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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+

8 Responses to “Footwork”

  1. January 20, 2019


    I’m guilty of moving my left foot towards the target as well. (Toes move to the left in an arc, heel stays in place.) My foot moves because I’m firing my left leg back and straight. My foot has to move to the left to accommodate my backward moving straightening left leg. I assume therefore, I must be doing the straightening of the leg move incorrectly. Golf is a tough game!

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      January 21, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Make sure your lead foot is turned out to begin with. Mine moves a little but not much. When people move their foot there is not enough weight on it or it is too straight.Turn it out 25 degrees and see what happens.

  2. January 20, 2019


    Paul, It helps me to start with 60% of my weight on left side to draw the ball. 60-40.

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      January 21, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Not sure why that would make you draw it. Normally with this much weight on the forward foot you would come over the top.

  3. January 22, 2019


    Hi Paul
    I’ve been following your technique for quite sometime and I’ve been meaning to ask you to clarify something. As a right handed golfer, when you load into the inside of your of your right foot on your back swing, you often say that you load into the instep “HEEL” area. You often use percentages when you teach. Could you please tell me exactly how the loading is distributed along the instep. For example. 80% on the instep heel and the rest evenly distributed up to the big toe. I think this is very important because if most of the loading is on the heel area, how do you fire the lower body from the heel area? You really can’t drive from there. Anyway, I would appreciate your advice on this topic. Thanks.

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      January 22, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      To get the feeling and know exactly what I mean pick up a ball in your right hand and act like you are going to throw it overhand out in front of you. As you load up this is exactly how you need to load the weight in the golf swing. You will feeling it on the instep heel. As you fire the lower it moves to the inner edge of your back toe as you are using the ground to push (in a circular motion).

      So give this a try and get used to the feeling. Everyone already knows how to do this but in golf you have to tell yourself to do it.

  4. January 25, 2019


    Thanks Paul. Would it be fair to say that at the top of the back swing, if one were standing on an electronic device that could measure just how much pressure is on the heel area versus the remaining part of your instep, that this measurement would be up around 80%? Now I’m not talking about the other 80% of weight shift in the back swing. We all know about that by now. I’m talking about the distribution of weight along your instep. When I throw a ball, I feel like the weight is pretty evenly distributed along my instep, not concentrated in the heel area. I think I would really need to make a conscious effort to put most of that loading on the heel area but if you feel by doing this would promote a better firing of the lower body I will certainly focus on it. Thanks again for your passion to teach golf. You have greatly improved my game and understanding of the golf swing.

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      January 25, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      You would be about 50% on the heel at the top.

      I think you are already feeling the correct amount. I would not want you trying to get more back there. If so, you will swing too much from the inside. So keep feeling it evenly distributed. Watch:

      How To Cure Toeing:

      Glad you like my instruction. I appreciate it.

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