Power: How Your Stance Width Affects Power

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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+

8 Responses to “Power: How Your Stance Width Affects Power”

  1. September 1, 2012


    Hi Paul,
    Great tip on width of stance and touching the legs. My question is about the touching the legs drill from yesterday, should you be on your tilt when practicing or is upright ok while doing the drill?
    Thanks, Mike

  2. September 1, 2012


    By the way Paul,
    You said the course is closed, however is the Pro shop open? My daughter and her husband are leaving for Las Vegas in the morning and I want them to get me a red golf shirt.
    Thanks again, Mike

    • September 1, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Mike, The pro shop should be open. If they haven’t left yet have them call to make sure.

  3. September 1, 2012


    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for the info, I told them to call first. One mor question of course,
    This one is about your grip and power tip. Is it possible that if you have very long fingers that when putting your right hand on the club in that second joint area, that as you wrap the palm to settle over the left thumb that it misses due to the length of you fingers? And if so what is the cure?
    Thanks, Mike

    • September 4, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Mike, you can do this if you have long fingers. The cure is wider grips and/or making sure your left thumb fits perfectly in the fleshy part (lifeline) of the right hand. If done properly regardless of hand size this thumb should fit perfectly in the groove. If so the V or line on the right hand will point between the right ear and shoulder. Focus on the line or V of the right hand. This is critical to the proper placement of this hand.

  4. Paul, I believe that a few years ago your stance at address was achieved via keeping your feet together and placing the end of your club against your belly button with the clubhead at the ball (not behind it). You would then take your short stance by moving your forward foot ahead two ball lengths, followed by moving your back foot ahead two ball lengths.
    Your medium stance was achieved by by moving your forward foot forward one ball length, followed by moving your back foot forward one ball length.
    The stance for your Driver was achieved by by moving your back foot back to your normal distance between legs while maintaining the ability to “comfortably touch your knees”.
    I mention this as I did not see you adjusting your stance while keeping the ball in the same spot.
    Did I misinterpret your address lesson back then?
    -Rich P

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