Drill: How To Feel The Wrist Release – Butt Belly Button

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Paul Wilson

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 “Drill: How To Feel The Wrist Release – Butt Belly Button”

  1. December 5, 2012



    • Paul Wilson

      December 9, 2012

      Paul Wilson


      The grip is pointing at the target in the downswing at parallel to the ground. Keep in mind this is a drill working on your wrist hinge. You are not trying for perfection. You are trying to loosen your wrists.

  2. December 5, 2012


    Great tip again Paul! I have been practicing the manual release a lot and I have increased distance significantly. My question here is that I feel that there are three types of release that may alter ball trajectory and flight. One is the release I think you are doing (and the one I’m practicing) which is the palm of the right hand is as if you we’re trying to shake hands. The second one, if I’m trying to hit draws with the driver is to have the hand releasing with the right palm down to the ground. Finally, when bunker play or even high shots (sometimes fades or even slices) with the right palm pointing to the sky. Is this approach correct or should I only be thinking of one type of release?

  3. December 5, 2012


    been working on your method for about 3 months(no arms,axis turn,w/proper setup)i’m 62 and been playing for about 35yrs.I use to either solid pull 30-50yds or block right.Now i’m hiiting the ball online(if I get the turn right)But wth the shorter clubs i’m having a hard time making solid contact(i’m a large guy with a big waist)any suggestions?

    • Paul Wilson

      December 6, 2012

      Paul Wilson


      You only have one swing and 13 clubs. Usually when people are having problems with shorter clubs they are setting up wrong. If you set up too low with these clubs you will change your swing. Even though the clubs are shorter you still need to do the same setup (tall). The wrist angle changes to accommodate the shaft length.


      How to Set Up With Different Golf Clubs: http://ignitiongolf.com/setup-different-clubs

  4. January 25, 2013


    Paul – been making great progress over the last year or so following your method. I know you emphasize powerless arms, but wouldn’t it be OK to tell people that their forearms need to rotate (or roll) to perform this drill. It may seem too obvious, but it took awhile for me to become consciously aware of this motion that needs to take place as I worked through the process of not hitting with my hands and arms. Love your site.

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