Free Golf Tip 9 – Why Seniors Lose Distance

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Firstly I have to say a big thanks. I have tried a variety of lessons etc and have never had any consistency in the past. The image of the swing machine and swinging through to the follow through has transformed my golf and I have dropped 10 stokes by my third round and it would be quite a bit lower if I didn’t have the odd mishit. I have signed up for the member section as an extra thanks.

Paul Carrington


Paul’s teaching is the clearest, simplest (though not exactly easy!) that I’ve ever found. This subscription is probably the best investment that I’ve ever made in my golf game.


Steve Hartman


You are the ONE GUY I identify and like to learn from. I have gone from a 7 to a 3.4 with your instruction over the last two years. Would you update me if you have moved to another site with you tips?

Don Schwass



Thanks for assistance. Also want to express my thanks for your wonderful web site and time and effort creating all the great instruction videos and your method of teaching.

At 60 years of age, I’m just beginning my golf experience and have found your site the most beneficial for helping me hit the ball better and more consistently.

Mike Geist


Hi Paul. I had an opportunity to play a round of golf with some friends yesterday and used the recent tips for increasing club head speed. The results were almost miraculous. My drives had been consistently in the 200 to 220 yard range. With the relaxed wrists, arms, and a shorter backswing to keep my left arm straight, I had multiple drives in the 245 range and a couple at 260 yards. My friends were impressed with my balance, which has always been a problem because I try to muscle the ball out there.

Best Regards,

Ron Calabrese


You ROCK!!!

You are fantastic — you got my hips going. I hit some shots today that I’ve never hit in my life. I love your videos which I found on You Tube.

Dhruv Khanna


Hello Mr. Wilson,

I’m Jose Ballesteros, from Puerto Rico (I’m related to the later Seve Ballesteros, so when I took golf lessons, the expectations were a little high for everyone). Yet, my golf swing was very inconsistent and very far from accurate, so I got to this road block were I had no idea on how to improve my swing and got very frustrated.

I found about your golf training videos on YouTube. I stumbled across many, many instruction videos before and none of them had the effect yours had. I can’t explain how much I improved my swing just by letting my arm loose, applying lag and touching both legs together. The difference is unbelievable! And I’m not taking about going over and over to the range and applying your technique. I’m taking about an instant improvement!

Last time I went to the range, out of 50 balls, I can proudly say 35-40 were amazing shots, thanks to you! (Those were iron shots, I still need to work on my driver because when I was taught, we never got to it).

I have a friend who plays very, very good and he was in shock about how much I improved my game just by following your tips! (Actually, all my golf buddies were in awe!). At the range my friend and I were both hitting balls at the same time, using the same iron, and both balls were practically flying together in unison next to each other!

I know you must be very busy, but I just wanted to thank you for improving my swing! I really can’t thank you enough!


Jose Ballesteros

Hey, love the way Paul teaches the game. Was a Revolution Golf member until Paul left them. Found Ignition Golf and am a happy camper again.

Jim MacMillan


Dear Paul,

I want to thank you for all the help you are giving me. You have been the most wonderful coach! I have had golf lessons all my life but no one has managed to simplify things the way that you do.

I have seen most of your videos and they really are marvelous and I think that you should receive a medal for all your kindness and good work.

If you are ever in Dubai please let me know as I would love to have a lesson or two!

Best wishes

Liz Hawkins


Thanks. Still far from single digits, but I feel like there’s no reason I can’t get back there. Like I said, the good shots are really good. I’m now hitting 3 Wood where I used to hit driver when I was a 9 handicap. And, using a stiff shaft which I never used.

I’ve told lots of people about Ignition Golf. Hoping that’s generated some revenue for you.


Jay Schwarz



I most certainly have been promoting your technique. It’s been about two months now and my golfing buddies have been amazed at how accurate and consistent I’ve become. Many have become extremely interested, but are on the fence because of the cost. No worries in time they’ll come around. Competitor’s don’t like losing. Give them time…

Any-who, keep up the good work, and I really appreciate all you’ve done with my golf swing. Also, I love the profound closing on disc 4 of the ‘Swing Machine Golf’ DVD; “Thank you for trusting me with your golf swing.” That was spiritual…!


Joe Walker

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4 Responses to “Free Golf Tip 9 – Why Seniors Lose Distance”

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    November 17, 2016


    Hey Paul,
    A couple of weeks ago it was in the 60° all week here in Minnesota so I got into driving range with 2 practices in.

    I just wanted to tell you for the first time that everything was coming together from all your teaching videos. I actually started the feeling with loading into my back leg, pushing off with my instep getting my left heel lifted at impact, extending my LOOSE arms hinging and rehinging through the swing into a nice finish position.

    I feel like I am killing off my old swing with using my arms so tight, hitting it like a gorilla out of his shoes, not releasing usually topping the ball and slicing it.

    Thank You for this!

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      November 17, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Very good. I love it when people have that breakthrough. Once you do, you finally realize there is a different way to swing which is with the body not the arms. Just keep repeating the positions throughout the winter if you can’t play. It is about perfecting the positions so it never falls apart. You are on your way. Keep up the good work.

  2. January 18, 2018


    I just wanted to thank you for revitalizing my game. I am now a 73 year old golfer who in my younger days was a 8 handicapper. I could feel the getting weaker as I aged and the “Gorilla” swing came about because I wasn’t getting the distance I was used to. After watching your “Tips” my golf has improved and I now realize that 250 yards in the middle of the fairway is so much better than 275 yards in the rough or woods. I watched Tiger on the range at Sherman Oaks in CA (early 2000’s) and he was killing it (300 yds), winning 25% of every tournament he entered and then he wanted to change his swing and driver started going all over the place! Why would anyone he want to change when they were doing so well – I thought why don’t he just slow down a little and watch Paul Wilson’s lessons (LOL)! I am thinking and concentrating more about my swing now and like I said playing much better – again thanks so much for helping me get my game back! Do you have a lesson for making me younger? LOL!!!!

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      January 18, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      So glad you are back on track and doing well. Yes, backing off it is a good thing. Swing at 80%. Once you go over that the ball could literally go anywhere. As you hit more and more fairways you gain confidence. Confidence breeds distance.

      I gave Tiger a lesson when he was 17. A few months later he won his first US amateur. This is just as he was starting with Butch Harmon.

      Unfortunately, no magic potion for age yet. If I do invent it I think I would be on a beach somewhere sipping pina coladas. LOL!

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