How To Stabilize The Lower Body 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+

9 Responses to “How To Stabilize The Lower Body In The Backswing”

  1. One of you best tips yet, since it is a bad habit of mine to be very inconsistent with my lower body movement. Imagining the arrow between the belt buckle and the ball is allowing me to make not only better shots, but more solid shots which is adding some travel distance. Thank you Paul!!

  2. August 8, 2012


    Hi Paul, Another great tip for us to remember. I know that I have excessive hip movement because I don’t feel the torque all the time. But when I do it right even if my shoulders don’t reach 90 degrees the power is amazing. I will continue to work on this along with my positions.
    Thanks, Mike

    • August 11, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Stabilizing the lower body allows people to feel that tight coiled up feeling in the backswing they have never felt before. I’m glad you are getting. Once you do, you won’t want to stop.

  3. August 8, 2012


    This is a great tip. When working on one of your earlier tips explaining the importance of torque , as opposed to just turning as far as possible in the backswing,I tried deliberately to restrain my hip turn by thinking of not turning my hips at all. This concerned me a little and I thought I would have to revert to turnining my hips.But of course I realise now from this tip that my hips have turned without even having to think about it. The added torque has made a tremendous difference to my distance,off the tee especially.
    I am a new member to IG and whilst I have a lot to work on,not least which trigger to use to start my downswing, my game is progressing already and much more enjoyable.

    • August 11, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      That’s great news. Torque can certainly give you distance because you are now getting that spring-like effect. It’s not about how far people go back. It’s about the torque. Just keep trying to feel this tight feeling and keep working on it.

      To choose the right downswing trigger just throw a few balls over hand out in front of you or do some practice swings off the ground. When you do take note of where the power is coming from (do you feel it from the left or right side). Once you feel it then look to this side for the trigger. Once you do, keep focusing on it for every shot.

  4. April 26, 2013


    Hi Paul Love this tip ,one question , if you are getting to a decent top of backswing position can you over due this tightness feeling. The more i use that resist the hip moving feeling the more tightness i feel on my left side, will i be more consistant with a tighter feeling on left side as oppose to not so tight. and if this tighter feeling causes me to shorten my backswing a little will this make for more consistant shots. can repeat this tight feeling consistantlly now ,much better shots .just wondering is tighter better

    • April 27, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      You can overdo this tightness. This would occur if you were holding the lower body so stable you did not shift your weight or allow your hips to turn half the amount of the shoulders. If you are all the way to the top and feeling tight this would be a good feeling. Remember, you are only feeling this for a split second. Once you feel it you should be going the other way. Maybe you are up there too long. Just feel it then fire the lower body. This should be repeatable.

  5. September 1, 2014


    i wonder if i bend my right knee to much as i resist the shoulder turn and shift my weight? i seem to either hit behind the ball digging up turf, or in the middle of the ball. There are very few times when i pick it off the ground as cleanly a you. If i could do that, i’m sure my distance would improve. My direction is very straight, so at least i have that going for me.

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