Shift and Roll Onto the Tip of Your Toe

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  1. TIMADAMS, 1 year ago

    What about “Big Guys”Who have a hard time touching knees and getting on the toe of the right foot.

  2. RonCalabrese, 1 year ago

    Hi Paul. I marvel at how simple your swing looks, free of a lot of “moving parts.” Byron Nelson was known for his shallow approach to the ball, which produced dollar width shallow divots. I presume you prefer this approach, which my favorite pro Tom Watson also recommends.

    Thanks, Ron

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      Thanks for the compliment. I actually did a tip on this here:

      Move Less:

      Yes, I don’t like deep divots. Just skim the surface. This is what happens when you have a taller setup and rotate properly. Sliding gives you the deep ones.

  3. RalphGrapentine, 1 year ago

    HI Paul. This is hard to explain but, I have a question about the take away. At waist high, does the club (and your hands) move in so that the club points at the center of your chest and parallel to the target line, or do your hands stay out away from your body so that the club points down the target line but even with where your hands started. In the first scenario, you would not see the club at all at waist high when looking at a down the line video and you would in the second scenario. Thanks. Ralph

  4. BryanRhoades, 1 year ago

    People need to realize how key this tip is. It wasn’t until I focused on this aspect of feeling the big toe and rolling a relaxed (not tense and scrunched) foot that the swing really kicked in. This is a Top Ten Paul Wilson tip.

    BTW…Happy New Year Paul and here’s to a great year for your website and golf school!! My goal this year is to get to the 70′s…2 years ago it was just to get into the 90′s ;)

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      Happy New Year to you too.

      I thought I would get many more comments on this one. You are right this is critical. Hopefully, everyone was working on it around the house so they forgot to post comments about it.

      You are close to reaching your goal. I can see this happening this year. Keep at it.

  5. MichaelBlock, 1 year ago

    Hi Paul,

    I think your three lessons including this one are ALL talking about firing from the right side (Right knee, Right Lats, and Right Hip). Please either confirm or explain. All three lessons are at the crux of the majority of high handicappers problems when I believe on the downswing we have to fire from the loaded right side back to the left foot.

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      They are all firing related that is why I posted them together. Most average players do not do this so I will keep mentioning it until they do.

  6. Ben, 1 year ago

    G’day Paul,
    This as you say is a detailed demonstration of your personally preferred way of rotating the legs. I have used the straightening of the left knee or turning the belt buckle back to address. I wasn’t getting the balanced finish with the toe pointed. Having your full demo I went out onto the back deck and quickly got the technique. On the course I got some fine results with a few lapses however, overall, good with powerless arms and free hinging wrists. Getting to the top, then focusing on the move with the right foot made the difference.

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


      That’s great news. Good initial results. Just be aware of the fact that you will want to start hitting harder and harder. This is human nature. If you want more power do so by trying to touch the legs faster not by hitting harder. If you really lose it slow down and build it back up again.

      • Ben, 1 year ago

        Thanks Paul,
        Saturday I had nett 76 (off the blue plates) with major blunder on the 16th par3 , front bunker tight under the revetted face did not get it up twice took a 7. 17th par & 18th par. Today 40 Stableford points off the white markers played to 12 h’cap I expect to drop from 16 to 15 h’cap.
        You are right, beware the roller coaster. I have been down this road before, start getting better then try to force results.

        • Paul Wilson

          Paul Wilson, 1 year ago


          Yes, just be patient and keep working on the perfect the swing positions. It is starting to happen.

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