Say Yes – Back Knee Flex

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Paul Wilson

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+

4 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.

    • Paul Wilson

      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!

    • Paul Wilson

      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.

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