December 14, 2009--Paul Wilson is new to Las Vegas golf, but he's been teaching humans how to swing like machines for many years. And now Wilson is bringing his unique--and simple--human/machine perfect swing philosophy to Bear's Best Las Vegas, a Las Vegas golf course that is the home to 18 of Jack Nicklaus' favorite holes. The Paul Wilson Golf School is now open.
Yes, you are reading correctly. According to Wilson, who has been featured on the Golf Channel and has published books and DVDs which have sold more than 17,000 copies, humans can swing just like the infamous "Iron Byron" swing machine. The robot duplicates the perfect swing over and over, and Wilson is confident that he can instill that silky swing into his students for one reason: because he spent years looking for swing answers before watching Iron Byron, and that sighting changed his swing and philosophy from that moment.
"I struggled with my swing for many very frustrating years, and asked several teachers why they were teaching me what they were, but none of them could give me an answer," says Wilson, who decided to move his school to Las Vegas from Colorado for several reasons, not the least of which was much better weather. "But then I saw Iron Byron, and I started imagining I was that machine when I was swinging. It worked from the very first shot that went 300 years down the middle of the fairway." Wilson said that the other factors in the decision to move to Las Vegas were the course and facility, the ease of getting to Las Vegas, the affordable hotel rates and airfares, plus the many other things that Las Vegas has to offer from the shows to shopping to dining, not to mention the gaming and other pure Vegas attractions.
Keep reading following this paragraph for more of Wilson's story and the Iron Byron (the robot was named after Byron Nelson) background, but you can click right now to view the official Bear's Best Las Vegas website to reserve your golf school or lesson with Wilson and be on your way to learning how to become a machine. You can also click to PaulWilsonGolf.com to learn more about Wilson and the School, or purchase his books or DVDs. You can also view several sample videos from Wilson, including an intro video (click the image to the right once at the page) that shows Wilson's swing superimposed over that of Iron Byron. It's nearly seamless.
Bear's Best Las Vegas is a Las Vegas golf course that is made up of 18 Las Vegas golf holes that were hand-picked by Nicklaus and his design team from several golf courses that he has designed around the globe. When you play Bear's Best Las Vegas, you will experience holes from PGA West, Cabo Del Sol, Castle Pines and other memorable Nicklaus golf courses, all in a Las Vegas golf setting. Click now to reserve your online Las Vegas golf tee times at Bear's Best Las Vegas with the official management of the course, thus ensuring the best rates and service available anywere.
Wilson is dedicated to helping others become the best they can be and believes his past struggles help him pass on his knowledge to others. "I have a passion for making people better, and I can do that effectively because I went through what they are going through myself," says Wilson. "I struggled for years, hit a thousand balls a day, and nothing worked until I discovered Iron Byron. There is no guess work to what I teach because I have the proof to back it up." Wilson also says that there are only three simple swing components that need to be learned for students to become a "human swing machine." Want to know those secrets? Go to his website or reserve your next school, but here's a hint: you shouldn't sway when you swing, you need to hinge your wrists, and you have to be careful not to tip up and down.
Iron Byron is a swing robot named after the great Byron Nelson because those who watched Nelson swing claimed that only a robot or machine could ever come close to duplicating his swing. Iron Byron was once used by the USGA and golf manufacturers to test equipment, and could be programmed to duplicate the same swing up to 10,000 times. The USGA reports that the Iron Byron was so consistent that the center of the fairway at the USGA needed to be replaced every so often because it was continually pounded with perfectly-struck golf balls. The USGA retired the Iron Byron and now uses different testing devices, but the original Iron Byron is on display at the USGA museum. Even though the USGA has retired Iron Byron, several manufacturers including Titleist, Wilson, Golfsmith and several others still use the robot for testing purposes.