How Do Your Shoulders Turn?

By | on August 9, 2020 | 3 Comments |

In this tip I am talking about your shoulder turn or coiling into the backswing. When you start into the backswing, I see so many people that their shoulder are going up and down, this is the wrong movement for them and if you do this then you are NOT coiling and therefore uncoil correctly. This is also called a reverse pivot and this will be a very tough way of hitting the golf ball consistently. Check out which way your shoulders turn and make sure they are coiling.


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Paul Wilson

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3 Responses to “How Do Your Shoulders Turn?”

  1. Hey, Paul, how can I add to what you have said…I can’t…But given your past reference to a coiling spring. A torsion spring coils from the top (shoulders), followed and trailed by the mid part (hips) which are trailed by the knees. Just like a spring! and torsion springs uncoil the opposite Lower (knees) lead followed by mid (hips) followed by the top shoulders. To drive your lead shoulder down defeats the natural mechanics of a spring. Your hips tend to become disconnected and it requires a separate movement to load the hips. And on the down swing the shoulders will not follow the hips as naturally. What I have found out in taking your tips to my swing is that if you make the proper coil you will not drop your shoulder.

  2. September 20, 2020


    Good morning Paul and Pete. Hope you guys are staying well. Have been able to play regularly amidst the current situations. Had several months of very good balance, tempo, and scores. With school starting and my mind wandering I have found myself beginning to really drop my rear shoulder as I start the downswing. I assume it’s from where I am at the top, perhaps shifting rather than coiling, but the load in my instep feels great and I’m ready to GO. Results are that I cast the club a bit and block shots plus lose a lot of yards. My finish is good re: hands, club shaft in a good place (knees together) but I usually fall out of it, stepping backwards with my left foot. Short irons are a bit fat but on on line. Fairway woods and driver are pushed (not fading). Any thoughts? Thanks, Craig Smith

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