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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    I think his two videos on the proper grip are invaluable. If your grip is bad you are compensating from the very start and it makes putting a good swing on the ball that much harder. Granted the one on the right hand placement is about 10 minutes too long. To me these videos always serve as a refresher and make swinging the golf club much more effortless.
    His right hand grip video is the best I've watched, and I've watched alot. I don't think it's too long at all actually. His point about interlockers placing the right pinky too high in the left hand was a huge 'aha' moment for me last year.

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    I agree on the pinky part as one who has generally used the interlocking grip. I tend to get it a little high in the hand which causes exactly what he says it does. The tough part for me is remembering as the season goes along to re-check the grip as I start to get comfortable with one that invariably is a gnarled up mess.
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    I bought his book in addition to watching the youtube videos. It has been an enormous help to me. I only golf a couple times a year and I'm really a hack, but I wanted to improve and i knew I had way too much tension in my swing. I have 4 little kids, so its hard to get out, but I like that I can practice Paul Wilson's movements in my backyard without a driving range or a ball. I'm excited to get a few rounds in to see how much improvement I've really had, but I can say that I'm already hitting the ball remarkably straighter and longer at the driving range, with dramatically less effort. I learned to golf when I was a teenager, one of my neighbors gave me Ben Hogan's book and that's all I had to go on. In college I took a class and have done nothing since. His putting tips helped me a lot as well.

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    Wow good to hear. The more I watch the videos the better it all sinks in. It is amazing how hard it is to not swing hard! haha When I do get rid of the tension it is so much better! Is the book a worthwhile investment?
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    It is incredibly difficult. I think the book is worthwhile. It helps to use his videos and the book together. The book is great for giving an overview and some great drills you can do at home. The book is pretty expensive, but my last trip to the driving range with my son was so relaxing and enjoyable it was worth it.

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    Thanks - I will check it out - you would think "zero tension arms" would be really easy......
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    I watched a bunch of his videos last night. What I really like is that his full swing instruction is pretty simple and avoids a lot of the things that tend to mess with my head, i.e. thinking about weight shift, thinking about arms, wrist cock, swing path, etc, etc.

    The downswing thought of getting your legs to touch is the kind of thing that speaks to me. Same with the shoulder turn. His thoughts on the shoulder turn are the kinds of things I can relate to when it comes to avoiding a slide back. I took some practice swings this morning and it felt pretty good to me. Going to try to see what comes of it at the range.
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    I'm curious what those of you that know more about the golf swing think of his move and videos. It's deceptively simple to me. He doesn't follow all the rules like having a straight left arm at the top, but appears to hit the ball well and communicate it in simple terms that guys like me can relate to.
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    So, the talk about the hip turn really seems to be working for me. It's really the first time that somebody's explained way to feel the correct turn in a way I can actually replicate. Looking back, I was shifting and sliding more than rotating the hips.

    Watched his thoughts on the grip and some other fundamental stuff last night. I'm very curious to see how far I'm going to hit the ball on the course. Big fear with a smaller move is that I'm going to lose yards, though I've been pretty short the last few weeks anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    So, the talk about the hip turn really seems to be working for me. It's really the first time that somebody's explained way to feel the correct turn in a way I can actually replicate. Looking back, I was shifting and sliding more than rotating the hips.

    Watched his thoughts on the grip and some other fundamental stuff last night. I'm very curious to see how far I'm going to hit the ball on the course. Big fear with a smaller move is that I'm going to lose yards, though I've been pretty short the last few weeks anyway.
    Is this the video called turn through golf shots easier? Or is it another one? I'm a slider and it needs to stop
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    I think the one about the downswing would work. He's got a few that essentially talk about the same exact things over and over. Torque up top, unwind at the bottom. Lemm take a look.
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    Yea Mike, search youtube for Paul Wilson Downswing. It should be the first one. He's a bit odd to listen to, but it's pretty effective advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Yea Mike, search youtube for Paul Wilson Downswing. It should be the first one. He's a bit odd to listen to, but it's pretty effective advice.
    Cool I searched by name and oh my there were a ton...heading to a lesson then will check em out
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    Couple of key points he made for me were
    keep the flex in the right knee - you should not see a gap in a side view mirror
    turn like a helicopter not a see saw
    turn right hip/straighten left leg - arms loose!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajapalm View Post
    Couple of key points he made for me were
    keep the flex in the right knee - you should not see a gap in a side view mirror
    turn like a helicopter not a see saw
    turn right hip/straighten left leg - arms loose!
    I just joined the Paul Wilson camp myself. I have always struggled with using my shoulders and arms on the downswing so i have alot of work ahead of me. I really like the tension free swing that he teaches.
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