Drill – Head Back Arms Out

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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+

14 Responses to “Drill – Head Back Arms Out”

  1. July 27, 2017

    johnhoyle

    Greetings Coach. I had to start over because my whole game fell apart,everything that I learned from you seemed to leave me.The only thing I could think of was to start over, go back to the begining of swing machine golf.I went to your book.Checked the grip,not a full two knuckles,ok fixed that,right hand not in proper position on left hand ,ok fixed that,arms not shut off,ok fixed that,the last flaw was looking up too soon and as I have said before my BIGGEST flaw. What to do, I had tried everything I could think of to stop it nothing helped then I remembered you saying “at least stay down until you hear the click”.I said that’s too simple but I tried it and it is working.I take two of three practice swings and say CLICK as the club reaches the bottom of the swing,then I set up and swing,i don’t think of anything except waiting to hear the CLICK. It’s not perfect yet I still PUSH FADE sometimes but I am getting happy once again.This is a long comment but I wanted you to know,Thanks Coach.

    • John,

      I may be wrong but if you lost it you most likely took a break from golf for a bit. Need to keep doing the practice swings nightly. If you take a break you will hit once you come back to hitting the ball. The practice swings keep you remembering the positions and movement so you will be less likely to hit.

      You are looking because you are hitting. The harder you hit the more you look.

      Listening for the click is fine. You can do this too:

      Topping: Watch for the Blur: http://ignitiongolf.com/watch-for-the-blur/

      Keep checking positions daily even if you don’t lose your swing. You need to know these positions like the back of your hand.

  2. How do you keep the arms poweless when they are stretched out
    Sue

    • Susan,

      The weight of the club would be stretching your arms out. If your clubs feel light you too tight. If your arms are turned off all clubs would feel heavy.

      The club is mass your arms are like string. Your body is like your hand twirling it. There is no power in string yet it is pulled taught every time when you twirl your hand. Same thing in golf. Sure, you can manually work on full extension too but at some point you must just let the club swing to its widest point.

      It is a Letting Go Experience: http://ignitiongolf.com/letting-go-experience/

      • Many thanks. And great tips to practise the drills and then ‘forget’ them and concentrate just on the powerless arms when playing

        • Susan,

          That is certainly a good thought as well as coiling and uncoiling.

          • July 30, 2017

            SusanEccles

            Thank you for your comment.

            What I have found also as really tremendous is your tip of going back very slowly, waiting… and then simply straightening my left leg.

            I wonder if anyone else has found this helpful
            Sue

          • Paul Wilson

            July 31, 2017

            Paul Wilson

            Susan,

            I do remember numerous people saying going back slow helps (which is does). The faster you go back, the tighter the arms. Plus, this gives you time to fire the lower body as you have found out. Keep at it.

  3. July 28, 2017

    RogerLee

    I could use an idiot proof method or drill to keep from looking up for the ball in flight too early. Almost all my problems stem from this life long bad habit and I am able to exercise some control about 50% of the time. HELP!!!

  4. July 28, 2017

    johnhoyle

    Greetings Coach: you are correct, we have one year and two months old twin grandsons,need I say more. Thanks coach I can’t say enough good things about your method.

    • John,

      You cannot take breaks.

      If you take a break in the future I still need you to do 25 practice swings at least 3 times per week to remember the swing. This way it never falls apart.

  5. Hi Paul,

    Head back arms out has become my favorite drill. The positive by products of it when I take it into the full swing are that my hips come around easily, my knees are touching and and I’m easily up on my back toe with my my body tilted towards the ball in the touch your head potion in perfect balance. This one is a keeper for me.
    Thanks,
    Fred

    • Fred,

      Glad you liked it. Everyone needs to find things that they like doing so they will make them a “good” habit and do them forever. It is all about repetition.

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