How To Cure Heeling

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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+

7 Responses to “How To Cure Heeling”

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    January 25, 2014


    Paul I started out golfing 15 yrs ago and got hooked. I did take lessons without much success because I was hitting into the ground coming over the top until I started watching your videos. I’ve watched others, but in your video, you bring down the swing along with using the lower body properly. I never broke 100 until last year. I am 70 so I can’t practice as much as I’d like because I get exhausted soon. What you have implimented into my game was my having more fun at it. Keep those great tips coming.

    • January 25, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      There are a lot of people in the same boat. I just see it differently.

      If you are getting tired you need to be doing practice swings instead of hitting balls. If you do go to the range make a large bucket last 1 hour. This means you hit a few then back up and do practice swings and so on. It’s all about the movement not the ball. Do perfect movement and you will hit perfect shots. Just work on it a little differently.

  2. January 25, 2014


    Two questions/comments ,Paul:
    -Weight distribution in THE Feet :some teachers advise to have THE Weight more on THE heels .Myself ,I feel better this way ,because I rotate better on THE Heel OF THE left foot in THE through swing than when my Weight is on THE plant OF THE left foot .what is your opinion on this ?
    – Centifugal force :when SWINGING with speed ,THE arms+shaft+ clubhead are pulled outwards by THE centrifugal force ,and THE center OF THE clubface moves further out ,hence the “heeling”.To avoid that ,I position THE ball on it’s TEE at 2/3 OF THE length OF THE clubface,THE ball Closer to THE toe .Do you disadvise doing so ?

    • January 25, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      1. Weight should be on your laces or middle of your feet. You then load into the right instep/heel 80% going back. You hit the ball evenly distributed on the forward foot and right inner big toe. The to the outside of the left heel 90% at follow through.

      2. I hit everything with the all on the toe ala George Knudson. Is this a definite. No. I would be if the great majority of players did this but most align it in the center. I actually see my head move forward in the downswing which I feel is getting the club to contact the center as opposed to the arms outstretching. I do feel way more comfortable and not crowded when I align on the toe so I continued to do it. If you like it this way then keep doing it.

  3. I have struggled lately as you know after my best rounds ever. I think my arms are coming away from me causing Shanks and heeled shots. I think by focusing on getting the elbow closer to my body it will help. Even if not doing it manually at least focusing on it so I know that my body is doing this when starting Down With my legs. Looking forward to trying it out 🙂

    • Stian,

      Shanking – check your setup. You might be bent over too much. Look up, sit bend. Only see the club and ball clearly not your toes.

      Slow down. Get the swing and positioning back then speed up the legs and hips for more power.

  4. Hi Paul, I’m 56 years old, I used to play golf a lot when I was younger, stopped playing for about 8 years, then my son got into it last year, so i started playing again last year. I was hooking everything, then I bought the body swing and started studying it over the winter, really concentrating on lose arms and wrists and firing the hips. It really has helped me to hit the ball straighter and am able to break 80 on my local course the last several rounds, but I’ve lost distance. I went to a R flex shaft in irons and woods, but noticed I wasn’t hitting my driver much over 200 yards. I went to the local sporting good store this weekend, they have a launch monitor and the first few swings I was hitting it up to 250 yards(my swing speed runs around 85-90 mph on the driver) tops, but then the more I swung, the shorter it got. We used some impact tape and I was consistently hitting it from the heel. I moved my hand position a little, made my stance wider, and was really working on bringing the club face back straight. I’ve really worked on firing my hips before my arms but think that maybe causing me to come over the top. I will give it a shot with some foot spray at the range today dropping my arms. Thank you for the video’s!

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