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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.
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July 9, 2012
I’ve got this jerky backswing because i am trying so hard to resist with my hips and at the same time coil with my shoulders. Because of that I am coming down to inconsistently causing all kinds of shorts(mostly side spin to the right). Would it be ok if I let my hips go more and concentrate on a smooth and bigger shoulder turn? This will eliminate this jerky backswing. Thanks.
You cannot resist the hips so much that they do not move at all. They need to be moving 45 degrees and the weight needs to be loading 80% into the right instep. For the great majority of people who are moving their hips too much it will feel like a lot of resistance. If your hips were pretty stable and you are trying to resist even more it’s a problem because you will have too little movement. So keep the lower body braced. Think about turning the shoulders as you go back. As they start turning you will feel them pull the hips into position and you will also feel tightly coiled up. Do not over do this. You need to let the hips follow along.
I really appreciate all your tips and digital products that I recently purchased. Can you address a topic that I feel rarely gets discussed and that topic is focusing on a specific spot on the ball through impact on different types of shots. I’ve heard different things, some pros say focus on the back of ball, others say focus on the front of the ball to make clean contact, some say focus on a spot even in front of ball, and finally some say they just focus on a general area. Personally I feel like when I’m striking it well that I focus on a specific spot on the ball but then other times when I’m hitting it well I feel like I don’t even think about it. Thanks again and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the subject.
Thanks for the tips.
For an old man who can only manage a3/4 swing, is it possible for the legs to touch during the follow through??
July 11, 2012
Eriab, The short backswing should not have any bearing on how far you can follow through. This is a very important position in your swing so make sure you are trying to do it perfectly regardless of the backswing length.
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