How To Learn A Rotational Golf Swing

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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+

13 Responses to “How To Learn A Rotational Golf Swing”

  1. May 18, 2021


    Paul this one is brilliant. I came to you about 5-6 years ago when I had severe back issues, surgeries to fix and needed to change my golf swing to accommodate that. Your method gave me back my prior handicap and I keep getting better.

    A very good adder to the just taking practice swings while standing around on tee boxes, etc. When doing it completely vertical, you can absolutely tell the difference if you are a steep swing hitter as I used to be.

    You’re still the best coach our there. Appreciate all you do. -Kim

  2. Paul- This is a great video- simple and what to me is the basics of a good swing. Turn your shoulders turn your legs ! I have one question that you might help with re. this thought. When I just think turn shoulders turn legs at times I get a bit too “flat”. When doing this “timing” is an issue and I might push or pull. What thought can i add to this that keeps me from getting too flat ? –Keith

    • Work on getting the shoulders turning more rotational first. Then work on getting the arms to go up more. You want to fix the rotation of your body first, if you can have a feeling of the arms going up as a side thought when doing this all the better but making sure that the shoulders or body move more correctly is the best way to start this.

  3. Good morning Paul!
    We made it back to Surprise yesterday and want to tell you what a GREAT THREE DAYS at your golf school was!!!! Love your daily tips too!
    Going out to a par 3 course this afternoon then having having Get Smoked burgers for dinner!
    Will let you know how we liked them!
    Jolene and Denny

  4. May 18, 2021


    greetings Coach on an unrelated tip. wanted to let you know this year i have been holding the club up off the ground before making my back swing, it may not be for everyone but it allows me to feel the weight of the club / to keep a consistent grip pressure / feel loose arms and have gone to an interlocking grip that fits better in my stubby fingers All this this is the result of.your teaching /.it may not be exactly word for word on everything you teach but it is your passion for us to learn THANKS COACH still out here watching and learning

  5. Hello Paul. I came out to take two days of lessons from you in December 2018. I was struggling on the golf course today and checked my email and saw this video come up. I watched it while playing golf and after just watching the comparison between the steep left shoulder dip swing and what you teach, I had the visual I needed to start hitting the ball much better right away. An instructor here was trying to get me to be lower over the ball and tilt my left shoulder down. Seeing this video reminded my not to try to do that. Thanks for saving my round today. I have saved this video to my favorites list.

    • You definitely do not want to be too bent over at set up, it will be easier for you to go more up and down with your shoulders than circular. Try to feel the taller set up position, more around with the shoulders and keep doing this drill. Too bent over can lead to a bad back also.

  6. May 19, 2021


    Very helpful! I can see now that your wrists are hinging naturally by the rotation on the backswing because they are NOT hinging up and down (thumbs up) but rather hinging sideways? Is that correct?

  7. Hi Paul,
    When I try to consciously try to do the rotational swing, I seem to top it. Is that a good sign or signs of a flaw?

    • You would want to figure out first why you are topping the golf ball; do you have a chicken wing, looking early and just generally tight? Then work on the cure for that. Some golfers that I see when they stand more upright they start to top the ball and then you have to start to relax the arms to get them back to ground level.

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