Forward Knee Behind Ball

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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+

11 Responses to “Forward Knee Behind Ball”

  1. Great tip! I am a better golfer and found myself restricting lower body turn so much that left knee was no longer behind the ball. When you let that knee get pulled by the coil of the body (upper body), THEN you produce huge torque and “hit” the ball effortlessly long. The weight moves deeper into that right heel and you can lift your left leg off the ground at the top of your backswing. Locked and loaded to fire away with lower body! Wonderful teaching. A joy to see Paul is teaching sound mechanics better than 99.9% of the teachers out there.

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      August 8, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Thanks. Glad you liked it.

      Restricting the lower body is important but I know some people overdo it. You have to keep the lower body still yet this knee needs to go behidn the ball. I think you see that. Without this, you don’t get the coil. Glad you caught it.

      Thanks for the kind words.

  2. August 8, 2018


    Should the heel of the left foot come off the ground in this tip?

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      August 8, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      If you are super-tight and cannot fully turn fully, I don’t mind it coming off the ground a little. Just remember the ratio between the shoulders, hips, knees and feet. If you lift too much and rotate the knees to 45 the hips will go to 60. You would need 120 degrees of shoulder turn to get the torque which is rare if anyone can do that. So be careful with how much you lift it if you are going to lift it.

  3. August 8, 2018


    Another great tip. What shoes do you wear?

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      August 8, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Thanks. Right now I am wearing FootJoys. I have worn Ecco in the past but they stop making the ones I like.

  4. Fine and basic instruction, Paul.
    Several Pro’s I see on the tour events are very much flexed at the knees when at address,while you recommend an upright position.They must be quite restricted in moving their left knee back as you show .

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      August 16, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      I just like the legs activate until you can feel them so they are ready to go. Too much and you might stand up through impact plus it’s just not necessary.

  5. Hi Paul,
    Can you start uncoiling with your front knee. The hips turn then but I am not sure if it gives a power leak. Knee rolls more outsite then.

  6. August 30, 2020


    I think this is the biggest issue to my swing Paul
    For whatever reason I dont think ‘cranking my shoulders’ is creating enough connection to ‘pull’ my left knee round.
    Do some people have to feel an independent move of the knee to get it round behind the ball?
    ie. manually turn your lower body whilst coiling the shoulders rather than hoping it will all get pulled into place? thanks Rob

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      September 1, 2020

      Paul Wilson

      Yes, if your front knee goes forward when coiling into the backswing and that is something you are working on then you want to actually think about it. There are times in your swing that you want to focus on 1 specific body part. It might not happen when working on other parts of the swing hoping it will happen when it won’t.

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