Limited Hip Turn – Power Is No Problem

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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+

15 Responses to “Limited Hip Turn – Power Is No Problem”

  1. October 8, 2012


    Hi Paul,
    I’am glad i joined Ignitiongolf. You seem to know my limitations and you
    answer my questions before i ask them!!!
    Thank you.

  2. 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

  3. 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

    • Michelle,

      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.

  4. 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.

    john valentino

    • March 24, 2016

      Paul 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!

  5. September 1, 2019


    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

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      September 1, 2019

      Paul 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.

  6. September 14, 2019


    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. ??
    Thanks, evvy

  7. September 15, 2019


    Great tip i have a ankle injury witch limits me ypur tip has helped me thanks

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      September 16, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like them. Thanks.

      Just go through as much as you can. As you see you can develop plenty of power.

  8. January 24, 2023


    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?

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