Want To Feel The Tight Coil In The Backswing? Do This Drill

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Paul Wilson

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+

6 Responses to “Want To Feel The Tight Coil In The Backswing? Do This Drill”

  1. September 7, 2012


    Hi Paul,
    Great tip, the feel of a true coil just screams power. From your last post I see what you mean about me getting ahead of the ball, which I assume is part sway and part reverse pivot. I even noticed as I practice the touch the legs drill I am ahead or way over my left leg. So I started today making sure my head would be behind the ball area and it felt pretty good. Also I realized that I had loose arms in the back-swing but in trying to hit the ball everything became tight and I wasn’t getting that extention of my arms. Also starting working on that today and had some great improvement. And of course in today’s tip I see my hips are moving more than they should, but this tip was a great aid in correcting that problem. Don’t know if you are going to be in town the week before Thanksgiving, but that is my target date and hope I can have a lesson or two. I bribed the family with The Memphis Championship BarBQue so hope it will work out.
    Thanks for the repetition of tips til I get it Mike

    • Paul Wilson

      September 11, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Mike, Skying is usually you doing a reverse pivot. In other words not loading behind it allowing the head to move back in the backswing. When people stay over top of the ball and start down the usually move ahead of it. So you have to get the head moving back in the backswing.

      It is a weird feeling for most people. I say it feels like you are moving a foot behind the ball at the top to actually move 3 inches. So it feels like more than you are actually moving. After you get used to it it feels okay but it does take a little time.

      I will most likely be here for Thanksgiving. No plans at the moment. Just let me know. Can’t miss the Memphis BBQ championship.

  2. September 7, 2012


    Repetition and constant reminders are a big help. How quickly I seem to forget the little things. But with your method of reminding us from time to time gets me back to those basics. At least to me it is a teaching method which I seem to need to stay on track, or should I say stay on swing.


    • Paul Wilson

      September 11, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Peter, Yes I go back and forth sometimes. Just when I start in one direction I know people will forget where we just came from. Got to remember all of this stuff and either do it until you never do it wrong or keep checking it everyday.

  3. September 7, 2012


    Hi Paul,

    Would like to clarify with you, what are the factors that contribute to club head speed? (ie. lag, wrist, weight, shaft, height etc.)

    Was watching the Deutche Bank Championship, Tiger was clocked at 120mph, Dustin Johnson 123mph and Bubba 124mph. Thanks.

    • Paul Wilson

      September 11, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Herman, There are may factors which I am releasing tips on. Just stay tuned. I will get through everything. Look in the red nav bar under power. I keep adding these tips to that section so in the future everyone can just go there and see my thoughts on power throughout the whole swing.

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