How Much Do Your Shoulders Actually Move?

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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+

6 Responses to “How Much Do Your Shoulders Actually Move?”

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    August 21, 2019


    Great tip Paul – Keep it Simple! Stay Loose! You have made such an improvement in my game this season!

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      August 22, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Very good. I love hearing it. Now, you need to set a new goal for new year. Work hard on it over the winter and you will reach it.

  2. Thanks, Paul. Amazing tips, day after day. You keep us -well, most of us, from wandering to more complex teaching that isn’t based on physics. That’s what I have always liked about your tips.

    My question: There seems to be the possibility of tightening everything up so much in the coil that the shoulders could become tense too and NOT move freely in response to the body uncoil. How do YOU coil TIGHT and keep the arms LOOSE enough to “drop into the slot”? I guess I must be doing a lot of things right because I can swing 110 plus mph as a senior. Thanks!

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      August 22, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like them and see the simplicity of it and why I say it how I say it. There are actually people out there who seem to think complicated is the way to go. For them they can go right ahead. I did this and thought like this for 10 years as I tried to get my swing back. This got me nowhere. Once I made it simple I got it back. Simple is the way to go.

      Yes, you can tighten too much going back. You need to coil to the point you start to feel the stretch. Once you do, you are finished with the backswing and would be starting to fire the lower the other way. Also, keep in mind that powerless arms is in the downswing and you not hitting or helping the shot with the arms. This means that you can and should feel some extension in the lead arm as you go back because you are trying to set the club at the top. It is on the way down you are not still trying to hit.

      The club drops due to these 2 things:

      2 Things Flatten the Plane:

  3. August 29, 2019


    Paul, your tip “How Much Do Your Shoulders Actually Move?” from Aug 20, 2019 states that it does not exist. I did view this when it first came out and found it to be a simple and effective way to begin the backswing (as was tip for left cheek back, right cheek back). Please advise whether this a glitch on the site or from my end. I can view all other recent and past tips. Thx

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