Arrow On The Back Knee

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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 “Arrow On The Back Knee”

  1. November 3, 2016


    Hi, Paul,

    I understand the concept of keeping the back knee flexed in order to avoid making moves that destroy the torque created by turning the shoulders, etc. I watched related videos about the creation of torque and back knee position at the top of the backswing.

    In the “arrow” video, the back knee points forward. In the coiling video, that portion of the body should rotate automatically to 22.5 degrees or 1/4 of shoulder turn. In the “coiling” video, you do mention that the flexed back knee may swivel.

    In the sense of the “helicopter drill”, am I correct to assume that the idea of the “arrow video” is to create the perception rather than the physical reality in order to maximize the student’s commitment to keep the back knee flexed at the top of the backswing?



  2. November 3, 2016


    Hi Paul ,
    I don’t feel I am creating an effective coil . I don’t feel the tightness on my left Side you describe as a check point to make sure
    one is getting a good coil. I tried turning y left foot in as you suggest in another tip. Would this arrow drill help with this problem of too much hip rotation

    The best


    • Paul Wilson

      November 4, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, this is what it’s going to do as well as keeping the flex in the knee. It’s tricky but you have to turn the upper around and stable lower body. Some people do say they feel it in the left hip area but this is rare and the person is probably not doing it right.

      Really lock in that knee as you coil the upper.

      • I noticed that once I took my arms back on a higher plane (above shoulder level) the sensation of stretch in the left side increased greatly. Maybe give that a go Noah.

        • Very good. You need the stretch. You are right. You may have been way too flat. Keep doing this more upright plane. The best golfers of all time did this type of backswing.

  3. November 3, 2016


    If you load your weight on your instep, for me it automatically take care of the swaying and the straightened of my back leg. I wish u send this tip before, thanks but l learned the hard way and I am currently practising this routine every day.

    • Paul Wilson

      November 4, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      That would be great if I could get everyone doing it right by just feeling the weight on the instep but it usually doesn’t happen. The flex in the knee usually takes care of it.

  4. November 4, 2016


    I meant right foot turned in not left


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