Remember Series – Tilt and Lift

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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+

10 Responses to “Remember Series – Tilt and Lift”

  1. March 29, 2015


    Hi Paul,

    Thaks to your website I can swing prettey consistently even though I am fairly flat footed at impact. My key was keeping the head back allowing the arms to swing through. I do have a definite feeling of the body rotating even though it’s after impact after a solid shot. YOur 3 swing keys does not really work for me as I then start pulling. My upper torso does not separate too well from the hip it seems.

    I am trying to lift the heel before impact and only way I can get it to work (as in hit most drives onto the fairways) is to have this feeling of the right knee weakly buckling straight down on start of downswing which then tilts the body away from the target and brings the hand down on a flattened swing plane with much reduced wrist casting. This seems to work on giving me greater distance sometimes and it’s reasonably consistent. Would you recommend I continue with this ?

    • March 30, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you have been getting it.

      As far as the triggers is concerned, you have to be triggering your swing with something. This something needs to be from the legs and hips. If you have not used them you will not be good at them. They take constant and consistent work until you feel your lower body powering the swing. When people come for lessons I can usually get them to feel this in minutes. It is just getting the feeling. You are not in front of me so you need to keep doing it until you get the feeling.

      The heel is coming off the ground because you are turning. If yours is not coming you you are not turning. When you turn though you do not immediately shift the weight to the forward leg. If you do you will tilt left and come over the top.

      Have you not thrown golf balls as a way to feel this? Everyone has done the right move if you have thrown a ball in your life.


      It’s Like A Throwing Motion:

      To also feel it just stand with your hands on your hips and turn. When you do you will feel that your back heel will want to come off the ground. As you keep turning you then roll onto the tip of the toe thus shifting your weight without you even thinking about it.

      Not sure what you mean by “weakly buckling” but at this point I am open to anything that gets you do do this right.

      Just keep doing it and see how it goes. Also, make sure you are getting to the perfect follow through position. This is vital.

      It may be time for us to see this golf swing. For the sake a buying a video lesson we can clear this up.

  2. March 30, 2015


    Hi Paul from Aussie.
    I am 84 and now not hitting with my arms.
    I spray my driver with foot spray to see where the club actually connects with ball,
    I am hit5ting most drives away from center and high on the driver.
    How do I get to middle Icannot tee much lower amd am now commencing swinf with ball opposote hosel which frightens me . Please answer

  3. March 31, 2015

    Bill Freeman

    Hi Paul,

    I’ve been using the “left leg straight back” as my down-swing trigger. It seems like “tilt and lift” switches the downswing trigger to the right foot. But it seems that when the left leg goes back, that “straightening” forces a tilt so there’s no need to mechanically introduce tilt. Do you agree?


    Bill Freeman

    • March 31, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      No matter which trigger you are using they all should be happening. Feel how the left leg is locking and you are turning. As you do, the heel should be coming off the ground slightly through impact. You can still use the left as the trigger into the future. Just need to get the rotation for power.

      Straightening will force the tilt when done right. Most people shift onto it or jump in which case they don’t get the tilt. If you are doing it right please keep doing it.

  4. March 31, 2015


    I love these ‘remember’ videos–something to take in a nutshell to the course, and not as easily forgotten in the stress of a round. And, by the way, the dashboard is fabulous. Really well done (and not easy, I am guessing, either).

    • March 31, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      Thanks. Just thought it would simplify things for people.

      Glad you like the dashboard. It will just keep getting better and better in the future.

  5. Paul,
    I am struggling with contact and feeling like I am throwing my hands at the ball just before contact which is causing the widest point of my arc to happen before contact. I have always been a “sweeper” of the ball and can’t seem to do anything to develop a
    descending AOA with my irons. Even with the driver I will drop kick the ball from time to time because I’m releasing the lag early. I’m consciously getting the weight transferred from the back to front, but still have this issue. The sweeping motion is so ingrained that I can’t even force a downward strike without squirting the ball off to the right.
    any ideas?


    • Ray,

      The drop kick is not you releasing it early. It is from you swinging way too much from the inside and having too much weight on your back foot at impact. This swinging from the inside is you tilting your whole upper body too much right int he downswing. You need to be turning. You have to be sliding through impact. So this means you need to be perfectly doing my touch the legs position. If so it is impossible to drop kick it. This will also get the descending blow as you hit the ball because you will be less tilted with irons too.


      Legs Touching:

      It’s a Turn Not A Jump:

      Exactly How To Do Touch The Legs Position:

      It’s Like A Throwing Motion:


      Drop Kick:

      Finally, to take your mind off hitting you need another thought to replace the current thought. This is one reason I teach the follow through first. You shouldn’t even be thinking about the ball. You should be thinking of coiling and hinging going back. Once at the top you are thinking “Touch the Legs” then at the end of the swing you are thinking “Touch My Head.” This is Point B to your swing. Right now you are making the ball Point B.


      Swing From Point A to Point B:

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