How Your Backswing Length Affects Power

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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+

8 Responses to “How Your Backswing Length Affects Power”

  1. September 15, 2012


    Hi Paul,
    Another great tip! Just today discovered a problem and when corrected made a huge difference. I was watching one of your previous tips and finally understood what you meant about loading on my right leg. I wasn’t and couldn’t figure out why I felt no power trying to touch the legs. Wow now when loading I feel that power and what a difference. I still need to work on today’s tip especially the wrist hinge and release. I keep doing your drills for manually closing the club face and trying to get both arms straight but still manage to keep the club face open. It may improve now that I am loading and touching the legs with power. I’ll keep you posted.
    Thanks, Mike

    • September 17, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Mike, I have a tip shot on this loading coming up.

      If you still have the face open you are not rolling it soon enough. Plus, you need to be constantly doing it until you have it mastered. Just do it around the house every night. In no time you will have it.

  2. September 15, 2012


    I’m really enjoying your series on Power in the Swing Paul. Keep up the good work!! I’ve noticed it has been a long time since you’ve had a tip on RG….are you done posting tips there now? Take care!!!

    • September 17, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Bryan, Thanks. Glad you like them. Just negotiating with RG right now. I am not holding my breathe.

  3. September 15, 2012


    What do you mean by “hinging wrists”? I do not recall any past tip or segment from Iron Byron wherein you specifically say to mechanically hinge your wrists, yet that is what you are saying in this tip.

    Would you please clarify?

  4. September 15, 2012


    When I try to shorten the backswing (I have a long one) I usually get a hook or pull hook as a result. Does it make any sense? Maybe it’s because I’m too focused on the arms instead of the lower body?

    • September 17, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Jose, You are correct. Feel the shorter backswing but as you start down make the switch to the legs. They must power the downswing to get the club on the correct path.

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