Follow Through Mistakes – Legs

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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+

17 Responses to “Follow Through Mistakes – Legs”

  1. This tip is an eye-opener as it shows us what we have all done in the past and see in other golfers
    As with your tip seeing the blur I have noticed the into out swing and all of the others, the over-the-top swing just watching the blur. thanks for the awareness of what we do wrong and what we should do right

  2. July 16, 2014


    Greetings Coach Am i correct to think that the touch of the knees ,in the follow through is the most important part of the swing /I have come to think /with your teaching/ that the follow through /the touch/ will almost always produce a good shot yes /no

    • John,

      All Follow Through positions would be the most important positions in your swing. Get this and you will play the best golf of your life.

  3. Great tip Paul. I find that when I miss this position it’s usually Driver and Uphill lies and/or ball below my feet. With Driver I think I want to stand too wide sometimes. On uphill lies its just tough to get off the back foot and thru the shot w/out hitting fat etc. Any suggestions? I find you have to be VERY intentional in hitting this position. Thanks!!

  4. Hi Paul;
    Before the weight shift actually happens, is there not a SMALL lateral move before the hip rotation? If this is true, would over doing the lateral move cause a fat shot?

    • Michael,

      I want you to shift and turn because you have to get to your second axis between your head, body and left leg. Do I want you to think shift? No. If you end up on the very tip of your back toe you would have had to have shifted. So I know the shift will occur. What I don’t know is “are you going to turn?”

      The more lateral you go the more your whole upper body gets lower to the ground. Couple this with too much weight on the back foot at impact and you will hit it fat.


      There Is Lateral Motion In The Downswing:


      Stop Fat Shots When Working On Moving Your Head:

  5. July 16, 2014



    I have been trying to touch my legs for quite some time now but I have an issue. I seem to have a rotation in my hips which makes my feet and knees point outwards when I’m in a relaxed state. This means that when you want us to point our feet a few degrees outwards, for me it means pointing them inwards. This makes it almost impossible for me to touch the legs without me feeling a slight pain in my knees and hips. The only way for me to not feel any pain is to have my lead foot angled about 45 degrees outwards. Have you seen this before? Do you think it will hurt my game in the long run doing this?


    • Tony,

      If you re bow legged you need to do your best to get as far around as you can. Understand “why” I want them to touch. I want them to touch so you do exactly the same position each time. Can you still do it without touching? Sure but you have to keep checking to see if you are in the same position all the time. If you do check it, it could fall apart.

      • July 17, 2014



        Thanks for replying.
        I’m actually not that bow legged, just slightly. With my lead leg turned out a bit more (way more actually) I have no problems with touching the legs and it feels very natural and I can get around in the swing no problem. I tried this stance at the range yesterday and had a much higher success rate than with my foot turned outwards only around 20 degrees.


        • Tony,

          I want the lead foot turned out 25-30 degrees so 45 should be close enough. If this allows you to touch the legs better then stick with it.

  6. July 16, 2014


    Greetings Paul When i read my comment this morning it made look stupid I completely understand what you are saying about coil and touch . Thanks

  7. July 16, 2014


    After a couple of rounds last week, I felt some light pain on my right knee. I just wondered if a wrong way of ” touch the legs position” caused this pain, or spiked shoe got caught when toughing the legs. Can you comment Paul? Thank you.

  8. November 12, 2014


    What is causing my front foot to spin out. I can’t do it on purpose while trying to figure it out but haven’t been able to stop it either

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