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Limited Hip Turn – Power Is No Problem
By Paul Wilson | on January 24, 2023 | 15 Comments |
Tags: seniorsseniors hip turnseniors swing speed
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+
15 Responses to “Limited Hip Turn – Power Is No Problem”
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October 8, 2012ERIABBERA
I’am glad i joined Ignitiongolf. You seem to know my limitations and you
answer my questions before i ask them!!!
October 8, 2012Paul Wilson
Eriab, I know what you are doing before you do it.
October 9, 2012ERIABBERA
NICE ONE PAUL!!
October 8, 2012RalphGrapentine
Hi Paul. I video taped my swing today and could not believe how flat my swing is. The club only goes back even with the middle of my arm! Besides a loss of power, as you talked about in your flat/upright golf plane video, what are the other most likely problems this would cause? Topping, shanking, pushing, etc. Thanks a lot. Ralph
May 6, 2013MichelleRichardson
The hip movement is what I learned 2 years ago from my golf pro
just as you explain in this video. Suddenly I became pretty good, overnight. Everyone should learn this… Michelle
May 6, 2013Paul Wilson
That’s right. Everyone should be learning how to move their hips. Unfortunately, it’s so easy to try to just hit the ball with the arms. Overcome that and it becomes a whole new game.
March 23, 2016John Valentino
I am told that a golf ball goes 2.5 yards for every mph. At 106 mph in a limited swing which is demonstrated in this tip, that is 265 yards! i would kill for that distance! I am working on your favorite drill every night for 20 minutes. making progress with separation. At 66 years old I am still hoping to make it to 100 mph. Having fun getting better and enjoy the practice swings on the back porch. you’re the best! thanks Paul.
March 24, 2016Paul Wilson
If I can do nothing and hit it that far you can do it too. I’m just doing it a different way that you. My arms are powerless. My body coiling and uncoiling is powering the swing. The best part is, you don’t have to be strong to be loose! You just have to see it and work on the your swing positions as well as loosening up your arms and wrists way more that they currently are.
Glad you are doing well and actually have an attainable goal. You can do it!
September 1, 2019georgegrossi
Paul , great tips thanks . I recently had a left hip replacement at 69 and I can’t get my hips all the way over , pointing down the line ,on my finish. No wonder Im hitting pushes. If I do set up a little left, am I correct in saying my clubface at address should still be pointing at the target and not left also? Many thanks, George
September 1, 2019Paul Wilson
I would think you will be able to get all the way around in the future. I have taught countless students with hip replacements over the years without issue. Don’t push it though.
For now you should aim left until your shots go online. Yes keep the face at the target lets see what happens.
September 14, 2019evvy
Paul, I try to restrict my turn to about 1/8th. this results in a shoulder
turn of about 85 degrees. If my hips do a 1/4 turn, my shoulders go to 100 degrees, creating a longer backswing that frequently results in blocked shots that go about 15 degrees right but longer distance. ??
September 17, 2019Paul Wilson
You should be turning the shoulders to 90 degrees. In doing so the hips would turn 45. I would measure this distance of hip rotation by checking where your belt buckle is pointing at the top. Be careful to not over rotate. Sure, you may hit it longer with a longer swing. This is due to the arms going up higher which allows them to pull the club down more. At 85 degrees this seems a little too short. So go back a little more allowing the hips to rotate back half the amount of the shoulders. This should get you to parallel or just past at the top which should be plenty to get you the power you are after.
The block/push would be coming from you sliding in the downswing. So you have the path you don’t have the spin. So you can either fix the path by turning more or you can work on the release so you get the draw.
I would try to fix the slide first:
You Better Check This Especially If You Slide: https://ignitiongolf.com/slide-turn-foot-out/
Easy Way To Cure A Slide: https://ignitiongolf.com/easy-way-cure-slide/
How I Cured My Slide: https://ignitiongolf.com/how-i-cured-my-slide/
Student Swing – Slide: https://ignitiongolf.com/student-slide/
You can and should work on the roll over drill too:
DRILL: 3 Ways To Roll It Over: https://ignitiongolf.com/3-ways-to-roll/
Roll Around The Stick: https://ignitiongolf.com/roll-around-stick/
The Clubface Race: https://ignitiongolf.com/clubface-race/
Clarifying the Roll Over Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/clarifying-roll-drill
Another Reason To Do The Roll Over Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/another-reason-to-roll/
How Long Should You Do The Roll Over Drill: https://ignitiongolf.com/roll-over-drill-how-long/
September 15, 2019SabineGrein
Great tip i have a ankle injury witch limits me ypur tip has helped me thanks
September 16, 2019Paul Wilson
Glad you like them. Thanks.
Just go through as much as you can. As you see you can develop plenty of power.
January 24, 2023NormanHurley
I have a propensity to step out with my left (lead) foot while pulling left shoulder back, right shoulder /arm very tense. I know and constantly try to go powerless, but can really struggle. Any tip or series of tips you can point me to so can reboot trying to get and retain powerless arm and get the touch -the-knees finish?