Drill To Help You Touch Your Legs Together

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Paul Wilson

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+

13 Responses to “Drill To Help You Touch Your Legs Together”

  1. November 16, 2013

    DerekReveley

    Paul,

    When you lean on the club the weight is obviously loaded on the right side. Is this weight left there until the forces which the turning of the lower body causes forces it forward. I think I have been helping this weight forward by perhaps lunging it forward with my upper body.

    • November 18, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Derek,

      Yes, this is a gradual shift not and immediate shift. If you shift to the left immediately you will come over the top. The weight is into the left at impact but it gradually comes off the right as you come down.

      Weight Distribution: https://ignitiongolf.com/weight-distribution

      This may help too:

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  2. April 3, 2014

    Rick g.

    I can only think of one other person that tries in so many varied ways to help us understand what you want us to do. So many times if we see a video (without having someone personally watching us and correcting us) and we think we’re doing it right, when in reality, we’re not. So we get frustrated, saying it doesn’t work and go onto some other person to teach us how to do it correctly. I hope everyone appreciates and recognize the obvious time you put in to make sure we understand. I know I do. Thanks.

    • Rick,

      Thanks. I usually move on to another way of saying the same thing when I see a glaze come over the person’s eyes as I am saying. Them not being able to do it is a good indication too but it all starts in the eyes. Thanks for the support.

  3. November 20, 2016

    BurtFord

    Paul:
    I am a new member . I have been trying to do the drills as you show on your videos. The one thing I haven’t heard you address and I have trouble with is you head on the swing. I try but I am trying so hard to turn and touch my knees that I turn my head before I hit the ball. Can you tell what you think or refer me to one of your videos on this. I love your method and am trying hard to copy it .thanks for your help.
    Burt

  4. January 15, 2018

    JohnOsher

    Paul – For whatever reason, I cannot get my legs to touch. I am 71 years old but in reasonably flexible condition. John

    • Paul Wilson

      January 15, 2018

      Paul Wilson

      John,

      Unless you are severely bow legged you can do the touch legs position. I say this because you have done it before. Try this:

      How to Feel the Throwing Motion: https://ignitiongolf.com/putting-feel-throwing-motion/

      What I normally see is the person is not locking the lead leg. This is vital to get them to touch.

      You can also do this:

      Lean On Club to Touch Legs: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-lean-on-club

      The legs touch because you are turning. If you are not touching your stance is too wide, you are shifting laterally or you are flat foot on your back foot.

      Keep in mind I want them to touch so you can repeat the position. This position gives you feedback so you will know you are doing it right, every day, forever.

  5. Hi Paul:

    I am a new member (just purchased The Body Swing). It’s great, I have a question about
    the General Feeling I should develop. Should I feel as though I am swinging the club with my hips? Sort of like Hogan?

    Thanks

    Bill Knox

  6. There is one aspect of this drill that I found extremely helpful, namely, the way the club angle changes as you rotate to touch your straightened left leg with your right. This seems to me to show the amount of shift that takes place during the rotation (as well as its timing) to place the spine and upper body in position so that the legs can touch. I purchased the previous version of your series 6 or 7 years ago and was never able to figure out what had to happen to get the legs to touch. I am sure this wasn’t your fault but probably, as a new golfer, my lack of insight about what body positions are necessary to have the legs touch (perhaps my lack of patience in doing the drills). I have always admired your teaching methods and intensity and look forward to renewing my learning experience with you.

    • Paul Wilson

      April 18, 2018

      Paul Wilson

      Paul,

      The legs touch because you are turning. You cannot do this though if your stance is too wide, you don’t shift or you slide too much laterally.

      It’s Like A Throwing Motion: https://ignitiongolf.com/like-throwing-motion/

      Do that and you will see that you have already done it. Perfectly. So keep doing it and keep getting used to it then try it in practice swings. Glad you are working on it again.

  7. I’ve been working on this legs touching position for the past several weeks. I would say it’s not not just the legs touching but the right leg touching the front of the left leg in order to get the hips square with the target line. I’m also trying to keep my head behind the ball so I keep my balance in the follow through.

    • Milton,

      Very good. These are 2 key moves. Just get in into the habit of watching the back of the ball. This will easily solve staying behind it which will allow you to focus on touching the legs. Do the tip below and get good a it. Then apply to practice swings. Then a real swing.

      It’s Like A Throwing Motion: https://ignitiongolf.com/like-throwing-motion/

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