What Is A Wide Swing Arc?

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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+

12 Responses to “What Is A Wide Swing Arc?”

  1. This doesn’t have anything to do with the golf swing. I was watching the pros play and I was wandering what they were writing in their note pads and if amateurs should be doing it also.

    • Chuck,

      I would think these are notes on where to play certain shots etc. so the next round or future rounds they remember back to where they need to hit it for the best angle in to the green or to avoid certain areas or the best place they should be hitting it on this hole. They may also be writing their grocery list too.

  2. Another excellent lesson Paul ,thank you .
    You don’t mention what should be the position of the right arm and right elbow in the backswing .
    I looked at a slow Motion video of HUNTER MAHAN:h

    • Ramyond,

      This tip was not about the right arm in the backswing. The right arm would be folding so this would not be something that would be giving you a wide arc in the backswing.

      From the down the line view I like the angle of this arm on or close to the spine angle. Too straight down I find is too restrictive and an unnatural position. Also, keep in mind that Iron Byron does not have a right arm going back so I don’t spend a lot of time on it. I refer to this arm position as a loosely tucked position where you could drop a grapefruit from this armpit at the top.

      I think I talk about the back arm in these tips:

      Elbow Position Backswing: http://ignitiongolf.com/elbow-position-backswing

      Halfway Back: http://ignitiongolf.com/halfway-back

      Extend Left Arm Backswing at 3/4: http://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-three-quarters

  3. hjbritt57

    March 1, 2014


    Coming down I am not keeping the lag angle with a straight left arm. I’ll work on it this afternoon after the Saturday morning chores!

    • Henry,

      This takes constant work. Lag means something is trailing behind something else. In a golf swing your club is trailing the body rotation. I have tons of lag tips. Just search under the red nav bar at the top. SWING TIPS > LAG

  4. Your swing looks good!!!!!!!! Hope to see you soon in Vegas,,,,

  5. Kenneth Bova

    March 2, 2014


    Paul, I also noticed how on the downswing that your right elbow is tucking into your side; this seems to me to also prevent going over the top.

  6. Paul ,Do you mean you don’t consciously endeavor to bring your right elbow down to your right side-hip – when starting THE downswing !
    I have this swing thought in min d ,then when it happens ,I try to rotate over THE left leg ,without moving forwards ,as fast as I CAN .
    I also “pull” THE right elbow in front of my left hip !
    Is this wrong ?

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