Free Golf Tip 10 – More Driver Distance

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BONUS TIP – The Difference between 95mph and 116mph


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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+

19 Responses to “Free Golf Tip 10 – More Driver Distance”

  1. October 22, 2014



    What would your club head speed be in the demonstrated ‘swing harder’ mode?
    This would clearly show the value of the looser swing in speed terms accepting that the looser swing will certainly pay off in terms of centre contact and better face alignment………and the absence of back problems.


    • October 22, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      I can get it up over 100mph if I wail away at it but why would I put twice as much energy into it and not get twice the distance.

  2. December 5, 2014



    I notice t you bend your left arm in the back swing. That’s contrary to the advice I always received. Please comment.


  3. April 6, 2015


    Paul, your pitching lessons are great. I am having pitching success.
    I live in Pinehurst and the dormant Bermuda still snags my club.
    I have tried opening my club with minimal success. HELP.
    Your teaching method and tips have made me a much better player.


    • John,

      Glad you like my pitching technique. I appreciate the feedback.

      It really works great especially when you have worked on it to the point you know exactly how far it will go. No guessing with minimal practice. It doesn’t get better than that. I wasted years practicing these shots.

      Just keep working on opening the face. There is no magical cure. If you have hit bunker shots you have hit shots with an open face. It’s the same thing. Open it to 1 o’clock to take off 10 yards and 2 o’clock to take off twenty. So your 40 yard pitch with the face at 2 o’clock would only go 20 yards. Open slightly for 5 yard reduction and 1:30 for 15 yards. Keep at it.

  4. The tip you gave about opening the club face when in any rough is great would you use this on other parts of the course

    • Sean,

      In longer really rough you would take a SW and chop it out getting it back in the fairway as soon as possible. So I would really be doing this open face technique just in certain situations where the grass is going to shut he face down.

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    October 6, 2015


    Hi Paul, I am progressing very well thanks to your instruction! However, I now find that I am hitting the ball straight and relatively long but then it turns to the right 95% of the time. Is this happening when I don’t coil correctly and hit my left leg and follow through on my finish? Could this be the problem? Many thanks Paul. Great, great technical but easy to understand instruction.


  6. October 29, 2015


    hi Paul,

    I have the same radar. What would a normal swing be with a sand wedge versus a 9 iron , 5 iron ECT? is there a good swing speed to work on to control tempo?


  7. Yes Thank you very much. Your tips work wonderfully in France too !

  8. January 12, 2018


    Seeing the speed change by 20mph with almost no visible change is a great illustration – shows quite how much power is in the core.

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      January 12, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, I have to be doing this somehow. I am just turning a little faster. If I was hitting harder it would look way different. Just doing it a different way.

  9. January 25, 2018

    Greg vonSeeger

    Paul…whats to keep your quick body rotation from leaving your relaxed arms behind….thus possibly leaving the club face slightly open at impact? Thanks as always for the great illustrations and instructions.

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      January 25, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      I have a whole section called How To Gain Distance in The Body Swing. Yes, if you just speed up 1 part of your swing (the body) you will hit pushes and push fades. This section explains what you need to do so you don’t run into this problem. You can also watch this tip:

      DRILL: Golf Swing Timing For More Distance:

  10. In an effort to increase my torque and get more distance I think I lag my hands too far behind my hips causing my swing to be too open at impact. How can avoid this yet develop maximum torque in the downswing? Thanks.

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