Hold A Brick

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In this tip I explain a simple thought and cure for the dreaded chicken wing in your swing. If you imagine that you are holding a brick in between your elbows, this will keep a narrow distance between them and you will be able to maintain a wider swing arc and get rid of the chicken for good. If you keep stretching your arms out fully, this becomes very consistent. The wider you can make your arc then the more clubhead speed you should get also. Try this next time and you will see the power and consistency.


How To Cure A Chicken Wing – Part 1

How To Cure A Chicken Wing – Part 2

How To Cure A Chicken Wing – Part 3

Chair Drill – To Eliminate Chicken Wing

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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+

8 Responses to “Hold A Brick”

  1. November 27, 2015


    Quite a good image to have in mind when swinging ,Paul,much simpler than using a training device like the ” SMART BALL” which is a bit OF a nuisance to use when practicing.
    OF course fully relaxed ARMS are a must ,And the ” brick” does the trick.

    • November 29, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      I’ve seen it but haven’t tried it. The brick image is pretty simple and free.

  2. BenjaminBerry

    November 28, 2015


    Wow Paul, I didn’t even practice this I just used it on the course this morning and shot a 43 on the back( I’m an 18HC )The thing that feels odd is I can tell how much I’ve been pen overswinging . This shortens my backswing significantly and of course greatly increases club head speed. One question is how do I keep my arms relaxed and hold the brick at the same time? Thanks, Ben

    • November 29, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      You work on the position then once master you turn your arms off. There are times when you will feel your arms.

      When To Use Your Arms: http://ignitiongolf.com/when-to-use-arms/

      Keep in mind that if your arms where turned off the weight of the club would stretch your arms out fully allowing you to keep the distance between the elbows.

  3. BenjaminBerry

    November 30, 2015


    Thanks so much Paul. This makes perfect sense.
    Best ,

  4. November 30, 2015


    Paul, I have found this to be a really great tip which has made a huge difference to my swing. Many thanks.

    • November 30, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      Very good. This widens the arc. As I say there is only 1 widest arc. You get this you get more power and consistency.

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