Lesson: Touch Your Knees For Power and Consistency

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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+

4 Responses to “Lesson: Touch Your Knees For Power and Consistency”

  1. February 25, 2015

    terrybadger

    Hi Paul,
    OK, i can see where some of my problems are, and the reasons for them: too wide a stance – easy to correct; knees not touching will require practice, because when i throw a ball i usually am taking a step. i am using my hips, but i am sliding. All of this sounds like i’m doing nothing right, but i am at least some of the time. (my golfing buddies tell me i have a beautiful swing like Els – when i hit it right.) Now when my swing goes astray the reason will be recognizable – thank you.
    One other question: does springing off your right foot provide more power than either of the other two methods you described. i’ll keep working on all your tips.
    thanks,
    ter

    • Paul Wilson

      February 26, 2015

      Paul Wilson

      Terry,

      Glad you are figuring it out. Stance too wide is huge. How did you not see this? Slide? Huge too. Can’t touch the legs when you slide. You really need to focus on my follow through. This alone will make you amazing. Then your buddies really will think you are Ernie Els.

      http://www.golftoday.co.uk/proshop/features/2009/images/ernie_els_swing_sequence_8.jpg

      Not sure if springing off the right foot increases power more than the other 2. To me, I am loading onto my right so it makes sense to spring from it. The other ways you are loading but then have to think of hips or belt buckle or left leg. This takes time to switch this thought. Well, you only have a millisecond to make this transition so every millisecond counts. To me this is a very powerful feeling. Try it and see if you like it.

  2. February 26, 2015

    terrybadger

    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for all of you answers, but i have another: What effect (problems) does turning your toes out make to your swing? i am a bit pigeon toed, but i can make them go out. i think when i hit now they are pointed straight ahead.
    Understand this, i will always follow your advice because i know that another way may work, but then compromises will be made and thousands of more shots required to make it work. i taught tennis and that was always my experience with people who could’t/wouldn’t comply.
    thanks,
    ter

    • Paul Wilson

      February 26, 2015

      Paul Wilson

      Terry,

      I have done tips on both feet. Basically, if your lead foot is straight you cannot turn without blowing out your lead knee, jumping or twisting your foot.

      Watch:

      Front Foot Out: http://ignitiongolf.com/foot-position

      Turn the back foot out more than 5 degrees and you will turn your hips too much reducing torque. Foot position alone can stop you from learning a great golf swing. This is serious stuff although it may not seem like it.

      Back Foot: http://ignitiongolf.com/back-foot-position

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