Test Series – Can You Move Your Hips?

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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+

12 Responses to “Test Series – Can You Move Your Hips?”

  1. April 29, 2015


    Hi Paul. One of the tips that you had some time ago discussed driving your right leg as part of the hip turn. Is this how you generate more hip turn speed? I have to be careful not to overdo it but I do find that if I am able to time it right it does generate quite a bit more club head speed.


  2. Peter,

    Have you tried starting the down swing by straightening the lead leg? I find it causes the glut muscles of the lead hip to pull the body and arms around to complete the swing more easily and faster than driving and turning the trail hip and leg from the top of the back swing. Paul mentions this as one of the triggers to use though he personally does not favor it.


  3. As Peter ESPOSITO rightly says it in his comment above ,pushing off the left Instep ,and therefore moving the right HIP forwards ,while at the same Time ” kicking back ” the left cheek .,helps the fast rotation forwards of the lower body.A lot of Speed is generated .

  4. Paul,isn’t YOUR teaching directly inspired by ERNEST JONES ( Swing the Clubhead ) and his disciple MANUEL DE LA TORRE :the hankerchief to which a PEN knife is attached – démonstration used by ERNEST JONES to keep the hands from manipulating the club is very much similar to YOUR showing the ” mass turning around an axis ”
    The only différence ( It’s indeed a very big différence ) is that you POWER the swing with the legs ,they do not ,the legs follow in their teaching .

    • April 30, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      My teaching is inspired by Iron Byron. Never even knew who those guys were until about 2003.

      That’s right. They do no use legs. That’s why anyone does those technique doesn’t hit it very far. Turning of the arms is great though.

  5. Hi Paul I have been working at home with the tip using two chairs and it is a great tip can I ask would you recommend when at top of backswing in practice that too start downswing to get the hips moving I give them a slight turn and then on the second turn I bring the club through I find it gives me the feeling of what I should be doing is this a good or a bad idea

    • Sean,

      You are turning and shifting at the same time. I like people to think TURN because I know the shift will happen on its own. Just go to the touch the legs position using one of the triggers.

  6. March 22, 2019

    Steve Weber

    Hi Paul,
    I just bought the hip start. What I found was that I could make a good hip turn if I just turned my hips. But as soon as I added simulated arm movement (no club) I couldn’t. I then found that if I used just my left arm I could still make it work. But as soon as I added the right arm I couldn’t. I then focused on “touch the legs” and I could then make it work. But I can tell that my hip speed is slower when the right arm is added.
    So here is my question: What is it about adding the right arm that makes it more difficult? I don’t think I am “hitting” as there is no club involved so I must be doing something different when I add the right arm. As a follow up, can you suggest the best way to use the hip start to ingrain your swing. (arms, no arms etc.) Thanks for recommending it, seems like a great tool.

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      March 23, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Not sure. I would have to check it out. Just in standing up and trying it I got through more with the left arm (full rotation). I didn’t get through it with the right arm alone.

      You just use the hip start as he suggests. At home or in practice swings. Put it on and keep firing the hips. As you do, get used to the feeling. Then apply this feeling to your swing. It is just about repeating it regularly to get used to firing them. Not sure what more I can add. Keep it simple.

  7. March 9, 2020


    Great video, and I think anyone can benefit from this, but it takes a bit of practice.

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      March 19, 2020

      Paul Wilson

      I told somebody else that you have to do these tests slow, don’t rush them just like real life tests…you wouldn’t want to rush them either.

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