Coil Speed

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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+

12 Responses to “Coil Speed”

  1. I’ve been carefully watching your back swing when you are actually hitting a ball. It looks to me like you kind of throw the club up into a back swing. I’ve found that doing that makes things smooth and effortless. It It takes me to a nice 90 degree turn. The timing is like if you say “throw it up there”. Then my key is my front leg locks. ( it chose me I didn’t chose it) As my arms come down I think roll the forearms and let the club travel out as far as possible before it goes into the follow through. My back foot is up and my knees touch. Everything seems to just flow naturally. Does any of that sound like I’m on the right track?

    • Norman,

      I don’t throw anything anywhere. I am just allowing the momentum of the club swinging back to hinge it fully. This is because my wrists are loose. If you feel it as this and it is working then do it but be careful you are not flopping around all over the place up there. You need to set it then uncoil.

      I like what you are saying but again, just don’t want it out of control up there.

  2. Thanks Paul this helps a lot, I’ve been coiling slowly and as a result I’ve always had to strain to get to the top of my back-swing which has resulted in me experiencing pain in my left shoulder blade (right handed golfer).

    • Bachu,

      Glad this one makes sense. I do see people going to slow. Hopefully, this gets you up there. In no way should my swing be hurting your body.

  3. Hi Paul, towards the end of this video it seems like you move your upper body forward first and then use that “bounce” to create the back-swing momentum you talk about. needless to say, in a real swing you would start from an idle position and then backwards. How would you suggest we initiate that “faster”‘/smoother back move without jerking the club backwards (which can lead to a break in the wrists, or other sorts of problems). Thanks !

    • Jaime,

      I am thinking of coiling the shoulders so it would be smooth. My shoulders move the arms and club. If you are pulling it back with hands and arms then yes, it could be jerky. So you create the y between the arms and club. Move it away with the shoulders.


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      • Many thanks Paul. That’s a very useful reminder. To generate a powerful and full coiling action you have to start turning/twisting from the tip or ending of whatever you are coiling. In our case it’s the upper body (our torso) whose ending is the shoulders. So I get it, there is no other way but to have these be the “engine” driving our upper body coil.

  4. May 17, 2018



    As usual, this was an excellent tip. I experience exactly what you describe with the tension of a slow back swing. The tension makes me want to start the down swing with my upper body. I will defiantly work on speeding up the tempo.Tip was very relevent.


  5. August 7, 2018


    Hi Paul,

    It’s a very interesting tip. I am “suffering” of a slow backswing just because I tend to avoid an “arm swing”. Doing this makes my backswing stop at about 3/4 with my hands stopping at about shoulder height. I can hit the ball fairly straight and in dead center of the club face but I don’t hit very far. And when I try to turn a bit more and elevate my hands a bit higher, it takes a lot of effort and everything goes wild. Exactly what you are explaining. So I will work on a better tempo turning more with my shoulders and I will let you know how it helped me.

    PS: Yves is a French name and you pronounce it “EVE” :-))

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      August 8, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Very good. I was just working on this myself today. I am very tight and can’t seem to coil back like other golfers out there. I wish I could. So you are not alone. Give this a try and let the momentum of the body help coil you back. This will give you the torque so you won’t be inconsistent as you go back farther.

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