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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.
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January 1, 2017
Paul, when i try turning my hips faster i end up with the clubface open resulting in a high slice. Does that just fall back to get the ball hooking first drill? Any other drills to help with the upper body timing?
January 3, 2017
This is telling you that you have not rolled your wrists enough plus when you try to get more power body you are doing it at top speed. You need to roll it and get it hooking first. Then and only then do you add some more lower body. Watch your ball. If you still pull hook it that’s great. This means you took your mind off of rolling it and you still rolled it. All you need to do it start your lower body a little sooner and you will hit it dead straight. I have done this a million times. There is no other drill needed. Fix the spin (wrists) then fix the direction (body).
Sounds like something all except the very top golfers should work on. Since many of us do not have the proper area to practice this
“separated” swing with a club in hand the many times and frequencies to change our old habit, is there any value to do the proper
separated swing with no club in hand. This way we can do this drill in the office, at hgome in the bedroom, etc.
All top golfers are already doing this. All golfers who learned as an adult need to work on this because they are not doing this at all. You do not need an area larger than the space to swing a club to work on this. You hold the club in the air. You start the lower first then feel the club follow. You do this nightly and get used to it. Then you apply it to the ball with a teed up 7 iron.
You can do this with no club if you want too. Any movement of hips first in the downswing will help as this is a coordinated movement that takes constant and consistent practice.
January 2, 2017
Happy New Year Paul…hope you have a great 2017!
Happy New Year to you too!!! 2017 has to be better than 2016.
January 4, 2017
This is my biggest bad habit to fix.
The good thing is Ive only been hitting with my arms my first year playing but the past 8 to 10 months with your good video coaching, my hips and knees knees are firing first and I’m really feeling that sensation with my wrists cracking the whip instead of my arms hitting like a hammer.
Thanks Paul for “drilling” this into my head!
Perfect. Glad we got you as a rookie. Hitting with arms for 30 years is tough to fix. Glad you are getting the whipping feeling. Keep feeling this. You will never want the hammer feeling once you get used to this new feeling.
May 11, 2018
I’m sure that I speak for many when I say that I your appreciate individual answers to our questions.
I guess that faster hip rotation/ touch knees would come from strengthening the key muscles involved in hip rotation. Can you recommend specific exercises from the Flexibility part of your website that would help develop this speed – it would help to make the website more seamless.
Strengthening them will definitely help.
To find the associated tips just go the red navigation bar. To the far right type in hips and all tips with that in the title will come up. Then scroll down the page and look for Jeremy’s picture. Go to the next page and so on. I did this and his start to show up. This will give you some great exercises to do.
Here are the 2 I want you to do:
Up In The Air Drills – Speed: https://ignitiongolf.com/air-drills-speed/
Up In The Air Drills – Separation: https://ignitiongolf.com/air-drills-separation/
March 22, 2019
Real helpful Paul.
Even watching baseball, I now find myself watching the hip movement of Major League batters. A small player like Houston’s Jose Altuve (officially 5’ 6” 165 lb, but probably even smaller than that) gets his powerful swing by driving his hip incredibly fast!
March 23, 2019
Exactly and yet there are people out there telling everyone out there it is all about the arms. Crazy.
Paul. I’m 66 and I learned the bump my hips forward first. This is incredibly hard to un learn. I have some success but then it creeps back in. So frustrating. What’s the best way to rid my self of this fault. I’m guessing thousands of your favorite drill?? I’ve done that drill a lot but mentally when that ball is down there, I revert.
I had the biggest slide our pro had even seen so I know all about it. I have quite a few ways to fix it. You need to get used to the left knee going straight back. Human nature is protecting your knee so you have to do it enough you accept it and know it’s knot going to hurt if you do this. I would be doing this nightly in practice swings to get good at it fast:
How Human Nature Affects The Forward Leg: https://ignitiongolf.com/human-nature-forward-leg/
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/
Snap Part 1 – Lower Body: https://ignitiongolf.com/snap-snap-part-1/
Very helpful and interesting analysises of these very fine players .
Two more things to note ;
-They turn their shoulders very much :90° and more .
-They lift their hands and arms very high above their shoulders ..
I ‘ve searched for an instrument to measure the rotational speed of the hips ,
I haven’t found any .
To improve the speed rotation ,you have to be able to measure it .
Do you know any of such measuring devices ?
I know I move faster the hips as I ‘ve gained consderable distance ,but except for the distance ,I don’t kow how my hips perform !
Not sure how to measure hips either. Maybe a stick on the hips then track distance traveled versus time then calculate MPH.
Somax says the pros upper body rotates around 2.4 mph.
There was an app where you put it in our pocket and it measured the hip speed. I had it not sure what it was called though.
Here it is: Golf MTRx iPhone App
Hi, Paul. Thank you for your lesson today.
a. Out of approximately 50 balls in the bucket, 5 or 6 went right. I can see pulls, draws and straight shots more often. Granted this is in our city’s indoor dome (still freezing cold here). I’m beginning to hear the sound of compression. Mind you, I’ve focused on technique by using only my 7 iron. I also do the rollover drill frequently.
Today’s video reinforces the need to bring my belt buckle back to the ball just as the club returns and is parallel to the ground. Your three examples were perfect. I see the separation. Is this what the HipStart will help us accomplish?
b. Back at the beginning of the new year, you mentioned possible new video lesson strategies i.e. sending in clips to have them analyzed. Any progress on that?
March 24, 2019
Nice video… I was also impressed by the amount of lag in their swings. You might want to consider doing a “lesson” on lag using the same videos. Thanks.
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