Can You Pause In Your 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+

7 Responses to “Can You Pause In Your Backswing?”

  1. Great tip! This also helps me finish my backswing. Otherwise I get too quick at the top.

  2. June 13, 2021



    Just Starting out with the Body Swing and am having trouble stopping my right hand from pull hooking the shot and taking over my transition any suggestions?

    Bill Korf

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    June 13, 2021



    This is another good timing tip for me. Now, I completely switched to your legs/ hip approach to fire off my downswing. I have the same feeling as you said in the video. As I switch my thought to my legs when I start the downswing, my ball is dead straight. When I practice indoor, I can see my downswing path from slightly inside and hit ball vertically to the target line. This is what you called “pausing at the top of backswing “.

    Before I used my core to fire off my downswing. But since my arms somehow are “too close to the core”, I had a hard time to turn off my arms during the downswing. Also it is more easy to fire off the low body using legs and hip too.

    Thanks for your instructions. I really think you are the best golf instructor.

  4. June 14, 2021


    I liked the comment from Lenny about the arms being too close to the core. In fact, I can’t coil my upper too tightly or my arms will fire first on their own. THIS VIDEO ABOUT THE PAUSE AT THE TOP is the much needed clarification because I need a pause which is longer or (1) I won’t hinge my wrists and set the club and (2) I won’t have “time” to think about turning my arms off. MY FEEL OF PAUL’S METHOD is his favorite drill of swinging the club up in the air with powerless arms. QUESTION: is their a video on how the body beats the arms? I can’t find it.

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    June 14, 2021


    My experience of turning off my arms is ——

    (1)The more I want to turn off my arms at the top of backswing, the more likely I will use my arms for downswing.
    (2)When I switched to use my legs/hip to initialize downswing (as explained in Paul’s video — pause at the top of backswing), it automatically somehow turns off my arms. Arms will just follow the body to come down. It all happens in micro seconds. Arms are off but you still can feel arms coming down.

    I am not an instructor but just want to share my experience using Paul’s approach,


  6. June 15, 2021


    Greetings coach yesterday i was swinging a club, just reps. after a few swings i got the feeling that i stopped my back swing for a fraction of a second before starting the down felt to me like i had completed the back swing and now i switched gears into the down swing.i cant think of any other way to express the feeling. I was going to text to ask if that feeling was good or bad and what did i see your tip on my question, THANKS COACH

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