Turn Back on the Right Angle

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  1. WadeThames, 1 year ago

    I have 6 foot wood pole I use to stretch with that I also use for rotation exercise. I sit the pole on my shoulders and loop my arms around the pole. I rotate both ways in a upright position. This helps me a lot.

  2. ERIABBERA, 1 year ago


  3. LawrencePerry, 1 year ago

    A great way to explain the proper way to coil the shoulders. Thanks.

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      Glad you liked it. Thanks.

  4. BryanRhoades, 1 year ago

    Very ironic and timely that you post this today when RG had a tip advising a feeling of the left shoulder turning “down”. I guess for the players with a more tilted set up that has to be true, but with your more upright setup it would crash the helicopter ;) Keep it up!!

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      This is the reason I started my own site. Try telling Ben Hogan to tilt is shoulders down. Do you think he would have been the same player? His shoulders were almost level to the ground.

      Glad you liked it.

  5. TrD, 1 year ago

    One problem I seem to have with the free arm swing, is I now have a tendency to shank my irons, particularly mid to short. Not hard to imagine the centrifugal force pulling my hands and club outward.

    It was suggested to visualize pulling down on a rope as I trigger my down swing. My concern was if this would negatively impact the loose wrist/arms. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      Make sure you check your set up and how close to the ball you are. Stay tall. Also, feel the weight is not rolling onto your toes in the downswing. If you can video your swing or have someone watch your swing you will see your forehead moving forward as you go back or on the way down. This typically occurs from hitting with the arms in the downswing.

      If you feel you are turning them off then this may not be the case. So also check to see if you are swinging severely inside out. This may cause it as well. If so, make sure you are turning by doing the touch the knees position into the follow through.


      Legs Touching: http://ignitiongolf.com/touch-knees

  6. michelwandel, 1 year ago

    hello, paul. you are usually the guy who is very much in the “whys” of the “hows”. hence my question: what is the consequence of the right and the wrong plane? where does it come into play in the mechanics of the swing.
    I look forward to your answer.

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      The plane of the swing affects the direction of your shots. If you tilt left in the downswing you will hit the ball left. If you tilt too much right you will hit it right.


      Body Tilt – Left Right: http://ignitiongolf.com/cure-pulling

      Tilting left is due to starting the downswing with the arms. If you use the lower body properly to start the downswing the upper body should be hanging back which give you the tilt to the right which creates the path slightly from the inside. If you slide laterally in the downswing you will tilt too much right thus starting the ball too far right.

      So turn your arms off. Use the lower body to start the downswing. Watch your ball. It will tell you if you are on plane or not. Don’t forget the wrists affect the spin which is also a very important factor.

  7. PETERMCMULLEN, 1 year ago

    Repetition. A good golf swing is one that can be repeated with consistency. Your method of teaching the golf swing is simple. By continuing to go back to the three basics of Iron Byron and remind us in words and videos that this is not rocket science works for me like no other golf instruction. Keep up the good work. I wish the Golf Channel would pick up on you and your teaching method. Maybe it is too simple for them.

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      Thank you for the kind words and support. I appreciate it.

      I did try out for the Golf Channel’s instructor search. It was amazing how all 3 qualifiers were from Orlando. Oh well, their loss.

  8. MichaelSkeels, 1 year ago

    Does this lesson apply to my short irons 8, 9 & PW?

  9. RandyGorman, 1 year ago

    You teach 3 different Pitch strokes with variable hip turn speeds, so up to 9 different distances. The 3 Pitch strokes are different by where you grip the club, regular, half, and full choke. Do you maintain the chest pointing out 6 feet past the ball on the half and full choke?

    Also, are you ever going to re-do the series on Pitching as described above. Your current library of videos for Pitching is sparse compared to what I have seen in the past and the short game is so important. There are at least a half dozen videos you could do on this subject including how you turn vs full shots, staying tilted through the shot, accelerating the club through the shot, ect..

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      Yes, the chest is always up regardless of the club you are hitting.

      I will do more pitching videos at some point in the future. Stay tuned.

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