Using Your Cheeks To Coil

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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+

10 Responses to “Using Your Cheeks To Coil”

  1. August 7, 2019


    Hi, Paul

    An interesting tip!

    I do have trouble with my backswing rotation. I think what sometimes happens is that I rotate the upper body but my arms and the club go too much on the inside. The effect seems to to be that when I reach the top of my backswing, the club is out of position, and on the downswing my attack is way from the inside.

    What can I do to sort this out?



  2. August 7, 2019


    This tip is so timely. Over the last 2 years I have had endless frustration in switching my focus from an upper body backswing trigger to a lower body downswing trigger. I tried this new tip today at the range and it worked almost instantly. Interestingly I also found that to do it, I had to bend my knees a bit more to get into an more athletic setup and stabilize my lower body. It also helped to simplify my takeaway, weight transfer into right instep, swing plane and the hinge came naturally. Wow, this appears to have resolved so many of my issues. A few more range sessions and I will be taking it to the course. It must be frustrating for you, but thanks so much for presenting your techniques in so many different ways so that your students can find a way that works for them.Thx again.

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      August 12, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Good stuff. This is why I say it in so many different ways. Sometimes it clicks for some people and sometimes it doesn’t. It’s great when it does click. So if this works then keep doing it. I am trying to get everyone to the same end goal a powerful, effortless, pain-free golf swing. There are certain things that need to happen but I will try different ways to get people there.

  3. A very cute tip ! Actually ,if you brace your right leg and dig in the right instep on a flexed right knee ,the right cheek doesn’t go back that much .But the intent is there .
    On the reverse the left cheek does go back very much !

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      August 12, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      I am always searching for what will register with the student. This one seemed to work at the time for him so I thought it might help others. Whatever works.

  4. August 12, 2019


    You do a great job!
    Playing with the tip, found myself for the first time feeling relative force of the lower body turn.
    First time I could sense the lower body turn dragging the front shoulder to pull the straight front arm and soft hands.
    The feeling for me was similar to the disconnect of Coil-Re-Coil first sense in the turn of the Belt Buckle dragging recently hinged pointed hands to softly snap a Pitch to a high finish at different turn speeds resulting in varied distance.
    I did not feel it in the full swing until I tried to keep the back buttock still back knee and belly button pointing at the ball during shoulder turn (coil) to gain tension for the lower body turn. It felt similar to your ball throwing example where the trunk turns the buttock (pelvis) as in the body rotation of a 2nd baseman fielding a ball, then rotates only the shoulders (coil) for a throw to 1st by then using trunk muscles at the proper tension to uncoil off the planted back foot to power the sidearm throw accurately across the body with minimal tension in the arm as the motion effortlessly snaps the hinged wrist.
    So many created images have helped me greatly.
    I continue to thank you as I get more and more clues to your artful simplification of the a truly complex puzzle.

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      August 22, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Thanks I appreciate it.

      Glad you are starting to feel it. The lower body is the power source to the swing. Get this and it becomes a whole new world. Just keep thinking about this and keep feeling it in the lower body. For me it is unmistakable I am hitting it with the legs and hips not the hands and arms.

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