Don’t See Your Toes at the Top of the Backswing

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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 “Don’t See Your Toes at the Top of the Backswing”

  1. April 17, 2013

    Steven D

    So many ways of making the point, Paul. I really appreciate the different ways in which you express the fundamentals. What resonates with me may not resonate with someone else. What resonates with someone else may not resonate with me. Thank you for your excellent teaching!

    • April 17, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like the tips. Yes, there are numerous ways to say the same thing. Just need to keep coming up with these ways so everyone gets it.

  2. Hi Paul,
    for a while now you’ve been promising a video on distance control in pitching.

    • April 17, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      The course is now getting greener. I will be shooting these the next time I shoot tips. Stay tuned.

  3. Quite an easy tip to Check if you are not to much bent at address.I do it in a more complicated way by pUtting a club acros my shoulders and when rotating I look where it points to :If its two feet away from the ball ,it’ Ok ,If it’further I Am standing too erect .If it’s less than two feet ,I am bending too much .
    Now I am odds with youR teaching regarding weight transfer:I keep my weight on the left foot during the backswing ,and start moving forward before the backswing is completed .When at top of the backswing ,I don’t need to “bump” my left hip forward ,I just turn it to the left as fast as possible .
    Am I right or wrong ?

    • April 17, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      If your weight is on your left leg at the top you are doing a reverse pivot. So yes you are doing it wrong. You need to be moving your head and loading into the back leg. You would do this in any sport and golf is no different. With weight loaded into the back leg you can use your legs (motor) to power your swing. If your weight is on your left your legs are in no position to be used so you will hit with your arms.


      Golf is Like Other Sports:

      Plus, keeping the weight on the left and turning will force you over the top so you will be sliding in the downswing to get the club attacking from the inside. Now you are moving too much laterally instead of circular.

      If you want to follow my teaching you need to move your head.


      Move Head:

      You need to load your weight as you coil back:


      Then uncoiling:

      Uncoil 1:
      Uncoil 2:
      Legs Touching:

      So start moving your head and loading into the back leg. Once you do you will hit the ball with way more power and you will finally be able to turn your arms off when you swing.

  4. April 17, 2013



    Good tip. I understand the way setup should be (mid shoulders, knee and laces lined up) and thanks for the quick tip on knowing if you’re too hunched over. Any quick thing you can look at to tell if you’re too tall in your stance?


    • April 17, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      You hands may be too close to your body. The heel of the club may be off the ground. No knee flex. Chest pointing way outside the ball etc.

  5. Hi Paul,

    If possible, I would like the info on your Pro Instructor in Toronto. A little mini vacation would please the wife. My grandson and I can hang out with the pro.


    Bob McGuire

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