Drill: Stretch Out Your Arms for Power and Consistency

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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+

13 Responses to “Drill: Stretch Out Your Arms for Power and Consistency”

  1. November 21, 2012


    Hi Paul,

    I go to the range quite often and now that I know that I need to work on this drill, do I just go there and don’t hit full/proper shots till I master this or can I also hit full shots? Thanks.


  2. March 30, 2014


    Hey Paul,

    Our mutual friend Sean Pinnell is tinkering with his swing as we often do ourselves but in this case he has picked up the so called Stack & Tilt method which is built in part in making little or no head movement on the backswing ann requires that one hits down on the ball and takes the same depth of divot. I work next to him and clearly see a resulting reverse C finish. Would like a comment from you which I will show him. You had him hitting great 320 yard shots and shooting even par with a controlled draw now he is hitting fades often.

    Best regards Jay Jay

    • Paul Wilson

      March 30, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Here is my reply …

      Good Luck Sean.

      If you beg we will take you back, that is, after we are allowed to hit golf balls at you while you are standing in the middle of the range (yes, we will let you wear a helmet).

  3. March 31, 2014


    Great thanks Jay Jay

  4. July 26, 2014


    Can you do this drill in the house or the backyard with the weighted momentus swing trainer? Would that be a way to stretch out your arms also? .. Marc Rosen

  5. July 26, 2014


    Thanks Paul!

    I just bought an impact bag and I am wondering if I can use that for some kind of drill at home to improve. Thanks!

    • Luxing,

      Please do not use the impact bag at impact. If you do you are trying to hit the ball. I way you to swing through the ball. This does not mean this is no a useful training aid. Just move it about 2 feet in front of the ball and try to hit it with both arms extended. This is the way to use this device.

      Here is the point to move it to:

      How to Release the Golf Club: http://ignitiongolf.com/impact-wrist-release

  6. July 28, 2014


    Hello Paul,

    Older golfer, with big hands, this winter I had the new jumbo grips installed on all my clubs, I also have problems with some of my fingers on my right hand, and I am right handed. I used too build up my grips with 5 wraps on the largest grips the pro shop sold.
    What I am now wondering if I could be changing the take away were my wrist are not bending the same way they should with a normal grip that comes with a new driver or irons, I have a three wood that I did not change the grip, and I am able too hit the ball.

    • Mike,

      The wider the grip the slower the hand action. Typically, when people put larger grip on their clubs they leave it out to the right (right handers). It may take purposely rolling them to get it releasing.

      I have not hard of larger grips affecting the takeaway. I want you taking the club away with your shoulders with the arms and club as an extension of from your shoulders.

      One Piece Takeaway: http://ignitiongolf.com/master-one-piece-takeaway

      If you like those wider grip then keep using them just realize that if you are hitting it right they may be the cause. If so, you will have to manually release it until you have trained them to release it on their own.

  7. Hey Paul,

    I play with a lot of scratch players who know my work ethic and are ofter on the practice range with me. They are very very long 300++ and of course this registers in my mind as I see the distance and am about 75-100 yards behind them. I allow for age difference but cannot help sometimes trying to hit the ball for more distance. I cuss myself and say aloud powerless arms dummy slow down powerless arms are slipping a way etc etc. This leads to quesions about powerless arms and here is the problem – all of these scratch long hitters hit the ball or think they are hitting the ball they argue with me that as long as I simply turn and swing the distance will never be much more than 200 yards and that I will have to hit harder with the upper body especially the chest and shoulders in my downswing. I don’t listen as my game improves all the time and I am ofter over 200 yards however I would like you to think about a video using the stat tracker you have added to show your distance with a driver. 10-12 shots with the drive should do the job would like to show my dudes your length all done with powerless arms verses their hitting the ball as hard as they can. I preach that they are simply moving their hips faster but they do no agree.

    Can you help me with a strong set of stats to back up powerless arms concept. I am no going to change in either case but I will give up the argument if they are proven correct.

    Best regards,

    Jay Jay

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