DRILL: A Slow Backswing Gives You More Time To Check

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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+

11 Responses to “DRILL: A Slow Backswing Gives You More Time To Check”

  1. July 12, 2014


    Good tip Paul. Does the lead arm have to be dead straight at the top of back swing?

  2. July 12, 2014


    Greetings Coach Thanks

  3. July 12, 2014


    I have noriced when I get out of my tempo I hit bad shots. Slowing up my back swing seems to help my tendency to over swing & it helps my timing.

    Question is does timing make a big difference in the ability to hit the ball first?

  4. Mike

    July 13, 2014


    I have slowed down my backswing and gained considerable distance. The improvement seems to come from accelarating throught the downswing once I feel I had the “timing” right (a speedy backswing keeps me from getting good timing). Thanks Coach !


    • Mike,

      Very good. I love hearing this. A slower backswing allows you to load and get ready to come down. Keep this new slower backswing pace now forever.

  5. Paul ,
    I tried this morning on the 18 holes of m’y home club a différent way to ” load “the backswing .
    It’s one you don’t like !
    It’s the first of the 4,MAGIC MOVES TO WINNING GOLF ” of late teacher JOE DANTE .
    You set the hinging of the club immediately at the beginning of the backswing by pressing the right hand thumb pad on the left thumb .all you have to do then is to COIL to,the top .
    It brought a very big improvement to the quality of the ball striking ,criso and précise off the clubface ,with increased distance ,
    It worked the best with the FAIRWAY Woods ,nô more thinning or Topping thèse shots off the turf or the short rough !
    Probably with the ” conventional ” way there’s something I do wrong!
    Any comments ?

  6. Thanks for the message of caution .Following your advice ,i’ll stop this ” dangerous “expérimentation .
    Is there an optimal angle for the position of the right forearm and the clubshaft at the top of the swing ( more than 90° ,90°,less than 90°)?
    The smaller the angle ,the more you CAN lag !
    So ,do you have to work on the flexibility of the wrists?
    When you look at JAMIE SADLOWSKI ,HE’s tremendously flexible ( So is past glory JOHN DALY !)
    Is there a way to work to keep That closed angle ( Clubshaft/ Right forearm )the longes t possible in the downswing?

    • Raymond

      Why experiment? You have improved with my method. Now, make it perfect.

      No exact angle on this arm. I never even think about it. Iron Byron doesn’t have a right arm until after the ball is hit. Around 90 degrees or less would be fine.

      Do this drill constantly:

      DRILL: Lag Ear to Ear: http://ignitiongolf.com/lag-release-drill

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