Say Yes – Back Knee Flex

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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 “Say Yes – Back Knee Flex”

  1. April 25, 2017


    A “Y” and “K” suggestion…you teach powerless arms but it’s hard to train your body to say yes…I found that the best way to ensure no separation of my arms from my core (in both coil & re-coil) is to maintain the “Y” from set-up, then in the coil, and finally re-coil. Then my core muscles and shoulders control the arms and allows them to whip. In the re-coil, as you teach, I only think of getting to a reverse “K” with my legs as I initiate my forward swing.

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      April 26, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      In these tips I am really trying to get people to slow down going back to at least be aware of the position or thing they are trying to work on. I am not really looking for great shots.

      I like this way of thinking. This is basically what I am doing. Coil/uncoil and let the arms go along for the ride but the great majority of players are not hinging and – rehinging correctly. So they really need to focus on that and get it working then eventually turn them off.

  2. Paul ,I used to have some dificulties to keep my right knee flexed in the backswing .The natural tendency is to straigthen the knee when you turn ,which allows for a bigger rotation ,as you show ,but it does take out the power coil of the body .Curiously some golf teachers tell you you can and should straighten this right knee! You even see some of the Pro’s on the Tour doing it.Then I found a training aid ,called “LOAD N’ FIRE,which is just a brace you strap on the inside of your right knee to keep it flexed.I use it when I train at home in front of a window pane .This repeated use of the brace has definitively ingrained the flex of my right knee and provided more power to my swing.It is true that all the power of the golf swing comes from the lower body and then flows into the upper body ,the arms and the club.
    When you have well understood what you teach (“POWERLESS ARMS ” ) it ‘s marvelous to see how it works well: “AN UNMISTAKABLE FEELNG “as you justly say ,but it does take time to get the knack of it!

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      April 26, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, this is certainly one of the hardest things to work on. Like you said people straighten it looking for power going back.

      I saw this from other teachers. I’m sure it the same one you are thinking of. The more you move it the harder it is to get the lower ahead of the upper. You only have 1/4 of a second to fire the lower. Why would you want to have to move it more than necessary. Makes no sense.

      I like the lock n load. Good little device to keep the flex.

  3. February 8, 2019


    Just a note Paul. Took the game back up about a year ago just before I reached age 70. First round back I shot 114. I worked hard on my game and have brought scores back to mid 80’s. I never have gotten over the hitting from the top move. Scores got better because I learned to swing with better rhythm. Started with your Body Swing videos about 6 weeks ago. Working on nothing but 4 positions for the last month and a half. 90%of practice done without ball in front of mirror. Took my new swing to golf course for first tome yesterday. I shot a smooth running 97. Today I am back to the mirror and same four positions. Slowing down to that 50% feel is way harder that I realized it has going to be. Looking forward to your three day class on April.

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      February 10, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Everyone hits from the top so you are not alone. Once you get here I will fix it for you. This will allow you to get your game to a whole new level. I love how you’re doing the practice swings. I will show you exactly how to do them once you get here but do you best to try to make them perfect.

      Definitely swing at half speed with the goal of taking the hit instinct out of your swing and to be able to do the positions right with the ball in front of you. Once you do you turn up the speed of the motor (legs) for more power. We never hit harder.

      See you soon.

  4. February 8, 2019


    Great go to point!
    After working to tame different parts of my swing for more distance, I often create problems. The “Knee Arrow” and “Yes” bounce on back knee quickly returns me to decent shots. Great Tool for me. Thanks Paul.

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