Drill: Faster Hips For Long Drives & Pure Irons

Hey there! I’m excited to share with you my personal journey towards gaining faster hips for long drives and pure irons. In this blog post, I’ll be diving into some effective drills that have significantly improved my golf swing. So, grab your clubs and join me as we explore the techniques and exercises that will help us unleash the power of our hips on the golf course. Let’s tee off and get started!


I have been saying since 1991 that to hit long drives and pure irons, you need to get your hips moving. Most average golfers, who started as adults, have a problem of only using their arms to hit the ball in front of them, resulting in slower hips. In this article, I will share with you a drill that will help you improve your hip movement, leading to longer drives and more accurate iron shots. Constantly practicing hip movement through this drill will make your hips faster and your swing resemble that of a professional golfer.

Drill: Faster Hips For Long Drives & Pure Irons

To improve your hip movement and generate more power in your swing, I recommend the following drill:

  1. Start by positioning yourself with your feet shoulder-width apart, facing the target.
  2. Place a golf club behind your back, across your hips, with both ends sticking out.
  3. As you take your backswing, focus on turning your hips away from the target. Imagine that you are coiling a spring, loading up energy for the downswing.
  4. When you reach the top of your backswing, feel the tension in your hips and lower body.
  5. As you initiate the downswing, imagine that you are uncoiling the spring. This movement should be led by a subtle shift of your hips towards the target.
  6. As you follow through, allow your hips to rotate fully, transferring your weight from your back foot to your front foot.
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By incorporating this drill into your practice routine, you will begin to notice improvements in your hip movement. Remember to start slowly and focus on proper technique before gradually increasing the speed and power of your swing.

Frequently Asked Questions About Improving Hip Movement

  1. How often should I practice this drill?

    • To see significant improvements in your hip movement, I recommend practicing this drill at least three times a week. Consistency is key to mastering any aspect of your golf swing.
  2. Can I do this drill at home or only on the golf course?

    • You can do this drill anywhere. In fact, I recommend doing it at home, at the driving range, and during actual play. The more you do the drill, the faster your hips will move, and the more your swing will resemble that of a professional golfer.
  3. What are the benefits of improving hip movement?

    • Improving hip movement is crucial for generating power in your swing. Faster hips will enable you to hit longer drives and achieve more consistent and accurate iron shots. It will also help you maintain balance throughout your swing.
  4. Can I incorporate this drill into my existing practice routine?

    • Absolutely! This drill can be easily integrated into your existing practice routine. Simply allocate a few minutes to focus on your hip movement before moving on to other aspects of your game.
  5. Where can I find more resources to improve my golf swing?

    • I offer free samples from my Body Swing book and video series on my websites: paulwilsongolf.com, bodyswing.com, and swingmachinegolf.com. Additionally, you can find me on my YouTube channels: @paulwilsongolf, thebodyswing, and swingmachinegolf, where I share valuable tips and techniques to help you improve your golf game.


Improving hip movement is essential for any golfer looking to hit long drives and pure irons. By practicing the drill outlined in this article, you will develop faster hips, resulting in greater power and accuracy in your swing. Remember to be consistent in your practice and gradually increase the speed and power of your swing. Don’t forget to check out my free resources and videos on my websites and YouTube channels for more assistance in improving your golf swing.