very be. After you do these positions enough it will smoothen out so just keep doing them. I like when people make comments. When this happens things are moving in the right direction. Keep at it.

  3. October 5, 2013


    Thanks Paul. I’ll look forward to the tip but this is a good start.


  4. February 23, 2014


    Paul ,This tip from you is another More modern way to teach the stability of the lower body than the the old ‘TURN IN A BARREL “instruction – 150 years old -of JERSEY PRO PERCY BOOMER .
    What was t rue at the beginning of golf is Still t rue today!
    Speaking of daily drills ,what are your prefferred drills to increase clubhead speed .
    M’y own speed is climbing slowly ,but surely ,with the ULTIMATE SWING TRAINER drills of MIKE BAUMAN,as Well as consistency( Less dispersion ) at the same Time .
    I practice your “rollover “drill every day ,and use a SPEED STICK ( MOMENTUS speed WHOOSH or alignment rod ) to get the sensation of the clubhead moving faster .
    Any other suggestions ,Apart of taking also care of my body through JEREMY ‘s excellent physical exercises .

    • February 23, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      I don’t have any more tips. I have given them to you already.

      You need to turn faster and keep the wrists loose. Do the lag drills too. I can guarantee you are not driving the lower body hard enough. Is this due to age? Possibly? Technique? Possibly.

      Why don’t you do a Video Golf Lesson so we can see what you are doing? Small price to pay for confirmation.

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    January 30, 2016


    Great Tip (clearly inspired by my Bio Pic) – So now, if we are at the range, we can ‘shred’some balls – Mahalo

  6. January 30, 2016


    Hi Paul,
    What are your thoughts on using balance discs that I see in my course pro shop?
    Also I’ve heard you refer to the lower body being 22° at top of backswing. Is this primarily the left leg moving a slight bit ? But making sure the right doesn’t move……

    • January 31, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      I have never used them but I would think they are okay. Just keep in mind you are loading the instep 80% by the time you hit the top. So with the unstable nature of the discs are you going to be able to hit this position? I could see them helping overall balance but not sure about hitting correct positions.

      The coiling is a ratio. If you coiled the top of a spring 90 degrees, the middle would move exactly half at 45. Halfway between the middle and the ground (you knees) would move 22.5 degrees 100% of the time. So you are getting this rotation because you are coiling the top. The forward knee follows this rotation.

  7. January 31, 2016


    Apart from the comments I MADE two years ago ,I would like to provide another swing thought to support YOUR excellent surfboard stabilty exercise : think about YOUR right trousers pocket ‘keep n YOUR mind to bring this pocket just above YOUR right foot when you Turn in the backswing .So There’s nô swap or reverse pivot .

  8. January 31, 2016


    Paul ,I said ” sway” not ” swap”
    The IPAD plays tricks on me !

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    January 31, 2016


    Paul, as usual, great tip. Another suggestion is what about being inside a wine barrel and swinging?

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