What Happens If You Do Not Coil Properly

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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 “What Happens If You Do Not Coil Properly”

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    June 3, 2016


    Hi Paul
    Just purchased The Body Swing and looking forward to viewing it. I understand the concept of the coil effect. However, when I do it my ball seem to go all over the place as if I don’t know what I am doing. Am I getting this right eg when I coil my head is near my left shoulder and when I coil my chin is near my right shoulder? I just feel I haven’t quite got this concept right .I know you’ll set me straight. Cheers Mary-Jane.

  2. I am a left hander golfer and I always slice the driver even when I follow your instructions. the only time I hit it straight is when I close the club face 20 degrees. Is that ok?

  3. It may be my perception when you unwind the head-cover from the bottom, that the spring is tightened even more. I guess this means the ratio between the hips and shoulders and knees would increase a little bit more if the bottom was started first and the shoulders stay back. Maybe I’m seeing this wrong please correct me if that’s the case. Another question would be once you start downswing with the lower body when does that ratio start to return to normal, that is where are you in the down swing?

  4. July 26, 2016


    My problem, I now know, was dipping the shoulder on the takeaway. I’m right-handed, so I’ve come to recognize it when I see my left leg bend at the knee. That move automatically means that I’m dipping my left shoulder down. What I’m finding is that if I slow down my takeaway and concentrate on making it one-piece, I have time to feel the coil at the top and also the hinge. I still have a clear picture of the ball and can deliberately trigger the downswing. My cue is turning the belt buckle. I’ve played golf for decades and never realized until after listening to Paul that I’ve had no coil, and that’s the reason for my inconsistency and lack of power. And I’ve taken tons of lessons! Why wasn’t this ever pointed out to me before? Pros said, “Shift your weight from the right foot to the left.” But they never told me how. So I tended to move my hips laterally, which is absolutely wrong. Did they correct that? No. They said, “Swing from the inside out.” So I used my arms to try to create that arc, losing more power and hitting erratic shots. They never explained, as Paul does, that the club automatically is on plane 90° to the spine if you swing it like a weight at the end of a string. It’s physics! How come pros make the swing so complicated? Where were you Paul 45 years ago when I needed you?

    • Will,

      Glad you found a way to get the club started back and coiling properly. This is the start. If you don’t do this there is no way you will consistent in the downswing.

      I took lessons too many years ago and no one could tell me why I had to do certain things in my swing. If you can’t tell me why then I am not going to think it’s important so I won’t do it. If I understand how important any move is in the “big picture” then I will want to do it. This is why I go into detail about everything. I want everyone to understand it.

      Why I say things and explain it the way I do is because back in 1999 I saw Iron Bryon hit a ball. Not only did I understand why it hit perfect shots I asked myself what they would have to do to make it hit bad shots. The machine is never wrong. Once you relate the swing to the machine you can instantly fix any flaw and it always works. So I am not picking this stuff out of thin air or guessing. I did this for over 10 years trying to get my swing back and it was not fun. I’m glad you recognize it. Stay focused on the coiling and uncoiling with powerless arms. If you do you will hit it better than ever for ever.

  5. July 27, 2016


    Thanks, Paul. I’m finding The Body Swing invaluable. Now I’m complementing it with other of your instructional videos focussing on the aspects of the swing that I think I need to work on most. Just loving your approach.

  6. I have been stretching daily to increase my rotation, now between 90-95 degrees. I have light soreness every day in my lower right back. Will this soreness go away if I keep stretching and practicing?

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      April 30, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      You may be over doing it. Not sure. Make sure you area allowing the shoulders to pull your hips into position (45 degrees). If you keep them too still you might be getting this pain because the coil is too tight and you are forcing it around.

      It really shouldn’t hurt but if you are tight (like I am) this take a ton of effort to fully coil. As you keep stretching you should loosen up. Be careful and keep me posted on this.

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