Turn In A Cylinder

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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+

14 Responses to “Turn In A Cylinder”

  1. January 23, 2019


    Paul, this was an “ah ha” for me. Guilty. Played 9 yesterday after a long layoff. Couldn’t understand why I was either slicing or blocking right. Seemed to improve as I loosened up but then I seemed to be pulling left. I’m going to go back tomorrow and work on this specifically. Thanks so much.

  2. January 24, 2019


    The “TURN IN A CYLINDER ” principle was exemplified by great English teacher PERCY BOOMER who taught the art at the SAINT CLOUD golf club in FRANCE until the Germans invaded FRANCE in 1940 (He was in fact from the ISLE OF WIGHT °) His brother was a great golfer with a superb style and several times the OPEN champion .His book is full of useful tips apart from the “BARREL “,still to the point this day (Rythm and tempo for example ).Yet your description of the turn is more accurate .
    I remember that some time ago you recommended to turn in TWO cylinders ,not just one ,one cylinder for each leg ,which seems to me a better description as there are two axis to the movement ,not just one .
    In any case this is a very useful reminder for most of us .
    .Some top players on the tour still have the dreaded reverse “C” position at the end of their swing .

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      January 24, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      The 2 cylinders was to explain the 2 axis in your swing.

      2 Axis in Your Swing: https://ignitiongolf.com/2-axis/

      I do see a few top players doing the reverse C too and there are even a few teachers out there teaching it. It’s truly mid boggling because anyone who does this type of swing feel pain due to the compression on the lower back.

  3. January 24, 2019


    Colin Montgomerie has probably the classic example of the reverse “C” at the end of his swing and has done fairly well in his career and continues to do so on the Champions Tour.
    I do avidly follow your methods though including your “touch the head follow through” and my ball striking and general game has never been more consistent.
    More than one way to skin a cat maybe in the case of “Monty”.

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      January 24, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      There are exceptions to every rule but he would be one who learned years ago when they taught that. Interesting he never won a major in the US. That type of swing is tough especially under pressure.

      • January 25, 2019


        COLIN MONTGOMERY was also the top golfer who advocated the “BUMP THE LEFT HIP FORWARD “method .

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          January 25, 2019

          Paul Wilson


          Years ago I taught that for about 2 weeks. Every student I taught it to hit severe pushes and push fades. So every since I never tell people to do this.

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    January 26, 2019


    I was always taught the first move down was the lateral shift with the hips. I struggled with back pain often and hit many a pull hook. When I did the shift I never turned. My hips were square at impact. After following your method the difference is amazing. So glad you share your method. I don’t even think about anyone else’s tips and tricks. Most are worthless. Thanks Paul.

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      January 27, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Thank you for your kind words and support. I truly appreciate it.

      I think they teach that to get people to stop coming over the top and get the club swinging inside out. Couple that with a strong grip and you get a hook. Get a hook versus a slice you are going to think that teacher is a hero when really just got you to over do a couple of things. Don’t get me wrong this is better than a huge pull slice but the bad shots when you do this wrong can be just a bad as a slice.

      Glad you see it and worked on fixing it. Now no more back pain and straight shots. Wow.

  5. January 27, 2019


    I struggle with weight shift and turning without hips sliding some. I think im more focused on weight shift and trying to keep my head still until after contact.

  6. January 27, 2019


    Thanks, I’ll look at these tips. I never take a divot except when I hit the ground before I hit the ball.

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