Golf Setup Back Foot Position

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In this tip I explain the proper position of the back foot at address.  Although this doesn’t seem all that important it can have a huge affect on your backswing.  The wrong positioning of this foot can create not only too much resistance but also a sway as you go back.  Both of these flaws won’t allow you to build the correct backswing position which will make it difficult if not impossible to be consistent throughout the rest of the swing.  Make sure you study this foot position and incorporated into your set up so it does not hamper your ability to do the correct backswing.


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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+

6 Responses to “Golf Setup Back Foot Position”

  1. June 18, 2012


    Hi Paul.
    I don’t know if I can ever thank you enough for your teaching. Yesterday I won our Club’s US Open Championship shooting 84 at one of the toughest courses in our area. It was an amazing feeling winning the championship with a couple of Scratch golfers along with several low handicappers in the field. I shot the best score of the day and it felt great beating some of these guys who thought I was wasting my money attending your golf school.
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    Mark K

    • Mark, that’s great news. You are getting close to the 70’s. Once you are a little better and approach breaking 80 a few more times you will jump this hurdle.

      The school is for people who want to actually work on their game, develop a great looking golf swing and those who want to understand how it works. It is not for people looking for band aid cures and think they are going to break the course record when they get back home. Developing a great swing takes time and effort. As you are seeing it is starting to pay off. As you keep doing it and get better at it, it will never fall apart and you will remember it forever. Thank you for the promo. I know you had a great time and learned a lot.

  2. May 10, 2014


    What if you are toed out 5 degs but your still slightly rolling your back foot also hips seem to be going back too far also?

  3. February 28, 2017


    Golf shoe wear analysis. I would like your comments if you think it would be productive.

    I play golf right handed. I notice on the bottom of my right golf spikes some unusual wear and would appreciate your comments.

    My shoe wear seems normal except regarding the sole on my right or trail leg.

    What I would term “abnormal” wear is located on the sole directly on the forward side or left side looking down from the top of the right toe.

    The wear would appear to indicate that I am either pushing off and or spinning on the right toe or in step improperly while in the process of touching the legs on the down swing.

    Perhaps in some degree this explains why I have a major tendency to come over the top particularly if at the start of my downswing I am powering off my right foot or toe too much causing my lower body to spin or open up excessively prior to impact.

    Any ideas or suggestions which you may offer will be gratefully appreciated. There is always a chance that it is all in my mind as well.

    Thank you, Tom White

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      February 28, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      You would be coming over the top because you are hitting with your arms not because you are driving your lower body. Sounds like you are grinding into this foot not getting the weight off of it properly.

      I like the fact that the wear is on the side of this foot. At least 50% if not more of the people I see are swaying to the outside.

      I did a video of how I get off this foot. This should clarify it for you.

      Secret of the Starting the Downswing (using triggers – off big toe curve):

      So do slow, easy swing thinking of this until you re-train yourself to get up onto the tip of the toe better. Hope this helps.

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