Power Leak Series – Backswing Coil

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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+

16 Responses to “Power Leak Series – Backswing Coil”

  1. December 20, 2015

    LarryRoberts

    Great tip. I have been feeling like I was getting stuck and could not get back to the back without pushing or slicing the ball. I tried loosening my wrists more to compensate, but that resulting releasing too much or hard and snap hooking the shot. I believe you have hit on the problem I am having is over rotation of the hips, loss of power, and pushing the ball some. Yesterday, before reading this tip, I hit some good drives and short irons by feeling like I had turned my shoulders more while using a little wider stance. I did feel more tension due to torque of the shoulders relative the hip turn. Thanks for the good tip. Merry Christmas!!!!

    • December 22, 2015

      Paul Wilson

      Larry,

      Merry Christmas Too!

      Glad you liked it. As soon as you see these flaws showing up just check the DASHBOARD under CURES. All cures are listed there. I really want people to know how to fix their own swing.

      Torque is very important in no only distance but consistency too. Keep feeling it on every full swing.

  2. December 21, 2015

    BruceJespersen

    Using this Spring analogy to get your torque, when you unwind using your right foot do you further increase the tightening of the spring when moving your right knee towards your left knee. You at one point demonstrated using a headcover by turning it using it to look like a spring then you let it unwind but did you turn the bottom of the headcover to further tighten the spring when going in the opposite direction for the downswing At what point in the downswing using your lower body to initiate the turn would you say the spring starts to unwind toward impact.

    • December 22, 2015

      Paul Wilson

      Bruce,

      Unwinding in the other direction compresses the spring to make it uncoil faster. Long drivers actually move in 2 directions at once compressing it further. You would be unwinding as the arms hit parallel to the ground. By then your hips are back to the ball and the shoulders are still coiled. Take a look:

      Full Swing Top Down View: http://ignitiongolf.com/full-swing-top-view/

  3. December 24, 2015

    terrybadger

    Paul,
    i can only echo what Larry said above. i felt there was a disconnect between my shoulders and legs and i may have asked you about it in an narticulate way, or maybe i didn’t fully understand your reply. In any event, this is brilliant. i can easily watch for this. All of the consequences of the problem that you mentioned are what i have been experiencing. i’m looking forward to implementing the change. By the way, i bought Pete’s video lesson as Christmas gift for myself. Come the new year, a better swing,
    ter

    • December 24, 2015

      Paul Wilson

      Terry,

      Glad you liked it. Thanks.

      Glad you got the video lesson from Pete. Funny how people would rather struggle than get us to look at it and make sure they are doing things right. Stay focused and it will be a great 2016.

  4. December 25, 2015

    terrybadger

    Paul,
    i still intend to get a lesson from the master, but with this i’ll be farther along so that you can improve my swing without having to start from scratch.
    ter

    • December 27, 2015

      Paul Wilson

      Terry,

      Just let me know if you can make it. It would be a pleasure working with you.

  5. December 29, 2015

    NoahShaw

    I now realize that I turn my hips too much. What are some drills to stabilize my hips.

    thanks.

    Noah

  6. January 12, 2016

    PatRobins

    Hey Paul. Brandle Chamblee writes on p.76 of the current Golf magazine his observations on the swings of the ‘old masters’ Nicklaus,Jones,Hagen,etc that they lifted their left front foot in the backswing to get more club speed presumably with the more primitively clubs aand recommends that more current average players adopt it. If you don’t have access to the mag I could scan this piece and send it along. I’d be interested in how this would affect your ‘coil’ thinking–. Pat

    • January 13, 2016

      Paul Wilson

      Pat,

      Like anything, times change. Back then we didn’t understand the golf swing as we do now. I am okay with the heel lifting a little but you cannot lose the ratio between the shoulders, hips, knees and feet. You need torque. You coil and uncoil. This gives you power and consistency.

      He is telling amateurs to do that so they take a longer swing. If you do, you will get the arms in play and will continue to just whack at the ball with your arms. The things is, I guarantee you have hit one shot in your life 30-50 yards farther than any other shot and it felt effortless. Why not learn that swing. Oh yeah, I teach that swing.

      Other advice: Never get lessons from Tour Players or Rocket Scientists. They have no clue what they are talking about. Unless you have taught tens of thousands or people you have no clue.

  7. Paul,
    I’m working on coiling first as I tend to coil while lifting, which is not consistent and has the club coming back on an upright path. I do this mainly with my longer clubs, such as the driver. Are there any videos which address this? If not should I do your video analysis I see on your website or is there something else?

  8. I’m really struggling with this
    I’ve not once ever felt tight in the lat mussel
    Doesn’t matter what I try my hips have hardly turned and I still don’t get it
    I only feel tight in my back shoulder
    Or end up with pain in my lower back
    I’m not sure what to do
    I’m at a loss with the game at the moment
    It’s really beat me down!

    • David,

      Quit struggling. It’s not that hard. Coil your shoulders with a stable lower body. Feel it where you feel it just so long as it’s tight. I have had the odd person who feels it just above their right hip. This is until I grab their lower body and get them to crank the shoulders. Then they feel it in the forward lat. If it hurts you’re doing it wrong. Just slowly start to get it by stabilizing the lower and doing your backswing. At least this will start to get the lower body moving less. Get used to this then feel the flex in the back knee. By then it should be looking pretty good so you should start feeling the tighter coil. In other words just work on it in pieces and at a slower pace. You don’t have to do it all a once.

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