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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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November 14, 2012
Great tip and very timely for me. I am doing better on my touching my knees part of my swing than relaxing my arms enough so I can get into the proper position at the end of my swing. Checking for tension at the completion of my swing makes a lot of sense.
I have one related question on the speeding up of the hip turn for more distance. I understand the concept of increasing the rolling over of the wrists sooner when increasing the speed of ones hip turn to get the ball to go straight instead of pushing. If that is true, then what is likely to happen if a person later decides to slow down his hip turn for accuracy on specific occasions I would guess that the ball would go left more often than not. This is my long way of asking if after we get better at attaining the correct positions; the process then becomes trying to marry the hip turn with rolling over of the wrists. Or maybe you have found that a golfer cannot go too far in his releasing the wrists and it does not matter how fast you perform the hip turn? I hope I am clear with my question.
November 15, 2012
Jim, The ball is going to go left if the body rotation is not ahead of the arms. So you cannot slow down to the point that this occurs. You should be working on the wrist hinge until you never tighten them anymore. Once you can do this then you can clearly be thinking of the body rotation.
Great tip Paul….what thoughts do you have to balance that super loose feeling in the arms while making sure you stay connected (especially under that left armpit). I think a lot of people learning this method initially overdue the connection and as a result tense up their shoulders and upper arms. Take care!!
Bryan, the connection under the armpit is slight. It is not a super hard pressure. So you feel connected then you are switching the though to powerless arms.
November 16, 2012
Paul, You always talk about how the hip turn powers the golf swing.
Are there drills we can do to increase the speed of our hip turn, and thus clubhead speed?
Oh yeah there are drills:
DRILL: Swing Off Ground: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-swing-off-ground
DRILL: Listen to Club Swinging: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-listen-to-club
DRILL: Start High Then Gradually Lower: https://ignitiongolf.com/start-high-gradually-lower/
DRILL: Firing Legs in Downswing: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-knee-ball-power
DRILL: Belt Buckle Clubhead: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-belt-buckle-clubhead
Constantly and consistently do them. This way you will always be working on powering the swing with your legs not your arms.
July 17, 2017
Hi Paul, happy to have re-enrolled in your great site! Previously I could touch the leg touch the head however for some reason I can or don’t do it now. I also now see people off a higher handicap getting drives further than me! It appears I don’t have a good backswing so don’t get distance. I’m back again with you Paul so that I can learn and instill all the good points you discuss. How can I get my mojo back again Paul? Where do I begin… Many thanks in advance.
July 18, 2017
Glad you’re back. Not sure why people leave in the first place.
You need to stay focused on perfect positions and build a great swing. If I could snap my fingers and make you look like a pro when you swung would you want that? I bet you would. After all pros hit it great. So you need to forget distance and focus on the swing positions. Master each one no matter how long it takes (it should only take a month or two). You do them at home, at the range and when you play. You work on them in practice swings. I would be doing them at home in a mirror making sure they are perfect.
Here are all of the lessons I teach in the order I teach them:
So you start again with grip and setup. Then move into the follow through. When hitting balls tee them up. Go slow and just think about the positions as opposed to where the ball is going. 1 position doesn’t mean you are going to hit perfect shots. You need all positions to hit perfect shots consistently. I have it down to 4 positions so this really isn’t that hard. The problem is people keep thinking of the ball instead of the positions. It just doesn’t work that way. So do practice swings with what you are working on in mind. Then step up and repeat what you just did in the practice swing. Ask yourself if you did it or not. If not keep doing it until it is perfect. Then move on to position 2 and so on.
Stay focused. You really can do it.
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