Correct Depth Of 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+

5 Responses to “Correct Depth Of Backswing”

  1. Hi Paul

    I would prefer to reference my left arm position at horizontal to a clock, with ball at 12 o’clock – because I can see/sense it as I swing.

    If my right arm were to be parallel to the target line at horizontal (3 o’clock), that would be wrong, correct?

    5 o’clock, I guess, would also be wrong, so am I looking for 3:30 or 4 o’clock?

    Best wishes from Spain


  2. If the one piece takeaway that you teach is done correctly, wouldn’t that take care of any position issues with the top of your backswing?

    In other words, if I’m out of position in at the top shouldn’t I be looking at the one piece takeaway?

    Thanks, Tony

  3. June 19, 2019


    I was always taught that at the halfway back position the hands should be in middle of the chest is this wrong.

  4. Good afternoon Paul,
    My problem (as diagnosed by my local PGA teaching professional) lies mostly in my downswing. One of the cures/drills for this dilemma was to place a tee in front of my actual ball tee that appears like a :(Colon in writing). The object is to hit both tees along the path. The first few times the tees were relatively close to each other, perhaps 4 inches and subsequently they were reset to approximately 8 inches.
    I do know this led to longer, straighter, and a better-defined arc to my drives. I also believe that it works to keep me dropping my back shoulder rather than coming over the top.
    I thought you might be interested and give me some feedback on this drill. As soon as I found out I was not hitting balls, I thought of you.
    Thanks for your online program,
    -Rich P

    • Richard,

      If this is working then keep doing it. Maybe it is getting you to stretch out the arms more through impact. Most people I see are hitting and locked up as the hit the ball causing a chicken wing. This has to be 90 plus percent of all golfers who started playing as an adult. I would keep doing it and feel the arms letting go then at some point you need to focus on coiling and uncoiling as the power source.

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