Feelings Series – Halfway Back

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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+

12 Responses to “Feelings Series – Halfway Back”

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    September 15, 2014


    Paul, at times, I don’t do that and probably hinge before I am halfway which causes a steep swing. My hips do swing my arms okay, but the ball is going very high and I lose alot of distance. Before I watched your video, I was practicing this today.

  2. September 15, 2014


    Hi Paul,
    Really enjoying these “feelings” tips! They are really helping me take the arms out of the swing. I think I may have been opening my hips early as you suggested. By the way half way through the tip, I did stop it and go outside and grabbed a club and was able to feel what you are feeling. Really enjoying this set of tips!
    Keep’m coming thanks Mike

    • September 15, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like them. I thought this is an important part of the swing that people should be checking.

      I like the fact that you checked it. This is huge.

  3. September 16, 2014


    Hi Paul,
    Not sure if you will understand this question but here it goes. Do you take the triangle you created at address and swing it around the spine while maintaining a stable lower body? Also, I will be signing up for Skype lessons in the near future as soon as I address my computer issues.
    Thank you,

    • September 16, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      You have the triangle or letter Y between the arms and club. You take it back with your shoulder rotation. They move the move at 90 degrees so move the thing that is moving the most. If you do, your lower body will be pulled around into position perfectly every time because your shoulders cannot turn to 90 degrees unless the lower body moves. So keep the lower body stable and focus on taking it back with your shoulder rotation.

      Glad you want to do Skype lessons. I can’t believe more people are not doing this. It’s a way for us to watch your swing. Wow. I would have loved this when I was learning it.

  4. September 17, 2014


    Paul ,As it has been said by some great names,the first two feet of the club takeaway is the most important move in the golf swing.My mental image is GREG NORMAN :a wide takeback ,clubhead low to the ground ,even “hugging “it ,the clubhead “drags ” along the ground as if it was a mop (BOBBY JONES ).
    You demonstrate ( but don’t mention it )that the toe of your club is perpendicular to the ground or,better, parallel to your left arm.
    To correct my(Bad) tendency to “cross over “the shaft at the top of the backswing ,I even go a bit “outside ” :I train with a red and white striped highway cone and go to the outside of the cone going up ,inside going down.
    Some teachers say that as the backswing is circular ,you should take the club slightly inside going back .I don’t ,as said above ,I feel it restricts the wide arc .
    Training with the “SMART BALL” teaches to keep the arms together close to the core .

  5. September 20, 2014


    The final piece of the jigsaw , went out and tried this & the rest of your swing teaching fell into place … Was amazed at the difference in my swing & ball flight.
    I had been struggling all year trying to make my swing better with your teaching style, I was on the point of quitting and wow it just happened a few days back ,
    I will try and keep it going & hopefully it will remain with me , got an important match today so I got to keep focused and keep that halfway position in my head …. Many thank Paul 🙂

    • September 22, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      As you found out I am not joking about my swing technique. It works amazingly well but people have to do something differently than they have done for years. They have to stop trying to hit the ball with their arms. Now you have experienced it, make sure you never say you’ve got it and you keep swinging at a pace you can handle.


      You Will Top It: https://ignitiongolf.com/you-will-top-it/

      Lose Your Swing: https://ignitiongolf.com/lose-your-golf-swing

      This happens to everyone because you will naturally want to hit harder and harder. If you are prepared for it you will know exactly what is happening and how to fix it.

  6. August 14, 2018



    I appreciate your teaching style as I am a very detailed person and take things literally. I am trying to follow your instruction but when I try turning only my shoulders the club does not get to parrallel at the halfway back postion.The only way for me to get it there and look the same as you do is to start raising both arms (not bending) to get it to the parrallel position. I am correct in doing it this way?

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      August 14, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like my teaching.

      The club is not at halfway because you grip is too light and you letting it droop. I start at 2 out of 10. As the club starts back it gradually increases. By the time I hit the top I am 8 out of 10 but my wrists are loose.

      I would think you are 2 out of 10 at halfway which is not enough so it will droop.

      My Grip Pressure: https://ignitiongolf.com/my-grip-pressure/

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