Say Yes – FT – Weight On Lead Leg

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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+

14 Responses to “Say Yes – FT – Weight On Lead Leg”

  1. Intelligent Lesson,Paul ,I tend to finish with the right foot flat :I know when I do so I’ve not moved my weight forward enough ,because of a tendency to adopt a too wide stance (A number of players on the tour have wide stances ,amazing TOMMY FLEETWOOD-last US OPEN contender- is an example of wide stance ).
    JORDAN SPIETH exagerates this right foot outwards move .
    Question :do you purposedly bow the left wrist out in the trhoghswing to better compress the ball?

    • Raymond,

      Glad you liked it. Thanks.

      Sure there are players with a wide stance. It makes it more difficult to get the weight off this back foot plus if the average player does this they have no way to check if they did the position right or not. My way the person can check it every time so their swing doesn’t fall apart.

      No bowing of the wrist. This would be manipulation of the face. I tried this for 10 to get my swing back and it never happened. When I stopped trying to manipulate it I got it. The bowing occurs on its own due to the club not being at the widest point of the arc.

      I did a tip on it here:

      Knuckles Down At Impact:

  2. Paul ,Since I reduced the width of my stance ,I move better my weight forward ,I contact the ball better ,no more thinning of my fairway woods.
    But for the driver ,with a narrower stance I have to tee the ball lower ,if not I sky it.
    I watched carefully JORDAN SPIETH during his first round 63 at the CROMWELL OPEN (TRAVELERS OPEN ):his right foot rolls very much open in the throughswing.
    JACK NICKLAUS would say you should “roll on the balls of your feet ”
    As for the bowing or not bowing of the left wrist at impact ,MOE NORMAN,the great bal striker , said like you to keep the left wrist flat

    • Raymond,

      You might be too narrow with driver. I tell people it is a “feeling” of shoulders width. This is not necessarily reality.

      Mine forward foot rolls a little too and I hit the driver amazingly well.

      The bowed/flat wrist is due to the wrist is doe to the right fundamentals. If you want to purposely do this go ahead. Once you hit the ball everywhere you will stop thinking about it. Keep in mind I hit 1,000 balls per day every day for over 2 years straight and never got it. I highly doubt you will get it. The day I stopped thinking about hitting the ball was the day I got it.

  3. February 10, 2019



    Love the “Say Yes” series.

    I know you teach the follow through as the most important position in the swing. As I build my personal inventory of saved videos, it amazes me how most of them fall into the “follow through” folder. As a golfer committed to finally developing a sound swing using your teachings, there is nothing more satisfying that finishing balanced, legs touching, club touching the back of the head, and every part of my body from the knee up facing (or even left of) the target. You do feel like a pro when you hit this position and it permeates confidence through your entire swing.

    Keep up the great work!


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      February 11, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, this is a serious part of the swing that few every even think about. Pros hit this position. If they do it, everyone needs to do it. I will keep on teaching it until hopefully someday the golf world gets it. We are at 27 years and counting.

  4. February 12, 2019



    You always make my day! My only regret is that I was 26 years late getting to the party. But I am really excited now about my golf life going forward at age 65. I swing like I’m 40 now.

    For 55 years I used a barbaric (yet natural) method of hitting a ball with a stick. No two swings were ever the same and it all came at great effort. I’ve read every piece of instruction available, all of which is confusing and conflicting.

    Now I have a sound method that is well-defined, based on simple physics, pieces that assemble seamlessly, is effortless and satisfying, and I can self-diagnose problems. You are a Master!

    Ignition Golfer for Life!

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      February 16, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      I love that description. Barbaric. That sums up hitting with arms perfectly. I might have to use that one.

      Let’s see what this season bring for you. It’s great when things start coming together and you are positive. This is how you get to whole new level.

  5. February 16, 2019



    Most of us really do swing just like a caveman using a club to hit something.

    Luckily, for me, that description is now past tense. I am now swinging the Wilson way!


  6. Hi Paul,
    I seem to be going backwards in my effort to get better. My question is: do I work on getting my lower body going the way you are saying, or should I work on my shoulders arms and wrists? It’s a chicken or the egg type of question. When you start teaching someone, after the grip and setup, what do you get them to do first?

    • Work on your golf swing in this order: grip, setup, touch legs position, touch head position, then loosen up the wrists (roll-over drill). I posted a tip a couple days ago on sometimes you have to work on your arms, even though this is a body swing, you have to fix what teh arms are doing. Check this out:

      When Do You Work On Arms? –

    • Work on your golf swing in this order: grip, setup, touch legs position, touch head position, loosen your wrists (roll-over drill). Master each one of these areas then you work on coiling your shoulders into the backswing. You need to focus on the positions and then cure your bad shots, say if you’re hitting lots of slices, then you need to cure the slice. If you were over the top, then you need to fix that. Go through this step by step. Go slow when you’re working on things. Did you watch the new tip on tuesday? Also, have you looked into my app: COACHLINK ? Email me for more info for it and this would be a perfect way for us to help you work on your swing. [email protected]

      When Do You Work On Arms? –

  7. July 9, 2020


    Here is question—when It take 1/2 to 3/4 swings…..the contact and ball flight is impressive and the distance is impressive as well. However as i increase the length of my swing everything changers., the ball flight is high right or I am hitting it fat. ..I am rolling it over and turning the hips as I do in the 3/4 swings. ..Normally I would be satisfied and just use the shorter swing,…the carry on my driver is 240, but I know I can hit it further with a full swing if I can figure this out, Any ideas?

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