Power – Stay Loose For More Power

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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+

10 Responses to “Power – Stay Loose For More Power”

  1. September 3, 2012


    Hi Paul,
    How true, I have those shots that draw, go long and the guys I’m playing with say “where did that come from?” Well now I know and will have to work harder at relaxing and letting the club do the work. I know it won’t be easy but the result will be easy to enjoy!
    Thanks Mike

    • September 4, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Mike, it is tough to stay relaxed because everyone is going against human nature. You just have to see these shots numerous times when you are loose and you will accept this is the way to swing. Until then you it will be a constant battle. Stay loose!

  2. September 3, 2012


    Hi Paul,

    I am retired and fortunate to be able to practice or play almost daily and have been making slow but steady progress on getting my “hitting the ball swing” to be more like my effortless practice swing. What I have strarted to notice is that with my practice swing i feel my hands/wrists begin to gradually roll over/closing the clubface from the beginning of my downswing and continuing evenly through and past impact, whereas when hitting the ball, the tension of getting ready to “hit” prevents that natural action. Should I try to recreate that move? Do you recommend using any swing thoughts to get the right hand to rollover my left during the swing or does this need to happen without conscious effort if everything is loose enough? I do your anti-slice practice swing drill before I hit the ball and that helps some.
    The good news is that I have found some additional distance and better ball flight on my shots when that hand action is incorporated into my swing.

    • September 4, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Jim, You should be constantly and consistently rolling the wrists over earlier than necessary. This will train them to release the club. If you are trying to do it the exact amount you will go right back to having the face open when you are swinging. So you are over-doing it until you rarely ever put slice spin on it. At this point you don’t have to think about rolling it over anymore. Now, you simply change the thought to using the lower body to hit the ball. If you do the hook will disappear and you will start to hit it dead straight.


      Manually Square the Clubface: https://ignitiongolf.com/impact-squaring-clubface

      Manually Square the Clubface (Follow Up): https://ignitiongolf.com/impact-squaring-face-follow-up

  3. September 4, 2012


    Hi Paul,

    Would like to clarify with you, what are the factors that contribute to club head speed? (ie. lag, wrist, weight, shaft, height etc.) Was watching the Deutche Bank Championship, Tiger was clocked at 120mph, Dustin Johnson 123mph and Bubba 124mph. Thanks.

  4. February 8, 2013


    Hi Paul,

    On this video you say that your grip pressure should be about 2/10.
    When my grip is nice and loose i find it more difficult to hinge my wrists fully at the top of my backswing and my hands feel as if they are losing contact with the grip and the club feels too loose.
    BUT if my grip is firm (not tight) i can fully hinge my wrists!
    Which is correct?


    • February 9, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      The grip should be loose at address. This is so you don’t tighten your arms. 2 out of 10 at address. Work on it. If you have to be tighter at first do so then owrk on relaxing it.

  5. November 30, 2014


    Ah! Thanks Paul! I need to practice this!

  6. Paul,

    Great tip!! I may have sent you a similar comment on another tip but this one reminded me of it. Recently, on a short, dogleg Par 4 I hit a horrible tee shot with my 4h. I laid down a second ball without teeing it up for practice. An amazing calm and relaxed feeling came over my entire body. I effortlessly swung the club and hit it 205 yards – at least 30 yards longer than my normal 4h. It showed me how important it is to relax my entire body not just focus on my wrists. Incredibly effortless!


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      August 7, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      So if you hit it way better swinging way easier tell yourself to STOP hitting hard. Get used to slower. Then in the future give it more legs for more power. This is how to do it. You need to switch power sources. The longer you keep hitting with the arms, the longer it will take to fire the legs harder.

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