Power: Keep the Flex In The Back Knee

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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+

14 Responses to “Power: Keep the Flex In The Back Knee”

  1. October 15, 2012


    This video might be one of your most important for those of us that have this problem. When I got my video lesson back from Peter (excellent instruction by the way) I was advised that I needed to work on a better wristcock at end of backswing, more upright stance, softer arms and wrists along with not straightening my right leg on backswing. I have made some progress on the first 3 but when I try to incorporate the sitting down position to keep the bend in my right knee, I find that my soft arms become tense and I go back to hitting. (Trouble thinking about more than one or two things without tensing up)
    How would you practice if you we’re me?

    • October 15, 2012


      Me again. I was thinking about my question and maybe I can answer it myself.
      Make slow practice swings w/o the ball, squating on right leg and then pause and make my hips rotate slowly while keeping my arms nice and loose.
      Am I starting to think like you? Lol

      • October 16, 2012

        Paul Wilson

        Jim, Yes, this is a great way to do it. As I said isolate it, master it then move on. Work on too much at once an you won’t accomplish anything.

    • October 16, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Jim, Don’t work on everything at once. If you are working on the knee work on the knee. Don’t worry about the arms. If they tighten that’s fine. Just relax them when you go play. After you work on the knee for a while and master the position then you can isolate the arms again and turn them off. There will be many times you will feel the arms. This is to be expected if you are working on arms positions. As I said just do one or two things at a time and master them. Piece by piece it will come together.

  2. October 15, 2012


    Hi Paul
    Thanks for this reminder.
    Now, regarding the grip, I should feel as if ‘am holding the club with the
    middle and ring fingers of the right hand. Also some pressure between
    the bases of the right thumb and the index finger.
    Question: What should I feel at the tip of the thumb and index finger?

    • October 16, 2012

      Paul Wilson


      You are going to feel the rubber grip against the side of the thumb and side of the index finger. This is because these 2 fingers make the V on the grip. In doing so the thumb goes left and the index finger wraps around the club. You should be feeling pressure between this thumb and index finger to make the V or line which would be pointing between the right ear and shoulder.

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    October 15, 2012


    Paul. Wow, missed you brother. Best tip I have heard in months. Rev golf is nothing without you. They give so many crazy conflicting messages. I have been writing in that they have NO idea of the correct motions. I could not understand why they would keep contradicting you with their ideas. Now I see what was happening. You could see how they were messing up your GREAT ideas.

    • October 16, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Ralph, Thanks for the support. This is why I did my own site. I want people to get better. The Golf Digest approach never made anyone better. I’m going to keep doing what I am doing. Eventually everyone will hear about it and check it out. Too bad it had to happen this way but what’s done it done.

  4. October 15, 2012


    Still struggling with my woods. Finest moments are a 5 wood off of the fairway. When I try to analyse this I’m realising I position the ball father forward in my stance and experience the whipping sensation on the follow through. Providing my head is back contact is made and eureka some serious distance can be gained. Now I’ve been practising off the tee by exaggerating the body turn and whipping action by moving further back (arms extended) from the ball and keeping it slightly more ahead than it was. It feels almost comical like trying to pirouette, but I feel my wrists are loose and it does work (on the range). Perhaps I should fire a video off to Pete though he may decide ballet would be a better bet than golf!

    • October 16, 2012

      Paul Wilson


      I think you are close to a break through. You need to keep doing it and keep looking at your positioning. If you have to over do it for a while I’m okay with that just so long as you go back to perfect positions in the future. Also, make sure you are swinging off the ground in practice swings. Turning with the hands on the hips, trying to touch the legs together etc. Just so you keep understanding and feeling what you should be doing.

      Video golf lessons are huge. I cannot believe more people aren’t doing this. Yes, it cost money but this can shave years off your learning curve. Why guess when you don’t have to? You can contact him here:


  5. October 17, 2012


    Quick note on this one and I reckon Jim Marlow is right on how important this one is. Been down to the range and realised I’m straightening my leg too much trying to concentrate on the pressure on the inside of the foot rather than the outside. Now I’m sitting down by an inch or so the downswing and follow through is smoother or feels it. Coupled with the softer extended wrists and whipping action it does seem to work especially with woods off the mat. I hasten to add this is range as opposed to real life also accompanied by a pint of excellent English beer does tend to make the wrists slightly more supple!

    • October 17, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Paul, I am glad you are understanding this leg move. To get the right feeling narrow your stance and throw some golf balls overhand out in front of you. When you do you will see the right leg come around and touch the left. Keep doing this until you are good at it. Once you are good at it do it will a club doing practice swings off the ground. Then gradually lower the club. Then add the ball. Everyone has done this move before. You just have to do it with a golf ball in front of you.

  6. What degree loft driver do you prefer for your method of teaching.
    age 66 handicap index 16.

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