Maintain Your Spine Angle for Consistency – Tilted Eyes

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  1. paulelliott, 1 year ago

    Hi Paul,
    I watch some of the older good players at my club and they seem to stay down on the ball alot longer than the modern player, before looking up.
    Surely this is bad for your back and other parts of the body?

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      This doesn’t really hurt your back. You are watching where the ball is/was until the right arm is parallel to the ground on the way through. After that you are coming out of it a little so you are only on a slight tilt as opposed to a severe tilt. So you are only on this angle for about a half a second. This is why you are raising up a little into the follow through. I don’t think you’re going to have a problem with it. If you get a back back from playing golf it will be from a reverse pivot or sliding not holding the spine angle.

  2. paulelliott, 1 year ago

    Thanks Paul,
    I am getting some great strikes now and because I have 3 practice swings whilst practicing before I hit the ball this works a treat.
    Your 3 practice swing, is that for muscle memory?

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      I want you to do 3 practice swings so you are doing a 3:1 ratio. If you do something one way 3 times and the other way once you will make the change fast. Make sure you are doing 3 perfect practice swings though working on something and checking it.

  3. RalphWilkinson

    RalphWilkinson, 9 months ago

    I like that too Paul. I am going to take 3 practice swings first making sure my wrists are loose and my hips start the motion. I am finding it hard to stay consistent now. Some good days…….Some bad days. This might help. I cant always feel that elbow to hip connection I was feeling before. Its not easy to find that feeling of how these two body parts work together. Any ideas.

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  5. HansooKim, 7 months ago

    hey paul,

    i knew i had a problem with coming out of the swing early. i seem to be looking at the ball during its full flight, and have been trying to fix it.

    my question though, is that does this coming out of the swing early also cause slices? i ask so because with me, i don’t usually hit thin shots, but what will happen is, particularly with my driver (not my irons) i will hit incredibly slices.

    a few practices ago though, i really tried to keep my spine angle together, and for some reason the slices went away.

    i have watched your video on cure the driver slices,

    so i’ve been wondering. were my driver slices cured that particular day because i somehow managed to flip my wrists correctly?

    or have i always been flipping my wrists correctly, but because i kept coming out of the shots early, slices kept happening?

    thanks for all the great videos. it’s already getting chilly here in Korea. hope Vegas is allright.

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 7 months ago


      Yes, this can cause push slices because coming out of it stops the wrists from releasing. So holding the angle will stop this. This is not to say you cannot slice it while holding the angle too. If you ever see it with slice spin then immediately go to the roll over drill with the wrists. Just get rid of the slice spin at any cost even if you have to hook it. Once you get rid of it switch the focus to the body to straighten it out. It shouldn’t take you too long to maintain the angle.

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