Lift the Back Heel At Impact For Power

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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+

20 Responses to “Lift the Back Heel At Impact For Power”

  1. August 27, 2012

    PaulLucas

    My body is turning and my belt buckle is pointing in the right direction my left foot (I’m a lefty) is coming up ok on the turn. My concern is my left knee is coming around to touch the other, but is forward of the right with definitely space in between. My starting position is both feet level, if I drop my left foot back a bit then the gap is not so obvious. Just wondering if I’m doing something wrong?

  2. September 18, 2013

    KennthBova

    Paul, that was a great tip. Lifting the back heel up seems to force the hips to turn.

  3. September 18, 2013

    RaymondCHASTEL

    Paul ,I note you are rolling on the outside of your left foot at the end of your through swing ,more of course for the driver than for the iron .
    Is that OK ?
    It’s easier to have the right (rear) leg touching the front (left )leg,and therefore rotating on it when the stance gets more narrow ,but it may be at the expense of stability .BOBBY JONES used to have a narrow stance to facilitate his rotation:do you advise to go his way ?
    To explain better my question ,I find I have a tendency to stay flat footed on the back(right ) foot when I take my stance with the inside of my feet = the distance between the outside of my shoulders .(Isn’t that what you advocate in your lesson on stance taking ?)

    • September 20, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Raymond,

      Yes, you can roll onto the outside edge of the forward foot. The only way you can keep it down and do the proper weight shift is to have your feet outside shoulder width. Yes, I know Hogan kept his forward foot down into the follow through. It took George Knudson 3 years to learn how to keep the left foot flat. For what? There is no reason it should be down. Keeping it down hampers the weight shift an the touching of the legs position.

      I want you to touch your legs perfectly when you in your follow through. However wide your stance must be to accomplish this is the correct width of your stance.

  4. September 18, 2013

    GaryBrace

    Hi Paul,
    I was wondering if you could do a segment on how to take a divot.

    Thanks,
    Gary B

  5. September 18, 2013

    DAVESHAFFER

    I’m glad you put this one up because it is very helpful. I’m starting to get a pretty good hip turn but then I was wondering if it might be coming later than it should. Now I can be very conscious of the back foot.

    How many years did it take for you to get to the point where you could consciously do slow, medium and fast hip turns? I’m amazed! I’m just happy if I can get a turn!!!

    Thanks again Paul. Always great material.

    Dave

    • September 20, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Dave,

      I’m not sure how long it took to dial it in to different speeds but I was always trying to master stuff like this on the range. I wasn’t out there just whacking at golf balls. I wanted total control of my swing. Most people just keep hitting balls and watching them which never allows them to develop a great swing and the control.

      Just keep understanding it and trying to perfect your movement. If you can do it slow and fast that I a good start. Once you get this you gain more and more control.

  6. September 21, 2013

    DAVESHAFFER

    Thanks Paul. I’ll try to accomplish that – slow and fast speeds. I’ve spent a lot of time this week trying to work on getting that heel lifted up. I thought I was getting there but then my videos didn’t seem to confirm that so I’ll try again this week. I think I’m close.

    On the range I’m just doing very slow swings, concentrating on the legs touching. I do quite a few swings in the house since we’re still having the 90* temps here in the Tampa area.

    Have a great weekend!

    Dave

    • September 22, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Dave,

      This is a great way to practice. I think you will get it if you stick to this for a while. One step at a time.

  7. October 3, 2013

    barrybower

    Hi Paul question about touching the knees, looks in your videos that knees are very level (right knee not behind left knee) my present finish has my right knee touching but slightly behind left knee, will narrowing my stance causing knees to be more flush at finish help create more consistancy.

  8. October 8, 2013

    DAVESHAFFER

    Hi Paul –

    If you get some free time would you clarify a couple of things for me?

    First, I’m getting a good hip turn, it feels good, but when I look at the video I’m basically flatfooted at the point of contact. The knees turn and touch but flatfooted at impact. What does this mean about my hips? Are they turning too late and not doing me any good?

    Second, if when the clubhead is at the top of the swing, I try to turn the hips first, it doesn’t feel as comfortable. It doesn’t feel smooth and shots are a bit more inconsistent. I’m just not sure what I’m doing when I start the motion, but it seems as though
    when I try to do this, the first thing that is happening is that the left knee is going back. My guess is that my arms want to take over and don’t like the hips starting??

    My question: Is the latter the thing I should keep working on even though it doesn’t feel quite right?

    Thanks Paul.

    Dave

  9. October 9, 2013

    DAVESHAFFER

    Thanks Paul. This is very helpful and I’ve been working on this yesterday and in play today.

    I thought that since my legs touched and I got the hip turn that I was doing fine. In some ways it is very subtle and one can think they are doing the swing properly but in actuality they aren’t. In order to do it properly, and I did well with it today, I have to focus on that move. Hopefully it will become smoother.

    I haven’t had time to look at all the links but will do so this evening.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to explain this to me.

    Dave

  10. February 27, 2015

    terrybadger

    Hi Paul,
    The knees actually come together AFTER you hit the ball, right? i was working on touching the knees yesterday and all of the balls went way right. After really studying your swing, i can see my mistake. i am sure you said it, but it must not have registered in my swing thoughts.
    ter

  11. November 4, 2015

    HermanKoh

    Hi Paul,

    I have the opposite problem. My heel is coming off too much. Does it mean that i am turning my hips too soon and too much? What is the drawback for having this problem? Does it mean that i need more lateral on the downswing?

    Thanks.
    Herman

    • November 4, 2015

      Paul Wilson

      Herman,

      This just means you are overdoing the leg action. Hit 20 balls while flat footed on the back foot. This will slow it down. Then allow it to come up. You can fix this in minutes.

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