Power Leaks – Uncoil Ratio

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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+

25 Responses to “Power Leaks – Uncoil Ratio”

  1. January 1, 2016


    I see that you are using a driver in your video. Does this drill and concept apply to all clubs in the bag? ( other than putter of course)

    • January 2, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, all clubs. Everything I discuss is for all clubs unless I specifically mention it.

      • August 21, 2019


        Hi Paul

        I have been working on you drills, and am struggling with the uncoil of the upper body. I’m beginning to move my hips first and can rotate my shoulders to about 90 degrees. But when I begin to uncoil, I just can’t seem to uncoil without using my tight arms and tight wrists and usually end up pulling my arms closer to my body and not fully using my widest arc. Not sure what if anything more you can say about this movement or trigger, but if so I will appreciate it.

  2. January 1, 2016



    Hi, Paul.

    That is the best tip ever!!! I had never thought of “separation” as what separates the pros from the rest of us but I am sure you are right. And I agree with your analysis that kids who learn before they develop upper arm strength do it naturally while those of us who learned later have to work hard to unlearn our upper-body driven swing and that takes thousands of repetitions.

    Brilliant insights. Thank you!!

    Jim Merwin

    • January 2, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you liked it. Thanks. Human nature is the real killer in the golf swing. Got to stay focused on the hips.

  3. Paul,I do this “up in the air ” drill with the four finned . POWER FAN .
    Is it OK to do So ,or better with the Driver ortie Sand Wedge as you showed yesterday?

    • January 2, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Driver is best. It’s longer and creates more wind resistance so you can hear it. I used sand wedge to work on lag because I was just hitting short shots lagging it. You can use longer club to work on lag in practice swings if you want.

  4. January 1, 2016


    Same questions as above. Does this drill work for small clubs (pitching wedge) and the power fan?

    • January 2, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      I did lag drills with short clubs because I was just hitting short shots holding the lag angle. Working on separation you would do so with longer club if you are holding the club in the air. This way you can hear the club swinging. You drive the legs and hips harder to make the club sound faster as it swings. You can certainly work on everything with both short and longer clubs.

      Power Fan is a training aid from years ago. It’s a grip with fan blades and you swing it. The bladed create resistance.


  5. January 1, 2016


    I’ve been working on “separation” for a while now and finally starting to see some positive results. I was guilty early on of doing your favorite drill correctly for a couple of swings and then lowering it to swing through a leaf or such. I did this because I knew I would have to be able to lower it on the course I guess. I know I need to get back to doing the drill correctly but was wondering if doing ten or twenty above the groung swings for every one lowered swing would be an acceptable approach.

    • January 2, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you are doing it right now. It is vital you do it the way I suggest. Then you will take the “hit” out of your swing.

  6. very important tip but hard not to turn the shoulders with the hips.

    • January 2, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      That is why it separates pros from amateurs. Do the drill constantly holding the club in the air. Then you are not thinking hit and can feel the hips powering the swing.

  7. I tend to pull the ball when I concentrate on attempting separation. ????

  8. Happy New Year Paul! BTW,I’m living proof that your method works. Not to “blow my own horn” but to add further credence to your methods…..I started golfing for the first time 19 August 2012, joined your site 20 Sept 2012…….performed your “favourite drill” regularly (several times per week ever since I saw that tip)……finally got the “separation” thing and thus,flattening the swing plane, last summer. 2015 average score was 82.5 (71 rounds) Index 8.2. Just turned 55 yrs old in July. Thanx a ton!

    • January 2, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Very good. Glad you stuck with the drill and glad you are improving. Love hearing it.

  9. January 1, 2016


    Greetings Coach I will look like the fool of the world with this question but what is the POWER FAN?

  10. Paul,
    I put an impact sticker on my driver to check contact. I hit 3 or 4 shots more than 1/2 inch off center towards the heal side of the club face. I then tried reaching more with the ball lined up towards the toe side of center. I still hit the ball on the heel side of the club. Only one time after about 1/2 bucket of balls did I contact the face on the toe side, and only hit the sweet spot one time. How do I correct this problem so I can hit the sweet spot?

    • Dennis,

      Heeling is over the top. This is means you are hitting with your arms. Check you are not too close. Then turn the arms off even more. This is a totally different feeling that you must get used to. Legs and hips NOT hands and arms.

  11. September 6, 2019


    Paul, Im having trouble with the hip turn. Think on the downswing Im turning too much, with hips not pointing down the line at finish,but way left, towards “third base.” Result is low left hook. Any drill to curb the direction of the hip turn? thanks, George Grossi

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      September 16, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, that would be too much. All you have to do is hit about 20 balls in a row flat footed on the back foot through and past impact. This will slow down the hips and feet. Once you do swing through then gently go to the follow through perpendicular with the hips and legs touching. I know everyone wants lots of power but you need to gradually build it up. Do lots of practice swings at home too in a mirror so you master the positions.

  12. February 10, 2022


    Love this tip, Paul

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