Secure Top Of The Backswing Position

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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 “Secure Top Of The Backswing Position”

  1. April 25, 2013


    Hi Paul

    I have noticed at the top of my backswing, often it is not the leading left hand but my right hand that has a bit of seperation from the club. And in particular, its the ‘meaty padded” part of my right hand , where you mention our left thumb should nuzzle into, that has the seperation. I was trying to diagnose why this would be happening, and I beleive this to be the case if my left hand is too cupped and not flat enough? Would this be the reason for this, as I notice when I flatten my left hand more, and have my right hand more “supporting that plate” and have my thumb pointing more towards my ears and not to the sky….this stops the seperation.
    Am I on track here?


    • April 27, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      If the right hand is coming off the club at the top this wrists is typically too tight or you are just letting go of the club. The grip should be secure but the wrists need to be loose. Also, the left hand can determine the position of the right hand. You mentioned this so you are probably on the right track with this one.

      I did a tip on it here:

      The Top Hand Determines the Position of the Bottom Hand:

      You should be checking your grip for perfect placement and/or work on holding on tightly in practice swings while doing 3/4 swings. As you do keep the secure grip but loosen your wrists. Just keep swinging it back and forth for a while until you develop a secure connection.

  2. December 19, 2015


    Greetings Coach A question about the release of the club /sometimes I feel my wrists release ,the whipping feeling other times no.Do you always notice that release ,that feeling .I don’t know if I asked the question clearly enough

    • December 20, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      You always want this whipping feeling unless you are purposely locking it in let’s say a punch shot. This looseness creates the whipping action of the club (clubheadspeed). If you are not feeling this all of the time you really need to be working on this a lot more.

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    December 19, 2015


    Wow! This turns out to be a huge part of my problems (golf related, anyway) I had some free time hanging out with my club guy this morning and got to spend about 20 minutes doing this drill on the simulator. I drop the tee every time, and If I don’t drop the tee it’s a much more powerful hit but left, high strong powerful draw and way left. If I do my normal tee drop then it’s weak and a push fade even with my short clubs. So how do hold the tee and straighten it out? Thanks so much and Merry Christmas Coach!!

  4. December 20, 2015


    Paul, thank you for clearing this up for me! I was under the misconception that I wanted to keep my grip pressure at about 2 of 10 throughout the swing. After determining what 8 of 10 feels like and attempting to reach that level at the top of the backswing I’m having considerably more success. Now as I swing from A to B, when the club impacts the ball it sounds like a CLICK and not a CLUNK!

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