Knee Position Going Back

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  1. JuleHerbert, 2 months ago

    What about the right knee? Somebody, years ago, in order to stop me from swaying or letting my weight to far to the right, advised me to try and keep my right knee pointed at the ball throughout the back-swing. (Just a swing thought — I don’t think one can actually do that.)

    Sometimes when I think to do it it seems to help me “stay connected”? Any comment?

  2. RaymondCHASTEL, 2 months ago

    Excellent reminder,Paul,on how to avoid this “disastrous “forward knee position .
    Do you always keep your left foot flush to THE ground in doing so ,or ,when you are looking for extra coil ,do yo allow a slight move up OF THE left foot Heel ?
    Now you should do another instructional footwork video on what THE right knee does .
    As Mr Herbert writes above ,I keep my right knee flexed throughout my backswing ,with THE inside OF THE knee “Blocked”to THE inside (To THE left ),with my Weight on THE inside sole OF my right foot .
    You cannot Sway backwards in doing so ,and you are ready to push off THE right foot while executing THE throughswing .

  3. LottaLiljegren, 2 months ago

    Finally…something I think I do right!!! You give me so many reminders of what´s going wrong in the swing and so many tips to correct those!! Sometimes it´s just like: Aha….that’s why the ball is going the wrong way, why I keep topping the ball…all those tips are so very helpful and maybe all those tips has get me to the point where the knee is actually going in the right direction and that is as well a good reminder!! I´m doing this right!! Tnx!!

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 2 months ago


      This is a very important position that helps with the coil so if you are doing this right maybe your swing isn’t too far off. Focus on the other positions to make them perfect too.

  4. RyanYllana, 2 months ago

    Hi Paul,

    I have been a follower of your powerless arms technique and I’m very near at accomplishing what you have been teaching. From a 36 handicap I was able to lower it by 20s.. However I have a major flaw in my swing, I can not physically touch my knees together. This is because I am an overweight golfer and touching them is next to impossible.. With this, my follow through position is wider with my back leg almost level with my front leg.. This results in poor consistency ( I believe ). My question is do you have an alternative way of doing this for big men like us aside from trying to lose weight? Thanks and more power!

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 2 months ago


      I think I answered this already.

      Narrow your stance and see if the touch. If they do not then you need them to come around to the best of your ability. I want them to touch you can do the exact same position every day for eery shot forever. If you cannot physically touch them together then you will have to do your best and constantly check this position so it does not fall apart.

      Do these drills too:

      It’s Like A Throwing Motion:

      Lean On Club to Touch Legs:

      Also, make sure you are locking the left leg and balancing on the very tip of your back toe. Often times people say they cannot do this position yet when I watch them do it their lead leg is bent and they are falling back.

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