How Much Should You Tilt At Address

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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+

9 Responses to “How Much Should You Tilt At Address”

  1. Great tip Paul…they promote this overtilting alot on Golf Channel shows (particularly with Driver). Question…what about overtilt with the constant forward tilt of iron Byron? Sometimes I find myself want to tilt over more with my wedges & 9 iron since they are shorter clubs & have a steeper plane. Any helpful tips for consistency there? Thanks!!

    • This Iron Byron tilt would be from the down the line view if I am understanding you correctly. With shorter clubs you still need to feel the chest up not down. This changes the angle in the wrists only. I did a tip on this here:

      How to Set Up With Different Golf Clubs:

  2. HiPaul,
    As I watched this tip, it seems as if I have very little to no tilt. I do have the problem of slightly open shoulder while being square with feet knees and waist. Would having open shoulder make you feel less of the tilt? Is it better to slightly close the shoulders to help correct the open shoulders? This shoulder issue has been a long standing problem that I seem to revert to as my golf round goes along. Anything you can think of to work on that might help me square the shoulders?
    Thanks, Mike

    • Mike, you should be on a slight tilt. The downswing tilt comes from using your lower body. You do not have to tilt excessively at address.

      The open shoulders may stop the shoulders from tilting too much. You should be trying to keep the shoulders square at address. Never close them. This will lead to using your arms to pull the ball back on target.

      The best way to work on this is to always put the club or alignment stick on the ground parallel to your target line. Once in position, you keep checking your feet, knees, hips and shoulders on ever ball you hit. If you do this for every shot you are always hitting shots from square. It won’t take long to get used to this setup. The thing is, you just have start doing it.

    • Also, make sure you are doing the pointer tip for alignment on every shot. This will show you where you shoulders are pointing.



  3. October 3, 2013


    Hi Paul

    Looks like video is not available

  4. October 21, 2013


    Great tip, Paul!! This slight tilt (rather than more severe tilt) at address immediately helped my ball flight.


    Chris Rasmussen

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