Learn How To Coil In The Backswing

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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+

8 Responses to “Learn How To Coil In The Backswing”

  1. October 5, 2012


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  2. October 13, 2012


    Hi Paul,
    So true that review is very important! It made me realize that when I don’t feel the torque, that I have to manufacture speed by swinging my arms which really slows it all down. I intend to return to the helicopter drill until the torque feeling is in-grained in my swing. Truly great idea on your part for Fri review.
    Thanks, Mike

    • Paul Wilson

      October 16, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Mike, I have a ton of content on this site that needs to be watched so I think 1 day a week we go over a previous tip. I think it makes sense. I think you get it too. There is a lot to remember.

  3. November 22, 2012


    hey paul,,,i will guess that i am the only student you have that cannot do the helicopter drill.i have been a weightlifter/bodybuilder for so long now (45 YRS),that i do not have the flexibility to simply put the clubshaft in back of my neck…so other than trying to circularly turn my left shoulder until i feel that tension in my left ribcage….anything else????

    • Paul Wilson

      November 22, 2012

      Paul Wilson


      If you can’t do the helicopter drill as I show then put the club across your chest with crossed arms. This way it will indicate the shoulder rotation as well although you won’t get quite the same rotation.

  4. November 17, 2014


    Hi Paul

    I am using my left shoulder to coil. Which part of the shoulder do you focus on eg, I think of the top of the left arm, where it joins my shoulder. Do I coil against the middle of my chest for eg, the buttons of the Tee shirt? Will the Letter Y made by the arms move in that shape automatically as I coil from the left shoulder? I played rubbish golf today. Embarrassed to tell you what I shot!! I was in confusion whether just to move the letter Y from my buttons, from the middle of the chest or to coil from the shoulder against the buttons. Thinking of both did not work.


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