Rotational Angle In Your Backswing

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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 “Rotational Angle In Your Backswing”

  1. November 16, 2012


    Great tip really appreciate your instruction. I am 65 years old now and have been dealing with an injury I got from pitching to much when I was playing little league baseball, going to receive a steel ball and medal plate in my right shoulder next month hoping this will help my execution a little so I’m not giving up it your not!

    Thanks Again
    Mike Galbraith

    • November 19, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Mike, Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it. Just be careful after you get your new shoulder. A lot of people are so excited to play golf again they don’t allow enough time to heal.

  2. November 17, 2012


    Paul, I have already purchased your books & DVD’s. Missed you on reveloution golf, your tips have reduced my handicap by 6 shots already and increased my enjoyment of the game markedly. glad to have found you again

    Terry Tempest

    • November 19, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Terry, Thanks for joining. Unfortunately, there is no real way to let everyone know I am doing my own site. I just have to wait for them to find me like you did. Make sure you go back in the archives. I have done a ton of tips you need to catch up on.

  3. November 17, 2012



    I have been with your golf system for about 6 months now (golf book, monthly subscription to your videos and one video golf lesson). It’s been an exciting process ( sometimes two steps forward and then one back); however these almost daily videos with you answering our questions make it feel like I have my golf coach with me through the process. Invaluable!

    I am now to the point that the basic movements are starting to feel natural and Wow! My swing now feels so much better than the “old hit with my arms with tension” swing it’s unbelievable. I’m not working up a sweat anymore when practicing hitting full shots. I know there are several positions in my swing that I need to work on but I just love the overall feeling of a relaxed/fluid swing with proper lower body sequence. At 70+years of age that is important. I have arthritis in several parts of my body and without changing my swing to this new system, I would be winding down my participation in this great game.
    I have a golfing getaway with a buddy planned in St George/Mesquite in 1 1/2 weeks and I can’t wait.

    Thank you for renewing my passion for the game.

    • November 19, 2012

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like the site and learning how to swing with powerless arms. It really is an easier way to swing.

      Keep up the good work.

  4. November 17, 2012


    High Paul,
    As Mike wrote above, we missed you and wondered why you didn’t show up at revolution golf any more. But than I realised that revolution golf is almost dominated by Mr. McLean and his bunch of instructors with less valuable information of which I am sure many don’t appreciate anymore.
    So I am glad to find you under ignition golf again.
    Keep going with your great way of instructions and breaking complex things down to manageable steps.
    Thanks for being brave enough to start your own thing. It’s also good to see Bronson here as well.
    All the best

    • November 19, 2012

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you found me too. Thanks for joining.

      Hopefully, others will find me too. It is just going to take time seen as I can’t really post on their site telling everyone where I am.

      The main reason I am not posting over there anymore is confusion. I want to make people better. I don’t want to be a part of the Golf Digest approach.

      I don’t know how many more tips Bronson will do. He seemed to be too busy to send tips. I am just repeating old tips on Fridays now. There are do many important tips that I feel everyone should keep watching over and over again.

  5. November 17, 2012


    Hey Paul…looks like all your old RG followers are slowly but surely finding their way to Ignition!! Stay diligent and keep up the good work….you have a very loyal base that appreciates what you have done and continue to do for us. Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

    • November 19, 2012

      Paul Wilson


      Slowly but surely the great majority of people will find their way over here. Good to see it.

      Have a great Thanksgiving too!

  6. November 18, 2012


    I have had limited time for practice due to overtime at work. But, my practice sessions have been fairly fruitful. Occasionally I hit my short irons really high and short. I think its due to a shallow attack angle and not enough hip rotation. Am I right or wrong? Set me straight please.

  7. November 18, 2012


    Paul –
    I really appreciate this repeat since it is so inmportant to the tall golfer. When I bend over too much, it feels much more difficult to operate the lower body to power the golf swing.
    Thanks again,

    • November 19, 2012

      Paul Wilson


      You are right tall golfers want to get low instead of using their height to their advantage. Stay tall. Coil and uncoil using the legs as the power source. Glad you like the feeling. Tall guys usually want to get low again.

  8. February 8, 2014


    Excellent d

  9. I understand (I think) the reason for the more horizontal rotation, it allows you to coil/uncoil with maximum velocity. Also, IIRC, the “Iron Byron” rotates around a shallow tilt. HOWEVER, it’s not clear to me from this video on what plane you want the club to swing. My assumption is that the club operates on a much steeper plane (as opposed to the same plane as the one on which the shoulders rotate).

    Can you point me to a video that discusses the proper plane on which to bring the club back?


  10. December 18, 2017


    I can rotate better when I keep the club head close to the ground ( 3 to 4 inches ) as far as my shoulders can rotate and then bring the club up to the proper set and then swing the club. (I am 75 and had sever ribs broke and collar bone injures in the past that may be a factor in my ability to turn my shoulders) Do you see this being a problem in my wind up that will have a negative affect on my swing? Thanks, Jim

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      December 18, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Keep the club close to the ground is fine and it will help you or anyone turn. This is because to keep it low would require you to make an arc. You wouldn’t be able to go low and straight back. If you picked it up you could hamper your rotation because you would be doing this with your arms and not your body. Do I don’t have a problem with what you are doing especially with an injury.

  11. March 31, 2018



    This tip should be combined with your other tip about not seeing your toes in the address position. In this over tilted position you can see both feet fully which you should not do.

    My slight concern is, what is the situation if you do the opposite, that is, standing too erect with a straight back which I tend to do. I then try keeping my shoulders flatter or level to the ground with all clubs. Presumably I should be rotating somewhere in between the two.

    • Derek,

      Yes, you do not want to stand up too much but if you were checking this you would and should be matching the middle of the shoulder, tip of the knee and laces in line. Plus, the toe of your club should be slightly higher than the heel. All of these things could not be done if you were standing too tall.

      A New Way To Get The Taller Setup:

  12. You mentioned that if we’re topping the ball (which I do at times)….we should “tee it up” until we start making good contact. Once we accomplish this we should “take the tee away”. But what have you adjusted in your set-up that NOW allows you to reach the ball? Certainly ‘not bending over more’….are you bending the knees a little more? Thanks always Paul.

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