Get The Lower Body Moving With My Favorite Drill

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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+

14 Responses to “Get The Lower Body Moving With My Favorite Drill”

  1. December 12, 2017


    I don’t know if I have been driving too hard with my feet/legs as I have tweaked my right knee in doing this (medial ligament strain) in order to turn my hips as fast as possible. Just how hard does one turn the lower body?

    • December 13, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      You turn it as fast as you can but you gradually build it up. I’ve never heard of your injury doing this. Slow down and gradually build it up. As soon as I do 3 swings I am getting winded. Students feel the same thing when I show them how to do it. This takes a ton of effort with the legs and hips. It just doesn’t look like it because your body moves slow in life.

      Here is the drill:

      DRILL: Listen to Club Swinging:

      • December 13, 2017


        Thank you…will follow your advice on this building up speed more gradually. I may have tried to speed up too fast.

        • December 14, 2017

          Paul Wilson


          Everyone wants this stuff in 2 seconds. Some things take time. Build it up gradually.

  2. December 12, 2017


    I’ve been doing this drill and it works for the driver and longer clubs. However, when I get into the shorter clubs, and especially those 100-yards-in shots, I kind of lose confidence that the ball will go the right distance & direction. Do you still fire the legs and hips as fast and aggressively with those shots?

    • December 13, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      You are doing the drill to build up your overall power. When hitting irons I am moving hard which for me is about 80%. You may be in the building it up process. If so, you build it up. Get used to it. Then back it off. I don’t want people out of control hard but at first it may feel like this if you have never driving the lower that hard before.

  3. December 12, 2017


    You say in the video that the position of the hips and right heel were especially like that with the driver. Can you comment on what the impact position with respect to the hips and right heel are with irons?
    I’m guessing the right heel need not be raised so far but the hips should be in the same position?

    • December 13, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      The back heel would be 3 to 4 inches off the ground with irons at impact.

      Impact Back Heel Off Ground:

      you hips would be rotated close to the amount of driver. It is this hip rotation that is pulling the heel off of the ground so if you are not firing then quite as fast as driver they would be a little less.

      I wouldn’t be firing the lower as hard with a driver as I would with a wedge.

  4. December 13, 2017


    It was nice to see a 79 year old man in such a great impact position. At only 71 I am starting to add that drill to my practice routine after a wrist tendon(inflamed) heals. Can you tell us what kind of a golfer this fellow is?
    I really enjoyed viewing this and other students you have presented. Please continue.

    • December 13, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      He has been to see me a few times. This is definitely the best it has even looked. We had a few backswing issues. Not sure about scores. He loves to practice and work on the swing. He was hitting some great shots. He keeps telling me distance is not the issue. So after this last session I would think he will get to a whole new level.

  5. December 13, 2017



    I like the exercise a lot and definitely see the value. I had done it often in the past but got out of the habit.

    I do have a question/concern though. If I make several swings in succession, it’s easy to lead with the legs and hips, stay behind where the ball would be and release the club freely. It feels great. BUT, if I start from an address position, as if actually hitting a ball (but still taking the club back in the air), it’s much more difficult to feel everything in sinc. It feels more awkward and difficult to get the in sinc feeling. Yet starting that way seems more “realistic” hence, I judge, better practice. Your thoughts?


    • December 14, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      This is why you need to do this tens of thousands of times to you get the coordination and feeling of using the legs and hips to hit the ball. So as you do the drill into the future make sure you are trying to memorize this feeling and not just swinging it back and forth without any thoughts.

      Once you are better at it then go from the setup. Once you can do that then tee up a ball and try it. A lot of this stuff is about repetition. You are not good at it so you need to doing some things thousands of times until they take hold. So don’t stop doing this one.

  6. At the top of the backswing with the right knee flexed an weight inside the right leg, should I feel like I am pushing off the the right foot to start the downswing and to get the right foot off the ground and the hips turning earlier?

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