6 Things That Stop Torque

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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+

23 Responses to “6 Things That Stop Torque”

  1. do you uncoil in reverse order?

  2. When you say you brace the lower, does that mean you purposely try to resist while coiling from the top?

  3. This is an excellent description of how to develop the” X FACTOR” ” popularized a long time ago by JIM Mc LEAN ,or dissociation factor
    To resist with the lower body ,or “brace the lower body ” “as you say ,you must slightly push forward your right knee while keeping it flexed.There’s a valuable training aid to help you do that,called “LOAD n’FIRE “which you strap on your right knee .Putting a rubber band coiled around your ankles and keeping it fully stretched during the coil also helps.

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      April 25, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, this is what he would call the x factor. He will tell you how to do it not why you are avoiding it.

  4. Hi Paul, thanks for that tip as I’m learning the body swing, guilty of no 3 over rotating the hips as soon as i opening the tip
    and i front of my computer and watched the tips i realised i was not getting the torque quit right

    thanks again paul mal parker ( Australia)

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      April 25, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Good thing you found this. This is the second power source in your swing. Without this you will keep hitting with arms. See the spring. Coil and uncoil then let the arm go along for the ride.

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    April 25, 2018


    I really like this tip and I think I have done about four of those faults. This feels totally different to me yet it simplifies everything. Thanks Paul.

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      April 25, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you liked it. Thanks. This is a huge part of the swing. Go to coil tight.

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    April 25, 2018


    Nailed it! An essential tip. Thanks.

  7. April 25, 2018


    Can you address blocking of the shoulder turn with me tightening my right shoulder and possibly re gripping at the top as a result. I can get doing a proper torque-turn which as you suggest does help me get powerless arms which is so enjoyable and powerful. (and helps my score immensely!) My issue is I keep regressing which seems to be starting with my right shoulder not being relaxed and what feels like blocking me from turning properly and getting my back to target … and often when do this also find that I have severely closed the club face which results in a loss of power and pull or if severe, a pull hook. (maybe re gripping?) Any drills to try and get better connection and relaxation for my right side in both backswing and downswing would be so appreciated!

  8. Hey Paul,

    So I was on the right track but today went completely off the rails. I couldn’t stop over rotating and it just killed my swing today. Many different people I play with call me John Daly and it’s a term I don’t like. What it tells me is just how big my backswing is. Today no matter how hard I tried I saw the club head at the top of my backswing every time, then this just caused horrible shots.

    Of course the guys said that my practice swing is nothing like my real swing so I guess I’m trying to “Hit” the ball when it’s go time. What do you think is the best drill I can do to stop this over swing.

    I’ve been hitting more birdies and more greens since getting your course 3 weeks ago, along with longer drives then ever, but I just can’t keep it together throughout even 9 holes. For example, went birdie, then 10 on a par 5, bogey, bogey, par, birdie on Tuesday before we got rained out. I think it’s the overswing, but I really need some good tip on stopping this in my backswing and still feeling like I’m generating power.


  9. September 7, 2018


    Paul, I bought the BodySwing videos about 4 weeks ago and have been practising since then. However my results only improved dramatically this week when I found this torque video. For the past few weeks I was swinging “torque free” thinking I had an effortless swing and probably doing all 6 of the relieving moves you mention in this video. I have now fixed that and am constantly looking for the stretch. Different things work for different people but certainly for me I think having this torque video in the Bodyswing videos would have been very helpful. Glad I found it though.

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      September 7, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Thank you for finding me and joining us.

      So glad you had a breakthrough. This is an exciting moment. Not sure how you missed torque as this is a huge part of what I teach but now you’ve found it never forget it.

      This is what is going to allow you to turn the arms off. No torque and you will hit because you have no other way to do it.

      Keep up the good work. Don’t hurt yourself. It is a tight stretch not a hurt stretch.

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